Following on from my MAC A Fantasy of Flowers MSF review today this post is in the same vain - not an in-depth review as I've not fully wore test the blushes but merely to give you my thoughts and feelings on the texture, shade and if there is a possible dupe. I hope it is somewhat helpful...
Within the MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection there is two new and limited edition blushes both of which are fairly similar and not entirely unique shades so I wouldn't rush out and purchase on a whim. I am a huge fan of MAC blushes but tend to focus my affections on the regular line opposed to the MAC Mineralize formula. The reason being is I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and I find the shimmer based almost metallic finish of the MAC Mineralized Blushes to sit within my pores and highlight the problem. However this line does tend to produce the prettiest shades and if you don't suffer from my plight I do recommend trying them out for yourself.
If you have a light complexion I do recommend checking out MAC's Mineralize Blush in Azaela in the Afternoon - a light, shimmery cool toned pastel pink blush that is perfect for the Spring. On deeper complexions this shade will be more of a highlighter and on medium skin tones it may look a little off - that may just be my opinion but it is too stark on my complexion to be a flattering blush but not light enough to be a highlighting option. I'm afraid off the top of my head I have no dupes for this shade (I normally dodge pale pink blushes) but would maybe suggest Benefit Sugarbomb as being similar. Despite being a somewhat pale blush this is really pigmented with a soft, easy to apply texture and is not as drying as MAC's other mineralize formulations i.e MSF's. As mentioned I haven't wore test either shade features today but typically speaking my oily skin requires that I team this formula with a primer and typically receive 7 hours of wear.
MAC Petal Power is officially listed as a coral pink with gold shimmer which I agree wholeheartedly with. Online swatches tempted me to purchase this shade with little thought which was a little silly as in reality it is very similar to NARS Orgasm. The main differences are that MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush is much more pigmented which will open it up to users with a deeper complexion who perhaps struggled with the NARS offering and that MAC's shade leans more coral opposed to the pink tone of Orgasm. The texture of this particular shade is really soft but as aforementioned it does offer wonderful pigmentation. I have not wore test this blush but going from past experiences MAC Mineralize Blushes do have to primed on my oily skin and do last for around 7 hours, sometimes more.
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