MAC Love Joy Blush: Review + Swatch
I have always been wary about blush on dark skin and feared it would look clownish and insanely unnatural. But let’s be real here. Even on lighter-skinned gals, how many of us reeeeeally blush in shades of pink, purple, coral, orange and brown? LOL
But hey! It’s makeup and its meant to enhance our features in a way that mother nature cannot. 🙂
That said, on darker skin tones, I think subtlety is key and I may have found the perfect blend of color enhancing and highlighting properties in MAC’s Love Joy Blush.
The swatch below on my arm was applied quite heavily (actually 3 or 4 strokes) so you could see the color show up.
Below is Love Joy applied with a brush on my cheek. As you can see, it is a very subtle color and highlight. However, it makes a great difference for an overall look and prevents the face from appearing washed out after application of face powder.
MAC Mineralized blush goes for about $23 wherever MAC Cosmetics are sold.
I’d give this product a 4.5 on the L&P scale because of its soft sheen, sheer quality and shade compatibility.