I am always on the lookout for a good pink blush. Despite having quite a few pinks in my stash already, I’m still craving for the right shade of bright pink and something that won’t oxidize on me once it’s on my cheeks.
So when I got this limited edition blush from the Tres Chic Collection of MAC, I was excited to try it out the moment I tore the packaging. Thanks to online shopping and for the ever-reliable GirlTalk Beauty Bazaar, because I always get my beauty fix for makeups that aren’t available at the stores. And it wouldn’t hurt that the prices aren’t so marked up. So yeah, I got this one for a good deal.
As expected from a MAC blush, this one is a finely-milled and soft powder blush. It's in a satin finish, with no glitter or shimmer. I can effectively use my blush brush to apply and blend it onto my cheeks without too much rubbing or swiping.
What I love most about it is the shade, of course. Rarely do I get to find a nice cool-toned pink that stays the same shade all throughout the day on my cheeks. I have another blue-based pink blush in my stash, which is NARS Angelika, but it kinda oxidizes on my cheeks after several hours. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my NARS Angelika - but comparing it to this MAC Peony Petal, I like it better since the shade remains the same. And again, as expected from a MAC blush, it stays on me for a good 6 hours.
I love pairing it with a nude lipstick, making my cheeks the highlight of my face. I find that I can also wear pink lipsticks with it, but it has to be in the same cool-toned shades. It also complements dark eye makeup well.
|wearing it on my cheeks|
When I want to achieve really pink cheeks, it’s easy to just layer it on. Sometimes, I layer it over my Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in No. 7, to make the shade last longer. When I do contouring, it also works well with my contouring powder.
Overall, I really like this blush. It’s my favorite as of the moment.