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2/17/2012

MAC Blushes: Blunt and Margin Review, Swatches and Look

6 g/0.21 oz. 
US $20.00
A contour powder and a brightening blush powder:
What they are: MAC powder blushes are described as "colour for cheeks and face". Their wide range of formulas help create different looks. 
-Blunt is a "muted golden brown" with a matte finish
-Margin is a "peach with golden shimmer" with a frost finish 
Blunt and Margin
My Verdict: MAC has some of the best powder blushes I have tried. Their soft texture, pigmentation and the variety of colors and formulas they carry make their blushes a favorite to makeup artists and the public. Because Blunt has a matte finish, I do not use it as a blush. Instead I use this as a contour powder for defining the cheekbones and/or sculpting the face. One thing I will point out is that the description of the shade is deceiving. When blunt is swatched and applied on the skin, the color has a reddish undertone rather than golden. I personally do not mind that it is a bit red/brown because it does not make my face look muddy. For a finish that is matte, I have had no trouble blending the powder onto my face. 
           Okay, now on to Margin blush! Margin is among one of the popular blushes MAC carries. Many times I have heard people raving about Margin and how flattering it is on many skin tones. However, I always overlooked it when browsing their blushes in store. It wasn't until I asked one of their makeup artists to recommend me a blush I can pair with Blunt. She picked out Margin. After she applied both blushes and blended them I loved the way they looked together. Margin is a peach with golden shimmer and the frost finish flatters blunt's matte finish. 
Blunt and Margin on the cheeks

How-to use Blunt and Margin together: For a sculpted face I recommend using an angle face brush with Blunt. I use MAC 168 large angle contour brush. To locate your cheekbones just suck in your cheeks (do the fishy lips face) and apply blunt diagonally blending upward towards the hairline. Then apply your cheek blush on the apples of your cheeks. Begin on the apples of the cheeks and work the color upwards, blending it with your contour powder. 
Thanks for stopping by :))
Xx Anel

21 comments:

  1. Looks very beautiful! Wish I could get some MAC products. =)

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  3. blunt is so intense... i love the way it looks on your skin :)

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    1. Thanks Lucy! It is an intense color. I have seen it work on many skin tones :)

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  4. They make a very cute combo! :)

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    1. They do! :)) They compliment each other

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  5. Both looks pretty on you! :)

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  6. margin is so pretty and looks lovely on you xx

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! Your contouring is so subtle and looks quite natural. I can't believe I haven't thought of purchasing Margin before! It's so stunning.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica for the compliment on the contouring! I am still learning on not over doing it.. And I would love to see how margin looks on you :))

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  8. stunning!
    i thought the brown shade might be too much, but you are working it beautifully.
    i am afraid to use any bronzer color. it is inspiring. :)

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    1. I have heard that Guerlain terracota bronzing powders are some of the best for fair skin ladies because they are natural and do not turn orange or muddy. I shall review mine :)

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  9. Both are great!
    I need to try that blush.
    ~Jazmin

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    1. Thanks! Try it out, would love to see it on you :)

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  10. The both look great on you! I really want to try Blunt. I am sure it would make a lovely contour color :)

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    1. Thanks Alina! Oh yes blunt is great for contouring! I would love to see it on you :))

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  11. I really need a dupe or margin as I cant afford it and I cant get hold of NYX terra cotta which is supposed to be similar. any suggestions? even if I have to buy two others and mix (not too expensive though as if I buy two, I may as well buy one - margin!)

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