MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

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MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush
MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush

So Natural

MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. It had slightly more shimmer than other shades in the formula, though it was still subtle when applied and blended out.

The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly pliable with its cream-to-powder texture–kind of like an airier, less-dense clay as it felt drier to the touch (not the slip of a true cream formula) but could be indented by pressing on it. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied with a brush and more medium, buildable coverage applied with fingertips. The product went on evenly and didn’t disturb my underlying base but also worked well over bare skin. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

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)]

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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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I purchased this shade as well as That’s Peachy this weekend and they are just so Spring/Summer shades that are lovely and easy to work with. Mac got it right with this blushes, just wish they were permanent.

So pretty! Every time I see a nice, peachy-brown blush, I think “wow, lovely, I could buy that but lemme check dupes” and there is Satin Love, like always. So underrated!

I love this blush but have dupes for it so I am going to pass. I was looking at the eye look with Sydney Grace and marveling at how many shades you can get on your lid, Christine. Must be actually having a mobile lid to work with!! I am a sucker for these colourful looks. I am placing a Sydney Grace order on payday so looking forward to playing with her shadows, again. For sure I am getting Comforter. It is such a lovely teal shade.

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