MAC Softly Does It is a neutral-toned, very light lavender with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition blush.
Softly Does It is a light, soft, silvery rose with a pearly sheen. This was one of the sheerest shades throughout the shade range, not just in the duo, and it did not build up from its sheer coverage. The texture seemed to be a little less emollient, so it wasn't as easily spread across the skin, which made it better over bare skin or lightly applied foundation rather than over medium coverage (or a matte finish) foundation.
I felt like it disturbed the underlying base product too much. The best way I found to apply it over a medium coverage foundation was to lightly press the product onto the high planes of the face and use the edge of the fingertip to lightly sweep downward (but pick one direction). As a highlighter, it wore well for just over six hours on me before looking patchy and had moved a bit on the skin.