A blush for for all seasons MAC Springsheen

I picked up this blush at the weekend because I ‘ve always heard such rave reviews about it and that it was a dupe for the famous NARS Orgasm blush.

I have never owned the NARS blush, but from the swatches I’ve seen, this guy comes pretty close.

First off, a MAC Sheertone Shimmer blush is a wash of colour that will bring a subtle glow to your cheeks with a bit of shimmer.

MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer Blush
MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer Blush

MAC Springsheen Sheertone Blush is a light peachy-pink with golden shimmer, ideal for a natural flush with a hint of something special. I love the way this blush looks on me even though I was afraid that it would look too orange on my NC40 skin.

MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer blush is a peachy gold shade.
MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer blush is a peachy gold shade.

I’m cray cray over the sheen it leaves behind, such a golden gleam

Love that subtle sheen
Love that subtle sheen


I am in love with this MAC blush sheertone finish. This shade will look great on most skin tones. Brown girls like me and darker will rock this blush. However, I think this may come off too orange on very pale skin.

Beware, this blush may be sheer but it is super pigmented and if you don’t use a light hand, you will look like a clown who swallowed a giant light bulb.

MAC Springsheen Sheertone Shimmer blush is perfect for the day, yes, shimmer in the day . . . it was not a typo. Why? Because of its subtlety when applied correctly.

It can easily be built up for evening. It wears for about 5 hours on me before fading a touch.

If you like peach, corals or shimmer in your blush, then this is a must-have.

And while I love highlighters in all shapes, sides and forms, I’ll skip it when wearing this guy. I may even skip bronzer when I want a fresh glowing look because it has just enough golden tones to warm up my skin and just the right amount of shimmer for the day . . . what’s not to like?

Where to buy: www.maccosmetics.co.za or MAC counters nationwide

Price: R235

2 thoughts

  • Hi Prativa, so no need for strobe cream or illuminator if ones uses this blush? do you recommend this on its own or can it be applied over another blush?

    Best wishes,

    • Hi Tharien you can definitely still use some illuminator like MAC strobe cream mixed with you foundation or BB cream. I think that wearing a highlighter such as MAC’s soft and gentle or a liquid highlighter like Becca’s shimmering skin perfector as a cheek bone highlight may be a bit of overkill.
      Hope this helps
      Beauty Bugle

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