MAC Powder Blush
MAC Cheek Pollen is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition blush that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.21 oz.
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MAC Cheek Pollen Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "warm nude [with a Satin finish]." It's a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin shimmer-sheen finish. It was richly pigmented with a really soft, smooth, almost buttery consistency that applied well to the skin. It blended out beautifully, while the satin finish gave the skin luminosity without emphasizing pores. On me, it lasted for eight hours. Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Lynx (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $44.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ganymede (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). ColourPop Fashion District (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Sensation (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Unapologetic (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Sundown (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Paranoid (DC, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Passionate (23) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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LELimited Edition. $24.00.
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Designed by and for professionals. Formulated to provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of colour that stays put all day. Five finishes -- Frost. An iridescent, lightly shimmering color that adds highlights and a frosted bloom to your cheeks. Matte. A flat, matte finish that goes on lightly, builds well and blends with the skin. Satin. A light-refractive sheen-style finish that adds subtle highlights to the skin. Sheertone. A sheer-on micro-refined powder with a non-transparent finish that goes on faint and looks real. Sheertone Shimmer. A jet-milled and micro-fine powder with just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks.
TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).
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