MAC’s Extra Dimension Blushes are a relatively new formula, only having made their debut in Spring of 2013… They feel like a cream but are actually a powder formula, which makes them apply, build, and blend easily. I really like these and feel like they’re a unique product worth at least checking out since they have a totally different finish than other MAC blushes. There were three colors released with the Magnetic Nude collection, with At Dusk being a repromote (the original review can be seen here). I did not purchase Pleasure Model, which also came out with this collection, so I will only be doing a review for Autoerotique.
MAC’s description of the Extra Dimension Blush formula is “a liquid-powder blush with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”
These blushes don’t have quite the amount of metallic, frosty shimmer that the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows and Skinfinishes do but they have a lovely type of glow that’s really pretty. This is a buildable formula so no matter how bright you think this may look in the pan, it can be toned down depending on how much you apply and how. MAC claims that these wear for 6 hours… I got at least that much, if not closer to 7-8 hours of wear before any fading occurred. The texture felt great and applied easily. These blushes have the typical creamy-powder feel that all Extra Dimension products do and are very high quality.
Depending on what kind of coverage and intensity you want, there are different brushes you can use… For a lighter application, try a Duo-Fibre brush like a MAC 159, 188, or 187 brush. If you want some extra color payoff but still a soft look, try a MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush. For the most color payoff and intensity, you can use a MAC 116 or 129 brush, or the 128 Split Fiber Cheek Brush that was also released with the Magnetic Nude collection.
The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th both online at www.maccosmetics.com as well as at counters and stores. All of the Extra Dimension Blushes are limited edition but seem to still be in stock at plenty of locations and on the website. These blushes contain 6.5 g / 0.22 US oz of product and cost $25… That’s $4 more than MAC’s Powder Blushes and not much more product, but I feel like a little bit goes a long way with these, so it’s worth the price.
Autoerotique: This blush is described as a “dirty coral rose” and has a finish with a beautiful satiny sheen. It’s a medium, warm toned coral with rosy pink tones. Color payoff was very true to how intense it is in the pan and coverage is great… It’s buildable but can be pretty much opaque without much product applied. That said, with the right brush, you can also blend this out and apply it lightly if you’re more fair skinned. This blush works really well for anyone from fair to medium-dark skin. As I mentioned, the texture of Extra Dimension Blushes has a creamy, almost liquid feel but it’s actually a very finely milled powder. I got 6-7 hours of wear with Autoerotique before I noticed much fading.
Dupes: For a permanent dupe, Fleur Power Powder Blush is very similar, but slightly less pink. Fleet Fast Powder Blush from the Hey, Sailor collection is also close but lighter.
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 4