MAC Faux Sure & Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/05

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush

Faux Sure

MAC Faux Sure Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty copper with warm, red undertones and fine, gold and pink pearl. It appeared redder in the pan as well as applied on my cheeks, especially as I blended and diffused the powder, whereas when swatched, it appeared browner. The consistency was smooth, just a smidgen dry, but it remained blendable and easy to work with as a blush. It had opaque coverage that wore well for nine hours before fading.

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.22 oz. - $122.73 Per Ounce

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

Browse all of our MAC Extra Dimension Blush swatches.

01/05

MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush

Telling Glow

MAC Telling Glow Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm, red undertones and gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. It appeared incredibly orange in the pan, but it was much pinker/redder in practice–both swatched on my arm as well as blended out on my cheeks. The powder felt incredibly smooth on its surface, but it wasn’t so soft that it became dusty or powdery in the pan. There was just a fantastic balance between soft and blendable, pigmented and versatile. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.22 oz. - $122.73 Per Ounce

The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have “long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections” that wears for “10 hours.” The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that’s firmer in the pan but not difficult to use–I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes–and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. With MAC’s newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.

Browse all of our MAC Extra Dimension Blush swatches.

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MAC Extra Dimension Blush $27.00/0.22 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Nude Dip Eyeshadow Quad
  • Stila Into the Blue Glitter Shadow
  • Stila Sea Siren Glitter Shadow
  • Stila Ballet Pink Glitter Shadow
  • Marc Jacobs Ody(sea) Highliner
On lips:
  • Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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That seems to be the way with some of the more metallic/shimmery powders in general (often lighter, sometimes more nuanced) – but I think the pattern creates some of the illusion/difference in color perception.

I like both shades, with a leaning to Faux Sure as a different shade in my collection. I’m shocked at how beautiful these blushes are! I rarely give MAC much consideration outside of their lip products and paint pots. I might need to pay closer attention if they continue to come out with quality products like this!

Telling Glow was first on my list to get but I can’t find it ANYWHERE!!!!!
So I ended up getting a couple of others while I was for it….Into the Pick, Just a Pinch, Rosy Cheeks and Cheeky Bits. They’re all gorgeous, but I am most excited for Telling Glow.
Have you heard anything about when it might be in stock?

Ah these both look so pretty! I’ve been checking the MAC website every day for these two to be available but they still say coming soon 🙁

Telling Glow looks AMAZING! Very glad that it isn’t orange applied like the pan would suggest, because that would look awful on me. Seeing the shade it becomes in actual practice made me put it on my WL!

Faux Sure is a stunner, too. But I’ve gotten a super similar shade on my cheeks using either both the Taraji cheek products or using just Highlight The Truth with Clinique Cola Pop, so buying this would be redundant.

I like both but Faux Sure is almost the exact color of my lightly sunburned skin so it might be nice for really “fresh” and “outdoorsy” looks.

I love the color of Faux Sure but MAC uses carmine in a lot of their red colors, which would be a deal breaker for me, since I would use this color as an eye shadow.

I am SO excited about these!! It’s so nice to see a MAC release that has WOC in mind. All of the shades you’ve reviewed so far looks perfect for brown skin. Go MAC!

I feel like they DEFINITELY kept other skin tones in mind with these!! And I’m so glad the richer shades still blended well!

I too love these shades, but have you swatched these Fancie? I did and found I had to build up the shade to get the color payoff, but when I did the shimmer was too intense. I regretfully passed on these. I was really excited for them too. Perhaps I’ll go back and give it another try.

These are pretty too – I ordered ‘Cheeky Bits’ but it is on backorder – they will send when they receive new stock. I ordered through your site, Christine!

Finally a MAC release that’s just straight up hits – no caveats, no fails! I hope this MAC release inspires Clinique to do more Cheek Pops.

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