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Some products in the beauty world might not be the most popular, but have, over time, proven there excellence, even if they’re not always recognized for it. One such product is the classic Powder Blush by MAC Cosmetics. Coming in simple, standard MAC packaging, this product is understated, but it’s very easy to see why it’s such a beloved product.
One thing this product has in spades is pigmentation. There’s no doubt about the intense color payoff of this product, especially when so many blushes out there barely even show up over makeup. Whichever shade you pick, the product appears gorgeous.
What makes this product so great to use and apply is its texture. The product is neither overly powdery nor creamy—just the right feel to give it a good level of workability considering how strong the coloration of the product is. Its staying power is also pretty good, definitely much better than average. It’s not the longest-lasting product out there, but it adheres to the skin just well enough to get a good six to eight hours out of it before the color fades completely.
Its main fault—something that goes hand-in-hand with its primary strength—is how easy it is to accidentally overuse the product. Of course, great pigmentation should always be seen as a plus in any product, but it’s difficult to toe that fine line between rosy cheeks and clown cheeks with the product. That said, always use a light hand when swirling into this product.
But generally, we were not disappointed by this product at all. In fact, we’d go ahead and say we’re pretty impressed by how well it managed to work. Yes, it may be a little difficult to use just the right amount of product, but to us, that’s better than having to go back into the pan over and over and over again.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
- The MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush is available in a whopping 32 shades, so you have plenty of choices plenty of shades to experiment with.