Well, I had an unfortunate incident with my computer last night. A corrupted SD card somehow cleared out my entire photo folder, which contained all the blog photos from the past year. I’m pretty upset about it. If anyone knows how to fix it, give me a shout!
But let’s get on with it. Today MAC re-launched their line of Cremeblend blushes ($19.50 each) to replace the old Blushcreme formula. I snagged two Cremeblends (seen for a limited time in the Lilly Pulitzer collection last year) at my CCO recently and the formula is just as great as I remember – pigmented, blendable, and not sticky. The pigment is almost overwhelming unless applied with a very light hand or a skunk brush. I find the texture to be a middleground between the very slick and translucent Illamasqua Cream Blusher and the very dry Make Up For Ever HD Blush.
Lasting power is pretty good, certainly as good as other cream blushes I’ve used. I also tried them on the lips and found the texture resembled a satin finish lipstick. Joie-de-Vivre (not part of the new collection) looked nice but So Sweet, So Easy looked a little too pepto pink for my taste. They’re a little drying, so definitely apply some balm. MAC doesn’t say whether these are lip-safe, and because they’re called blushes I’m going to assume not.
I’m excited to see the other more neutral colors in person – hopefully I can get some swatches done soon! What do you guys think? Will you be satisfied with these to replace your old favorites?
Availability: MAC Cosmetics