MAC Poised Blush
MAC Strength: Poised Blush
MAC Poised Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “muted pinkish brown” with a satin finish. It’s a medium brown with soft, peach-orange undertones and a shimmer-sheen finish. Burberry Earthy is browner, more neutral and matte. NARS Madly is a touch browner. Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight is very similar, perhaps a bit darker.
Poised has good color payoff, and the texture is soft, finely-milled, and blendable. It was easy to apply, and the color could be used lightly or heavily, such that it was true-to-pan with little effort. The sheen it gives off is a few steps above luminous and natural, but it isn’t frosted, and it doesn’t emphasize pores. I tested this yesterday, and it lasted for six hours well, but it was a bit faded after seven hours. Like the lipsticks from this launch, this blush (and its partner in crime) sold out within an hour or so of soft launching online, so currently, the only way to obtain one is to track it down at a freestanding MAC store.