As I stood there swatching and contemplating, the SA came over to ask if I needed some help. I explained to her my indecisiveness on the two blushes. Right away she points to Supercontinental blush and says " That one." Her answer was as fast as reflex. I just started laughing and asked her why. That's when she brought my attention to the beautiful sheen and the unique shade of Supercontinental. Swatched lightly, it seems like a peachy sheen color. Slightly heavier and you can see the fun pink color pop out. I was amazed. Not only was it without shimmers or giltter, but this color can be built up and vary in color? It isn't just a lighter version of a color, but it is completely a different color. She also showed me that the Hidden Treasure shade would be too dark on my cheeks and would look like someone had punched me in the face. I was sold and here is my review and swatch of Supercontinental powder blush. Enjoy!
MAC Supercontinental powder blush, 6g/0.21 oz, $20
A close look at Supercontinental
Lightly swatched (left), heavily swatched (right)
You can sort of see a blended out version on the top of the hand.
The lightly swatched is a bit peachy pink while the heavier swatched is a pop of pink (not bright as neon, but definitely stands out)
Bare cheeks for comparison
Supercontinental lightly applied
Application/texture: Although a powder blush, I found it very smooth to apply. It did not flake or look chalky on my skin. It was easy to blend out as well. I don't notice the sheen too much, but it does give my cheeks a subtle glow.
Staying power: It lasted 8 hours and started fading after 9 hours
Scent: no detected scent
Overall: I love the versatility of this blush! Not only can it be built up or blended down, it also has a very different shade when done so. You really have to give this a try in person because my swatches can't capture it down to the dot. It is an extremely pretty and unique pink/peach shade and the sheen does not enhance my pores. I loveee it. The sales associate at MAC told me they do not have anything like this blush in their collection! Grab it while it lasts. I went to the MAC counter on the first day of the release (8/23/12) and the counter only had 3 left! You can also get this at http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Do you have anything from this collection? What are your thoughts on different shaded blushes?
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All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.