Ahh, finally! Operation Stereo Rose was a success. Not only did I get to meet several amazing Temptalia readers at my local MAC, but I was able to pick up the Stereo Rose I put on hold!
Stereo Rose is a lightly pinked coral with a golden-bronze sheen. I actually found it difficult to dupe, particularly because the texture is very smooth with a soft sheen rather than obvious shimmer. Ironically, the best dupe I was able to find was mixing Comfort and Petticoat together. NARS Luster also came close, but it lacks the pinkness of Stereo Rose. MAC New Vibe also comes close, but it’s significantly more pigmented/darker a well as redder than Stereo Rose–so perhaps if used lightly, you could come close.
It’s pretty, and it’s easily worn everyday by itself for a nice pop of color and sheen on the cheeks. It doesn’t emphasize pores, and it doesn’t look orange, either. It’s not the most amazing blush I ever used, but it is a nice one to have if you’re able to get one. I don’t think I would drive ten hours to grab one, though 😉