MAC Blush Please Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a dusty, deeper pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with fingertip and more semi-sheer to semi-opaque when applied with a synthetic brush.
The texture was smooth to the touch, more like an airy clay as it could be indented with light pressure but didn’t feel overly thick or firm in the pan. After it came into contact with skin, it felt more powder-like than cream-like, so it wasn’t prone to lifting up my base products but also worked well over bare skin. It blended out fairly easily and stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$30.00/0.25 oz. - $120.00 Per Ounce
The new, limited edition formula is supposed to have "eight-hour, fade-free wear" with an "ultra-blendable" formula that has "sheer" but buildable coverage with a "gel-cream texture" that is "bouncy." It's gel-to-powder blush that has a lightly emollient, slightly sponge-like quality to it--more like a smoother, more emollient clay-like texture to me--that feels more like powder as soon as it comes into contact with my skin.
The pigmentation was definitely more sheer to semi-sheer, buildable to medium to semi-opaque coverage with some of the deeper/darker hues in the range having more coverage and better building capabilities. I preferred using fingertips for application as I felt it was easier to faster to apply, though fingertips will yield slightly higher coverage compared to a brush. The formula applied well--most of the time--over bare skin as well as over base products like liquid foundation without lifting it up. They wore eight hours before starting to show signs of fading.
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Talc, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Butylene/ Ethylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Mineral OilParaffinum LiquidumHuile Minerale, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]