M.A.C, Swatches

MAC Blushcreme in Ladyblush

I have had an on off love affair with MAC’s Ladyblush over the years. Since I use it so often I thought it was about time it got a mention on my blog. Very often my most used products are the ones that are over-looked.



Ladyblush is a cream product that works best when applied over foundation and under powder.

It’s foolproof to apply. I tend to use a duo fibre brush to apply, like the MAC 187. I dip the brush in lightly, be careful a little goes a long, long way. I them stipple the colour on the apples of my cheeks. When the majority of the pigment is placed there I gently stipple the brush up towards my cheekbone. It’s worth bearing in mind that the area you first apply the brush will have the most pigment.

Here’s a little swatch, I took the photo in natural light…

Ladyblush is described as a ‘demure, cool pink flush’ on MAC’s website. I think that’s probably the best description. It’s perfect for fair skintones although you can build the colour up if you have darker skin. I should point out that here is no shimmer or glitter, woo hoo!

I find MAC’s blushcremes very long lasting, although I always apply a sheer coat of powder or some Fix+ to set my make-up.

I have heard that some people have an allergic reaction to Blushcremes so it’s worth testing some on the the inside of you wrist before you buy. That being said, I have very reactive skin and have had no problems. I have heard that they are going to remake the Blushcremes due to large amount of customers who have experienced reactions. I wish they’d do the same with Studio Finish Foundation, I love the coverage but it always ends is an allergic reaction for me.

If you have oily cheeks I think I’d pass on cream blushes and stick to powder and I would definitely keep this one away from large pores – it will make them look like potholes!

What I love most about this products is that it gives that appearance of a natural flush, that kind of ‘lit from within’ effect. I like to pair it with a bronzer, usually Bourjois, Prestige or Benefit Hoola.

On another note I would just like to let you all know that normal blogging has resumed :) I’ll have my 3 posts per day tomorrow. It’s been crazy lately but I am back in the swing of things. Thanks for all your support.

What are your thoughts on cream blush? Any recommendations? (cos you know I needs more!)

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  • Sarah-Jane

    can you please put so mac stuff for sale because its to dear for me because im 13
    and all my freinds have mac so i would love if you can do that ffor me

  • Jo

    I have this blush but am always put off by the sticky feel of it – may have to dig it back out and give it another whirl!

  • http://www.innerbelle.blogspot.com innerbelle

    oooooh i really like this, i need to make a trip there vry sn x

  • sonia

    I had a horrible reaction to one of the blushcreams, It burned for hours after i took it off. It’s put me off buying liquid face products from mac ever since.

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Oh no! I’ve heard lots of people have horrible reactions – hopefully the new formulation will sort that out!

  • Cathy

    Hi Amy,
    I agree with you on the Maybelline Mousse blushes. They are lovely and the two you mentioned are the two blushes I wear most frequently, that and MAC`s Peachykeen (which is a powder blush). I love the finish of cream blushes though, really gives a lovely natural glow to your skin i think. Just wondering, Im in Dublin and Ive never come across the eyeko range anywhere, Do you buy it online or is it in any stores here? and is it expensive? x

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      You have great taste Cathy ha ha.
      Peechykeen is my favourite mac powder blush!
      They sell eyeko in superdrug in dublin – they did the last time I was there anyway. (there’s one in Omni centre and one in Tallght shopping centre) It’s not expensive at all. I usually order online as it’s even cheaper and they ship to Ireland for a reasonable price. I sometimes wait for free shipping days. The polishes are €4 as far as I remember x

  • Roseanne

    Ohh looks very pretty(:

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      It really is – it’s a good complexion pick up :)

  • Renata

    Hello Amy, firstly I have to tell you that I’ve missed you and your daily blog updates :)
    Then I would like to ask you if you can give me a tip for a good drugstore cream blush, because I cant get MAC in my country. Thanks!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Hi Renata! I absolutely love the Maybelline mousse blushes – dolly pink is very similar to ladyblush when applied to the skin. I adore the peach satin shade too. Eyeko fat balms are also a good alternative x

  • Morgan

    Apparently so many people have allergic reactions that they are discontinuing this formula! They are re-making all of their blushcreams in the Cream Blush formula that the Lillyland cream blushes had… AND they are bringing back all of the blushcream colors as well as the Lilyland colors for the new permenant line!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      Thanks for the info Morgan – I updated the info the post. Wish they’d reformulate studio fix fluid while they’re at it! :)

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