Mac Gingerly Blush : Swatches and Review

by mehak on May 22, 2012

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

 

Mac Gingerly Blush Swatch and Review

Sometimes i feel like i am Raymond’s neglected brother from ‘Everybody loves Raymond’ .  Just rename that show to “Everybody loves the boy” and you have got my life in one line. My own friends like him more than they like me, and for my family he can probably do no wrong and honestly its VERY annoying. Like Hello, please give me some credit- i have a likeable personality too , and he chose me  i chose him remember !! :( . I can now understand what Mac Gingerly Blush might be feeling, because the story of its life is  “Everybody loves Peaches”  and Gingerly is like the less famous  older brother of Mac Peaches (i feel ya Gingerly, i feel ya! *Sniff* ).

Mac Gingerly: The color

If Mac Peaches is a bright, happy peach , then Mac Gingerly is a more sun-kissed, mature peachy brown.  It’s exactly the color of terracotta tiles- warm and sun-kissed and is one of those effortless colors that you can throw on for a natural, peachy flush- perfect for work, and absolutely perfect for adding a bit of warmth to the face. It’s a color that is Mickey Contractor’s  favourite for Indian skin, and that’s what made me pick this up! If you are a dusky girl and want to wear a natural looking warm blush then Mac Gingerly is really great for you, as it is for lighter/medium skin tones for a deeper earthy peach look. Mac Peaches may not show up on skin tones darker than say NC 40, but with this one there is no such problem! In terms of dupes, Colorbar Just Earth is quite close to Mac Gingerly but Just Earth is not as orange.

Sheertones by MAC- The Texture

Gingerly is a sheertone blush, which in MAC Language means that the color needs to be built up . I actually prefer Mac Sheertone blushes to say the matte finish blushes, because while matte finishes are like * BOOM* high pigment in one swipe, it’ s also easy to get clown cheeks with them. In sheertones, you do need to apply and re-apply and layer, but you can control the intensity and pigment you want And don’t let the name fool you, thy are definitely not sheer- just have buildable coverage that you should work with! These blend easily on the skin, and give a solid cheek wear of about 5-6 hours for me.

 

Mac Gingerly Swatch- Left Unblended, Right Blended

Sorry- no face swatch, will update this post with an FOTD later

Overall Verdict: A

Price Rs 1100/-

Possible Dupes: Colorbar Just Earth is sort of close, but not really a dupe, Gingerly is oranger.

Recommendation: Gingerly by MAC is a pretty peachy brown and one of Mickey Contractors top 10 blushes for Indian skin. Its a great blush for all skin tones – specially  warm indian ones-if you are darker and want an earthy natural blush(Rumour has it this is the blush that Kim Kardashian usually sports), or if you are lighter but want a deeper peach one. It instantly adds warmth to the face and is a color that you may tend to ignore in the MAC store, but once swatched on the cheeks you may just fall in love with it!

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Roopa May 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

I prefer this to Peaches. Gives an amazing flush. It is perfect for NC40 – NC42 skin types….

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:55 am

Yeah its perfect for medium skintones..looks lovely!

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Kejal May 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

I love this shade..its nice matt peach brown..more suited for my skin shade than peaches

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

Peaches is happy happy but it doesnt show up on darker than NC 40 too well..this one does and it gives such a warm look na

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shivangi May 22, 2012 at 10:54 am

Peaches suits me well, but when MAC MUA applied this on my cheeks I fell in love with this! this is in my wishlist for so long!

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:55 am

Its sooo pretty na..gives a really natural warm look

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Parul May 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

Oh god I was laughing so much after reading the intro….believe me it does not change much after marriage and your family would be adoring him so much…you should see all the love showered on my hubby even after five years of marriage…as for gingerly…its truly lovely..ben on my wishlist for so long..I will get this if I can move beyond the eyeshadows and lippies

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

Lol even after 5 years!!
But yknow , i guess i get that attention when im at his parents house so it balances out a little bit…though i still think the ‘damads’are always more loved than the daughter in laws..

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coralcrue May 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

i agree on this totally, Mehak, daughter in laws are not always loved as much as the son in laws.

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Kritika May 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

Aww Mehak ! Too funny you re ! :)

And I love all the peachy, and oops not to make him feel negelected, gingerly blushes. I so want to get this. Has the potential of being my first MAC blush .

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

Its really pretty K!
You should get it !

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FashionPhD May 22, 2012 at 11:28 am

If they like him so much they should like u 10x more cos YOU chose HIM! You had such good foresight and decision making skills :D

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Mehak May 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

Haha True that!!!
But its so annoying..we go to parties and hes like ‘Fun Bobby’ from friends…and everyones like ohhh dont go dont goo..stay longer. And im like…hello/?? yr supposed to be my friends

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Avni May 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Can you do me a favour please ………. If possible do a review of Chambor Enriched Revitalising foundation review and also do tell me weather it is suitable for oily skin as well or not…
So far I havent found a proper review of this product any where.

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Vish May 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm

wowww it looks so lovely Mehak

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coralcrue May 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I absolutely loved this review, Mehak, you are so unique and special :)

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San May 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hi Mehak,
You are so right about this being a very wearable and lovely blush. It was my first MAC blush and even though ive many more today this is the one i go to whn i want a neutral cheek esp for strong eye or lip looks.
I had emailed you a question just asking again..is the lakme earth rose trio blush still avaliable in shops? i spent a good part of my vacation hunting in kerala but didnt find it anywhere.

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mehak May 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hi San,
I think the earth rose trio is out of stock now san!! It came with the fantasy collection.

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Frances May 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’ve always preferred Gingerly to Peaches.

You know what this means, right?

You and I are totally going to have an affair.

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mehak May 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Hahaha!!!
Totally!! Damnit, raymonds brother deservs some love too!!!

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Nivedita May 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

LOL Mehak! :D :D Come on, we love you. So you can balance it out :D On a serious note, come on, they love you too :) So, just feel happy!

Btw, I don;t know why I am reminded of Rose Gold from Faces. But this is a pretty shade. I am listing down all of your favorites because a year or so, down the line, I would need some expert advice too :P

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Tanmayee May 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Looks similiar to just earth but yes peachier …….nice color Mehak ……..Please do a FOTD with this :)

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Eesha May 22, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I use this blush to contour and i love how nicely pigmented it is.

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Nisha Khan May 22, 2012 at 9:09 pm

i like how u express yourself here…..

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Dhara May 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I just got this baby yesterday..and funny how this particular blush makes my warm NC41 skintone look cooler and brighter rather than adding any more warmth…Coppertone is the 1 which adds warmth to my already too warm complexion !!!

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Chris May 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Mickey Contractor is a makeup genius! I wish I could assist him at gigs… maybe someday. :)
Gingerly is so pretty. I’m getting to be a blush addict, Mehak. All your fault. :P

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mehak May 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

AHaha ! He really is a makeup genius. I think yr a makeup addict anyway, you dont need me to turn you into one!

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sunaa May 23, 2012 at 12:27 am

so pretty..going to my wishlist..!!!

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prerna May 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

awww..so nice man..its ervy girls wish i think though to have her man loved so much by family n friends.lucky u :)
n lovely color….!great review

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mehak May 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

Believe me u start feeling unlucky..everyone starts ignoring your opinion.!!!!

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Karishma May 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

I definitely prefer Gingerly (*my blog’s name is GingerSnaps* :P) !
Great review Mehak :D

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Giggle girlie May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

I hear you!! In the beginning it’s fine but after sometime it is irritating!
I came very close to buying this blush but skipped it… It is nice though!

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pavani reddy May 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

love ur intros so much mehak…this looks very prettyyyy…i m new with Mac so will take notes for now..

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gargi May 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I have a MAC blush named Coppertone which is matte but looks like the same shade!

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Nazia September 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Hi Mehak, I know I’m coming rather late to this post, but I’m hoping you see this and maybe reply? I’ve looked all over but can’t find the ingredients list for this blush, and there are no MAC counters in Dhaka, so can’t look at the back of the box. If you still have yours, would you please post the ingredients? I’m trying to avoid parabens as much as possible, and some of the MAC products have them while others don’t. Also, I’d love to know which blush you think would suit me more, Gingerly or Mocha. I’m NC43. It would mean so much to me if you replied.

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Martha October 1, 2012 at 3:21 am

This blush looks pretty :) I’m a C40 n I’m looking for a neutral color to wear with red lips would this work or do u recommend another color

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