Saturday, March 12, 2011

MAC Dainty Blush

I have been using Dainty Mineralize Blush from MAC for about a month now. I purchased it as a replacement for the blush that I had used for about 5 years—L’Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush in Soft Rose. While I loved the colour of the L’Oreal blush, I was tired of the mess that the loose powder always made. Also, I have heard mixed information regarding the company’s stance on animal testing so I wanted to find a blush that was mineralized, yet pressed, and made by a company that was cruelty free.
Many people suggested Dainty blush for me but I was hesitant to purchase it for two reasons: #1, in pictures it appeared to have a lot of shimmer which I do not like in a blush. #2, at $26.50 CAD for 3.5 g / 0.11 oz (non-mineralize blushes from MAC are only $23.50 CAD for 6 g / 0.21 oz) it seemed very expensive.
I first tried to find this blush for a discounted price in the sale section of certain beauty forums but ultimately had no luck. Then one day I took a trip to my MAC counter to return my tube of Syrup lipstick (I have a blog post here on why I did not like Syrup: I decided to check out Dainty while I was there.  It looked very vibrant and shimmery in the pan so I was not convinced. The sales associate handed me a duo fibre brush and told me to try it anyway because it would work really well with my skin tone (very pale and cool-toned).
I loved it! It gave my skin the prettiest pink flush and there was no visible shimmer. My complexion was radiant and glowy and before I knew it I was on my way out of the store with a brand new box of Dainty blush.
The next day I applied the blush and was no longer impressed—I looked sunburnt! I thought about returning it but decided to give it another try the next day. I used a much lighter hand and concentrated it on only the apples of my cheeks. It looked great again and I have worn it every day since with success. Ever since I started wearing Dainty I have been receiving compliments on my skin. I’m able to get the most flawless application when I apply Dainty using my Sigma F55 brush (
MAC describes the colour of Dainty as a light yellow pink with gold pearl. While I agree that there is a gold pearl running through the product, I would call it more of a rosy pink rather than a yellow pink. Either way, it is a gorgeous colour that I will definitely repurchase.
My rating: 5/5
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  1. OMG! I really think Dainty is one of the most beautiful blushes by MAC!
    XOXO from a new follower,

  2. thank-you so much :) I really appreciate the support!

  3. I am, unfortunately, allergic to something in the mineralized blushes...I would love to be able to wear them. :-(