MAC's Divine Night collection surely lured us with its name. But did its mineralise blush do the job well? Read on
By: Karishma Suri
Posted on: February 7, 2014
Divine Night, a new collection by MAC, sounds mysterious, passionate and full of an aura that speaks style and class. For the diva that loves to make a statement but in a unique style, this collection has literally pulled me to the store to check it out. The beauty-holic in me could not resist sampling the shades and a review of their new blush “Lured to Love” is a must.
MAC Divine Night Mineralize Blush includes three new and limited edition shades. The finishes on these is a bit more metallic and shiny, so that should be kept in mind before dabbing some on, especially for people with large pores that may just be emphasised by these products. While the textures of all three were soft, finely-milled, and very blend-able, they were prone to fading and did not last as long as regular powder blushes unfortunately!
Lured to Love is described as a “coral pink base with pink frost.” It’s a light-medium, coral pink shade with warm undertones and a satiny finish. This shade had the most natural finish of the three, as it had the least amount of shimmer/sheen. The texture was very soft, and it can be somewhat powdery depending on the brush you use with it (I used it with a MAC 116).
The packaging is loyal to other MAC blushes – black and classy – but I guess I was expecting something different – something more in tandem with the name. Then again, the fact that it has a transparent top makes it easy to locate so I won’t really complain too much about the packaging. The MAC logo is in gold to show that it’s limited edition though. Bear in mind that this is a mineral formula which means that it is baked, and as a result, a little loose, so try not to move it around too much and use a table to keep it on to avoid spillage, and more importantly, wastage!
A beautiful shade to use everyday, it gives just the right amount of flush required for the Indian skin tone. It’s a slightly more metallic peachy pink than most of us would be used to, but the aptness of the shade releasing during the summers is perfect – your cheeks will get more pink naturally due to the sunlight and the heat so you don’t want to land up looking like a tomato! The shimmer present in the blush is so fine that it illuminates for a natural glow, it truly is beautiful and is one of the few shades that allows you to skip highlighting should you wish. Unfortunately, it only wore for four hours until completely vanishing off my skin.