The latest addition to my blush collection is MAC Gingerly, an au naturel shade. Until I had purchased this, I noticed that all the blushes I owned were peaches and pinks - very spring. I still had a $20 MAC gift card to spend so I got to the store I went straight for the blushes in search for something more wintry. I think I was envisioning something in the plum or burgundy family but when the makeup artist applied this on my cheeks, something about it really appealed to me. I'm sure you're all familiar with the your-lips-but-better phenomenon and if you read my blog post from 3 days ago you'll know how much I love said phenomenon. Well, Gingerly on me is your-cheeks-but-better. I see it as another take on the natural cheek because this isn't the colour I get when I flush, rather it's the colour my cheeks are every other time. Its effect is so subtle it's barely noticeable, but it has a way of bringing life to the face.
When I was trying it on in store, I had Fleur Power blush on the apples of my cheeks so the artist used Gingerly more like a contour and blended it into my coral blush. I fell in love with the combination because of how seamlessly it blended in with my skin tone. I'll probably be wearing those two together a lot in the spring. But this blush is also suitable for the current season because it looks just as lovely applied onto the apple of the cheeks and blended up the cheekbones, like I have it on in the photo below. It's hard to see when swatched but although the blush is mostly brown, it does have a slight rosy tinge to it that I feel shows up when applied.
This is as subtle as blush gets, barely there! I highly recommend Gingerly if you want that your-cheeks-but-better look. ;)
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