Aug 19, 2012

MAC Hidden Treasure Blush (Styleseeker Collection): Review

MAC Powder Blush in Hidden Treasure (available here) - $20

Part of the fall-inspired MAC Styleseeker Collection that launched online this week (in stores August 23), MAC Hidden Treasure Powder Blush is described by as a "Rich Burnt Red."  This is my first blush from MAC so I was clueless on what to expect in terms of finish and pigmentation.  The darker color and the lack of any obvious shimmer is what made me pick this, and I am so glad I did!

MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients
MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients

This rich reddish-brown blush has enough pigmentation to show up on my dark skin without making my skin look splotchy or irritated.  The blush is a matte finish - at least there's no shimmer or sheen that I could detect - yet it doesn't look dull or flat.  Read on for more photos and swatches.

MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients
MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients
MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients
MAC Dark Diversion and UD Perversion on my eyes
MAC Hidden Treasure Powder Blush
MAC Restless Tinted Lipglass
All the MAC products are available as part of the Styleseeker Collection
In case any of you were wondering on how this compares with the NARS blush Liberte from the summer 2012 collection, here's a comparison photo.  I forgot to get the swatches, but I think the photo should give a good enough idea.

MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients
NARS Liberte Blush (coral-red, lighter) Versus MAC Hidden Treasure (brownish red)
My photos haven't really done justice to how pigmented MAC Hidden Treasure blush is - I needed only the slightest touch with a stippling blush for this to show up on my darker Indian skin tone!  This is easily the most pigmented blush I own.  I found it easy enough to blend, and it stayed on the whole day. Definitely a must-have blush from MAC, especially for the warmer-toned/dark-skinned people out there.

MAC Hidden Treasure Powder Blush - Ingredients

MAC Makeup Hidden Treasure Powder Blush Styleseeker Collection Indian Beauty Blog Reviews Swatches FOTD Looks Ingredients

Also from the Styleseeker collection:  MAC Local Wares Fluidline
MAC Restless Tinted Lipglass
MAC Ready to Roam Tinted Lipglass
MAC Dark Diversion Fluidline

19 comments:

  1. wow..this is a lovely shade n compliments ur skintone so well..u look lovely..this collection hasnt yet launched here..:(

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    1. It just launched here online, Preetha..so will take a while to launch in India..but nowadays collections are turning up much sooner, aren't they?

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  2. what a pretty shade..I'm also planning to buy my first blush from MAC, hopefully this will be the one...

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    1. Do check it when it turns up in store..and hope you like it :)

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  3. I like the color so much Rads :) Suits you very well too.

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  4. This is such a beautiful blush :) Would be wonderful for fall.

    Suits you really well Rads. You have a knack for applying blush!

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    1. Do try this Fieran..unless you have a similar blush already..it's SO pigmented :D

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  5. Loved the Blush and it looks very natural on you

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  6. I love the fact that it is no shimmer blush!in pan it looks very similar to nars liberte blush. I like the shade ...it look great on you!

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    1. They are very similar..MAC is a bit darker, though..

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  7. its perfect for indian skin tone:)
    u look so beautiful as always <3

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    1. Aww..thank you :blushhhhhhhhhhhhh: :D

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  8. Aw youre beautiful Rads. I'm not gonna lie, this blush scares the crap outta me. Not only because of the color but the intense pigmentation too. I prefer a much sheerer blush formula so it's easier for me not to mess up :P looks amazing on you though!

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    1. It is prettttttttttttttttttty pigmented...but I still think you should give it a try in store! My blending skills aren't anything to write home about, but if you are even a teeny bit better than I am, you might actually be able to buff and blend to get just the slightest hint of color. That said, though, this is definitely MAC's gift to the darker skinned :D :D

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  9. This is beautiful! It screams my name :)

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    1. :D :D pigmented enough to show up on our darker skin tones...finalllllllllllllllly yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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