MAC Mineralize Blushers (L-R) Love Joy // Gleeful // Utterly Game - £21 each
Hands down MAC has to be my favourite high end make up brand, and with my pro discount makes it practically drug store prices. Normally I stick to their cream or powder blushers, yet recently I've rediscovered their Mineralized baked blushers and this is what I've been reaching for on a daily basis. I've actually only got the three blushes, however I have to admit I'm fairly content with my small collection and probably wouldn't add anything to it.
First up is Love Joy which is described by MAC as a warm mid toned brown with gold pearl, and personally I use this more as a bronzer/highlighter combo on days when I really can't be bothered to actually sit and put make up on. This has to be the ultimate lazy girl's blusher, however you need to be very light handed with this as the colour payoff is exceptional. Next up is a recent addition to the collection and is Gleeful, which looks so bright in the pan, but once applied is very sheer and build-able on the skin. Mac describe this as a deep dirty blue based pink, and I'd say on me this slightly leans more towards the red side. Personally I prefer to wear this when I'm tanned, as on my naturally paler than pale skin I look like I've ran a marathon.
Saving the best til last my all time favourite mineralize blush - Utterly Game, a blusher which I remember picking up on a whim when I saw the Fabulous Feline Collection. As this is limited edition I normally only ever use this on special occasions as I don't want to hit pan on it. I think the only way to describe this is a stereotypical peachy blush, which unlike the other two blushers you can quite easily afford to be heavy handed as the blush is that sheer. This has to be a universal blusher which looks as amazing on pale skin as it does tanned.
Obviously these blushes are slightly more expensive than the usual MAC blushers however for value for money and pigmentation you can't be beaten. Normally I will apply this with a fluffy blush and if I do find that I've applied too much, the colours are easily blendable. Are you a fan of mineralize blushes? Which brands and shades are your favourite?