MAC - For that Pink Blush


That faintly pink, healthy cheek glow has been in the wishlist of many women. MAC makes it very much possible with its Porcelain Pink powder!

By: Karishma Suri

Posted on: April 30, 2013

If you are looking to sculpt a perfect pair of ‘diva’ cheekbones this summer, MAC has the right product made just for you. Called ‘Porcelain Pink’ – a mineralised skin finish that is a soft pinky coral with gold veining, this one is a definite keeper. It’s a light pink with warm undertones and a dusting of gold sparkle and shimmer, which immediately uplifts your appearance and your mood, as it’s so very pretty and pink. Perfect for this summer, the mighty sun reflects this shade perfectly and admirers will wonder what the reason behind your perfect blush is!

The application is easy and quick. Pick up a small, tapered face or blush brush (MAC or Sephora works well) and behold as you are left with a natural champagne looking dewy finish! You can even use it on the bridge of your nose or brow bone but I wouldn’t recommend working up the layers as it will look too frosty. You can even use it over a pink or coral blush, for a well dressed look, to add that ‘diva feminine’ touch to your cheeks.

The packaging is simple (black plastic with a clear domed lid) and matches the other MAC products, but has no mirror, which is a huge drawback if you use it for touch ups. Don’t be intimated by the pop of coral colour that you see in the pan because it actually turns lighter shade on the skin (do a test swatch before you buy it).

Porcelain Pink has a high frosted, slightly metallic finish and thus serves its purpose as a highlighter well or a subtle pink blush for fair skinned. Texture-wise the product is fine and soft, and will feel quite natural on your skin, with just slightly peeking out at the perfect moment (and angle). A word of caution, don’t overdo the application of this product as it falls under the frosty category, and can actually make your pores appear bigger and thus stand out. A quick suggestion - it can also be used as a finishing powder for those who have an oily combination skin, but again use a light hand and just sweep the product across your face to set your makeup.

Overall, Porcelain Pink will give your cheeks a healthy glow and radiant look so make place for it in your make-up must haves this summer. Highly appreciated is the fact that the glitter is not overdone, but yes is definitely there, though it will come onto your fingers if not finished with a MAC fix +. It will last you for an average of six hours, but then may start fading out and looking oddly frosty, so I would recommend keeping it in your bag for instant touch ups. Say ‘Hello’ to beautiful skin with that ‘just blushing’ look.

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