Hey beauties! How are you all? A quick post today to talk a little about some new MAC matte blushes I picked up for the Fall/Autumn season. I’d purchased them the same time I added these new Matte lipsticks to my collection. As far as I can tell, both blush shades were available in the past (and I believe, temporarily phased out) but were recently made permanent once again: Frankly Scarlet and Burnt Pepper.
These are definitely bolder shades that fit into that “scary in the pan” category for us paler skinned folks. But they both also look equally amazing on fairer skin as well as deeper skin. The key, of course, with lighter skin tones is a gentle touch and some blending.
Frankly Scarlet – Vivid rose-red (Matte)
Frankly Scarlet has cool-ish undertone and on me (NC 25), it gives that blood flowing to to the cheeks effect (i.e. when you’re blushing or cold or the so called “Snow White” cheek). For Fall/Winter, the shade works perfectly for a (believe it or not) natural look. It is matte and not as easy of a blend as a satin formula would be, for example, but just be sure to work quickly. Lasting powder is about 8 hours.
Burnt Pepper – Warm rich terracotta (Matte)
Burnt Pepper is extremely pigmented, even more so than Frankly Scarlet – a little really goes a long way. It is softer with a silkier consistency than FS that blended out more easily as well. Again, it is a matte finish but has a sort of sheen to it that makes it come across as less flat (almost like a cross between a matte and a satin). This shade screams Fall to me and while I love it on my lighter complexion, I think it is definitely made for medium to medium deep skin tones with olive undertones. Lasting powder is about 8 hours.
Do you own any of the MAC Matte Blushes? What are some of your favorite blushes for the Fall/Autumn season?
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