MAC Matte Powder Blush Melba : Swatch,Review And FOTD

MAC Matte Powder Blush Melba Swatch and Review

Hello ladies. 😀 Its Friday already! What are your plans for the weekend??? I am just going to be a lazy bum as usual.So nothing special for me. :/ Anyways today I am going to review my first MAC Blush that I got as a present from hubby dearest on my Birthday. 😉
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Price: INR 1150/- for 6 gms of product
They have hiked it to 1350/- now.guess I was lucky to get it at the old price. 😉
Ingredients: 

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My Experience with MAC Melba:

MAC Matte Powder Blush Melba Swatch and Review
MAC describes it as a soft coral peach.I agree.It has that earthiness to it that makes it an amazing blush for Indian skin tone, be it any occasion or time of the day! 🙂
This has the perfect balance of peach and coral and a hint of brown too. This shade may not look as good on cool toned beauties IMO. The real beauty comes out on warm skin tones.
The packaging is the usual MAC kinds.A transparent lid with MAC printed on it and a black plastic base to hold the blush.The details printed on the back.As you can see it is a matte blush.
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Lets have a close look at the blush.

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This is not the first time I am using a matte blush but MAC Melba is really a matte-matte blush if you know what I mean.The texture is smooth and its highly pigmented for a color as mute as this.

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If you compare MAC Melba to MAC Peaches blush then this is less coral and more peach that the later.However this is not very easy to blend.If you start with a heavy hand then it kind of gets patchy when you are blending it.So I would suggest use a light hand and build it up as per you need but very slowly.
Here is the swatch on my hand.

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As you can see, the line is clearly visible on the blended picture. Another thing I noticed is it kind of turns a shade dark(more coral I mean!) when it comes in contact with the warm skin which is again quite visible on the above pic.So I will again tell you to go slow with this one. This may not be a difficult shade to wear but melba definitely needs a good hand in blending or you may still manage to look all muddy. 

The staying power is really good with around 6 hrs of wear with slight fading.
Here it is on me.
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I hope its visible to you all.Camera somehow was not picking it up properly on the face and let me tell you I had loads of it for this pic actually. 😛 So the good point is, it will look really good on picture even if you have put on a bit too much. 😉 Just have to be careful that its daytime and nobody is gonna use Flash on you. 😛
Now you may all feel that I do not like this one much but even after the blending issue it has, I love it.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

My Recommendation: If you are looking for a natural looking matte blush then definitely yes.If you already have peaches then I don’t think you need to have Melba as well. Not that they are dupes but still they are from the same family and on cheeks they may end up looking quite similar. If you are new to blushes then pick peaches.That is a sheer-tone blush hence you can go easy with the blending. 🙂
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