Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

MAC Sur Blush
MAC Sur Blush

MAC Mickey Contractor: Sur Blush

MAC Sur Blush ($18.50 for 0.21 oz.) is new and limited edition blush from MAC Mickey Contractor. MAC describes it as a “dirty rose brown” with a satin finish. When I swatched, I found Sur to be a rosied brown with a pearly sheen. It’s a really nice natural blusher–it’ll give your cheeks a little oh-la-la and dimension without too much color. I see this working well on light to medium-dark skin tones; darkest skin tones may find it gets lost when used.

It seems quite comparable to Notable (Makeup Art Cosmetics, ’09)–possibly a touch lighter and with a more noticeable sheen. It seems similar to Blushbaby, too, though browner.

P.S. — On eyes, I am wearing Jaan eyeshadow on the lid, Vivah eyeshadow on the outer lid/crease, Folie in the crease, Burberry Trench to highlight, Ivy fluidline on upper lash line, Urban Decay Perversion on lower water line, Jaan eyeshadow on lower lash line. On lips, I am wearing Yash lipstick with Lust lipglass on top. On cheeks, I am wearing Sur Blush.

MAC Mickey Contractor will be available on January 6th at select North American stores and January 2011 for select international stores. It will be available online on approximately January 4th but may not be available until the 6th.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: It’s a very easy, everyday kind of blush that’s everyday without adding color but more about definition and dimension.  It does add some color, don’t get me wrong, but it’s very natural.

WHERE TO BUY: maccosmetics.com

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Sur? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, in select stores, or online; $18.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It seems quite comparable to Notable (Makeup Art Cosmetics, '09)--possibly a touch lighter and with a more noticeable sheen. It seems similar to Blushbaby, too, though browner.

What are you wearing on your eyes/lips/face?

On eyes, I am wearing Jaan eyeshadow on the lid, Vivah eyeshadow on the outer lid/crease, Folie in the crease, Burberry Trench to highlight, Ivy fluidline on upper lash line, Urban Decay Perversion on lower water line, Jaan eyeshadow on lower lash line. On lips, I am wearing Yash lipstick with Lust lipglass on top. On cheeks, I am wearing Sur blush.

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52 thoughts on “MAC Sur Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (Mickey Contractor)

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

    Ooh, this is lovely! In the swatch it almost looks to have a mauve sheen… am I making this up, or is it really there?
    p.s. thanks for getting these up so fast, Christine! If you ever wonder if people appreciate how much time and effort you put into this… don’t! We do!

  2. Joana

    Love at first sight!!!!!!!
    Hey Christine, how noticeble/ nice would this look on NC40/ NC42s?? Thanks in advance;)

  3. grace

    hi christine!

    how do you think this blush compares to “pinch me” by mac? i own pinch me and i’m debating on whether getting this one or not. it looks very similar just less shimmery.

    -grace

  4. Sofi

    Is this anything like Desert Rose or am I totally off? =/

  5. Elizabeth

    Ivy fluidline looks really good with your eyes!

  6. Carrie Ann

    I really like this shade, but I already have Blushbaby. Do you think they’re similar enough that I can skip Sur?

  7. Amelia

    Hello Christine (: would this be close to tenderling in terms of color? Tendering is my HG everyday blush! So is the oh so fair beauty powder from venomous villains. They’re basically the same shade. Thanks! (:

  8. i love this…im going to get this when it comes out in india…

  9. Oh and that lipstick looks so gorgeous on you…

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chloe Chloe

    i love both of the blushs in this collection

  11. Christine

    I love this blush on you! It looks great. I am planning on picking this up.

  12. Hey! What do you think of this blush on very fair, cool-toned gals? Do you think it would be too dark/overpowering?

  13. Banan

    I have to have it!

  14. Dollymix8

    Looks very natrual on you!

  15. wow, that is a pretty look, from lips to cheeks to eyes – gorgeous!

  16. ridz

    how does this compare to mac gingerly? x

  17. Kay

    How does it compare to Mac darkly my dear blush from vv.? It seems similar.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dani Danielle S

    Hi Christine,

    How do you think this compares to Darkly My Dear from the villians collection, color-wise? Thanks :D

  19. Hannah

    Is it similar to Benefit Dallas blush?
    If it is I’m looking for a cheaper alternative…

  20. Jessie Brar

    Is it only me or it looks like Nars Dolce Vita to anyone ??

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Diana Lady Di.

    Love it, love it, love it! I just love this look on you and I can’t wait to get that Ivy fluidline!Im so used to wearing Black on my upper lashline so I cannot wait to try that one out for a change.

  22. alisha

    oh my gosh.. i need the 2 blushes too.. why do you do this

  23. Sandra

    SOOO GORGEOUS!!

  24. Veronica

    It’s a nice cheek color for colorful eyeshadows, it doesn’t compete. Your makeup looks very harmonious here, I love the look. Have you tried Lancome Shimmer mocha havana? This looks similar, so I may have to bring it with me to compare when I go to the MAC counter.

  25. Jennifer F

    Oh this is nice, the right kind of everyday shade for me. Will be on my list!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dini Dini

    So pretty! I really like the look of this blush and that it isn’t overly pink. Do you think it would be lost on an NC45 face, Christine? Would layering it with a cream blush first help bring out that lovely color?

  27. kay

    hey christine, is this blush silimar to mac darkly my dear from vv??

  28. Heather

    very flattering blush color on you

  29. Sarah

    How is it in comparism to Nars Douceur?
    Thanks

  30. Maike

    hey christine! :)
    do you think that this blush would look natural on a NC 15 skin shade??
    thanks in advance ;))

  31. Becca

    I was wondering how this blush would compare to Darkly My Dear from the Venomous Villains collection. I am trying only to get two or three things from this collection, and I really do not wear blush that often but I fell in love with this colour. The only blush I have from MAC is Darkly My Dear, and I realized they may be dupes. What would you say?