Friday, February 3rd, 2012

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Shop MAC, Cook MAC: Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush ($20.00 for 0.19 oz.) is described as a “rich plum.” It’s a gorgeous darkened raspberry with a subtle cool undertone and natural sheen. Bobbi Brown Plum is somewhat similar but pinker and lighter. MAC Vintage Grape is darker, less pink.

Whether you want a really dramatic, intense cheek color or a softer, subtler hue of pink-berry, you can easily achieve both here. The product is incredibly pigmented, so a little will go a long way–use a stippling brush and/or a light hand when applying if you desire sheer to medium color coverage. I applied with light-medium application in mind so it would be easily seen in photos.

Cremeblend Blush has an interesting texture that’s creamy but slick; it’s not thick like a traditional cream blush; it almost feels like a gel or cheek stain in feel, but it applies and looks like a cream blush.  I wasn’t able to test the wear of this specific shade for wear, but I’ve tested five or six of the various shades in this formula, and I typically average seven hours of wear.

The Glossover

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product

Restores Dazzle

B+
I like the lightweight texture of Cremeblend Blushes, and the natural slip they have makes these very easy to spread across the skin. It dries down to a soft sheen, so it doesn't look oily or dewy once applied.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
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MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush
MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Online at MAC, $20. The release date is supposed to be February 9th for in-store.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Bobbi Brown Plum is somewhat similar but pinker and lighter. MAC Vintage Grape is darker, less pink.

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42 thoughts on “MAC Restores Dazzle! Cremeblend Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lauren

    Is it close to Mac Posey or Illamasqua Seduce?

  2. Aleena

    This totally looks like the blush equivalent of red dwarf pro long wear lip creme!

  3. Carrie Ann

    So pretty! It looks great on you.

  4. Jill

    How do you think this would fair (pun intended, ha!) on NC15 complexion?

  5. Avatar of Aiman Aiman

    Ummm, I think I’ll skip this one…

  6. Melody

    Such a beautiful color! I don’t do cream blushes, though. Maybe I could try this one out since it seems so lightweight.

  7. This is stunning on you!!! It’s giving you a lovely radiance

  8. Avatar of Pami Pami

    Really lovely! Looks like a natural flush.

  9. Avatar of Elisabeth Elisabeth

    This looks lovely! Is it kinda similar to Benefit Benetint in terms of color and feel? I want those subtle berry/plum colored cheeks, not as grown up as brown, and not as sweet as pink. I want that sophisticated look. Do you think this will work for that with my NC15 skintone? :)

  10. Avatar of Bruna Bruna

    How would it compare (if it even would) to Darkly my Dear?

  11. trayceeee

    I think these are also gonna be great for layering with powder blushes! I am going to pick up Restores Dazzle and Optimistic Orange.

    Mac Shop/ Mac Cook/ Vera = Death of my savings lol

  12. natalie

    This is sooooo gorgeous!

  13. sonia diana

    i bought optimistic orange about 3 or 4 years ago. i barely used it because i didnt want to use all of it. lol! this was the perfect compliment to my nc45 skin tone. it brings a glow to my skin that is perfect. when this comes back out i will buy another one.

  14. Avatar of Kimberly Kimberly

    I wish it wasn’t limited edition! Looks like something i would love to wear in the fall/winter! Not so much in the spring though. more of a corals, and springy pinks type of gal.

  15. Portia

    I went to the Houston preview invite for their VIP and tried this. My complexion is medium brown NW44 and it doesn’t show up great on dark complexions. I didn’t really like it…their powder blush in a similar color shows more pigmentation on my skin than this product. It’s a pretty color, but not ideal with medium brown to dark brown complexions.

  16. I’m getting this one! Gorgeous

  17. AmyD

    it looks like raspberry sorbet. aaaand now i want raspberry sorbet!

  18. April

    I have Brit Wit and Posey… I’m eyeing this one and Florida (mostly because I’m from
    Florida :p) do these compare pigmentation wise to the first 2 mentioned? because posey and especially Brit wit are very sheer .. loving the lipstick btw !

  19. April

    I have Brit Wit and Posey… I’m eyeing this one and Florida (mostly because I’m from
    Florida :p) do these compare pigmentation wise to the first 2 mentioned? because posey and especially Brit wit are very sheer .. and something completely unrelated, what do you have on your lower lash line? it’s gorgeous!!

  20. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    I’m SO irritated this went up so early. >:-\ I MISSED the lippies I wanted!

    • Jenn

      They haven’t gone up on nordstrom or macy’s yet. Plus the stores haven’t put them out, you still have a chance of getting them.

  21. This looks so pretty and natural on you, Christine!

  22. this colour looks so beautiful on you!

  23. Avatar of artemis artemis

    PRETTY! love it

  24. Juliana

    It is a gorgeous blush! It seems a bit dark, but when I saw it on you it looked great! I’ve been wanting to try a creme blend blush, but Ive heard other things that they are hard to blend. Christine do you have trouble with blending?

  25. Skipper

    Would this shade work for Fair skin?

  26. wendyh

    again.. amazing!
    love everything on you in the photo.
    so simple and modern.
    and nude lip is really my thing. :P

  27. Anita MJ

    Hi. Looks lively on u. Do u think it would work onIndian medium dark to deep skin tone. Or would u suggest posey??? Newbie to blushes :))