MAC Modern Mandarin is a slightly warm-toned, medium-dark orange with a pearl finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.21 oz.
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MAC Modern Mandarin Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a "red-orange." It's a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a soft, frosted finish. This shade was more shimmery than the rest, and I felt like the permanent edition was just a tiny bit more shimmery than my original version (not enough to seem like a genuine difference, more like a batch variation) as well as slightly more blendable. It had great color payoff, while the texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable. I really liked how consistent these blushes were across the board. Modern Mandarin managed to last eight hours on me before fading. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is a cream, lighter, no shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is darker. NARS Gilda (P, $29.00) is a smidgen lighter. Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.
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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).