Continuing the project of reviewing every MAC Blush ($17 for refill pan, $21 for compact) in my collection, today I bring you Melba. Although I have a handful of their blushes, Melba has secured its place as one of my favorites. It’s one of those no-fuss blushes that goes with everything! It’s like that one bag that you constantly reach for because you don’t have to think about if it matches your outfit or not. Usually, those types of barely-there shades are very beige or brown (like a neutral, think NARS Douceur or Tarte Exposed) but what I like about Melba is that it’s a bit peachy so it adds warmth and stands out from the rest.
MAC Melba (left) and Peaches (right)
The quality is consistent with most permanent MAC blushes: soft, blendable, long-lasting, pigmented, and generally easy to work with. It’s somewhat similar to Peaches (also from MAC) which is why I photographed the two side by side. The difference is that Peaches has a stronger orange undertone and is less pigmented than Melba (because Peaches has a Sheertone finish and Melba is a Matte).
If someone asked me which three blushes from MAC I recommend I would probably say: Melba, Warm Soul, and Fleur Power. Which three would you recommend?
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