MAC Sur Blush Review, Photos, Swatches (Mickey Contractor)

MAC Sur Blush
MAC Sur Blush

MAC Mickey Contractor: Sur Blush

MAC Sur Blush ($18.50 for 0.21 oz.) is new and limited edition blush from MAC Mickey Contractor. MAC describes it as a “dirty rose brown” with a satin finish. When I swatched, I found Sur to be a rosied brown with a pearly sheen. It’s a really nice natural blusher–it’ll give your cheeks a little oh-la-la and dimension without too much color. I see this working well on light to medium-dark skin tones; darkest skin tones may find it gets lost when used.

It seems quite comparable to Notable (Makeup Art Cosmetics, ’09)–possibly a touch lighter and with a more noticeable sheen. It seems similar to Blushbaby, too, though browner.

P.S. — On eyes, I am wearing Jaan eyeshadow on the lid, Vivah eyeshadow on the outer lid/crease, Folie in the crease, Burberry Trench to highlight, Ivy fluidline on upper lash line, Urban Decay Perversion on lower water line, Jaan eyeshadow on lower lash line. On lips, I am wearing Yash lipstick with Lust lipglass on top. On cheeks, I am wearing Sur Blush.

MAC Mickey Contractor will be available on January 6th at select North American stores and January 2011 for select international stores. It will be available online on approximately January 4th but may not be available until the 6th.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: It’s a very easy, everyday kind of blush that’s everyday without adding color but more about definition and dimension.  It does add some color, don’t get me wrong, but it’s very natural.

WHERE TO BUY: maccosmetics.com

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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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Ooh, this is lovely! In the swatch it almost looks to have a mauve sheen… am I making this up, or is it really there?
p.s. thanks for getting these up so fast, Christine! If you ever wonder if people appreciate how much time and effort you put into this… don’t! We do!

hi christine!

how do you think this blush compares to “pinch me” by mac? i own pinch me and i’m debating on whether getting this one or not. it looks very similar just less shimmery.

-grace

Hello Christine (: would this be close to tenderling in terms of color? Tendering is my HG everyday blush! So is the oh so fair beauty powder from venomous villains. They’re basically the same shade. Thanks! (:

Hi Christine Happy New Year to you! How does Sur blush compare to Raizin blush please? That is if you do have Raizin. I was thinking of buying the Saffron eyeshadow and using that as a blush possibly.

Love it, love it, love it! I just love this look on you and I can’t wait to get that Ivy fluidline!Im so used to wearing Black on my upper lashline so I cannot wait to try that one out for a change.

It’s a nice cheek color for colorful eyeshadows, it doesn’t compete. Your makeup looks very harmonious here, I love the look. Have you tried Lancome Shimmer mocha havana? This looks similar, so I may have to bring it with me to compare when I go to the MAC counter.

So pretty! I really like the look of this blush and that it isn’t overly pink. Do you think it would be lost on an NC45 face, Christine? Would layering it with a cream blush first help bring out that lovely color?

I was wondering how this blush would compare to Darkly My Dear from the Venomous Villains collection. I am trying only to get two or three things from this collection, and I really do not wear blush that often but I fell in love with this colour. The only blush I have from MAC is Darkly My Dear, and I realized they may be dupes. What would you say?

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