MAC Trace Gold Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “gold with shimmer [with a Sheertone Shimmer finish].” It’s a warm-toned, gold and copper-shimmered, medium orange-brown. It has a rather frosted finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest is darker, browner, less shimmery. Physicians Formula Light Bronzer is more orange, lighter. Urban Decay Baked is slightly darker. NARS Luster is more orange, warmer. MAC Center of the Universe is darker. See comparison swatches.

It had good color payoff, though not a particularly intense blush, that can easily be sheered out for a soft wash of color. On my medium complexion, Trace Gold added warmth and shimmer to my cheeks but not strong color. On fairer skin tones, I would expect to see much more color added to the cheeks, and then on deeper complexions, it will be more of a warming highlighter. The texture is soft, finely-milled, and smooth overall. When I wore it, the blush wore well for seven hours and looked somewhat faded after eight hours of wear. As this is a permanent shade, it is also available in pan-form for $17.

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MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Trace Gold Blush

Powder Blush
MAC
$24.00/0.21 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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It’s actually beautiful!! Good for No Makeup look! Hey Christine, when will you review GA Rouge Ecstasy lipsticks?? I’ve been itching to buy, but will wait for your review! 🙂

One of my favorite perm blushes ever from MAC. This is seriously a dark horse in the MAC blush collection. I bought this on a whim 2 years ago thinking it would look good for summer and since then I have fallen in love with it. I’m fair and it gives me a perfect warm glow without coming off too brassy or orange. I highly recommend adding this to your makeup collection if you’re a fan of glowy warm colors.

So pretty! I don’t use a lot of face products but I’ve been getting into powders and blushes that give kind of a “glowy” look. I’ll have to check this out!

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