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Apr 16, 2009

Reader's Request: MAC Just A Pinch Gel Blush Review

Ok, so you don't like Benetint because it's simply too red. And you're not too keen on Posietint because it's too pink....but you're still wanting a nice, natural cheek stain.

No problem.

You really need MAC Just a Pinch Gel Blush!

Introduced as a limited edition product with MAC Rose Romance Collection this sweet little blush gives cheeks just the right amount of flush without being too red, too pink, or too bold!

The gel comes in the standard paint pot jar which contains a healthy amount of product but since I'm loving it so much I feel like I need a back up before it's gone EEP! I suppose it's not really a stain per say but more of a gel blush. The formula is a cool, moist gel with a subtle touch of color that can be built up in intensity. Going natural or loud is completely optional just layer the product for a more bolder look or use a tiny touch for a more natural look.

Since it doesn't have the standard formula of a liquid stain it's easier to blend on to cheeks. You won't be left with little dots of red on your cheeks since it absorbs and blends easily for a smooth finish. The impact is a very natural, simple flush to cheeks, nothing dramatic, very subtle and fresh. Ideal for Spring I'd say. You might recall a few years back when MAC had gel blushes in a tube. This is kinda the same concept but more of a solid base.

Personally I love the look it gives to my face. If you're a big lover of stains you'll probably fall for MAC Just A Pinch Gel Blush instantly! Although it's a rather bold shade of red in the pot, I thought it looked very natural and sweet on my cheeks.

Definately Muse Approving this one for purchase! Loves it so much I think I'll snag a back up!

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For further pictures of this product please see my MAC Rose Romance First Impressions post.

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Blogger sarahPUFFY! said...

I've been using MAC's Flammable Paint as a blush and lip colour. Just a tiny dab on the cheeks and a few more on the lips and bam! Fresh faced and glowy! Since its got some brown in there, it works with my skintone. And a little goes a LONG long way!

I want to grab some Tarte cheek stains but I may try to get my hands on Just a Pinch instead! Is the price right? :)

April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Ally said...

Does this type of blush tend to break people out? I really like the color but i don't want to try it out and get little bumps on my cheeks.

April 16, 2009 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Crissy K said...

Umm, this sounds like heaven in a pot. I'm just too excited.

April 16, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sarah!

greatttttttt idea!!!!!!!!! I prob can't do it now but in the fall it would be a nice warm cheek color :-D

price is awesome believe it's like 19.50 or less!

April 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

I'm not sure ally. no probs here but if you are sensitive you might want to try it in store before committing to a pot!

April 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi crissy!

Me too! I hope mac picks up on the concept and does more shades!

April 17, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Anonymous maria said...

I love gel blushes, they always look so fresh! How would you say this little cutie compares to the Tarte cheek stains?

April 18, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi maria :-D

absolutely agreed :-D

It's a little bit like tarte but it wears longer. tarte tends to melt right off my skin. Plus tarte is a bit more watery..or at least the old formula was. This is quite solid. Plus the texture is much nicer. Tarte is sticky a bit and this is nice and moisturizing!

April 23, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

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