Recent M.A.C. swatch: Vintage Grape Blush Ombre from Daphne Guinness


So the Daphne Guinness collection from M.A.C. came out right after Christmas and there was only one item that I wanted from this limited edition collection –  the Vintage Grape Blush Ombre.  The Blush Ombres were first introduced about 2 years ago with the Spring Colour Forcast collection.  I missed out on this and all everyone spoke about were these blush ombres; how versatile, how amazing, how cute etc.   These things sold like hot bread and I showed up after de bakery closed!

So I promised myself to pick up Vintage Grape if it was ever repromoted.  And here it is!

M.A.C. Vintage Grape Blush Ombre

I selected this colour because I don’t have anything like this in my collection.  M.A.C describes this as a mid-tone violet pink and it goes from medium cool pink to a darkened red-violet.  You also get a midtone raspberry colour when you swirl all the colours together.  This makes it a versatile product, you are getting 3 blushes in one!  The blush ombre is also pearlized that it contains a very fine shimmer that does not appear glitterly at all.  Instead it gives a very subtle glow to the skin.  The texture is very finely milled and on my dark skin does not appear chalky or chunky at all.  Very smooth and easy to apply.  It also has very good pigmentation so that I would recommend using a light hand or a stippling (duo fibre) brush to apply it lightly to the skin and it could be easily built up for more intensity.  The dark portion of the blush reminds me of M.A.C. Dirty Plum, which is a PRO product, except that it is not matte and lighter in colour.  The lighter side reminds me of NARS Desire or Angelika.  It think this will work well on all skintones from light to dark as the various colours can be mixed to create a colour that is not too warm or cool, too dark or too light.  It can also be applied heavier to those with deeper skintones.

Vintage Grape Blush Ombre, to show pearlized pigments

Swatches (l to r): Darker section, combined, lighter section

Vintage Grape Blush Ombre costs US$26 and you get 9 grams of product which is actually pretty good considering you are getting multiple colours.  It appears to be sold out at stores and counters in the my area in the US, but it is still available online from M.A.C.

Overall Grade: A

Really nice product!

FTC Disclosure:  The product in this post was purchased by me, Noire Tropical Beauty. These are my honest opinions.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Page.
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Noire Tropical Beauty is the creation of Nerissa Alleyne. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently resides in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is a lover of makeup, colour, a Product Junkie, freelance makeup artist, eternally devoted to M.A.C. but just getting into other brands like MUFE and NARS. As a graduate of Princeton University and using her background in Chemical Engineering, she is interested in the science behind the product and the balance between beauty and function. She also began her natural hair journey years ago and enjoys discovering and supporting companies that cater to natural, kinky, curly, coily beautiful hair! Huge fan of Oyin Handmade, Qhemet Biologics, Karen’s Body Beautiful and Anita Grant! Mini mixologist. Anything purple. Period. For reference, Nerissa has dark skin (M.A.C. NW 45, Bobbi Brown # 8 Walnut, MUFE HD Foundation in #178). She loves exploring makeup lines, beauty traditions and customs from all over the world, especially for women of colour (African, Latina/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and anyone else not mentioned!). There are a lot more products available now, but sometimes women still feel limited in their options. Nerissa hopes to showcase beauty from all over. In her spare time, she is an avid listener of great international music and is currently working on increasing her repertoire of international dance such as Middle Eastern (Raqs Sharqi), West African, Samba and Salsa. Thinks that futbol is the game of gods!!!!!!!!Yankees fanatic!! Dream: to own my own makeup company! Questions, comments, preguntas??? Email me at noiretropicalbeauty[at] Follow Noire Tropical Beauty on: Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Google+

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