Earlier this month I was talking about how the lipstick index seemed to be taking a nose dive and how makeup collections and beauty releases seem a little slower and I feel like the MAC Summer 2015 Collection is testimony to that. This is such a tiny release for Summer! Typically MAC releases Summer Collections in two parts because they are rather large. Wash & Dry is a really tiny collection. No worries, I’m sure we have plenty to look forward to from MAC this Summer including their Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive Collection but still I sure do find it unusual for them to release merely two blushes for Summer.
None the less here’s some thoughts on the MAC Crisp Whites Powder Blush!
MAC Crisp Whites Blush comes housed in limited edition packaging features feature a gradating metallic compact in shades of grassy green, orange, and an green. It’s a nice compact and makes me realize why I enjoy MAC limited edition collections so much.
MAC Crisp Whites Powder Blush
MAC Crisp Whites Powder Blush Swatches
Crisp Whites is described as a pale tangerine and that’s inaccurate as this really doesn’t have a lot of tangerine going for it. It’s a paler peach in the pot but applies orange-y on my cheeks with a sheerer almost chalky color pay off. The texture is soft and very smooth but at times it felt a little chalky during the initial application but blended out considerably nicer that the first application. It’s a bit of a drier blush formula and feels almost matte to me but does give cheeks a hint of a glow. I was surprised as the color goes on very subtly but it actually built well. That’s not to say it’s as pigmented as many MAC blushes are because it is not. However, it does build nicely so you can go from sheer to a bit deeper without easily overdoing it. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for those with medium or deeper skin tones as you might feel it isn’t nearly pigmented enough to show up well. This one seems best suited to lighter skin tones who want a touch of warmer blush that applies naturally and looks natural on.
I’m not sure I’d necessarily mark it as a must have as I’m more about pigmented blushes myself. But I do see it as having plenty of potential for those that like a more subtle shade that looks natural on and applies and builds without every looking over done no matter how much you build and layer!
MAC Crisp Whites Powder Blush is available now on counters or grab it and the entire MAC Wash & Dry Collection at Nordstrom.com.