February 24, 2013
More MAC Archie's Girls: Prom Princess Blush
We've already covered the MAC Archie's Girls collection in this post, which features the samples we received from the collection. I had been seriously excited for this collection, so, being the total make-up fiend that I am, I also picked up some other bits from it myself when it launched on Friday. One of my favourite pieces is this blush, Prom Princess.
Initially, when I saw the visuals for this collection I was really drawn to the bigger face powders which are kind of a blush/highlight hybrid and are embossed with hearts. Having swatched them in store, though, I wasn't too impressed and decided I'd be better off saving up for Dior Rose Diamond if I wanted a pink highlighter. In the meantime, my interest was piqued by this deep magenta blusher - I remembered that Christine from Tempalia had loved it, and I have yet to be disappointed by a product that she rates highly!
This is a really interesting shade, and you might have noticed already from the pictures that it swatches a little lighter than it appears in the pan (without loss of pigment). There's a lot of plum in this colour which stops it from being just another bright pink blusher. I would urge you not to be scared of this shade - a deep, bold colour like this is something that most people can wear really easily. It's all in the application - if you're scared of making mistakes, apply a little at a time with a duo-fibre stippling brush (I like the Inglot 27TG or the Real Techniques Stippling Brush), and if you do go a little overboard, just blend over it with some loose face powder.
So, to sum up, I'm really pleased with this blush. It's a shade that I know I'll use a lot and won't get sick of - I love MAC's Satin finish blushers as they're not really shimmery but, not quite matte either. Blusher is one product that MAC always do really well, so, if you haven't tried one before I'd say do it!