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MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush ($25.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “rosy beige.” It’s a soft peach with a subtle warm undertones and a beige shimmer that translates to a satiny sheen when buffed out. NARS Sex Appeal is lighter. MAC Cream Soda is brighter and more matte. Chanel Espiegle is darker, more orange.

The color payoff is sheer to semi-opaque but does require a few layers to get true-to-pan color (and the coverage of these ranges from sheer to greater). Β It has a slightly dry consistency that makes it a smidgen on the powdery side. The formula is supposed to wear for six hours, and this does–but it is noticeably faded after seven. I don’t think six hours is particularly great wear, but because it’s all MAC says it’s supposed to last, it meets the claim.

Like At Dusk, this is a subtle color for anyone who is has medium-colored skin or deeper. I’m about NC25/NC30, and it shows up as a barely-there peach–a little warmth and glow–and on fairer complexions, the color may be more apparent. On deeper complexions, it might not show up at all. The finish is really lovely applied, though, as it buffs out to a beautiful, glowing sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores and looks effortlessly natural. If it shows up on your complexion, it’s worth a look-see.

P.S. — Does anyone else find it interesting that the blushes are supposed to have six-hour wear while the Skinfinishes are supposed to have ten-hour wear? The description is off, too, since these don’t actually have a metallic finish at all. Β I just wonder what magic is in the Skinfinish that isn’t in the eyeshadows or blushes!

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MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is far too pretty to ignore. Definitely adding this to my list, I think it would work well on my NC20 skin.

Thanks for posting the reviews so fast, Christine. πŸ™‚

I just ordered this, I can’t wait to get it. I was going to get an MSF but I couldn’t decide on a shade and then, when I saw this blush, I knew I had to have it so I ordered it instead. I’m excited!

I finally bought it yesterday! I got a question for you – I’m really a newbie – about the right brush to apply it correctly. What’s the one you use? Thanks!

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