MAC Padma Lakshmi Collection: 3 Things to Know About the Powder Blush Duos

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MAC Padma Lakshmi collection Powder Blush Duo in Melon Pink ($33)

Tonight on Top Makeup Chef, Dillon and Skyler face off within the Quick Fire 10-Minute Makeup Challenge! Before the day is over [FLASH TO HOST PADMA LAKSHMI], considered one of them will see their desires on Top Makeup Chef come to an finish. “Please pack your blush and go.”

You’ve gotta know Padmna Lakshmi. She’s the host of Top Chef, considered one of my favourite TV responsible pleasures, and the way do I get a catchphrase, BTW? On Top Chef, Padma’s is “Please pack your knives and go.” Mine might be “So many cats, so little time,” or “The world is a vampire!” 🧛🏽


Padma’s new MAC collaboration comes out next week, and listed below are three issues it is best to learn about it.

1. Unfortunately, neither of the 2 Blush Duos known as “Please Pack Your Knives and Go.”

I might have cherished them much more in the event that they had been, haha! One of them has a satiny peachy pink and a frosty orange — that one is the one which’s extra like a standard blush and highlighter duo — and one which has a impartial matte brown and a frosty beige. That one works extra like a bronzer and highlighter.

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Melon Pink on my cheeks
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Moon & Shine on my cheeks

2. Both look bad-@ss on toasty tans.

When I used to be placing them on my MAC NC42 cheeks for the primary time, I stored having to take a step again to have a look at myself within the mirror, after which make ridiculous kissy faces. I believe they’re each very flattering on tan pores and skin, however don’t let that cease you if you happen to’re a lighter lass.

Shades similar to these look pretty on a variety of pores and skin tones. The peachy pink within the peachy pink/orange duo appears much like NARS Orgasm and NARS Deep Throat (but it surely’s not an actual dupe), and the orange aspect appears like MAC Sunbasque and NARS Lustre, and I believe all of them look pretty on lighter pores and skin tones, too.

Same goes for the shades within the beige and brown duo, which look similar to the Diffused Bronze Light bronzer by Hourglass. I’ve seen that rock on many women lighter than I’m.

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Melon Pink and Moon & Shine

3. The peachy pink one is frostier.

The peachy pink and orange duo is frostier than the brown and beige one, so, FYI, in case your cheeks lean dry like mine do, it would emphasize these dry spots… It’s extra of a closeup factor, although, so if somebody is standing proper subsequent to you, they most likely received’t discover, not except you actually pile it on and/or they’ve preternatural magnifying imaginative and prescient, and/or they’re a make-up artist.

Obvs, you’ll be able to put on the colours within the duo individually, however I all the time find yourself mixing the them collectively. #lazymuch?

It’s a private factor… It simply saves a step. I imply, why do blush first, after which the highlighter on prime, when you’ll be able to simply swirl all the pieces collectively and be performed with it?

Everything within the assortment arrives subsequent week on March 15th to the MAC website and choose MAC counters, so name your native counter first earlier than you pack up the children, cats and canines and drive via a snowstorm.

One very last thing about bronzer duo: it appeared at my doorstep a bit worse for the damage, having damaged in transit, so it’s most likely delicate. Be mild!

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Powder Blush Duo in Moon & Shine ($33)

Final verdict

I like these quite a bit. They remind me of the purple MAC Padma Lakshmi eyeshadow quad I reviewed last week in that they’re deceptively addictive, and it’s straightforward to get comfy with them for months.

So, Padma…YOU ARE TOP CHEF. Of blush duos. 🙂

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,