October 23, 2013

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush Reviews & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush Holiday 2013

Apparently MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush ($27.50) is quite the hot commodity. This is a rather unique and stunning shade of plum blush. A shade you really don’t see often! It’s available with the MAC Divine Night Holiday 2013 Collection for a limited time so if you’re wanting it best getting to hauling it before it disappears!

Take a look!

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush is describe as a violet with silver and gold pearl. I personally think it feels like a cooler darkened plum with smaller refined silvery bits (I say bits because it isn’t really glitter nor is it full in sparkle or shimmer but just refined pieces of glitter). This does translate to your face but you can blend it out so you aren’t left with flecks of silver all over your cheeks! Mind you it isn’t terribly glittery but there’s enough here to be annoying to some who prefer to stay away from shimmer on their faces!

It’s unusual shade that could potentially go muddy on certain skin tones. It’s looks a little weird on me I suppose perhaps a bit muddy? But with a proper application technique this could really do some very dramatic looks. It does seem to cling to my drier areas so I imagine it’ll do the same with pores so I suggest an application of primer over it. I use Mally Face Defender after applying as this gives it a smoother more flawless finish (plus it swipes away flecks of glitter!).

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush Swatches

Although MAC calls it violet it looks more plum to me with a hint of berry. It does darken once applied though so you aren’t getting full on plum. I have to say the first thing that popped into my head when I saw and applied it was sugar plums. You’d never associate such a dark color with Christmas but yes, it is kinda festive even elegant and very sultry. I think it just needs the proper technique and application to looks great though so some (like myself) may struggle with it and find it challenging to apply.

Pigmentation does run sheerer on first application but built up it should work across many skin tones and medium and tan tones will probably find the finish the most dramatic where as fairer skin tones might feel it goes a bit muddy.

MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush FOTD

If you can pull it off needless to say MAC Lavish Living Mineralize Blush is a very interesting shade!

It’s on counters now and online for a limited time.

Did you purchase it?

Planning to?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • shweta

    I am totally loving this alone for its gorgeous color…love it though its glittery for my taste..:)

  • Dea

    When I saw the blush I was like “OMG! Horrible!!! How can they think anyone would wear, never mind buy this color!” But then seeing the pics of you wearing it I am inlove. It looks really amazing! I’m pale with auburn hair which makes me still apprehensive about buying it without trying it but I think it might be worthwhile going to the Mac counter and sampling 🙂

    • the Muse

      thanks dea you’re too too kind 🙂 def try it…it’s a shade that’s easy to overlook or just pass by because it’s horrifying in the pot and more than scary but I hopefully it’ll work for you 😀

  • Jody

    I have been wearing this every day since I bought it. I got an msf and another blush from the collection ( and 4 lip pies and an MES, sigh), but this is my favorite. I had no business buying yet another blush, but I am glad I did.
    I use it a little lower than normal blush placement for me. Not quite contour ( too much shimmer for that). And I do build up the color a bit and buff a bunch. I don’t see much shimmer when I do that. Just a nice glow.
    It seems to oddly be face slimming to me ( nc 25-ish)

    I love it. I’m quite surprised how much.

    I also love the tones it reflects as I catch myself in the mirror in the sun, ( lord that sounds vain).

  • Alyssa

    I think this is so pretty and unique! Though id prefer more of a sheen/glow over the glitter. I think i may have to try this anyway 🙂 It looks beautiful on you!

  • Kathy

    I don’t see any mud! That Private Party lipstick complements the blush perfectly! You are a busy gal. So many blog posts with reviews and swatches and responding to all these comments AND working a regular job. I don’t know how you do it. Anyway,love the blush.

    • the Muse

      thanks kathy 😀 AW thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! I try I try I try lol! Life, work, and Musings keeps me VERY busy 😀

  • Monica!

    Looks quite pretty on you Muse! I think it is very very similar to Flirt and tease which incidentally is permanent, isn’t it?

  • ruthlessrocks

    This has to be my fav MAC blush-or any blush-of all time. The color is just so different from all the corals and peaches and orgasm type released the past few years. Glad I scooped this

  • Paola

    hey muse! i love purple blush for contouring but i think i like my MAC Plum Dressing matte blush more than this one…i don’t know about that glitter lol

    • the Muse

      mmm you make me want to haul out mine! I remember that shade but never really used it much 😀