This review is part of a series: the Blush Week at Project Vanity. Read my first two blush posts (if you haven't yet)! ;)
The MAC Dollymix Blush (~P1,300) is a hot pink shade with very fine silver and gold shimmer - intimidating in the pan, but utterly lovely on the cheeks. It's is one of the brand's most famous shades, with a whopping 4.4/5 rating at Makeupalley. I can see why!
It's scary off the bat, but once you apply it you won't see much of that Barbie pink intensity or shimmer on your skin. This blush actually looks like a darling medium pink with a satin finish when worn. I guess I better show you!
This kind of warmed-up pink can suit a variety of fair to medium skintones. It's a pigmented blush, but not too pigmented that you'd get 80s cheeks even if you try your best to use just a little! Just remove some of it on the back of your hand before brushing it on your cheeks; it's the best way to control the amount of color you get.
The texture is well-milled and tightly-pressed, so it doesn't feel powdery or chalky. The lasting power is pretty good - you can expect 3-4 hours of wear out of it in this weather, and that's saying something ha.
I think it looks okay on me, but I haven't worn it out that much to really fall in love with it. If you want your cheeks to be the focus of your look then Dollymix would be the perfect pink blush to pull it off. If you love strong lipsticks or eyes then this might be too pink - it depends on the look you're going for, I guess!
Overall, the MAC Dollymix Sheertone Shimmer Blush is a great option if you're shopping for a pretty pink blush that would stay on for a decent amount of time. It's a classic shade that'll take you years and years to finish since you only need so little per application.
Tried this yet? What's your favorite MAC blush? Mine would be Harmony, but it's primarily used as contouring powder even though it's from the blush line. ;) It's my favorite color for contouring for years now!