MAC Bubbles, Please Mineralize Blush ($29.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers. The consistency was smooth to the touch, thin but not prone to clinging to the skin, so I didn’t struggle to work with this on my cheeks. It didn’t go on quite as evenly initially as a truly effortless blush would, but it blended out with just a bit of extra effort. On my skin tone, it did appear a bit warmer unless I wore it at near-to opaque coverage. It wore well for eight hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$29.00/0.11 oz. - $263.64 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to "build lightly" and "glide onto skin" for "luminous color." Most shades in the range have more medium to semi-opaque coverage, which tends to be buildable to opaque coverage, but most shades are not truly sheer in coverage. The texture used to be drier but has become smoother and more finely-milled over the years. The finish is typically luminous but can be metallic or almost matte depending on the particular shade. They wear between six and eight hours on me.
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