MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension Blush recently launched in three shades here in the US for Spring 2021 and I immediately had to have all of them! The promo images made these look like shades I’d totally love especially the shade Look, Don’t Touch! which is the shade I’m featuring in this review.
I’m probably in the minority here but I was so disappointed when these arrived. I was expecting luminous glowy blushes but they actually apply quite flat and almost matte. Also, the colors are misleading in promo images. Love, Don’t Touch! looks like a glistening golden apricot in pictures but it applies more like a cooler, sheer pink. I think I commonly associate shimmer with the MAC Extra Dimension Blush and the combination of that plus the shade offering in the Black Cherry Collection is what tempted me to grab all three colors but I have some regrets about that.
MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension Blush is $31 and 0.14 oz. It comes packaged in a limited edition pink metallic case with a gorgeous cherry blossom face plate. This is seriously one of the very few MAC Collections that’s tempted me a while. The packaging, the colors, it all really spoke to me.
Look, Don’t Touch! is described as a soft coral apricot. It does have elements of apricot but not coral in my opinion! It has a bit of pink in the packaging and I think it applies very pink on my cheeks. The surface a hint of a sheen but it applies almost matte on my face and quite sheer. I was left wanting more shimmer, more glow, more luminosity after applying the color. It just fell flat on my cheeks and looked rather meh. You can actually see it has a nice soft sheen on my wrist swatch but that fails to appear after I apply it on my face.
The powder is fairly dense but has a very smooth consistency that was easy to pick up with my brush and it blended and applied very easily. It didn’t have a single bit of powdery kick up no matter how hard I swiped across it with my brush. Once applied it wore quite well without fading for a solid several hours and had a very smooth finish that didn’t adhere to drier areas on my face and cheeks.
This was just not what I was expecting for some reason. It might look nicer on a different skin tone than my own! It looked like a very sheer, dull pink on me. I wish it applied more apricot but it sadly did not. I think Extra Dimension Blush is a formula I commonly associate with a pretty glow and that’s likely one of the biggest faults I found with this shade (and the others from this collection). There’s no glow or pretty shimmer here!
Did anyone grab any of the MAC Black Cherry Blushes?
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MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension Blush is a new, limited edition launch celebrating Spring and the cherry blossoms in Japan. The blush is available in three shades here in the US (more in Japan) and is $31 for 0.14 oz. Each blush comes in limited edition pink metallic packaging with a pretty cherry blossom face plate. The box also has the same design giving this launch a pretty and elegant look and feel. The promotional images are misleading as they make the blush appear a bit more luminous than they are in real life and what we know from past Extra Dimension Blush launches. I thought the color I choose would be a pretty glow-y apricot but in applied somewhat flat with no glow and almost looked matte in finish. The blush itself is dense and produces absolutely no powdery kick up when a brush is swiped through it but that didn’t make it dry! It applies and blends quite nicely if not a bit sheerer than I expected! It seemed impossible to overdue it with this color. It wore for a solid several hours on my drier skin without fading.
- Beautiful packaging.
- Applies very easily without being overdone.
- Dense and firm texture but is still easy to pick up without a bunch of powdery kick up!
- Promo images are misleading in regards to the colors and finish.
- Seems to apply almost matte.
- Looks dull and flat on cheeks.
- Sheerer than expected.
- No glow, no sparkle, or luminosity as is common with this particular blush.
MAC Black Cherry Extra Dimension Blush is great if you like a more natural, sheerer blush.