MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

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MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush (Swatched with Fingertips)
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush
MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush

Rosy Does It

MAC Rosy Does It Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage when applied with a brush and medium, buildable coverage when applied with fingertips.

The blush had a smooth, lightly emollient consistency that felt malleable beneath some pressure but didn’t have the wetness I’d associate with a traditional cream blush formula. It was thin and more powder-like as soon as it came into contact with my skin, which yielded a more watercolor-effect when this shade was applied and blended out. The color went on fairly evenly but needed some extra care to blend it out perfectly, and I would use a lighter hand to avoid lifting up base products if applying it over foundation/powder. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading.

MAC Glow Play Blushes launch February 6th and will be available in 11 shades; see the collection information here.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$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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Ingredients

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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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oo I love a good vaudeville blush. Between these Mac blushes and some of the Nars releases I could really live my best 1920s life.

Just like Nars Aroused, this is one of those shades that looks amazing on either very light or deep complexions moreso than my own medium olive complexion. But I DO love it!

I bought this last week during the 25% off sale. My MAC store was sold out of all but 3 shades of this blush and this was the only one that wasn’t warm. As it happens, I got the last one of this shade – talk about “meant to be”. I did think it would be way too bright and pigmented but after swatching it, I fell in love with the texture and colour. Applied with a Real Techniques flat topped foundation brush or a MAC 130, the results are wonderful – it looks like a natural flush of colour on my cheeks.

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