Extra Dimension Blush ($25) had so much potential. The shades looked pretty, and the description enticed me.
About the collection...
Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Blush, and Eye Shadow feature our unique
liquid-powder hybrid formula, delivering high-resolution color and
prismatic reflections in versatile finishes with up to six hours of
color coverage. It's polished perfection.
About these blushes...
A liquid-powder blush with prismatic reflections in five
shimmering shades. Impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a
highly polished metallic effect.
I ordered Bareness and At Dusk online. At $25, I wasn't taking a huge risk, but I was expecting something new to love. I don't love them.
Bareness is shown at top left. It is described as a rosy beige. At Dusk, shown at right, is described as a mid-tone rose. Sounded like safe bet for my pale skin.
I took swatch photos in full sun. I used a sponge-tipped applicator, and swatched extremely heavily, building the color to the max. Unfortunately, what you see in my swatch photos is the most color I could get out of these two blushes - even after applying them unnaturally heavily.
The colors are pretty - I have to admit that - and very sheer. I guess I can use them as finishing powders. They offer little color impact on the cheeks. Perhaps that's good? I prefer a blush with more pigmentation, giving me the option to sweep it on lightly for a light cheek or to build the color for a bit more of a punch. My photos show M·A·C's Extra Dimension Blush (in these two shades) built to the max.
You can purchase them at M·A·C online and, I'm sure, at M·A·C counters everywhere. It's interesting to me that the darker colors sold out quickly. Those buyers knew something I didn't.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty