MAC Buddies Do not Lie Blush Evaluation & Swatches

MAC Buddies Don’t Lie Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink with refined, heat undertones and a matte end. It had a firmer, stiffer texture that would have been extra blendable and simpler to work with.

Method Overview
for particulars on basic efficiency and traits (like scent).

Method Overview

$24.00/0.21 oz. – $114.29 Per Ounce

Per the model, the method is meant to “present improbable color with ease and consistency” that “applies evenly, adheres frivolously to pores and skin.” There are 5 distinct finishes throughout the vary: Frost (“iridescent, frivolously shimmering colour”), Matte (“flat, matte end… builds effectively”), Satin (“provides refined highlights to the pores and skin”), Sheertone (“sheer-on micro-refined powder … that goes on faint”), and Sheertone Shimmer (“simply sufficient shimmer to make gentle dance in your cheeks”). Their everlasting blushes can be found in compact type in addition to pan-only (the latter shall be cheaper).

The next overview has been up to date to replicate probably the most present iteration of the model’s everlasting vary (whether or not or not there’s been any official change) as I repurchased the vast majority of the everlasting shades as of June 2018. I make a degree to say that as a result of I felt that the textures of a number of shades, notably the frost end shades, was noticeably completely different; they had been a lot smoother and had extra slip however had been much less shimmery/frosted (on common) and appeared to be a bit weaker in pigmentation (however nonetheless buildable). A number of the mattes felt like I’ve encountered prior to now (just a little drier, pigmented, and pretty blendable), whereas some felt extra velvety and finely-milled.

MAC has a stable blush vary however some shades are tougher than others to mix out or diffuse, and because it does for many formulation (from any model), it actually comes all the way down to some shades falling shy of expectations. The matte end had a bent to darken on my pores and skin inside 5 minutes of utility; for many shades, I’d suggest making use of over a powdered face and/or avoiding making use of on still-drying complexion merchandise to make mixing the best. The matte shades appeared to be semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and long-wearing (about eight hours).

Only some of the shades within the everlasting vary appeared to be notably frosted/metallic on the pores and skin; most shades that had shimmer appeared extra softly luminous or pearlescent on the pores and skin to the purpose the place there was little sheen/reflection captured by my digital camera (I did a double take for just a few and re-did swatches solely to search out the identical end captured but once more!). The Sheertone Shimmer carried out most constantly with this: very refined sheen, extra “my pores and skin however higher” with having a barely extra noticeable sheen than matte. There have been just a few shades that had a robust sheen on the pores and skin (like Peachykeen), although. The Frost end simply appeared to have stronger, bigger shimmer in it, however the impact on the pores and skin ranged being refined to average. The identical was true with Satin–some had been extra satin-like and a few appeared extra like a Frost (like Fashionable Mandarin).

Most shades had been blendable, whereas pigmentation different from sheer to opaque relying on the shade, however most had first rate, builable protection. The textures had been firmer than the common powder blush of present occasions, however they do not have extra product kicked up within the pan in any respect. The damage ranged between seven and 9 hours with deeper, intense mattes (like Fever or Movie Noir) lasted longer.

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