I've used MAC for a while but I received my first blush in Melba for my birthday. I was so sketched out having my mom pick it out for me (I sent her a picture of Alexa Chung to match), but it is perfect. Melba is a matte, coral shade with more orange than pink in it(don't let that scare you) and it looks good on my pale, olive skin and my roommate's tan, rosy skin. In respect to pigment, its packed, just like their eyeshadows. Just a little swipe with the blush brush is all you need.
Perfect Everyday Shade
I've been sitting on this blush for a long time. Decided to use it today for the first time. In the pan it doesn't look very appealing but once applied to my cheeks....WOW. A nice shimmering bronzy rosy shade (that's how it translate on my NC45 skintone). Its neutral and understated and I can see myself wearing this with all my bright and dark lippies. Love it.
Pinch O' Peach is supposed to be a warm peach shade. It's actually a warm pink with just a tinge of peachiness. Like a true sheertone, it looks incredibly natural on. However, on fair skin like mine, this can look a bit like a sunburn. It wore ok, for about 5 hours.
(read the full review on peakvolume.blogspot.com)
my favorite blush
I have an older color called Briar Rose from the Sleeping Beauty collection. It's matte and just takes a bit. The color stays true all day and i can wear summer or winter.
A beautiful sheer tone!
Peachykeen is a wonderful warm coral/peach pink sheer blush with gold shimmer. Many call this blush from MAC a dupe for Nars orgasm. It is similar in color, and a few dollars cheaper. This blush is marketed as a sheertone, and thus the product isn't really buildable. You might have to reapply this blush throughout the day to maintain the beautiful warm glow it adds to your cheeks. I prefer to work with blushers that are more pigmented, and through your application you can sheer them out if you need too, but you can't really do that with this blush because it is very sheer already! I am giving this blush a 4.5 because it's color is beautiful, it's texture is very nice, and it delivers precisely what it says it will. I am taking off half a star for staying power.
My perfect blush.
I was kind of scared when I bought this online because of the violet-tone nature to the pink, and being NC15 I thought it would make me look quite, clowny. However, I think it had to be the perfect blusher for me, it has a gorgeous satin finish and buildable coverage and so I don't thankfully get the 'clown' effect. The only problem is I do have to reapply once or twice since I regularly wear makeup over nearly 15 hours at a time but I still haven't found a blusher that does wear that long.