On their website, MAC describes the color of this blush as a “Dirty Burgundy with Gold Pearl”. I don’t like the word “Dirty” (at least not when it refers to my makeup and, therefore, my face) so I’ll correct MAC’s terrible mistake and suggest that they describe the Love Thing shade as a “Gorrrrgeouuuus Burgundy with Gold Pearl” or as I would have said a “Deep Raspberry with Gold Shimmer” (because there is no such thing as a gold pearl? At least not in nature, yes?)
I have never been one to like shimmer or glitter in anything. Because of how it sits on top of your pores, making them look bigger, how it brings attention to your imperfections and to your oiliness etc etc. But since I have found a solution to problems one, two and three, I feel like I can try shimmer and glitter (well…more shimmer than glitter I’ll admit it) and this lovely blush proved me right.
The picture at the top of this post doesn’t seem to really showcase the deepness and lovely shimmer in this blush so I tried with this additional picture. And here I feel like you can really see how gorgeous this color is and how subtle the shimmer is.
Now beware, this blush is hella pigmented. The fact that it is a mineral product made me think that I would be subtle and soft, but not really. You have to go with a light hand and keep building the color to achieve the effect you are looking for.
Added bonus for me: with this blush I do not need a highlighter, it does both the job of a blush and highlight fabulously and it is perfect for deep skin tones.
It also is easily blendable and provides just the pop of color needed to brighten up any simple “eyeliner + gloss” daily look.
Now, as you know, MAC blushes don’t come cheap (23.50$ + taxes) but they last a while (1 year + for me) and they are worth the investment. The wear is pretty good too, I get a full day (7.5 to 8 hours) wear from it and it’s more than enough for my particular needs.
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