April 18, 2017

MAC Cheeky Bits Extra Dimension Blush Review & Swatches

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I literally had to hold myself down and not purchase all the MAC Extra Dimension Blush shades that launched. I ended up with a single shade which was Cheeky Bits and it’s a rather stunning little number for Summer looks. Since I’m busy hauling out everything golden pink and peach I have this was an excellent addition to my already huge stash of those shades.

Let’s take a peek at my review and swatches.

MAC Extra Dimension Blush ($28) isn’t new by any means and has a knack for popping up once or twice a year during the Fall and Summer months. It’s apparently a formula that has a prismatic reflection according to MAC or aka as I like to call it, a luminous finish. It’s somewhat like Mineralize Skinfinish in the fact it has a gorgeous glow-y finish.

I have a soft spot for some of MAC’s more luminous powder products. I think they did such a fabulous job with Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder and I was expecting much of the same greatness from the new Extra Dimension Blush shades.

Without a doubt I’ll be going back for more shades because Cheeky Bits did not disappoint and although, I already own many of Extra Dimension Blush shads I could always use more!

I find the texture a little drier and dustier but the color blends really, really well and has a soft focused luminosity that isn’t overly sparkly or loaded with a ton of shimmer. I think it’s rather difficult to find a luminous blush that isn’t loaded with shimmer. This formula blends out very nicely for a beautiful glow that isn’t overloaded with shimmer.

Cheeky Bits is a pretty coral pink with a fine golden shimmer. It actually leans towards being more pink versus coral which makes the shade unique as it isn’t your normal run of the mill golden coral like say, NARS Orgasm. Pigmentation is excellent here and a little goes a long way with color that wears well without fading during a full day’s worth of wear.

As we head into Summer, we’re likely all looking for that perfect glow-y blush and MAC Extra Dimension Blush will get you just that.

I’m going to slap a Muse Approval on this one.

Get them now at your local MAC counter or online at nordstrom.com and maccosmetics.com.

Already have a few shades?

Do share your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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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  • Mary

    That is so pretty on you!! I think I need it for myself …………….

    • Isabella Muse

      oh thanks! I was really light handed with it so you can’t see the pretty glow ๐Ÿ˜€ but it’s really a nice shade ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Mary

        I am super fair (Mac nc15) so I am always easy on the blush but that color is totally up my alley

  • Isa

    I’m so glad this line is permanent because I can wait for some kind of sale or promo! That’s going to be necessary because I can see myself buying several! My biggest problem with these is probably going to be picking out the shades I really want.

    I’m legit more excited about these than the vast majority of their limited edition stuff. Just goes to show that sometimes, you just need to put out a good product instead of depending on artificial hype.

    • Isabella Muse

      I was sOOO good and only got one but I’m totally going back for more. They have a lovely orange-y shade I must have ๐Ÿ˜€ Amen! Preach sis ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Isa

        Only one? That’s discipline right there! (Even if you pick more up :p)

        From the swatches I’ve seen, I suspect I’m going to wind up with 4-5!

        • Isabella Muse

          haha I know right? Unheard of for me ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t blame you! They are all REALLY gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Isa

            Sooo…. there was a promo going on recently and I picked three of these babies up. This one, rosy cheeks and wrapped candy. I don’t regret it! And may even get more. I am so weak in the face of covetable makeup!

          • Isabella Muse

            yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ They really are a brilliant little blush!

    • Isabella Muse

      nothing really like it. It’s a lot more pigmented and deeper ๐Ÿ™‚ more coral less pink to it!

  • Linda

    I like the Extra Dimension blushes as well, the glow they give is perfect for the warmer months. So far they have not launched here in Germany, but I will keep an eye out for them.

  • Sara

    PRETTY! I love the peach/corals too. This would be a pretty lip color and eyeshadow too. Your lashes look really pretty…extensions?