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Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre


Hopefully everyone enjoyed their New Years celebrations (without too much ick-ness today)! I had a wee little get together with my mom. We drank Fuzzy Navels (my 10th grade drink of choice) and had a pretty good time. We survived the holidays together, as this was out first holiday season without my Dad and my Nan. It was harder than I expected, but we made it through together. 

Anyway, today's review is a product I knew I had to have as soon as I saw the promo photos. Azalea Blossom is a MAC re-promote, that I almost bought the first time around. Not exactly sure why I didn't... regardless the cosmetic goddesses smiled upon me and I got the chance snatch one and I took it.

 MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

 MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

 MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre
pink shade, purple shade, blended

While this is a beautiful blush to look at with it's pink to purple ombre, it is not the greatest quality. I find that the texture is quite firm and the finish is a bit powdery when you try to pick the product up with a brush. Pigmentation isn't so hot either. I don't have dark skin (I'm NW20) but I do have to layer this on for it to show up. That said, the colour is pretty: a cool lilac tinted pink.

Size Comparison:
MAC Marine Life High-Light  Powder, MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre, MAC Equilibrium Powder Blush

I was surprised by the size of this. I was expecting the average size compact that the powder blush comes in, but unlike that (which is 6g) the ombres are 9g. I usually don't pay much attention to the weight on my compacts, but this got me looking. The beauty powders (Marine Life shown) are 10g as are the pressed powders.

 MAC Azalea Blossom Ombre Blush vs MAC Giggly Mineralize Blush


With all the rooting around I did to compare the sizes, I did notice that Azalea Blossom looked a bit similar to the Giggly blush from the Quite Cute collection. Both combine the pink base with a hint of purple. I should have given Giggly a little clean up before I took the photos, as the heart looks a bit muddy, but it is in fact a lilac hue.

Blogger fail, as I mixed up the order of my swatches, but as you can see in the photo above, both blushes are a similar shade. Azalea Blossom has a more matte, powdery finish, while Giggly has not only more pigmentation, but also a light shimmery finish one associates with mineralized products. Overall do you need both? Probably not.


Did you pick up one of the Blush Ombres? What did you think?



6 comments:

  1. I read that Azalea Blossom is supposed to be very similar to Hang Loose mineralized blush. I love how Azalea looks but I don't think I would never wear it. I would love them to repromote Ripe Peach.

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  2. I have this coming in the mail and I'm so excited to try it, as I missed out on the Blush Ombres the first time round (though Springshine was sent to me as a gift). I love MAC Hang Loose for a lilac-y blush, so I'm hoping I love Azalea Blossom just as much :)

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  3. Lucky you! Hope you love it!

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  4. I just got this b/c I loved Hang Loose! Last one at my Nordies :)

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  5. It's so much fun knowing a box of MAC is on it's way to you! I have two I'm waiting on...
    Hope you like Azalea Blossom!

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  6. I don't have Hang Loose, but I see the similarities.
    I sooo want Ripe Peach too, I've looked on eBay, but it is going at ungodly prices.

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