this time it's about MAC Melba blush. Melba is in the permanent range and a Matte finish blusher.
it comes in the regular compact and contains 6g. it costs 22€ (in germany)/17£/19.50$ but is also available as refill form for 18€ (in germany)/14£/16.50$.
Melba is a matte muted peach colour with rosy hues, like a ripe peach. it looks good as a summer blush to warm up your complexion and give a subtle sculpting effect. however i don't like the texture at all. it feels dry and chalky to the touch. for me, a good blusher must feel fine and silky when i swipe my finger over it, a dragging feeling creeps me out.
it blends out well and not blotchy and all, but still, i can't get over the texture. i can't help but associate it with dry clay....
the finish on the skin is definitely ok, though. it's a bit dull, but perfect to add some highlighter without a doubt.
luckily my Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Aficionado Peach (review) is similar in colour to Melba but has a far more luxurious texture, so i can separate from Melba with no regret ;)
click here for more MAC Blushes reviews of my MAC Blushes revisited series.
|MAC Melba in sunlight: swatched heavily & blended out.|
without blusher - with MAC Melba
1 - Givenchy Aficionado Peach (review)
2 - NARS Gina (review)
3 - NARS Gilda (review)
4 - MAC Melba
5 - Cargo Cannes (review)
6 - Guerlain Caresse de l'Aube (review)
in real life, Givenchy Aficionado Peach and MAC Melba are most similar, although Melba contains less orange and more rose.