Friday, February 25th, 2011

MAC Cremeblend Blush
MAC Cremeblend Blush

MAC Cremeblend Blush: Brit Wit, Ladyblush, Posey

MAC Cremeblend Blush ($19.50 for 0.19 oz.) are back, and this time, MAC has made them permanent in six neutral shades. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at: Brit Wit (dusty rosy mauve), Ladyblush (warm neutral coral), and Posey (warm peach).  Cremeblend Blushes made their debut in Lillyland, back in January 2010. There were four shades released, and only one of them has made a return (So Sweet, So Easy).  However, the formula seems a little creamier and less wet than the original launch.

  • Brit Wit is a fleshy, rosy beige. It can be used lightly with ease or built up for a slightly deeper look. I can see this working on light to medium skin tones. From what I can tell, Brit Wit seems a little less mauve and more beige than the original blushcreme.
  • Ladyblush is a muted, peach-coral beige. Like Brit Wit, I can see this working well on light to medium skin tones, possibly darker skin tones for warmth. It seems comparable to the previous blushcreme–perhaps a touch less rose.
  • Posey is a pop of muted, coral-pink. It is more coral and less pink in comparison to the original Posey blushcreme.  This is a shade I can see working across skin tones.

my thoughts on the formula: The shade range tends to be more neutral, and so the color tends to enhance the natural tones of skin without adding significant color, with the exception of Posey (which is deeper and more typical of a blush). They have a soft natural finish, which means there is some sheen, but they do not look oily/greasy. Wear is good–they last six to eight hours without setting powder–and can also act as a base for your favorite powder blush. They apply very easily, and the color is buildable, so it’s difficult to overdo it. These blend out seamlessly whether you use a stippling brush (like the 188) or your fingers.

The Cremeblend Blushes, since permanent, are also available in pan form ($16.50), though I think those are only available at PRO stores and perhaps online will make them available, too (since you can buy powder blush pans online now). They are the same size as the ones in the pot–both of wihch are the same size as powder blush–and fit into MAC’s 6-pan palettes ($14.00).

Unfortunately, I do not have the original Blushcremes of the same names to compare these to. I bought all of them six months or so ago, and when I went to retrieve them to do comparisons, they were all leaking yellow dye. They were brand new, purchased from MAC, and had sat in my living room in the box they were shipped in. I have no idea what happened, but they were pretty gross and were immediately thrown out. Posey was the only one I was able to swatch before tossing (the others had yellow dye on the surface, while Posey just had it beneath the pan, but it was all quite messy). I have these much older swatches of some of the blushcremes here.

Blushcremes, however, are an entirely different formula compared to the Cremeblends.  Blushcremes were much thicker, creamier, and tackier once applied.  When you swatch a blushcreme and then a cremeblend, the blushcreme feels almost gloppy in comparison.  The blendability is there in both products, though, and similarly, they both buildable in color.

The Glossover

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MAC Cremeblend Blush Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

B+
I like that they aren’t tacky like Blushcremes were, which was probably their only downside! The shade range in the new Cremeblends is a little limited, and it could use some deeper/more saturated shades for medium to dark skin tones.

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9/10

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Application

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56 thoughts on “MAC Cremeblend Blush Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

  1. beautyaddict

    these remind me a lot of the MUFE HD shades/texture…

  2. Steambotz

    Were some of them sweating? Is that bad?

    • They were all sweating, and I thought it would evaporate over time, but after leaving them open for 8 hours, most of the sweat was still there. I don’t think it is bad, because nearly all of the cream blushes/cream colour bases and gels I’ve received over the years have had some sweating–even some lipsticks will have it.

      • Vivian

        Hm I found it odd how items that are sweating were sent out or sold. When i did an PR internship for Shiseido, Nars and CPB, I was told to throw out any items that were sweating.

  3. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    Shame they couldn’t be true to the original colours. If the colour is different at all, it should have a different name so as not to mislead. I was worried this would be the case when I read the new colour descriptions and found them to be significantly different to the original ones. My fears have been justified. So glad I got Posey in the original formulation, but wish I’d got Brit Wit as well

  4. Kelly C.

    Glad to hear these are less tacky/sticky than the blushcreme formula- it was a real turnoff for me, and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy. Now I can check these out and hopefully I’ll like one of them better!

  5. Tiffany

    Thank you for these! I don’t know how you find the time to do it all! x

  6. Debbie

    Hi Christine, do you think these could multitask as lip colour also? I want to just buy a single compact and throw it into my purse to give my face some colour later in the day.

  7. Perri

    jeez they all look so similar. :-/

  8. I guess only Posey will show up on me and maybe Ladyblush will be My cheeks but better…
    Thank you for all the swatches…You make life so easy Christine…:)

  9. Caroline

    What are you wearing on your lips in these pictures, I really like it.

  10. Christine, do you recommend that a person that has previously purchased the blushcreams, now purchase the cremeblends? Are they totally diferent? I mean I`d obviously read all your review but what do you sincerely recommend? Apart from the consistency what else do they differ among themselves?

    • If you already own say Brit Wit blushcreme, I don’t really see a need to buy the Cremeblend Blush – unless you’ve run out. I listed all the differences in the post :)

  11. day

    thanks for this Christine. How do these compare to Bobbi Brown pot rouge?

  12. ib

    Do you think they are buildable? I am looking at Brit Wit but I am not too sure it will show up on my NC45/50 skintone.

    • They’re buildable for sure, but for instance, Brit Wit, I don’t think it’s going to build up to enough intensity to really pop on skin tones past NC/NW45. It might work, but I’d definitely try to test it first (or wait for some darker skinned beauties to weigh in).

  13. Sophie

    I really like Posey, but it looks like Virgin Isle, which I already have. Are they really similar to each other?

  14. Ilana

    would you say that this new ladyblush is similar to the discontinued one?

  15. Ashley

    Even though the blushcremes were tacky, I still found them easy to blend. I really love wearing them on days I don’t feel like wearing foundation, but don’t want my skin to look dull. I liked the formula of those a lot so I’m sure I will also like these ones!

  16. I love Posey SOOOO much. <3

  17. Kat

    What brush do you like to apply these with? Or do you just use your fingers? Thanks!

  18. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    I’m curious; why does the blush sweat? I have a cream blush from another brand (bought it last month) and there’s never been sweating or anything like that. Is it just MAC blushes that do that, or do all cream blushes do that over time? Thanks for your swatches; these blushes look quite pretty :)

  19. I think I’ll get posey and ladyblush =)

  20. Edelmc

    I like the look of so sweet so easy but wish they released more cool toned/pink based colours. I am nw10-15 and since alot of the colours are corals/peach they mightn’t suit. I am loving all the mac swatches today. Not mad on the denim collection but the sheen supreme lipsticks have reignited my love of bright lipsticks! Thanks for the fab posts.

  21. Amy

    You look exhausted! :( Thank you for putting these swatches up (and for running a great website overall!)

  22. Enna

    Christine, how do these compare to the cream color bases in terms of formula and wear? Thanks!

  23. Alexandra

    Would it be possible for you to compare these formulas with the old cremeblush’s? To see the color difference?

  24. Avatar of Deb Deb

    Oh, I really like Brit Wit! I love subtle colors. The sweating is kind of bugging me, but I guess it just means there’s a whole lot of water in the product!

  25. Cynthia M.

    which would you say is the best dupe for Pleasureful? would it be Ladyblush?

  26. Sabrina

    I really like the pictures at the bottom where you show all 6 shades. I always scroll up and down your swatch pics many times to compare shades, but this made the comparison so much easier! Could you please include these types of pictures in future review and swatch posts? Of course your reviews/swatches are wonderful and comprehensive regardless!

  27. Deborah

    Im thinking of getting lady blush, but the problem is i dont have a special brush to apply cream blushes. Will lady blush creamblend blush still look good if i apply it with my fingers?

  28. Alina

    Any dupe for Brit Wit?

  29. thegirlontheshop

    hi is there any major difference in colour between ladyblush blushcreme compared to ladyblush cremeblend?

  30. Rosanna

    I ADORE ladyblush – I use it every day and love, love, love it. Both the shade and the texture!!!

  31. Lola

    Hi Christine! I’ve been looking for a MAC Lipstick that looks like this Brit Wit’s color!! Do you know which MAC’s lipstick looks like it???

  32. Joli

    Hi there! Would you say Ladyblush is a cream form of Mac Instant Chic? Thanks for your time!

    • It’s probably not as peach!

      • Sara

        Hi Christine!

        I just came across this and i must say its amazing! I bought ladybush a year ago I assume and it broke me out becuase Im assuming it has oil in it and its a creme blush unfortunately :(. But it was such a beautiful colour! I was wondering if you can any other blushes but that are powder blushes that are exactly like the MAC LADYBLUSH? your help is much appreicated ! thankyou

        sara

      • Sara

        Hi Christine!

        I just came across this and i must say its amazing! I bought ladybush a year ago I assume and it broke me out becuase Im assuming it has oil in it and its a creme blush unfortunately :( . But it was such a beautiful colour! I was wondering if you can any other blushes but that are powder blushes that are exactly like the MAC LADYBLUSH? your help is much appreicated ! thankyou

        sara

  33. Ilona H.

    I’m NW 20-25, I’ve always used Blushcreme Posey. Do you think Brit Wit will suit my skin tone?

  34. Are ladyblush & britwit similar shades?