Review & Swatches: MAC Cremeblend Blushes

MAC’s new Cremeblend Blushes come in 6 shades and are $19.50 each. The is a new line of cream blushes that replaces the previous line of Blushcreme blushes.

For more pictures and swatches, please read the MAC Cremeblend Blushes Overview post.

Company’s Description

A blush that manages to make a simple blush state-of-the-art. Creamy, easy to blend medium coverage formula imparts a natural finish that’s smooth, dewy-fresh, long-lasting.

Packaging: 9/10
This packaging is exactly the same as the packaging for the previous Blushcremes. The compacts are made of black plastic and snap shut. They’re durable and lightweight–good for taking in your kit or traveling with.

Quality: 9.5/10
These are very nice cream blushes. They blend well, and have a good amount of color. The finish is pigmented while still being semi-translucent and skin-like. I don’t really see a difference between these and the old Blushcreme formulation. Both are creamy, smooth, and blend nicely.

Like with almost any cream blush, these will fade somewhat as the day goes on. But, honestly, MAC’s cream blushes are pretty good in terms of not fading noticeably. If you really want the color to stick, set the cream with a powder blush or translucent powder.

Ease of Use: 9/10
For the most part, you’ll find these easy to blend. You can use a brush or your fingers. If you use a brush, I’d suggest a stippling (aka duo-fiber) brush so that you don’t get a dense application. You can add layers to intensify the color.

Tea Petal got just a little splotchy on me, so it took a little more blending and dabbing than the other colors. This is expected, though, since it’s a darker color and it’s much easier to tell if it’s uneven on the skin.

Price: 8.75/10
Compared to the other blush products in MAC’s line, $19.50 is a decent price. You’re not getting a superb deal, but you’re also not paying more than expected for a MAC blush item.

Toss if: you want opaque color, a matte finish, or shimmer in your blush
Try if: you tend to apply too much blush–this cream formula will help you keep the application natural
Buy if: you liked the Blushcremes and want a replacement product

Brit Wit Applied

Ladyblush Applied

Posey Applied

Tea Petal Applied

So Sweet So Easy Applied

Something Special Applied

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5 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Cremeblend Blushes

  1. Christina says:

    I wanna try posey! 😀

  2. Kara Sanders says:

    Those look so good for skin like mine. I think you look awesome in the Posey and Something Special.

  3. Mariah says:

    I love your site. You give super hi-def pictures and your reviews are so honest and not like a lot of other people who just lie and say something nice because it’s a big brand. I can’t wait to see you as a huge guru on youtube!

  4. gissel reyna(youtube name: nursegissel) says:

    I am so excited that this blushes came out again. I did not have the chance to get some of them when they were out. I am getting to So Sweet So Easy cause I miised it on the lillyland collection. I will also get the Ladyblush cause I didn’t get to get it when it was permanent. Very excited.

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