I wanted to do an updated version of my MAC Pro Blush Palette because the last time I posted about it was almost three years ago. ((Yes, my blog turns three this month. #tears #whathaveIdonewithmytime. As usual, I’m planning a giveaway to commemorate the occasion so stay tuned for that.)) In my old 2012 post, I was using the old (flimsy) plastic MAC Palette. I replaced it with the new double palette which does not have a clear lid. It has a plastic separator that divides two sections. The whole thing (blushes + inserts) is heavy as ferk, but I highly recommend you use the inserts (even though you can fit more blushes without it and it would weigh less) because the double palettes have strong magnets and are very heavy. This causes the blush pans to move around a lot more than in a single palette. Plus, if you don’t use the inserts, the pans closest to the corners have a tendency of lifting up because they stick to the opposite side’s corners. tl;dr – Handle with care and get the inserts.
Looking back, the blushes in my MAC Palette have changed drastically in three years but a few have stuck around (Fleur Power and Peaches). I have individual reviews for most of these shades so I won’t redundantly review them again here. These are not all of my MAC Blushes, just the ones that fit here. One side is my colorful side and the other is my nude/contouring side.
Pink Swoon (review): Matte bubblegum pink.
Modern Mandarin (review): Coral/orange with a satin finish.
Peaches (review): Matte light peach.
Azalea (review): Bright fuchsia.
Peachykeen (review): Peachy pink with gold shimmer.
Fleur Powder (review): Matte medium yellow-based pink.
Buff: Soft brown beige. (Like NARS Douceur).
Shadester (review): Warm conturing brown.
Lightsweep (review): Subtle champagne highlighter.
Melba (review): Matte nude rose.
Shadowy: Dark cool-toned contouring brown.
Sunbasque (review): Shimmery rose gold.
I love all of these colors. I tend to give away or sell products I don’t use, so if they made it to my blush palette it means there’s something about them I really love. That said, some shades stand out to me a lot. Sunbasque is particularly stunning and unique. It gives me a orangy/tanned glow. Modern Mandarin is the sort of color that livens up the face in a very youthful way. I’m glad they made it permanent. Lastly, Azalea is obviously a stand-out product. Don’t be afraid of how it looks in the pan. Check out my review of it to see how wearable it can look.
As a parting note: Halloween posts begin tomorrow! I meant to start posting them earlier but… I’ve had some rotten months. Sorry for my inconsistency. Have a good week!