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Product Review: MAC Blushes in Well Dressed, Melba and Gingerly – Professional Makeup Artist Manila, Philippines | Iris Lee
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Product Review: MAC Blushes in Well Dressed, Melba and Gingerly

Today I’m going to review 3 of my favorite MAC blushes. I’ll also discuss which skin tone suits best for each one of these babies :)

First off is MAC Blush in Well Dressed.

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mac blush well dressed on cheeks
MAC Blush in Well Dressed when applied on the cheeks

This one has a satin finish as shown at the back of the pan. It actually has a little shimmer to it and in my opinion, not too much or overpowering so it gives your skin just the right glow. The only thing I don’t like about it is the sheer application so you absolutely need several layers before it shows up on the skin. Nevertheless, it looks seamlessly pretty on my clients with fair to light complexions as the shade is that of muted pink with a cool undertone. It gives them that nice and natural pink flush on the apples of their cheeks. I’d like to add that some girls with medium complexion can still pull this off. This blush looks really pretty when matched with lipsticks in pink hues.

Second one is my favorite among the three – MAC Blush in Melba.

mac blush melba

mac blush melba on cheeks
MAC Blush in Melba when applied on the cheeks

It has a matte finish and easy to apply since the product has better pigmentation compared to Well Dressed. The shade is in coral peach with rosy hues and has a warm undertone. It works on a lot of skin tones whether you have fair, medium or even dark complexion but pale girls should probably skip this one. Still, Melba is really flexible so it’s one of the products I’ll always have in my makeup traincase. You can match this up with a pink lipstick that has a warm undertone to it or any peach or coral shade of lipstick.

Last one on the list is MAC Blush in Gingerly.

mac blush gingerly in pan

mac blush gingerly on cheeks
MAC Blush in Gingerly when applied on the cheeks

As shown in the pot, Gingerly has a sheertone finish. Although the packaging states sheertone, the pigmentation for me is still good so you may want to start with a minimal amount then add more layers until you reach your desired look. The shade is peach with brown hues so it definitely does a great job for those with medium to dark complexion as it adds warmth to their skin. Melba and Gingerly looks pretty similar in the photos when applied to the cheeks but in person, Gingerly is peachy-brown while Melba is peachy-pink (Yes there’s no such color name but I’m sure you get the idea ;)). And by the way, I heard this is a favorite blush of Kim Kardashian which she uses to warm up her overall makeup look. Good thing she’s not stingy in giving away her secrets in looking gorgeous :D

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From right to left, swatches of Mac Blush in Well Dressed, Melba and Gingerly

Right now, all of these blushes retails for P1,300.00 in local MAC stores and $20.00 in their official website.

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