February 6, 2015

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre Review & Swatches

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre1

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre is a new, limited edition blush that launched with the MAC Toledo Collection for Spring 2015. There are a total of three MAC Blush Ombre shades that launched with the collection, two of which are repromoted where as Kindergarten Red is a new shade and quite a unique one. When it launched for purchase earlier in the week I thought for sure it would be the first to sell out but it still available for purchase.

Let’s take a look!

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre2

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre ($32) this comes housed in a square plastic compact with no mirror! I was surprised by the of mirror in all honesty but it doesn’t take away from the cute, quirky design.

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre is described as a crimson blush by MAC and it does have some redness to it but for the most part it’s a cooler, darker shade of pink. I think it’s a shade that will pull differently for everyone depending on your skin tone. Personally it looks like a bright pink on my cheeks!

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre swatches

MAC Blush Ombre Swatches (Ripe Peach and Kindergarten Red)

It does have a very dense texture. This doesn’t translate as being dry but I do find it difficult to get the blush onto my brush due to the texture! You can see how sheer it swatches in my photos below, it’s just a shade that proves difficult to pick up! The good news is it applies well and looks pretty nice on with a soft luminosity that’s very pretty. I feel like the Ombre Blushes in this collection can’t really be over done due to the density of the formula and that proves a good thing for heavy handed folks like myself!

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre isn’t quite as unique as I thought it would be and I do wish the formula was a bit more finely milled and softer but I can’t deny it applies beautifully and looks very nice once applied.

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre fotd

MAC Kindergarten Red Blush Ombre is on counters now or on nordstrom.com.

What think of the shade?

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  • Tammie

    When I tried to swatch this at Nordstrom I couldn’t even get any color on my finger (it was already a bit compacted or whatever from other peoples’ swatch attempts) so I didn’t bother with any of the blushes…not that I was planning to get one to begin with because I need another blush like I need a hole in my head lol…

    • Isabella Muse

      they are dense dense dense! very dense! but if you can put up with it, they end up looking incredible once applied ;D

      • Tammie

        It does look very pretty on you (as does the other one!) but I don’t think I have the patience to deal with it lol….I have a feeling it would be going back pretty fast ^^;;;

        • Isabella Muse

          i don’t blame you, I can see people be disappointed with the texture! These are a lot harder than the Spring Forecast Ombres!

      • Katherine T.

        OMG, I’ve been eyeing it ever since it came out!! I will definitely be buying it. It looks like the perfect red.

      • Zovesta

        Oh wow, the blush is cute, don’t get me wrong, but that lipstick bowled me over LOL! I scrolled down to the comments just to see if anyone else has asked what it was. Thank you! 😀