MAC Sheertone Blush in Peaches was the first ever MAC blush I’ve purchased, and it didn’t disappoint. I was hesitant at first because my skin did not approve of any of the MAC foundations I’ve tried so far. But I figured since this is a powder blush, maybe it wouldn’t give me pimples which I’ve experienced with their liquid foundations. I’m so glad that I decided to give it a go.
Peaches is part of MAC’s Permanent line and I wasn’t really planning on buying it. I was just passing by the MAC store in Glorietta and noticed that there weren’t a lot of people huddling over the display counters. So I thought, why not check out if there were any lipsticks worth buying. As soon as I stepped towards the lipsticks display, a tall and big lady almost pushed me out of the way so she could get ahead of me and started checking on the lipsticks. Oh-kay!!! 🙂
Anyways, I ended up checking the powder blushes instead. Peaches immediately caught my eye, it was like the Sun in the midst of all the other blushes. The MUA who was suddenly by my side (I didn’t notice her walking towards me because I was blinded by Peaches LOL!) asked me what I was looking for and I told her, “Nothing in particular, really. But can you check the name of this color for me, please?” I was pointing to Peaches. She didn’t even look at the label underneath, and told me with firm conviction, “Oh that? That’s Melba!”
I asked her if I can swatch it and also look at the label, so she took it out for me and glanced at the label herself. Then, with an apologetic smile, she said “Oh I’m sorry, this isn’t Melba… it’s Peaches. Melba would look better on you!” Oh, please! You’ve made a mistake. No need to cover it up with another mistake! I want Peaches, so don’t sway me. LOL! I just smiled back, though, and told her “It’s fine. I prefer this one because it’s brighter.”
I swatched it on my hand and looking at the swatch, I thought to myself that I must buy it because it would look really great on me. They had it in stock, so I had a great smile plastered on my face and a big MAC paper bag (with only the small box of Peaches Blush inside because they didn’t have a smaller bag that time) in my hand when I left the store.
On the pan, MAC Peaches looks coral, even orange. But when swatched, it is a bright peach with warm undertone. It would look great on any skintone, but it would have to be layered on darker skintones as it is a bit sheer. It has a matte finish, so it will not accentuate large pores or skin oiliness.
It doesn’t last as long as my other blushes, but with a proper base and not-so-humid weather, I can make it last for at least 6 hours.
MAC Peaches is lighter than Chanel Cream Blush in 62 Presage (Limited edition), and Presage is more coral. MAC Immortal Flower (Limited edition), which was released as part of the All About Orange collection, is very much lighter than Peaches, and has a satin finish as opposed to Peaches being matte.
I bought it for Php1,300 and it would’ve been better if they included a small mirror in the compact. But then again, it might cost more if they put in a mirror! MAC Peaches is also available from MAC Cosmetics and Nordstrom for $22.
As always, if you have any questions or experiences with this product, or any feedback, whether good or bad, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“