You never knows when it will strike. But, when it does, there is no hope for escape. What am I talking about? MAC Attack, of course. What is a MAC Attack? Let’s define.
The act or condition of being compelled either by way of new product release, irresistible discount coupon or inexplicable need to visit a MAC store or www.maccosmetics.com in which to purchase cosmetic products.
- Despite her best efforts, Lunachat was unable to resist the sudden MAC Attack and later found herself tearing open a little black box with black tissue paper and smiling to herself at what she had received…
And what she had received was four glistening Powder Blushes. This MAC Attack was led by a quest to discover blushes great for pale skin tones. Did this attack quench the beast’s desire inside or leave her bruised and beaten?
MAC had a free second day shipping deal and I had been itching to reclaim a misplaced BlushBaby powder blush, when I decided to pick up a few more in different shades and finishes to see if I could find a guide to blushes for pale skin tones. After many image searches, I settled on Blushbaby, Plum Foolery, Peachykeen and Dollymix.
Blushbaby is a Beige-Pink Sheertone matte blush. Sheertone blushes are, as the name implies, very sheer in appearance with a slight glow of color. It is easily blendable and buildable to achieve the desired saturation of color without looking like a toddler got into your makeup. Blushbaby is probably the perfect shade of blush for all skin tones, but looks amazing on ladies who do not worship the sun. It is great when used as a blush, but can also be used to contour and bronze the face, as the helpful MAC makeup artist, Matthew, pointed out at my local MAC Store at the Natick Collection.
Blushbaby is so sheer, I actually had to build it up a bit to get it to show up with the camera and lighting. It looks amazing!
Plum Foolery is a Plum-Pink Sheertone Shimmer blush. Again, as a Sheertone, it is blendable and buildable and has just the slightest hint of shimmer without making your face look like a disco ball. While it has a purple hue, it is still quite neutral.
This is a lovely plum and will probably be a common go-to blush for me since I own so many purple clothes.
Peachykeen is a soft Peach-Pink Sheertone Shimmer. It’s shimmer is packed with delicious golden bits. Again, it has just the right balance of color and shimmer without going to extremes. It is easy to apply a light dusting for during the day and then build it up for a dramatic night look.
I have a penchant for peachy blushes and this fits the bill! It really warms up the face and gives my pale complexion a nice rich glow.
Dollymix is Candy-Pink Sheertone Shimmer blush. This is the perfect bright blush for the summer. It leans towards the neon family without being in-your face bold, unless you want it to be.
I was a little hesitant on this one at first. It is so bright in the package, but I actually had to layer it up quite a bit to get this rich saturation. I probably wouldn’t wear it as dark as this during the day, but it would make a statement if I did!
I think I did pretty well in choosing four fantastic blushes that are perfect for pale to light skin tones. I think you get a lot of bang with Sheertone blushes because it works great if you like just a touch of color and also if you want to make a bold look. I was worried that a few of the colors that I chose would be too close to be differentiated, but I was happy to be wrong. Take a look at the swatches done on the cotton pads below.
What is your favorite item to purchase when you get a MAC Attack?