Nobody panic but I think perhaps the MAC Extra Dimension Blush kinda suck. I tried At Dusk and Bareness and both were SO sheer and no metallic finish (I expected as much considering we get the finish from both the Extra Dimension Skin Finish and Eye Shadow).
I was actually expecting a glowing blush of some kind but they have a super soft almost semi-matte satin finish.
Am I nuts?
At Dusk and Bareness
I think the good news is if you ever felt like Extra Dimension Skinfinishes were overkill than Extra Dimension Blushes might be a very pleasant surprise. However, if you loved the overkill of the Skinfinish you might found the blushes are completely and utterly a bust.
I’ve always liked the Extra Dimension Skinfinishes but even I can agree they are very shimmery and sometimes too frosty. But on occasion a shade or two has crossed my path that had an incredible metallic finish that gave my cheeks this stunning glow. I expected the same from the blushes in all honesty so I was shocked they are the complete reverse finish and formula of the Skinfinish.
I dunno you but I expected bold, lots of gold, possibly some shimmer. Instead you get a REALLY super sheer blush here or at least the two shades I tried were very sheer.
MAC Bareness Extra Dimension Blush is a warm beige with a soft, satiny feel that almost feels semi-matte to me. The color is too sheer to actually show up on my skin tone so if you’re super fair of skin this might just be your solution to a warm yet wearable shade of beige blush. I sadly didn’t get the glow I’ve been reading about in other reviews….I just look like I applied face powder after application but no color at all shows up on my skin.
MAC At Dusk Extra Dimension Blush I had a similiar experience with this. This is a lighter dusky pink with a subtle, sheer color pay off. This has a satiny feel as well with a soft, easy to apply texture. The formula is a little more finely milled than Bareness and kicks up some dust when a brush is applied to it but doesn’t produce a chalky finish on skin. After application, again I felt like I had applied face powder but not actual blush as I’m not seeing ANY color.
Needless to say I was terribly impressed with the beautiful formula of the blushes. They have a really soft, finely milled texture that’s a joy to apply. The blush doesn’t cling to flaky areas, applies smoothly and flawlessly, and just feels stunning on. The lack of pigment was a vast disappointment though. I think I expected more of a metallic-like blush much like the shadows and Skinfinish and these just don’t bring that….!
However, I admit I would be happy with the formula if a touch more pigment was involved.
I look forward to exploring the other shades in the hopes they have better color pay off.
Were you expecting some sort of shimmer or metallic goodness from these blushes?
Or is the subtly of them appealing?
These are available from MAC this week at all counters or online at maccosmetics.com