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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Review & Swatches: Mac Give Me Liberty of London Prim & Proper Blush

I stopped by the Estee Lauder Company Store about a month ago. It's kind of like the CCO, except the Company Store is not open to the public. Your workplace must be a member of the Company Store and you need to show your work ID in order to purchase something.

The Estee Lauder Company Store that I went to definitely has a better selection of Mac products than the CCO down at the Jersey Shore. Also, the Company Store is way closer to my house. It takes me about an hour and a half to drive to the nearest CCO! 

Anyways, I saw alot of Mac's discontinued limited edition collections on display. Give Me Liberty of London, Style Warriors, To The Beach, A Tartan Tale, holiday collections from 3 or 4 years ago, and even products in their permanent collection were on display.

With Flash

I bought a few things, but this post will be reserved for the Mac Prim & Proper Blush. It cost $13.00 for 6 grams! I was so excited about the price because it would have cost me $18.50 if I bought it at a Mac store or counter.

I love the packaging more than anything. This is one of the best designs that Mac came out with. =)

Indoor Lighting near Window

I also saw Dirty Plum, but I chose Prim & Proper because it seemed like a safer color to work with. The texture is very soft and easy to blend. It's not sheer, but it's also not as pigmented as the Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush (review & swatches). Prim & Proper is somewhere in between, and has just the right amount of pigmentation for it to apply evenly and not clownish. 

Indoor Lighting With Shade

Alot of other blogs describe the color as a beige-y nude or peachy nude, and their swatches do not look as pink as mine. Also, when I hear peachy nude, I think of Too Faced Peach Leopard (review & swatches). As you can see from my swatches, Prim & Proper looks like a mauvy rosy nude, while Peach Leopard looks like a peachy nude. Just keep in mind that blushes and practically every other makeup product look different on different complexions.

Direct Sunlight

For reference, I'm a Mac NC30/35, Dior Forever 021 mixed with 031, MUFE HD 127 and L'oreal True Match W4.

When I apply Prim & Proper onto my face, the mauviness is toned down, and the blush translates into a warm rosy nude with a nice sheen. However, under direct sunlight, it looks a teeny tiny bit shimmery, but it is VERY subtle. I don't like shimmery blushes/bronzers at all. That's why I stay far away from Mac's Mineralize blushes, but Prim & Proper has a satin finish and is definitely safe to use anytime of the day. 

I would love to know what kind of Mac stash your Estee Lauder Company Store or CCO carries. =D

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