Mac Powder Blush in Mocha

I’ve made no secret of my obsession with all things pink, and this extends to my ongoing obsession with blushers.  I really love a pop of bright pink on the cheeks, but it’s a bit of a high maintenance look and if I’m pushed for time or just really can’t be bothered, I turn instead to a blusher that is a closer replication of my natural flushed look.

I’m not a fan of anything too brown for lips or cheeks, but Mac’s Mocha has just enough brown to keep my look natural, but also just enough pink to keep my pink craving quiet.

Mocha is a matte shade that results in a medium yet still rosy colour payoff.  As with all Mac blushes, it’s highly pigmented yet very blendable.  The most important thing for me is that it looks completely natural, meaning I don’t need to carefully apply it and blend it as it sits comfortably on the skin and looks genuine.

It’s worth noting that it looks a lot browner in the pan than on my skin as you can see in the swatches.

I have pale skin (I’m neutral and half way between the Mac colour spectrum so 15 is too pale and 20 is too dark…fun!) and this works as a really effective colour to lift my complexion just enough, without looking like I’m wearing blush.  Also, there isn’t any red tones in it at all, making it great for anyone who has any red angry spots or post-acne scars as this won’t accentuate or draw attention to them.

So it’s safe to say that this is my go-to blush for days when I’m taking it easy or enjoying a few more minutes in bed.

It’s available at the Mac store here for £17.50.



  • Chrissy
    January 31, 2012

    This is easily one of my favourite blushes ever. It looks so natural and pretty and goes with any make-up look.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      February 1, 2012

      It’s such a fantastic everyday blush isn’t it? I thought I’d struggle with the lack of strong pink tones but I’m really rather in love with it 🙂 xx

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