MAC Honey Jasmine Blush
MAC Honey Jasmine Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft warm coral [with a satin finish].” It’s a medium orange with subtle warm, yellow undertones and a barely-there satin sheen. Chanel Espiegle is more frosted, less orange. Chanel Frivole is much darker, redder. Illamasqua Rude is redder. MAC Blazing Haute is more orange, lighter. MAC Warmth of Coral is more frosted. MAC Cream Soda is lighter. NARS Gina is slightly browner, a touch darker. See comparison swatches.
When MAC puts out a highly pigmented satin-finish blush, it’s always a reason to celebrate. Honey Jasmine has buildable, true-to-pan color payoff that can be as intense or as subtle as you’d like. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and applies smoothly without looking powdery on the skin. The more you blend and buff the blush into the skin, the more the satin sheen comes through. It never becomes too much, so it doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. Honey Jasmine wore well for seven hours, and I noticed some slight fading along the edges after eight hours of wear.