I got this blush based on the colour description here at Temptalia. From the review, I was expecting it to be more pink and less coral than it actually turned out to be. In hindsight, I realize I probably should have got Subtle Breeze instead. What I do love about Early Morning is the absolutely lovely sheen it develops as I blend/buff it out. That finish is so wonderful. I just wish it were a more flattering shade for me and, since Subtle Breeze is part of the same launch/collection, I’m guessing it would have the same beautiful finish but in a more cool toned/pink shade which looks better with my skintone. So while this is beautiful, the colour isn’t the best for me.
MAC Early Morning Mineralize Blush ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” There’s not much peach in this, to be honest; it doesn’t seem to come through at all! Instead, it’s more like a medium-dark coral-pink with hints of red. It’s not as pink as theBalm Frat Boy or as orange as Chanel Tweed Brun Rose. The pigmentation is nice, but it’s soft enough that it can be easily diffused and blended out for a softer look. You don’t need an exceptionally light hand to work with it either, which makes it more user-friendly.