Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review: Mac Melba Blush
Considering that I've never tried a MAC blush before, my blogging friend Sarah took pity on my & sent me her pan of 'Melba', since she knew I would use it more & she's trying to only use cruelty free & vegan products. (Since MAC started manufacturing in China, they are no longer considered cruelty free.) I was extremely excited to see what I would think about this blush, but in the end, it just left me feeling so-so.
I have nothing bad to say about this blush. I love the peachy color, it's not a bright in-your-face peach, more of a dusty, apricot peach - which I like. I also like the pigmentation, just a couple of swipes gives a great amount of color payoff, & you don't have to swirl your brush into this blush a million times just to pick up a bit of color. I also like the staying power, this lasts me quite a long time, but my oily cheeks always eat it up by the end of the day. But considering ALL of my blushes get eaten up by my skin issues....that's not anything I can't deal with.
So what leaves me a little let-down? The fact that this blush costs about $20 & I've heard RAVES about MAC blushes. Melba honestly isn't any better than my cheap blushes from Wet n Wild, Hard Candy, or Maybelline. And it honestly pales in comparison to some of my favorite high end blushes like Benefit Hervana, & Illamasqua Lover, too. It's just not worth the extra money for me. Plus, this is just a blush pan, not a blush in a compact. The compact blushes will lead you to be spending a few dollars more.
Are all MAC blushes like this? No, probably not. I've heard rave reviews for a lot of other colors from some of my favorite bloggers, & I'm up to trying another one. I'm not saying all MAC blushes aren't worth the money because I have no place to say that. The other colors could be awesome & holy-grail to me, Melba just...wasn't.
So, what do I think? Well, this blush isn't my favorite or anything, but I really do like it. I like the color, pigmentation, & lasting power. But the price & the fact that it's not even as good as my other pricey blushes, left me let-down. If you have the extra money & want this particular color, I'm sure you'll love Melba! But if you don't like spending the extra money, but just wonder how this product performs, I'd tell you to skip it.