We have reached the favourite part of any make-up collection - the blushes and my, my, my does MAC
Heavenly Creatures not disappoint with four beautiful blushes that are tiny works of art contained within a small black pot! MAC Heavenly Creatures is MAC's annual large Mineralize launch and one I strongly recommend having a browse of as the powder items are breathtaking!

Heavenly Creatures only launched yesterday via MAC's online store so there is still plenty of time to snap up
any item you have seen reviewed and can't live without and remember even if something is sold out via MAC's web store that Selfridges, Debenhams and House of Frazer all stock MAC and there is also the option of popping into your local MAC store which normally get the collection up to a week later than the online launch.

MAC Stratus is listed as “amethyst and gold brown melange" I agree with the gold brown element but it is more plum than amethyst either way the purple based shade is what dominates both in pan form and when swatched/applied. 

Swirled together the shades in the Stratus blush form a deep plum toned blush that has a slight brown leaning, out of all four blushes in the collection this is the most pigmented and has the least shimmer.
I do feel that MAC Stratus is better suited to medium-dark skin tones as it is a rather deep shade
and may look a little odd on light skin tones, personally I find it too deep for my NC37 skin tone.

The blush has a lovely texture that applies and blends well without any fuss, the formula is most akin to a frost based blush but I do not find them to be problematic in terms of large pores or fine lines but do recommend skipping highlighter with such formulas to avoid being overly luminous haha!
In terms of wear this type of formula typically fairs for around 7 hours on my oily skin type.

MAC Stratus Mineralize Blush £19/3.2g - link