Thursday, September 12th, 2013

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “gold with shimmer [with a Sheertone Shimmer finish].” It’s a warm-toned, gold and copper-shimmered, medium orange-brown. It has a rather frosted finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest is darker, browner, less shimmery. Physicians Formula Light Bronzer is more orange, lighter. Urban Decay Baked is slightly darker. NARS Luster is more orange, warmer. MAC Center of the Universe is darker. See comparison swatches.

It had good color payoff, though not a particularly intense blush, that can easily be sheered out for a soft wash of color. On my medium complexion, Trace Gold added warmth and shimmer to my cheeks but not strong color. On fairer skin tones, I would expect to see much more color added to the cheeks, and then on deeper complexions, it will be more of a warming highlighter. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and smooth overall. When I wore it, the blush wore well for seven hours and looked somewhat faded after eight hours of wear. As this is a permanent shade, it is also available in pan-form for $17.

The Glossover

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product

Trace Gold

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
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MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

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16 thoughts on “MAC Trace Gold Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Pretty. Also, you always wear the most amazing earrings, Christine!

  2. I like your overall look, Christine. It’s eye-catching! Trace Gold is one of my favorite products from MAC. :)

  3. Sam

    This looks a little like Nyx’s Terracotta blush

  4. This is one of my all-time favorite blushes, especially in summer. If you’re fair, it’s a great blush to add warmth & color to your skin without loading up on bronzer.

  5. Justine

    that makes you look super glowy, christine! love it!

  6. Chellie

    It’s actually beautiful!! Good for No Makeup look! Hey Christine, when will you review GA Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks?? I’ve been itching to buy, but will wait for your review! :)

  7. The blush looks very pretty on you ! I’m going to try this one !

  8. Very gorgeous on you, Christine!

  9. This is gorgeous! I am so running out and grabbing this.

  10. Yin

    Christine! I am having problem viewing your blog. :( Only some photos load… this has happened a few times already. Wondering if it’s just me :-\

  11. TheEverydayDiva

    One of my favorite perm blushes ever from MAC. This is seriously a dark horse in the MAC blush collection. I bought this on a whim 2 years ago thinking it would look good for summer and since then I have fallen in love with it. I’m fair and it gives me a perfect warm glow without coming off too brassy or orange. I highly recommend adding this to your makeup collection if you’re a fan of glowy warm colors.

  12. KF

    So pretty! I don’t use a lot of face products but I’ve been getting into powders and blushes that give kind of a “glowy” look. I’ll have to check this out!

  13. Thank you, Christine!
    This has been sitting in my drawer for quite some time. I will be happy to start using it!