8.06.2012

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal Review and Swatches

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal
MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal

I used to wear powder blush exclusively, but as my makeup obsession has grown I've discovered the wonders of cream blush as well. The best cream blushes give skin a natural, lit-from-within glow that's unmatched by most powder formulas. MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal ($20) perfectly illustrates that a high-quality cream blush can give your complexion a healthy dose of radiance right where you want it.

At first glace, MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal doesn't look like much. The deep terracotta shade looks drab in the pan but sheers out to a reddish brown that blends beautifully with your complexion, whether your skin tone is fair or deep.

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal Swatch
MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal Swatch

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal is more pigmented than many other cream blushes. This means that you must be sure to use a light hand so that you don't apply too much. 

Although MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal is very creamy to the touch, it sets to a satin, non-greasy finish. I was worried that this blush would quickly melt away, but it held up almost perfectly for five hours. After ten hours, it had faded but was still present on my cheeks. Although the staying power is good, I think I would prefer if it set to a matte finish because I have oily skin. I had the same problem with MAC Casual Color Lip and Cheek Color in Relaxation and Out for Fun. I want MAC to come out with a less dewy cream blush!

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal
MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal

MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal reminds me of Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush in Plum Satin, but the two blushes are not exact dupes. MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal is more brown, while Youngblood Luminous Creme Blush in Plum Satin is brighter and more rosy.

Overall, I'm happy with  MAC Cremeblend Blush in Tea Petal. The unique color blends well with skin to create a luminous flush that looks healthy and natural. This blush would probably work best for people with dry skin that want that dewy finish!


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