Release Date: Currently Available Online / Oct. 17, 2103 In Stores
Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application. Colour builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a luminous, pearlized shimmer. Limited-edition Divine Night packaging.
There are 3 new, limited-edition Mineralize Blushes releasing with MAC’s Divine Night Collection:
- Talk of the Town: Warm brown base with yellow bronze (Satin)
- Lured to Love: Coral pink base with pink frost (Satin)
- Lavish Living: Violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (Satin)
This review is for Talk Of The Town.
These Mineralize Blushes come in standard MAC packaging except that the MAC logo is gold. The compacts are plastic and have flip-up, snap-shut lids. The pans are domed. The blushes in this collection cost $2.50 more than regular Mineralize Blushes.
Talk of the Town, once applied to the skin, is a barely-noticeable pink-nude shade that consists mostly of shimmer. I definitely would not consider this a “blush” because the pinky-bronze color you see in the pan doesn’t show up on the skin.
This blush’s formula is dusty in the sense that the powder flies everywhere when you pick up the powder from the pan and when you apply it to the skin. The underlying pigment seems to dissipate into the air, while some of the glitter is left behind. You’ll want to apply some sort of base (like moisturizer, primer, foundation) if you’re looking to get better adhesion from this product. The formula is also a bit gritty, so you really need to buff it into the skin. It can easily emphasize any uneven texture you have on the cheeks, especially bumps and scars.
This is a decent highlighter, but it’s not a great blush. And for $27.50, you can find better-formulated highlighters and blushes, both from MAC and from other companies.