MAC Cremeblend Blushes for Spring 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review

MAC Cremeblend Blush

MAC Cremeblend Blush might be the perfect blush for spring!

These creamy, colorful, smooth blushes come in six shades and are $19.50.

  • So Sweet, So EasyBright yellow pink
  • Something Special – Light coral
  • PoseyWarm peach
  • LadyblushWarm neutral coral
  • Brit WitDusty rosey mauve
  • Tea PetalMid-tone reddish brown

I’m a big, big fan of creme blushes right now for a few reasons. They feel so nice, apply really easily and have a way of making you look internally glowy that a lot of powder blushes just can’t do.

These are very non-sticky and don’t feel gross on your face, you don’t even notice they are there.

As far as how long they last I am still testing, but have been wearing Ladyblush for 5 1/2 hours and it’s still going strong!

MAC Cremeblend Blush Something Special
Something Special

MAC Cremeblend Blush Something Special 2
Something Special

MAC Cremeblend Blush Ladyblush

MAC Cremeblend Blush Ladyblush 2

MAC Cremeblend Blush Tea Petal
Tea Petal

MAC Cremeblend Blush Tea Petal 2
Tea Petal

MAC Cremeblend Blush Swatches
Something Special, Ladyblush, Tea Petal (NC20)

Something Special is just a super pretty and flattering pink for fair skin and probably a wide variety of other skin tones as well. I love it, it’s my favorite.

Ladyblush is also really nice. It’s a dustier pink/coral color.

Tea Petal is the darkest one and more of a red/brown. I’m not sure I can pull this one off, it might be too dark on my face.


I really like these because they are super easy to apply, feel good, last a long time and have good opacity. You can build them up also, which is nice.

Availability: MAC online and in stores now

Pricing: $19.50

What do we think about these creme blushes?


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  • March 4, 2011

    I’m not a fan of them, but I think that’s because I find powder blushes a lot easier to wear.
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    • March 4, 2011

      Hi Phyrra,

      I hear ya!

  • March 4, 2011

    Whoa – Tea Petal is really dark and intimidating! I prefer more natural and pink blushes. Something Special and Ladyblush are cute.

    • March 4, 2011

      Hi Mary,

      Yeah I felt the same way. I am used to light pink/peach blushes not sure that one would work on me!

  • March 4, 2011

    What kind of application do you have to use when you Are applicating creme blushes?

    • March 4, 2011

      Hi Ida,

      I use my fingers actually, I think it’s easier than a brush and blends in easily with the warmth from my hand.

  • March 4, 2011

    Tea Petal looks scary but also kinda interests me at the same time!
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  • March 4, 2011

    Mmmm… I think I’m going to stick to my powder blushes for now. None of these colors excite me much, although Something Special does seem to be a nice shade and fairly wearable.
    I’d love to hear how you do with Tea Petal, they say if you take bright or dark colors and reeeeeeally blend them, you can get a nice, natural look. I’ve often doubted this advice. 😉

  • March 5, 2011

    I have a handful of MAC creme blushes in their original formulas (this Cremeblend is a reformulation). I truly love the originals I have, and find them more natural looking as compared to powdered blushes.

  • March 5, 2011

    I love cream blushes so I’ll definitely take a look at Something Special. From your pictures it doesn’t look like what I already own which is quite a shock.

  • March 5, 2011

    I want to love a cream blush, but the ones I’ve tried just slide right off my face- ACK.
    I guess there’s a reason I’m a die hard powder blush gal…
    Ladyblush surprised me by being my favorite of your swatches- now if they’d only do a powder version!

  • March 6, 2011

    Ladyblush looks so pretty! I’ve never tried creme blushes before, but I really want to :)
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  • March 6, 2011

    I have Something Special I am totally in love with it! I have been wearing it every day since I got it. haha :)
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  • March 6, 2011

    I never liked creme blushes since it sank into my pores. Now with face primers that doesn’t happen. Still makes me nervous! I have lots of powder blushes.