MAC Wrapped Candy is a slightly warm-toned, dark plum with a luminous finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $31.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
MAC Wrapped Candy Extra Dimension Blush ($28.00 for 0.15 oz.) is rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and cooler, violet and pink pearl. It was richly pigmented, and a little went a long way, but the soft, blendable consistency made it easier to control and work with on the cheeks--essential characteristics for something darker and pigmented. As I blended out the powder, it became more luminous and the cooler shimmer made it read cooler than it looked in the pan. The blush started to fade after ten hours of wear.
The Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have "long-wearing colour with prismatic reflections" that wears for "10 hours." The formula is typically very pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that's firmer in the pan but not difficult to use--I had no issues grabbing color with even my softest brushes--and has no dustiness or powderiness in the pan. The blushes are usually blendable with a luminous glow on the cheeks that did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. With MAC's newly-added permanent shades, the wear time has ranged from eight to ten hours.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
A modern hybrid blush – combining the smoothness of a cream, blendability of a liquid and finish of a powder with long-wearing colour and prismatic reflections. From soft pastels to corals and plums, this blush delivers polished textures that reflect light and leave a smooth second-skin finish.