Monday, April 27th, 2009

12 Must-Have MAC Blushes

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Powder Blushes

  • Well Dressed blush is a confection of cool, baby pink with a satiny smooth texture. I love to wear this shade (even with my warmer coloring) with cooler toned looks, especially with cool purples or smoky eyes.
  • Dollymix blush is a bolder, brighter dirty pink with a light shimmer. This is one of those blushes that makes the cheeks really stand out and become a focal point.
  • Margin blush is a dirty peach with a little bit of berriness to it. It’s an incredibly flattering color on a variety of skintones, and it is, by far, one of my favorite everyday blushes.
  • Plum Foolery is a dirty plum-berry shade with slight shimmer. The pigmentation is amazing, and the color is incredibly versatile.

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

A softer Neo Sci Fi themed look :)  I didn’t pick up Time & Space/Magnetic Fields, but I used Bronze & Smut as substitutes instead.  Replace at will!

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, Evening Aura eyeshadow (LE) on middle of lid, Expensive Pink eyeshadow on outer lid, Bronze eyeshadow on outer crease, Smut eyeshadow in outer crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) above crease and on brow, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Posey blushcreme with Other Worldly blush (LE) on cheeks. I wore Sci Fi Delity lipstick (LE) with Pink Grapefruit lipglass (LE) on lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Femme-fi = Shroom; Evening Aura = Juiced + Nylon; Other Worldly = Honour; Sci Fi Delity = New York Apple (blotted); Pink Grapefruit = Lychee Luxe

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