February 18, 2010

MAC Spring Colour Forecast: MAC Blush Ombre Review and Swatches

Hey chicklets!

I just wanted to take a little time out to babble about the new MAC Blush Ombre. These were really a stand out release for me and I thought they rightfully deserved their own post for a bit of a babble, some pictures, and swatches.

Jump to Muse Blush Ombre with me!

I dunno if it’s the interesting graduating design or how beautifully they apply but MAC Blush Ombre is a fav item released with the Spring Colour Forecast. I really, really loved these. Out of the four colors I think the only shade that didn’t leave a lasting impression was SpringShine but aside from that the other three stood out.

If you’re still in debates about your needs and wants from MAC Spring Colour Forecast I do highly suggest snagging at least one or two of these blushes. My eye is on the prize with Ripe Peach, it’s probably the best of the four in my humble opinion. Second runner up, believe it or not, is Vintage Grape. Sounds like a scary shade but it applies on my cheeks as a slightly warmed up pink, quite nice. Azalea Blossom is probably the most surprising of the bunch as first swatch it’s incredibly chalky but applied it’s a cool shade of beautiful pink. And lastly, SpringShine is a brown, bronze shade which didn’t stand out too much for me but I’m still glad to have it for pairing up with a bit of cheek stain for a warmer glow come Summer.

I do urge you to not go by swatches or swatching alone. Have an artist try some on your cheeks as I did notice the formula is not really something to warrant interest first swatch but once applied you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful glow each shade gives your cheeks and face. I feel like the shades are also very versatile as you can wear them in three separate ways. Use each side of the graduation for a darker or lighter blush or mix the two together to create an entirely new shade!

I’m loving these alot and think them worthy of a haul!

Total Muse Approval for purchase.

Well done MAC, you have my attention this week.

Anyone haul?

Which shades did you get?

Do share!

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  • Heather (Kiraling)

    I’m trying to decide if I want Azalea Blossom! I called 10+ states once the Ripe Peach craze started up to track it down.. 2 should finally be on the way. Can’t wait. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now Azalea Blossom is bothering me.. What to do!.

    I’m NW15 but already have Well Dressed. Not sure if it compares?.

    • the Muse

      smart girl heather! I should have gotten a back up but I hit two counters and a mac store and it was GONE GONE GONE! I have well dressed…hmm let me google…heather well dressed and AB look way diff to me hun but unsure ๐Ÿ™‚ just going by swatches/photos online!

      • Heather (Kiraling)

        i hoped so! someone told me the lighter/highlight part of AB compared to well dressed so i wasn’t sure.

        if you ever need a back up, try calling saks! i phoned the beachwood, ohio location and they still had the tester/item UPC number to scan and track ’em down. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • the Muse

          hey heather! how’d it work out for you? did you haul?

          aw thanks appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • knownever

    I’ve been wondering if these pans were big enough to actually pick up one or the other color if you wanted. I haven’t had the chance to see them in person yet. Good to hear that it is a yes!

    • the Muse

      oh yea sure knownever! You can just use one side if you want. the pans are actually the size of an MSF not a standard mac blush so you can def use one shade or both shades ๐Ÿ˜€

      HURRY! they are sold out at both my counters!!!!!!!!!

  • Marina

    Ripe Peach is definitely my favorite. I tend to lean more towards peachy pinks…
    By the way–have you seen the new KVD products @ Sephora? Primer and mascara!

    • the Muse

      me too marina! ๐Ÿ˜€ YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS did you squeal when u seen them? Not so into the mascara but wants the primer and it’s cheap too!

  • daisyv316

    vintage grape was the only that interest me, and I think I might just pick it up after your review, i ended up getting CL l/s along with hot hot hot, so why didnt I add VG to the cart? but like u said I better try on person to see how it looks before I do purchase it. let you know how that turns out =)

  • Nia

    Muse, it’s Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is Azalea Blossom more pink or a bit purplish on you? TIA ๐Ÿ™‚

    • the Muse

      hey nia HAPPY FRIDAY LOL! how fun you left this last week and I’m replying the same day this week!

      More pink for me :)!

  • Anitacska

    I can’t wait for this collection to arrive in the UK, I think it’s another 2 weeks (new collections come out usually in the first week of every month). I will go to my local counter on the day of the release and buy everything! (Okay, not everything, but a LOT of stuff, lol.) Will definitely get 2 or 3 of these blushes (if not all, lol).

    • the Muse

      haha anita everything sounds good to me ๐Ÿ˜€ hehe!!!!!!!! Tell me when it arrives, curious what you’ll haul!

  • Sanna

    Do you think Ripe Peach is similar to Papa Don’t Peach Brightening Blush from Too Faced?

  • plue

    i think i am hauling them all except for SpringShine, i don’t contour my face enough! ๐Ÿ˜›

    I think Ripe Peach is a fav! So beautiful!

    • the Muse

      hey little sis I’d avoid it, it’s rather gross and dull ๐Ÿ˜€ but def ripe peach you needs it!

      • plue

        hee! i bought all 3 without hesitation! Springshine’s out tho ๐Ÿ˜› just like how you said! dull n gross!

        • the Muse

          hey plue rock on! good one little sis well worth you $$ but def not great on SpringShine=DULL!

  • Gemma

    I just got ripe peach in the post today, its beautiful i have never been as happy with a blush as i am with this one. I noticed the spring forecast came up on the uk MAC website on Monday so i ordered one. I just checked today and the ripe peach is all sold out already. I wish i had ordered two. I want Azalea Blossom now too.

    • the Muse

      hello miss gemma fantastic ๐Ÿ˜€ get it get it get it before it’s gone ๐Ÿ˜€ they sold out fast here too!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BV

    Hi Musey

    I totally want this!! It will be several weeks before this is released in Oz – but I most defn want this bayyydddd.

    Thanks for the swatches.


    • the Muse

      ahhh bv I’m so excited for ya ;-D you’re gonna love it!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      My pleasure!