March 09, 2010

Review: MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

You know. I have been very, very good all through Spring. Well, up till MAC's Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach arrived in town at least. Despite having many-a-blush that I'd been eyeballing and drooling over all through this season (Dior, Lancome etc.), I've managed to stave off most of it.

Like I said. Most of it.

Willpower caved when I laid my eyes on this blush ombre. MUA was absolutely no help when I did a little digging. It told me that Ripe Peach was flying off the shelves the very day they were up for sale. And sold out too!

Goodbye willpower, hello MAC! This one had my name written all over it.

You know. The old me would never have dared defile it so soon. The old me would have kept the blush in its still pristine state, pet it every now and then, and coo over its prettiness.

The new me got home, ripped open the packaging, and took it for a test drive right away. (Okay, maybe I waited till the next morning.) Just so I could whip up a review for you ladies a.s.a.p. And hopefully you'd still be in time to get your grubby paws on one.

Coral is wholly and totally me, so I knew without a doubt, I'd be able to rock it. If you have got NC25/30 skintone and up, I don't think you'll have a problem wearing it.

This blush ombre starts off from a mild peach to an intense coral, and adds a gorgeous warm glow to the complexion. Its light golden shimmer is there, but barely noticeable on.

Just bewarned though, a light hand works best for this blush. This one packs a punch for pigment. And there is such a thing as too much blush. Priced at RM105, it is rather pricey, but for 9g, I'm willing to close an eye.

You know. I've got a feeling this one's headed straight for cult-dom.


AskMeWhats said...

wow, you bought one! and I just read about this a couple of weeks ago!!!! Super love the Gradient look of this blush on pan!

plue said...

i still haven't de-filled mine, it's so pretty to look at :P

but yeah, this blush is pretty but then other than the gradation part, it looks very much like my other peach/coral kind of blush colour~ tee hee~

Paris B said...

You're warmer than me so I'm thinking it'll work beautifully on your skin. Wear it next time I see you ya? :)

Syen said...

Nikki: Yes, I did! =P Are you thinking of getting one too? *tempt tempt*

plue: Oooh, so you got one too! But it's true isn't it? It does look just like any other coral blush on. But heck, since when did that stop us? LOL.

Paris: Yeah, I think it might be a tad too heavy for you. Even for me I have to be very careful. I'll try to remember this and wear it next time we meet! =)

Yani said...

That's it - now I have to run out and grab this! :p

All Women Stalker said...

This is such an interesting combination. And I totally would've taken one off the shelves myself-- the intrigue would kill me. I don't think this will work well with my skin tone, though, but it's still lovely.

Syen said...

Yani: Run, Yani, RUN!!! =P *winks*

All Women Stalker: Aiks. What skintone are you? If Ripe Peach doesn't suit you, I'm sure you can find one of the other ombre blushers that will? =P

Eli said...

I caved at the Australian duty free. Ended up buying Ripe Peach and Vintage Grape. Planning to layer the latter over a warm bronzer since it's a bit cool.

Meldee said...

It's been so long since I've had an actual make-up lemming...but THIS! ARGH! I WANT IT!

Syen said...

Eli: *tee hee* Awesome! Can I have a look at your Vintage Grape when I finally meet you? Pretty pretty please? LOL. How you liking your new blushers?

Meldee: Muahaha... It's loooovely dearie. Or if not, you could always just wait your lemming out and tell it, "Oops! Too bad, sold out!" =P

Tine said...

Skintone? Warm. CHECK!

Gorgeous blush. Hell yeah. CHECK!

I'm so checking this out at Myer asap :P

Syen said...

Tine: ROTFL! Have you gotten it? =P

Marce said...

Tomorrow I'll be visiting MAC, I think this collection was released here and I'm scared of missing out! I hope not! I already know I have no willpower for this, and you've just weakened me a bit more, LOL!