MAC Hard to Get & Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush

Hard to Get

MAC Hard to Get Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a deep brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pink sheen. I was nervous about this shade, as darker brown blushes are often difficult to apply and blend out, but this blended out quite nicely. It wasn’t quite as effortless as other shades in the range (but those have been particularly blendable!), but it was still a very easy blush to work with. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that had a luminous finish that did not accentuate my skin’s texture. The color wore well for ten hours on me.

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.

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01/06

MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush
MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush

Hushed Tone

MAC Hushed Tone Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish copper with warm undertones and soft pink and gold pearl. This was one of the less shimmery shades within the new permanent range of colors, but it still had a lovely, luminous glow. It had fantastic pigmentation, while the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable without being dusty or powdery. Despite being very pigmented, I had no trouble using a lighter hand for less coverage or diffusing and sheering out the color more once on the cheeks. The blush started to fade after eight and a half hours of wear.

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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Personal Identity Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Roach 24/7 Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Lipstick

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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Hushed Tone is coming home with me this morning. Just love it for my skin tone. Was waiting for the review to purchase it. Thanks Christine.

Well poo! The one I really love, Hushed Tones, is also one I’ve got fairly close dupes of! Pink Grapefruit and Highlight The Truth are both favorites of mine, although my Pink Grapefruit appears cooler than this? I know it’s had a few variations already, seems to have gone cool-toned again.

Hi Nancy!

This is what I did, LOL! I swatched both Hushed Tones and Sweets for my Sweet in the store and brought them home. (SO pretty!) I kept the swatches on my hand, and at home swatched blushes I already own to compare. They were *so* close I brought back the two I bought. Sad. These blushes are lovely, but so is what I already own. 🙂

Hard to get looks like a natural flush! I love that. I need some pink blushes most I have are coral colors. So hard to pick!

I think I’m gonna hafta go into Mac to decide?

I already have Fairly Precious coming in the mail but I’m so tempted by Hushed Tone now, even though I have LG Pink Grapefruit. These blushes are all so gorgeous.

Loving “Hard to Get”. As a chocolate-y lady myself, I find it hard to find a brown-based blush that’s deep enough and has some interesting dimension to it. I swatched it today and will buy when my makeup buying hiatus is up!

They’re both so pretty!! I want them both. Especially Hard To Get. I know it’s going to look amazing on deeper complexions

I love Hushed Tone, but then I was thinking it looks similar to Clinique Fig Pop, one of my favorites. I compared them on your site, but I can’t decide if I can justify the difference. What do you think Christine?

I actually really love Hard to Get. I am NC50 in MAC, so it shows up very coppery and sun kissed on me. The lighter colors all look ashy when swatched on my skin tone, so I am glad they have a variety of shades to cater to everyone.

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