Guest review by Gurpreet

Everyone cherishes the moments that they spend at the MAC stores even if they are not purchasing anything from there. To me it has been my fairy land full of adorable make up and colors. MAC Sheer Tone Blush Pinch Me is very special for me as it is my first blush from MAC. The blush fills me with joy every time I apply it.  MAC describes this as “A blush that provides fantastic colour with ease and consistency.” A dirty rose coral blush in matte finish with easily buildable color.

I prefer products without shimmer for everyday work look. Hence I prefer eye shadows, pencils, lipsticks and blushes which are purely matte.  While I was keen on the MAC Peaches blush because of the excellent reviews that I have heard I lost my heart to “Pinch Me”. The color was true to irs name as it offers a similar kind of flush to the cheeks as one would get if they are pinched. The swatch looked natural, smooth without any fallout.  The color looks sheer on the first swipe and can be easily built up as required.


Packaging : The blush comes in the classy black packaging with a transparent lid which has MAC printed on it. The blush does not have any blush applicator or mirror in its casing. As this is from their permanent range of blushes, the refill pans are also available.

Shade : A beautiful shade of dirty rose coral color. It rarely appears coral on me and looks more of a rose color. It’s a neutral warm shade that works well for both fair skinned and dusky skinned girls.

Formula : MAC Pinch me is from the sheer tone range of blushes. The blush gives a light sheer finish on application. One can easily layer it up to show the intensity of color. It is not very pigmented but can be easily layered. The blush blends easily, applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of colour. There are no fallout when the brush is used to pick the color from the pan.


Finish/Effect : Pinch me has a matte finish without any shimmers. The blush gives an even finish without being cakey. The blush provides a natural flush to the cheeks and is suitable for everyday wear.

Lasting power : The blush stays put easily for more than 6 hours after which it fades off.


Pros :

  • Dermatologist tested, Non-acne genic
  • Beautiful dirty rose color suits all complexions
  • Smooth matte finish
  • Blends easily
  • No fall outs

Cons :

  • Expensive
  • No applicator or mirror


Verdict :  A+

Price : Rs. 1950 for 6 gms (price increased by Rs. 150 this month)

RecommendationMAC Sheer tone blush Pinch me is a matte finish blush in a dirty rose color that blends like a charm and is suitable for all skin tones. The color is buildable without any form of fall outs and looks very natural.

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