It's that time of the month again.. No! Not THAT time. I'm talking about the time of the month were I torture you over pictures of blushes YOU CAN'T HAVE! This month, like any other month is special. Special because a) your jealousy tastes delicious and 2) I like seeing you wail about how much you would have loved to have this blush. I'm a sadist. I can't help it. But don't curse my name yet. The blush featured this month is from a company that might re-promote it...but I'll get to that soon.
Let's re-cap, shall we? In January we told you about Chanel Joues Contraste in Poesie; February was MAC powder blush in Afterdusk; March was Shu Uemura Sakura Glow-On; April was Inoui ID blush in PK-1,; May was Chanel Joues Contraste in Turbulent; June was Wet ‘n Wild blush in Naive; July was VOV Color Song Volume Blusher #03 Pink Red Mixing. Then in August it was Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Raspberry. September brought in a second treat Korea, Laneige Snow Bloom Blusher. This month I bring you...
MAC Powder Blush in Blooming!
Originally released in 2008 in the Cult Of Chery Collection, Blooming was described as a "Frosty Deep Dirty Peach". It's frosty, but not peach..as you will soon learn. MAC is famous or infamous for releasing multiple limited edition collections in one month. Back in 2008 the rate of collections released in one month was much slower than you are familiar with in 2011. The cult of Cherry collection brought rich chocolaty eyes offset by chartreuse accents. The lips were deep and vampy and the nails matched the lips. The one respite in color on the face was in blush. Blooming was one of two blushes released in this collection, the other being Plum de Bois which was described as a Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearl but it really looked like a muted dirty plum with gold pearl. Very pretty, but a tad too dark for my complexion. I went for Blooming. At this point in my MAC life I was starting to tire of the constant releases and the multitude of Limited Edition products, but I was enchanted by this blush and I just had to have it.
One swatch of Blooming on my wrist and i knew I had a winner. This was not peach, but pink, and it did have a dirty/greyed out feel to it. In fact, the power in the pan looks completely different than the powder, once applied to the face. A perfect neutral pink is the result of powder brush meeting pan and brush meeting face. I dare say that this is the first "frost" blush i have ever owned that didn't make my pores look like moon craters. While MAC may have labeled this a frost blush it was hardly frosty, but what it was, well, it was like the most natural pink blush I had ever owned. Now I normally rave over Chanel Joues Contraste blushes, and I still find them superior to MAC, but this color. This one color was so exceptional.
Imagine a perfect deep brow or grey or TAUPE smokey eye. To keep that perfection a blush must be chosen that does not fight with the eye for attention, but still provides the right color so as not not make the rest of the face fade into the background. MAC Blooming Powder Blush is that blush. It is the perfect hint of pink, yet neutral enough to not look like you applied blush. You know that blush you have when you wake up after a good night's sleep? That's this color. It's just enough color to show you are still alive but not so much that you look like a 2 bit whore. (2 bit whore blush is much more complicated to achieve.)
Alas, like all MAC collections this was LIMITED EDITION, but Like many MAC collections a Limited Edition tag does not mean never again. MAC brings back Limited Edition colors all the time. They even release limited edition colors that look EXACTLY LIKE permanent collection colors ::COUGHMACPreppedFor GlamourCOUGH:: once in a while. So do not fret. Sit tight and in a few more years they will probably release this color again. It only took 5 years for MAC to re-release Stereo Rose, and even less time for them to re-release Lightscapade. You might have to only wait a few years to get Blooming...then again...MAC might never release it again...isn't that just awesome? ... not.