MAC Totally Synced Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

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MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synced Glow Play Blush (Swatched with Fingertips)
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush
MAC Totally Synched Glow Play Blush

Totally Synched

MAC Totally Synced Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, bubblegum pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) when applied with a brush and semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) when applied with fingertips.

The blush had a smooth, lightly emollient texture that wasn’t wet to the touch but felt creamier than a true powder formula would. Once the product came into contact with my skin, it felt more like a thin powder than a cream or gel-based product. It applied evenly and blended easily whether over bare skin or over foundation. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before I noticed slight fading.

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

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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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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From the looks of all the most recent cheek collections, bubblegum pink is having a moment. Not for me, though. I just don’t look good in it at all, as it seriously clashes with my olive undertone.

Hi! I just love your eyes in this review for Mac Glow Play Blush!! May I ask what eyeshadow you are wearing in this photo? Just beautiful!! Thank you! Linda

I think this is a very wearable take on bubblegum pink. I usually have to be very careful about cool tones on my cheeks, but this I like for some reason!

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