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There’s not a whole lot of MAC that I squee about. Pearlglide eyeliner pencils, Fluidline eyeliner gels, and Paint Pots are pretty much the only things that I follow. If a MAC collection (any one of the approximately seven billion they put out every year) doesn’t have any new shades of those, then I’m likely to skip it. I think I own three MAC lipsticks, two longwear lipsticks, and one eyeshadow palette. Oh, wait, two. And Stereo Rose MSF, which I will never ever hit pan on in my lifetime.
Also, both their collections and their products tend to have annoying names. Not objectionable, like some of the UD names, but annoying. I’m pretty sure that most of the MAC fangirl base will not understand the pun of “tres cheek,” nor will they understand that it’s only a pun if you deliberately mispronounce the French. I estimate it’ll be about eight seconds before we see one of the American Idol judges saying that a contestant’s outfit was “cheek.” Of course, this doesn’t happen just in makeup; at a restaurant recently, I ordered salmon roulades, and the waiter had to put his hand on the table to steady himself as he looked at me with his eyes brimming with tears and told me I was his first customer to pronounce “roulades” correctly all year. It is currently April. This is sad. I said, “How do people normally pronounce it?” He said, “Rool-aids. Like Kool-Aid, but with an R.”
I left him a big tip. He must suffer greatly.
MAC “Tres Cheek” powder blush in Immortal Flower ranks up there with NARS Sex Appeal as one of the best peach/pinky-peach blushes for fair skin that I’ve ever used. It’s gorgeously light. Immortal Flower is pinker and more pigmented than Sex Appeal, but they’re both excellent options for fair skin. This has no shimmer as far as I can see, but it’s gently luminous. For a light spring cheek, it’s perfect. I also sometimes use it to set a cream blush or to blend the border between cream blush and foundation. Powder blushes in general don’t wear as long on me as cream or gel ones, but this one lasts a good six hours before there’s noticeable fading. Most of the time, this works out OK for me.
There are six blushes in the “Tres Cheek” collection, which have various degrees of pigmentation and sheen. If your local MAC counter is sold out, they’ve been restocked on maccosmetics.com, and Nordstrom’s also still has ‘em.
Price/Value Ratio (mid-range: poor/fair/good/excellent): Fair to good. I wish it had a longer wearlength.
Purchase again? Probably.
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