Thursday, October 25th, 2012

MAC I'm the One Blush
MAC I’m the One Blush

Is This Pink the One for You?

MAC I’m the One Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” Like I’m the One, this shade darkened the minute it touched the skin. It looks lighter in the pan, but swatched (and applied!), it is a lightened, medium pink with strong blue undertones–it almost has a lilac-edge to it, but it’s still very much pink first. It has a satin finish, so there is a very subtle natural sheen that’s most apparent the more blended out it is. NARS Gaiety is incredible similar on–swatched, it appears marginally lighter (and for darker complexions, it is more pigmented). MAC Peony Petal is darker, slightly more magenta but the difference is negligible on.

The color payoff was good, but medium complexions or darker, you’ll find that you need to go back at least once, if not twice more, to get enough color to show up on the cheeks–I used MAC’s 116 brush to apply and blend. This blush works well with really heavy, cool-toned smoky eyes as well as cool-toned complexions in general.   The texture is firm, but it is still soft and easy to blend out when applied.  When I trialed this shade, it lasted seven hours and was slightly faded after a full eight hours.

The Glossover

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product

I'm the One

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It requires some layering to achieve true-to-pan color; it's an overall, sheerer blush, so it might be a happy accident for those who prefer subtle blush on their lighter complexions.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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MAC I’m the One Blush

MAC I'm the One Blush
MAC I’m the One Blush

MAC I'm the One Blush
MAC I’m the One Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

NARS Gaiety is incredible similar on--swatched, it appears marginally lighter (and for darker complexions, it is more pigmented). MAC Peony Petal is darker, slightly more magenta but the difference is negligible on.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadows in Ready to Party, Stylishly Merry, A Natural Flirt, Stolen Moment, and Round Midnight, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Catch My Eye Fluidline, Dior DiorShow Mascara. On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere (02 and 03), Guerlain Wulong Pressed Powder, MAC Easy Manner Blush (right), MAC I'm the One (left). On lips: MAC Beauty Lipstick.

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22 thoughts on “MAC I’m the One Blush Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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

    You’re obviously gorgeous, but when I saw the last picture I thought “Someone puked pink all over you!”. :D

  2. Sophia

    I just bough this blush today, can’t wait to use it!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abbey Abbey

    I love both blushes you’ve reviewed so far. This is the first MAC collection I’ve been excited about for a while!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristen Kristen

    Is this similar to Illamasqua’s Nymph?

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    Pretty, but I already have Gaiety :)

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

    How does it compare to Nars Mata Hari?

  7. TJ

    I just got this at my local MAC store this morning. As an NC44 at mac, this shade looks absolutely amazing on my skin tone. This is my first cool toned true pink blush and it gives off a very Winter Princess/ Ice Queen vibe. Very pigmented, smooth and has a nice light sheen. I love it!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jade Jade

    I’m glad you mentioned the similarity to Peony Petal, I have it and love it, so it’s good to know I DO NOT need both!!

  9. Kiya

    Looks so good on your complexion, Christine. And the pinks on your eyes look great with it. Wonderful things happen when you mix warm and cool sometimes.

  10. Nelia

    Hi Christine ! thanks for sharing all this with everyone . I Liked your Facebook page and I thought I was actually going to see whenever you post something but I can’t . I don’t know why , I have to go to your page to see it instead of showing in my FB . Strange , but I don’t mind checking your page everyday because I love everything you write.
    Thanks again!! love this collection

    • I was told that Facebook has it so what you post on your page only broadcasts to a small percentage of the people who like it, and if you want it to go to your whole audience, you have to pay for it. :( $100 per post we share on Facebook to go to everyone!

  11. perfectlysane

    Wow! Definitely most excited about I’m the one, I’m a sucker for pink :)