Ever since I started doing these Top 10 Lists (I’ve put it in my menu bar now), this has to be the MOST requested post. Mac makes 100s of blushes and its easy to get blinded by those bright candy pink colours that we over look the subtle shades which are exactly the shades that work for us everyday (happens a lot with me!). Ofcourse I don’t own all these shades but a quarter. The rest I searched in the vanity boxes of my friends and cousins. And lastly took notes from Temptalia and Makeupgeek. So here is THE list!
1. Mac Gingerly Blush:
Its a warm terracotta Mac blush with peach tones. It adds warmth to your skin. When I had a chat session once, I asked him for his favourite blush for Indian skin and he recommended this! Yes do you need any more testimonials?
2. Mac Peaches Blush:
Mac Peaches is well…..peach! Its a happy warm peach that goes with all your coral and orange lipsticks. But you have to layer it to build up the pigmentation. Also is shows up better on fair to medium skin. I don’t think its pigmented enough to show up on darker skin tones. But for others, its one the best peach blushes from Mac!
3. Mac Melba Blush:
Its a brown peach blush. More of a very warm peach although it looks brown in the pan. It has enough yellow which our Indian skin needs but with a little hint of peach which translates to a natural flush. Most of us Indians don’t blush in pink but brown peach.
4. Mac Mocha Blush:
Its an earthy warm mauve blush. More brown then mauve. You get what I mean? Its like Melba but you replace the peach with mauve. There! Now I know I really make sense. Alright alright! Bottom line: it suits us Indians and works well as a matte warm everyday blush.
5. Mac Springsheen Blush:
Now we have a blush which doubles up as a highlighter. Mac Springsheen is a mix of rose and coral with a hint of golden shimmer. The shimmer isn’t much but gives a nice coral sheen as the name suggests. Its one of those shades you must have for late night outs.
6. Mac Dollymix Blush:
What do you think of when you hear doll? I think of pinks and bows. Which is exactly what this blush colour is about. This is a shimmery rose pink blush. Its one of those blushes which work really well for Indian weddings and functions where we are always dragged to meet and get crushed by a 100 punjabi aunties.
7. Mac Ambering Rose Blush:
Mac describes it as a “muted rose” shade. Excuse me! Its a rose gold brown with tiny little gold flecks. The shimmer is quite visible when you apply it which in turns gives a bronze glow. You know as they say “excess of everything is bad”. It hold true in this case. Apply it with a feather touch and it will make you look like a sun kissed
goddess starlet. Go overboard and you end up looking like a disco light!
8. Mac Pinch Me Blush:
Its a dirty rose coral which in my opinion works best on darker skin tones. It may end up looking a little muddy on fair skin. Since it is sheertone, it is a little weak in the pigmentation department like Mac Peaches. So you need to layer it a bit. But once it shows up, you fall in love with the warm flush.
9. Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush:
Who’s bored of pinks and browns and corals? Meeee! We Indians are not about only everyday safe blushes. Once in a while we like to venture out in the dangerous category just to have some fun…..and colour. In the pan it looks christmas red. But hey looks can deceive. It translates to a soft rose red on cheeks. Its the kind of flush you get in cold Delhi weather. Every girls needs a red blush….even just to look at.
10. Mac Well Dressed Blush:
Okay enough of warm blushes! Who says Indians need to have warm blushes? Okay they work well with our yellow skin tone. But if you have ever tried the warm rule then you know cool toned blush work as instant pick me up shades. They add a pop of colour which makes you look awake and bright. Well Dressed is a satin dirty mauve pink blush with cool tones. The colour is sheer so its perfect for days when you don’t want an obvious colour on your cheeks but still need to look bright.
Price: All Mac blushes are priced at Rs.1350. I highly suggest you get them without the pan because that way they come out cheaper and you can make your own blush palette. Get one those magnetic Z palettes from ebay.
Also recommended for you:
- 10 Best Pink Blushes for Indian Skin
- Mac Artist Vimi Joshi’s Blush Recommendation for Indians
- How To Choose Your Most Natural Blush Shade
- Blush or Bronzer: Which do you need?
- How to Make Your Blush Last All Day?
- Blush Recommendations for Beginners
PS – Could my internet speed be any slower? I wanna kick the mtnl guys!