Monday, March 11, 2013

Mineralized And Full of Glee

MAC describes it as a "deep, dirty blue-pink with gold pearl" and I think that's a fair and pretty accurate telling of its color.  The gold pearl is very subtle, though, therefore it doesn't interfere but works with the pink to allow a luminous sheen to the cheeks.  Luminous, but not sparkly.  Sheen, but no shine.  It's an easy, everyday blush that works all year 'round.  For your review, I'd like to talk a little about MAC's Mineralized Blush in Gleeful.

Gleeful is one of eight shades from MAC's mineralized blush lineup.  It is a finely milled, baked blush with a surprisingly smooth texture.  It does not feel rough or dry to the touch at all.  Absent are the veining and separation of color one often finds in mineralized products; the dusty pink is consistent throughout with the gold pearl being barely visible to the eye.

The blush's soft dome yields a hearty amount of color.  It's a fully pigmented color that's not all the way opaque, but rather lends a lovely, rosy veil to the face. 

I am really fond of this blush and the way it feels, the color, the color payoff and how it lasts all day on me.  It's a shade that would befit a wide range of skin tones and its buildable coverage makes it versatile enough to wear day or night.  And now that spring has just about sprung, I believe Gleeful may be worth checking out if you're on the hunt for a new hue to rock for the new season. 

MAC's Mineralized Blush in Gleeful can be found at MAC stores and retails for $25. 

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