Shop MAC – Cremeblend Blush: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

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I wasn’t able to get my hands on Optimistic Orange, but I do have the other two Cremeblend Blushes of this collection to show you! The pigmentation from these is fantastic, offering moderate but buildable coverage. They look very natural but not quite dewy. Even with my combination – oily skin, they wear well all day long. I apply these with a 188 Brush, stippling the product on, then blending it out, over my liquid or cream foundation, but under my translucent setting powder. You can even add a powder blush on top to intensify the color even more.

These are/were limited and sell for $20 from any MAC store, counter, or They may very well be sold out at most locations, as they disappeared from the locations I work at within a few days!

Swatch taken on NC15 skin outdoors with bad, cloudy lighting 😦 Restores Dazzle!
Swatch taken on NC15 skin outdoors in sunlight Florida

Restores Dazzle!:   This is a “rich plum” that appears much deeper in the packaging than it is on the skin. As a pasty white girl, I was a little intimidated by this blush at first but it’s actually quite flattering on me! If you have light to medium skin, you want to start out with very little product and build on it, using a soft hand and a MAC 188 brush or something similar. On deeper skin this is the PERFECT cream blush.


Florida:   Florida is a “bright fuchsia” blush… It’s a cooler pink but stil very bright. I was also a little scared of this one too, but it turns out to be the perfect pop of pink on my cheeks. I apply this the same way as Restores Dazzle!, building on the product until I reach the desired amount of color. I have not tried this on deeper skintones, but it looks beautiful on light-medium skin for sure. Since this is a Cremeblend blush though, it should be bright and show up well on darker skin too. It’s not matte so it won’t show up as being chalky or washed out. If you want to intensify the brightness of this blush, after you set it with a translucent powder, you can dust on a bit of powder blush like Dollymix over it!

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