Saturday, April 6th, 2013

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “rosy beige.” It’s a soft peach with a subtle warm undertones and a beige shimmer that translates to a satiny sheen when buffed out. NARS Sex Appeal is lighter. MAC Cream Soda is brighter and more matte. Chanel Espiegle is darker, more orange.

The color payoff is sheer to semi-opaque but does require a few layers to get true-to-pan color (and the coverage of these ranges from sheer to greater).  It has a slightly dry consistency that makes it a smidgen on the powdery side. The formula is supposed to wear for six hours, and this does–but it is noticeably faded after seven. I don’t think six hours is particularly great wear, but because it’s all MAC says it’s supposed to last, it meets the claim.

Like At Dusk, this is a subtle color for anyone who is has medium-colored skin or deeper. I’m about NC25/NC30, and it shows up as a barely-there peach–a little warmth and glow–and on fairer complexions, the color may be more apparent. On deeper complexions, it might not show up at all. The finish is really lovely applied, though, as it buffs out to a beautiful, glowing sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores and looks effortlessly natural. If it shows up on your complexion, it’s worth a look-see.

P.S. — Does anyone else find it interesting that the blushes are supposed to have six-hour wear while the Skinfinishes are supposed to have ten-hour wear? The description is off, too, since these don’t actually have a metallic finish at all.  I just wonder what magic is in the Skinfinish that isn’t in the eyeshadows or blushes!

The Glossover

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Bareness

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The finish is really lovely applied, though, as it buffs out to a beautiful, glowing sheen that doesn't emphasize pores and looks effortlessly natural. If it shows up on your complexion, it's worth a look-see. Of course, if you need your blush to last eight hours, it might not be the right formula for you.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $25.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

NARS Sex Appeal is lighter. MAC Cream Soda is brighter and more matte. Chanel Espiegle is darker, more orange.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Bourbon Eyeliner. On lips: MAC Baking Beauty Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm.

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26 thoughts on “MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Precious Precious

    This is far too pretty to ignore. Definitely adding this to my list, I think it would work well on my NC20 skin.

    Thanks for posting the reviews so fast, Christine. :)

  2. Gretchen

    You have it as $21 up at the beginning of the article. Just an FYI!

  3. I love this! It looks like a nice highlighter. Shame that MAC face products break me out, I would have bought this one in a heartbeat :(

  4. I really love how subtle this is on you~ It’s like your own MCBB blush..teehee

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anna Anna

    The blush is lovely, but it seems kind of pricey for the amount you get. 0.07 is less than half the average blush size

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa

    I was gonna skip this but it looks so pretty and natural that now I want it!

  7. Madii

    Ooh, this looks great for my W10 skin!

  8. Augh I’m so into blushes like this. I love it. I don’t need it, but I love it and want it.

  9. I’ve always appreciated very natural cheek products, so I like this a lot.

  10. Does this show up enough to work as a highlighter?

  11. Miss J

    Wow, I think this looks stunning on you! It just adds such a lovely radiance; I think I may check this one out, actually.

  12. I just ordered this, I can’t wait to get it. I was going to get an MSF but I couldn’t decide on a shade and then, when I saw this blush, I knew I had to have it so I ordered it instead. I’m excited!

  13. VickyM

    Very pretty, natural blush :) .

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat

    Ah shoot, I find myself wanting this now! I’ve been looking for a good neutral blush and this looks really pretty and natural.

  15. Chiara

    Mac Bareness or Nars Nico, that is the question!

  16. This is prettier than I expected to be, but even with fair skin (NC15) I really prefer something a bit more bold.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emilia Emilia

    How does mac warm soul compare to this blush

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellen Ellen

    I love neutral blushes like this. But how would it compare to Nars Nico?

  19. Stephanie

    would this work on an NC37?

  20. I finally bought it yesterday! I got a question for you – I’m really a newbie – about the right brush to apply it correctly. What’s the one you use? Thanks!