MAC That’s Peachy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter pop of medium tangerine with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture felt smooth, lightly pliable (almost clay-like–not that creamy or wet to the touch but movable) and felt more like a thin powder once it came into contact with my skin.
I found it easiest to apply with fingertips as it blended out more readily (the warmth of my touch seemed to enable blending), plus fingertips offered more medium, buildable coverage (so less layers). A brush yielded sheer coverage that built up to medium coverage with three layers. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit on me.
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).
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$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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