MAC Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush
If you aren’t familiar with MAC Cremeblend blushes, they are very different than their older formula Blushcremes. They aren’t sticky or oily and they have a rather matte finish opposed to a dewy finish. They don’t leave your skin feeling tacky or heavy. They’re light on the skin, comfortable, and easy to work with. I definitely recommend using a brush for application though, rather than your fingers. In my experience, it works so much better.
The lasting power is also very good. I still have color on my cheeks after 8 hours (I have very normal skin – this can differ for those with a different skin type).
Optimistic Orange is lovely when worn solo, but I also like layering a golden-yellow highlight over top to give the illusion of a warmer yellow-orange. To do this, I usually use a couple of my old favorites – Chanel Gold Fever Highlighter (very similar to Chanel Or Joues Contraste from their recent
Here is what it looks like on my cheeks. Right now I don’t have any self tanner on, so I’m very fair (around MAC NC15-20) and I’m not wearing any other cheek products. On my current skintone, it’s a soft, pinked peach. When I’m tan (around MAC NC30-40) it’s a more vibrant coral.
I have seen this blush on a variety of skintones, and it looks flattering on every skin color! I had to include this photo I came across. I love the pink tones that come out when worn on deeper skintones.
If you already own a few peach colored blushes (MAC Peaches, Illamasqua Lover, Nars Gina, etc), this probably isn’t a must-have for you. But if you’re in the market for a peach blush and you’re a fan of cream formulas, this may be a good one to look into!