MAC Cream Blush in Lilicent

by mehak on October 6, 2010

in Blush, MAC

MAC Cream Blush in Lilicent  is one of those blushes that immediately sparks off a head vs heart debate in my head. My heart says buy it , cos its a matte peachy pink and i love those kind of  blush colours. My head says leave it, because i already own too many of these kinds. Well, as is apparent my heart won this time, and the reason i told myself was that i didnt have any peachy pink cream blush- they were all powder ones. Slightly lame excuse, i know…but oh well..whats done is done and i am now the proud owner of the MAC Cream Blush in Lilicent.

So, at first when i got it home i thought MAC Cream Blush in Lilicent was kind of similar to  MAC Powder Blush in Peaches. Its not showing in the pics but in the pan they both look kind of similar, but they are actually nothing alike. MAC Lilicent has more of  a brown -pink undertone tone to it whereas MAC Peaches is a bright pop of orange.  MAC Lilicent gives you a peachy pink glow, with just some subtle amount of warmth because of the brown undertones. Lilicent  is also much lighter   and it doesnt give you any obvious pop of colour- just a  subtle hint of dewy peachy pinkness to your cheeks. Im actually quite enjoying the change from powder to cream blush because of the whole dewy look on the cheeks.

MAC Lilicent Texture
Texture wise, i was a bit wary of MAC Cream Blushes because when you swatch them in the store- they appear all sticky and difficult to blend. So i always skipped on them. Dont make the same mistake !  Because in the store what happens is people swatch the cream blushes with the cotton cue tips and the cream blush mixed with the cotton cue tip over and over again just ruins the texture of the ones n the store. In reality, the texture of MAC Lilicent isnt  very sticky, its smooth and goes on in a breeze. Full marks to staying power as well, though i do feel that powder blushes last longer on me than cream blushes.

MAC Lilicent colour 

Left : MAC Cteam blush in  Lilicent, Right MAC Powder blush in Peaches

MAC Lilicent left, MAC Lilicent blended on right

I am adoring the colour on Lilicent- It has some earthy pink tones to the peach  which work really well with my skintone and possibly with most other indian skintones as well. One thing that i do feel about MAC Lilicent is that it might not show up on darker skintones- because i need to work it in for it to show up on mine, Im an NC 35 (possibly thats because im not using a brush).  Ideally, you should use a brush like the MAC 188 or some stippling brush with it, but i dont own one so fingers will do as of now! So im not going to recommend it personally for people with much darker skin tones.

Have i become a cream blush convert? I think im halfway there…im loving the dewy cheeks look. I think its PERFECT for winter when your skin is dry and flaky and you want that candle-lit sort of subtle glow..

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Rentu October 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

can we have a photo of yours, so that we get to see, how well it suits you…i adore the color as well, but i am a bit wary on it suiting wheatish complexion with yello undertones


Mehak October 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

Hi Rentu, yup gimme some time and i shall put up a pic…


Tanveer Parmar October 6, 2010 at 6:58 am

I love cream blushes! They look so natural & dewy..


G.G.G October 6, 2010 at 7:08 am

beautiful colour :-)


priyam October 6, 2010 at 11:55 am

u finally gt it!
the color looks rlly pretty tho!


bhumika October 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm

nice color..wud wait for ur FOTD…


Kim Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 October 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

waah love it, I'm liking a nude color blush so much


Cynthia Z October 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm

It looks damn good! Actually I was confused between this and Ladyblush the time I bought my first Mac cream blush. I chose Ladyblush in the end coz it shows on my face better.



Jasmine Lee October 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

beautiful color!

xoxo, jaz


Poohkie October 7, 2010 at 5:01 am

It's a gorgeous colour and I love how cream blushes look. But since I have oily skin, I can't really wear it :(

BTW, did you get New Vibe or any dupes?


Mehak October 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

@Poohkie : no i didnt buy new vibe, i just couldnt get myself to spend that much on something ill only be able to wear out at nights..
@ cynthis: i love ladyblush, i kinda feel i shudv got that one as this one is very very subtle


Adorable On Your Vanity October 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I have one MAC cream blush, but I dont like it :( I'm more of a powder blush kinda gal but lilicent is gorg. Looks great for everyday.


Mehak October 8, 2010 at 4:50 am

As far as the FOTD using this goes, this is very very hard to photograph!. Even if in person it looks like a lot of blush ,It doesnt show up in snaps (atleast from my camera) at all so theres no point in showing that. You can check out shifa's blog- shes the same skintone as me to see the 'lilicent glow', she has a FOTD with it..


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