Mac Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush (Mac Shop Cook Collection)

by mehak on April 22, 2012

in A+, Blush, Face Products, MAC, Reviews

There are very few things that give me as much happiness as a sunny side up fried egg early morning. Dont ask me why, but that fried egg with that sunny yellow  yolk in the centre, just makes me feel life is perfect and nothing can go wrong!!! (See how im so easy to please? I just need a fried egg! I swear even if the boy hid the ring inside my fried egg as a proposal I wouldn’t even notice- im just in a state of bliss when i eat it. It’s quite wierd.) Something about Mac’s Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush reminds me of that early morning fried egg! It’s just so darn happy and cute looking with its round orange-ness (lie a fried egg yolk)  staring up at you saying ” Why so serious?. Be Optimistic Orange Ho-Ho-Ho“.!!!

When i first read about the Mac Shop Cook Collection, i drove my sister mad saying this repeatedly “Mac shop mac cook mac . Shop Shop Shop . Cook Cook Cook. Mac Shop Mac Cook Mac . Shop Shop Shop. Cook Cook Cook“. Haha, I couldn’t help myself- I was on of those wound up dolls who keep saying the same thing!! Try saying it, you will get hooked!!

Optimistic Orange- The color

Anyway, coming back to Mr.Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush, which is the happiest blush i own amongst all my blushes !! Optimistic Orange, as the name suggests is a deep orange in the pan, but a pretty peachy orange when blended.Its a color that a lot of people would think will make them look like a tiny orange clown , but rest easy because on the cheeks its just a very nice, upbeat orange flush. My love for peach blushes is well documented and i have to say Mr.Optimistic Orange is right up there (though still not replacing my favourite Mac Peaches). You can wear this sheer for a natural, peachy cheek or layer it on if you really want the color to get intense (if you like being a tiny orange clown..hey im not judging)!! This one is a color i think will look good on most skin tones, specially Indian (medium to dusky girls look great in peachy oranges), except maybe if you are very pale and the orange looks too harsh against your pale skin.

Thoughts on the Cremeblend Formula

Mac has a new cream blush formula in town, and im loving it!! These Cremeblend blushes, replaced the Mac Blushcremes a while ago and i am so happy they did. These are much lighter than the Blush cremes which means you can easily wear these in the summer without feeling heavy or sticky. I also feel like the finish is kind of in between matte and dewy, which for oily skin girls is a really good thing!! These last longer than the older formula too giving me a solid 6- 8 hour wear time !! I didn’t have too many issues with blending,I read somewhere that these are harder to blend but i feel like inspite of being lightweight thy are still creamy enough to be blended decently . They don’t have the ease of blendability like Nyx Cream Blushes,  which are much creamier than these but I wouldn’t call them hard to blend either. I like that the pigmentation can be built up from sheer to pigmented- gives you that much more control over the level you want you know?

This is with medium intensity. You can go sheerer for a natural look, and deeper for an  oranger look

Overall Verdict :A+

Product:5/5, Pigmentation:5/5, Texture:4/5, Longevity: 5/5, Packaging & Value: 4.5/5

Price: Rs 1350/-(Im not sure)

Recommendation: Mac Optimistic Orange Cremeblend Blush is from their  Shop Cook Collection. Its a deep , peachy orange thats really lively and pretty and would look great on a lot of skintones specially medium to dusky. I love the   cremeblend formula- i found it lightweight and wearable, long wearing and i liked that  you can control the pigment levels. Definitely want another one of these!!!!

On my lips : MAC Watch me Simmer lipstick (Shop Cook) mixed with Deborah 19. MAC WMS ws WAY too orange so i pinkified it by adding deborah to it,

PS:   Now im hooked again. Mac shop mac cook mac. Shop Shop Shop. Cook Cook Cook.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Sukanya April 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

I love anything that goes on coral-y orange! It’s a lovely shade! I’m actually really curious about that lemon yellow sugar jelly kinda lip balm, tendertones I think! :)


mehak April 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Ya those are so so pretty..but i dont know i feel kind of dil pe chot spendin 1000 bucks ona tinted lip balm


Palak April 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

the color is so pretty !! Your skin is glowing girl !!


ashwini April 22, 2012 at 10:28 am

hi are looking gorgeous and fresh,nice blush. i guess it’ll suit my oily skin,im not so happy with my nyx cream blushes.


mehak April 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Ya nyx ones are lovely but i can imagine them being slightly heavy for oily girls…


Vanity April 22, 2012 at 10:47 am

you know i just got the orange cream blush from nyx…n its sooo now we are cream blush sisters. i luvv my mac peaches too but ts very sheer na, any tips?
and the price is Rs.1350


mehak April 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

Ya peaches you need to keep building the color me thinks….with the sheertone just need to keep going over other way out!! But iv noticed that the brush makes a big difference !!! I got a sigma fluffy brush and it makes SO much of a difference to how the blush looks!


Inaya April 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

What lipstick are you using here mehak? Looks lovely


Kritika April 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

Ooh ! I love peachy-orangy blushes !!
And I love what you wearing on your lips! What is it??


mehak April 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Its a combination of 2 different liipsticks! Mac watch me simmer and deborah number 19


Pooja@IBC April 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Its such a happy color! I love it!! Honestly I have steered clear of MAC blushes ‘coz I find them ‘sticky’ you know that smooth creamy feel of NYX blushes well MAC cream blushes I’m worried of turning in to a dust magnet they’re soo sticky, I want to try out the new tendertones though, have you tried out the new shades yet?


Mehak April 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Pooja you must try the cremeblends then..The blushcremes were extremely sticky but the new mac cremeblends are nicer…


Neha April 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hi Mehak

Wat lipcolor r u wearing in dis pic ?


mehak April 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hi Neha,
Its mac Watch me simmer mixed with deborah lipstick 19. Watch me simmer was way too orangef r me so i mixed it with my fav pink lipstick


Kejal April 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

pretty shade! me thinks I should try this..but m not sure would it suit an NC40?


mehak April 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Yes it totally would Kejal!


Visakhi April 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm

this one really looks very natural on u :), first cream blush that has tempted me ever…


mehak April 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Really> Why don u usually like them?


Nisha April 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Such a beautiful colour! I’m becoming a coralophile and this post isn’t helping! LOL!


mehak April 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Haha ! I love coral and orange blushes too!


pavani reddy April 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

this iss damnnnn prettyyy mehak!! love ur casual and simple yet catchyyyy


mehak April 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Thanks pavani! :)


Shalini April 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I went to a MAC store and they had all the pretty shades in lippie and blush tagged “SOLD Out” from the new collections … only one nude lippie was in stock :'(


shivangi April 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I am loving the formula! Will check out some shades.


Dolon April 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm

U looking lovely:)…and that blush is gorgeous!… I got Party Parrot and Flamingo from the Iris Apfel collectn. So sad bout Flamingo…such a pretty color but completely washes me out:


mehak April 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Awww..can always add a nice gloss on top no?


Rima April 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

i love the color…its so perfect for summers…!!!and mehak u look amazing in this!!i love this shop shop shop.cook cook cook!! :) :)


mehak April 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

haha dont get me started…shop shop shop cook cook cook


Althea January 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

wt lipee r u wearing


mehak January 14, 2013 at 9:31 am

not really sure..i think it was either mac watch me simmer or like a mixture of 2-3 lippies and lipgloss


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