Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.) / September 2012 (International)
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks.
This review is for the 3 new, limited-edition Powder Blush shades releasing with MAC’s upcoming Style Seeker Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Worldly Wealth (Frost): Shimmer peachy bronze
- Supercontinental (Satin): Bright cute coral
- Hidden Treasure (Velvet): Rich burnt red
These blushes come in standard MAC compacts. They are lightweight plastic with snap-shut, see-through lids. The compacts are durable and portable.
Supercontinental is a very pigmented light peach color that leaves the skin with a luminescence without any shimmer. Even though Supercontinental is a light shade, it has great pigmentation and color-payoff and doesn’t need layering to get the color to show. The color is very similar to MAC’s Launch Away blush, but doesn’t look as powdery on the skin and doesn’t need nearly the kind of layering Launch Away does.
Hidden Treasure is an incredibly intense blood red with just a whisper of gold shimmer that isn’t noticeable unless you look up close. This color was so bright that I had to use a clean brush to buff out the color after applying it (swatch image below is post-buffing).
Worldly Wealth is a medium tan with finely-milled gold shimmer throughout. This can easily be used as a highlighter on deep skin or as a shimmering bronzing shade on lighter skin.
I am extremely impressed by all 3 of these colors. The formula for each has just enough softness to apply smoothly and evenly on the skin through the blending process without being dusty or crumbly.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
I had zero issues with applying these shades. I didn’t need to apply multiple layers of them and had no trouble getting an even finish on the skin through the blending process. If anything, use a lighter hand with Hidden Treasure than you normally would with your blush–it’s crazy-pigmented!
For $20.00 you get 6 grams (0.21 ounces) of product, which is currently the normal price (up from $19.50) and amount for a MAC powder blush.