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      15.03.2012 15:02
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      Perfect size to carry in the handbag for top ups!

      Mac blush creme

      Introduction:

      I have to confess, I really didn't need a new blusher. I had a couple at home already, but that really doesn't stop me purchasing any extra make up! I was lured into buying this mac blusher after having a make up at one of their beauty counters. They explained how to use this product, where to best put it on to suit my face shape, and what colour I should chose. I really liked the finished effect so I ended up buying it. It can't help to have spare make up, right?

      Price and availability:

      Mac creme blusher is available from all Mac beauty counters. It is a fairly standard product of theirs, so even the smaller beauty counters stock it. Mac beauty counters are located in a wide range of department stores, such as Fenwicks, House of Fraser and John Lewis. The prices are constant between all counters, so there won't be any shocks or surprises, and it lessens the need to shop around to bag a good deal. I paid fourteen pounds for this product. You can also buy this online, from the official Mac website, and also a variety of other websites. There are a lot of fake Mac products around, so please please be careful when purchasing and be sure you know where you are buying from and exactly what you are buying. There are a wide variety of shades. Some edging more on the red and some edging more on the pink. I am terrible at choosing my own colours, but if you ask one of the Mac beauty artists they will willingly help you out.

      Actual product:

      Mac creme blush comes in very typical Mac packaging. It is packaged in very silky smooth black rubbery feel packaging with a clear lid so you can see the product inside. It is very minimalist, hardly any writing (except for the underside of the dish) and the round pot is incredibly shallow. The pot comes in a slim, tight fitting black box. I always try and keep my new purchases in the box for as long as possible to stop them getting trashed in my make up box, but after a while it gets so fiddly getting the product in and out of a tight box every time you want to use it that it gets dumped after a while.

      As the name suggests this blusher is a creamy 'wet' formula, rather than a dry brush on formula. you can either scrape some out of the pot onto your fingers, or you can use a bristly brush. I dont really find either way applies the blusher any different, but obviously if you use your fingers you have to wash them again afterwards.

      This blusher really needs a good rub in. I find it a bit more time consuming to apply than powder blusher. If you gave yourself just one sweep it would stay in a line on your face which would not look particularly attractive, so lots of blending is required.

      The blusher has a much more moist, glowing and radiant effect than dry blusher. Not only does it contour your face, like blusher should, and liven it up a bit, but it gives more of a glow than dry blusher. It blends effortlessly with highlighter, if you use that aswell, to lift and bloom your face. I dont use powder on top of my blusher to set it, as I find it takes away some of the sheen, but I have to say I don't find this blusher seems to last long which I find quite disappointing. I don't apply much as I like to go for the more subtle glow, but I found very little was left on my face after three/four hours. So if you need lasting effect make sure you take some with you in your handbag to keep topping up.

      Conclusion:

      Although this blusher takes a little more effort to apply, Iit does give a lovely finish. It doesn't cling to or accentuate dry skin, it gives a lovely natural radiant glow. Ideal for those summer months.

      You can apply as little or as much as you want, to give colours in the range from subtle to more dramatic. Just beware of the staying power, and take some in your handbag for top ups!

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      13.11.2011 16:02
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      I would recommend this for those looking for a blush that will give an instant dewy glow to the skin

      *My thoughts*
      I personally really love the MAC blushcreme and will be sad seeing it go. I been into the MAC to swatch the cremeblends and honestly it is NOT the same. The consistency of the crememblends are more runny almost and isn't as nice to work with. The colours are also a bit of an issue. They have kept some of the same colours from blushcremes onto the cremeblends but when I looked in the store and also visible online, they are completely different (okay, maybe just make-up fanatics like myself but the undertones are just way off) so I don't really see why they transferred the same names.. My favourite blushcreme colour is brit wit which I ADORE! Brit wit itself is a cool toned rose-y pink colour without any orange or red undertones. Although coral colours are loved by many people, personally I much prefer a more true rose-y, mauve pink. It's easy to work with and is such a fool-proof colour to wear. It takes out the risk of putting too much on your cheeks and end up looking very embarrassed.

      *Experience*
      When I first bought it, I got it from a counter in a department store and so their stock was more limited than the stores. I original planned on getting it in the colour 'ladyblush' because it is so popular amongst bloggers and youtubers but when I swatched them all on the back of my hand, I could see the clear winner was definitely the blushcreme in the colour 'brit wit'. It's the perfect colour to add that super natural glow to your skin. It will leave lots of others pondering the same thought 'Is she wearing any blush or is that just her skin??' When I first tried it on in store, since it was the MA who had put it on, I hadn't experienced what it was like to actually apply it myself. The first time that I used this product, I was quite sceptical because when dabbed my brush into the product a few times, nothing came on. This can happen sometimes with a few make-up products, especially cream products. Don't be discouraged and plan to take it back straight away. It's simply because it has been open to the air that smidgen more so it creates a very thin layer almost. It can sometimes create a slightly rough surface, but don't worry, once you have used the product for around 2-3 times, it completely disappears and you are left with a very smooth and easy to work with product.

      *Pros*
      -Blends nicely... It's so easy to blend and it just glides over the skin to add the perfect amount of colour
      -Good colour... the colour selection is very limited in comparison to MAC powder blushers but for creme blushers, it's all you'll need
      -Many forms of application... I can apply this product using my fingers, a stippling brush ~small one like MAC 188~ or a normal blush brush ~I've tried it with elf studio blush brush and powder brush, Sigma round top kabuki, coastal scents blush brush~
      -Finish... It dries to a dewy glow finish which I love. If I wanted a more matte finish, then I would use a powder blush.

      *Cons*
      -They are being discontinued so they are either not available at you local MAC store or the stock in very limited.
      -Longevity... It lasts for a good amount of time, but not super long-lasting. I have combination/oily skin so it lasts through for around 6-7 hours on me.

      As you can see, for me the benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks for this product.

      *Details*
      -MAC blushcremes are available in MAC stores internationally. Combined with stores and counters in department stores, there are over 50 MAC stands currently in the UK. Most being in London and Birmingham.
      -The Recommended retail price is not 100% due to them being no longer on the MAC website, however if you can find them, they would be the same as the cremeblends therefore £17

      I'm not going to lie, I am quite gutted that MAC are/have discontinued this product. It has always been by go to favourite cream blush and so once mine finishes which I will be very sad to see it go, I will have to be on the hunt again for the ultimate cream blush. Blush is one of my favourite make-up items to wear because with such a simple and easy step, it transforms your appearance and just when you've been out all day and beginning to look like a zombie running on 2hours of sleep, a quick pat of blush on the cheeks will bring an instant healthy glow that will make you look much more awake and alert.

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        01.08.2011 21:02
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        Exceptional. It is without doubt another MAC made genius product.

        I love the range of MAC blushers! This product is worth its price tag, it highlights your check bones exceptionally well giving you a beautiful glow. It can be layered on heavily or lightly and can be worn at all times of the day. The blush also comes in several different colours so you can find the perfect match for your skin tone!
        I would recommend this product to anyone. The price may be a tad expensive but I can assure you that the blusher will be worth every penny. If you still are not convinced, you can go to the nearest MAC store and ask to try out the blusher. This will convince you, like it did to me that the product is sheer brilliance.

        There is also a variety of MAC blushes that vary from crème blend, mineralised, powdered, colour base and pro-pallete. So this allows you to find the right type for your skin type. I personally enjoy the mineralised blush as I have combination skin. But this differs due to your unique skin type.

        I can say the product is long lasting and does not wear easily. I found it easy to apply and after using one of the shades have also purchased another. When applying the blush I can say that it feIt soft against my skin and had a smooth texture. Normally blushers tend to fade throughout the day or dim, but this MAC blush is extremely high quality and lasted throughout the day, and I did not have to reapply the blush once.

        I purchased my blusher in the nearest MAC store. I was spoilt with choice because there where so many beautiful colors that it was hard to pick just one. But I have since been back for more. I would suggest you visit an MAC store because they allow you to try and test the products allowing you to find the color that best suits you. I was extremely pleased when I found out the blush came with a free small brush. The MAC brushes are very expensive but help you achieve a professional look. I was over the moon when I found the brush!

        I have used a variety of blushers but none are as long lasting or suited to the specific skin type. This is the best blusher I have used by far and I would recommend this blusher range to anyone with any type skin.

        I would recommend this product to any one as even though the price tag is large the product basically has no faults. It is durable. It is high quality. It is easy to apply. It comes with a free brush. I mean, what more could you want?

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        15.05.2010 21:49
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        You ll love it!

        I decided to buy a cream blush to achieve a different look to just using powder blush. I decided to visit the MAC counter in a department store, and the sales assistant picked out the colour ladyblush for me. As soon as i tried it i fell in love with the look it gave me. The colour was just perfect and it gave my skin a lovely fresh dewy look.

        This is great to wear everyday and for a night out i sometimes dust a layer of powder blush over the top to give a stronger look. I never use brushes or sponges to apply it, just use the old trusty fingers. I dab a bit onto the apples of my cheeks and then dab upwards towards my hairline, blending in as i go. If i need to intensify the colour i keep adding layers as needed. Its best to add light thin layers rather than putting a lot on all at once, as its hard to blend in when you have a lot of the product on your fingers.

        An area to watch out in, is do not leave it anywhere hot. Put it away in a drawer or somewhere cool. I have left it out in the open a few times in the summer and found it has gone a bit gooy which makes it a bit harder to apply. Its ok once it has gotten cool again - it almost 'sets'.

        This blusher is quite pricey compared to other brands. At £16.50 you may be tempted to buy a cheaper version. However its definatley worth trying and does last a long time - a little does go a long way. If you decide to take the plunge and buy one its worth visitng the MAC counter and asking the sales assistant to pick you out the correct colour, so you can be sure you are buying a blush that suits your skin tone.

        If you ve never tried creme blush before, give this one a go...you ll love it!

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          23.01.2010 13:14
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          Great blusher - but not quite as good as the powder

          I am a big fan of MAC make-up and I have already given a glowing review of the powder version of this product. I tried the cream version after one of the MAC make up assistants had used it on me in a make over. I had also read an interview with Lily Allen where she mentioned that mac cream blush made her look alive the day after a night out!

          I have been quite impressed with the product. It leaves a dewy almost shiny finish. It does make your skin look very fresh and glowing. I have had a few comments about how 'bright' my skin looks which for someone with quite bad skin - this is a miracle! It blends easily and can be applied with your fingertips.

          Ok, so on the bad side it doesn't last as long as the powder version. This is particularly true if you have quite greasy skin like me. Also, the range of colours is no where near as extensive as the powder.

          However, as you don't need a brush it is easy to carry round in your handbang or even your pocket and reapply when needed. For this reason it is great for a night out when you need to refresh make up after dancing etc.

          I would reccommend it - not necessarily for everyday use but as quick fix when you are out and about or for when you are looking for a fresh look.

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          07.11.2008 01:13
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          A+!

          I decided to try MAC's Blushcremes after years of only using (And being a diehard fan of!) their powder blushes.

          I picked up the shades Ucommon and Posey. A fresh, beachy tan shade and bright, dewy pink respectively. I instantly loved them both!
          Once on the cheeks they give a lovely, fresh, glowing effect - Somewhat as if you had just been on a brisk winter walk and returned home nice and rosy :-)
          They can stay slightly tacky on the skin so I find it best to apply a tiny amount of this at a time, building the colour up gradually as it is easier to add than remove product.
          They look very natural on the skin, and do not grab onto dry skin as some powder blushes can, so I would always recommend these for dryer, or even maturer skins.

          To apply I either use cosmetics sponges, brushes or my fingertips -
          For sponges I recommend the wedge shaped type and to gently 'press' the edge of the sponge into the product, then lightly tap the colour onto the skin. Then blend edges with either the sponge or your fingers. You can achieve a light flush or a deep stain with this method.
          When I choose to use a brush, I usually pick an angled blush brush such as the MAC #168 and again dab the bristles into the creme before patting onto the cheek.

          I will definately be buying more of these!

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          06.11.2008 19:08

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          really helpful in looking pretty...

          A blusher is a part of make up used by ladies to give their ckeeks a shining and glow.
          It is used after applying the base powder or foundation.
          As the blusher is a main part which remains on face foe a longer time, so its quality has to be very good so that no side effects should occur.
          For having a nice quality blusher, one must go to look for Mac blushcreme which is available available in different shades among which are Sweet William, Laid back, Brit wit, Uncommon. Posey and Lady blush which are most common red and pink shades.
          Some tips related to use the blusher:
          1) Always use a good quality non synthetic blusher brush whose quality could be checked by checking the strenght of its hair.
          2) If the brush is unavailable, you can use finger tips and lower palm to apply and spred it .
          3) Always us e a very small amount of blusher to give a the face a natural look.
          4) The blusher is meant to give glow to cheek bones so just laugh a little before mirror and find out the exact place to apply.

          So just enjoy the beauty of Mac blushcream.......thanks

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          06.11.2008 18:39
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          all blushed

          Mac is a great brand and you get quality every time, I try to make sure that this is the brand that I use as this is a product that make up artists use too so I know that I am getting a great product that works really well.

          Mac Blush Crème is a great blusher that is soft and creamy and it blends really well onto the cheeks. It can be applied with your finger tips or with a brush, whichever suits you. As it is a crème I think that it is easier to apply and blend with your finger tips as you can monitor how much you put on you fingers as I found when I use a brush I get a lot more than I need and I look like I have been punched in the face which is not a good look.

          The Mac Blush Crème is used to give your cheeks that rosy tint by adding structure to your cheek bones, by giving a vibrant and shiny look to the cheeks whilst making them look natural and rosy which I think finished off your look.

          Some of the various shades that you can get are Sweet William, Laid back, Brit wit, Uncommon. Posey and Lady blush, they are shades of reds and pinks. My favourite that I use is Laid Back it goes really well with my skin tones.

          Like all Mac products this is another expensive product but I think that it is well worth it as a little of the product goes a long way and it gives you perfect make up every time.

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            16.10.2008 15:27
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            good over make up or on bare skin for that fresh, dewy glow

            MAC blushcreme is a cream blusher that currently comes in 12 shades. I did hear that about 5 of the shades will be discontinued and replaced with new shades, but many of the popular and most versatile shades will still be available.

            What I like about these cream blushers, compared to MAC's other cream colours, is that these are very creamy and give a nice dewy look to the cheeks. They also have this other cheek colour called cream colour base, but whilst these are pleasant to use, they're no where near as creamy as the cream blushes. The cream colour base are also intended to be used on lips and eyes, so is more versatile but I much prefer blushcreme on my cheeks.

            Blushcreme can be applied with either fingers or a make up brush. I prefer applying it with a MAC stippling brush as it applies much smoother, gives a nicer - almost airbrushed - effect and doesn't tug the skin. Though the texture of the blush is soft, smooth and creamy, I find that it does still tug on the cheeks when I apply it with my fingers. I also don't get as immaculate and smooth result with my fingers, as opposed to the brush.

            The shades of these cream blushes varies from nudes to pinks to peach, plums and browns. I'd say there's something there for any skin tone and with them brining out new colours, I'm sure they'll think up some other versatile and delectable shades.

            Though I still love my powder blushes and use them for matte make up finishes, I must say, if you want a fresh, dewy and glowing look to your skin, these cream blushes are ideal! They're only 12 pounds a piece and have a lot of product in them. They last me about 1 to 2 years of practically everyday wear. These, in my opinion are excellent value for money. They're smooth, long lasting, give lovely effects with buildable coverage, and compared to say Rubie and Millie and L'Oreal's cream blush, these are much better quality and give professional results.

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            A soft and creamy blusher to accent the cheeks /