MAC Sweet Samba is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a frost finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $29.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
Sweet Samba is described as a "dark pink with tan pearl." It's a pink-plum with a soft, pearly sheen and neutral-to-cool undertones. It had intense color payoff, so go easy with a brush and lightly tap onto cheeks and then build up the intensity. It's much easier to build than it is to diffuse and soften if you apply too much. I will be testing out the wear of this shade today. This had the most forgiving texture and only slightly emphasized pores/the natural texture of the skin. theBalm Cabana Boy is less pink, more plum. NARS Oasis is darker, more plum. NARS Outlaw is similar, more subdued. MAC Mocha is pinker. MAC Star Wonder is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Gentle is pinker. See comparison swatches.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide an exceptionally sheer application. Lightweight formula glides onto skin to achieve luminous colour that builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a pearlized shimmer.