I admit it, I love blush a little. Okay, a LOT. After hearing all of the wonderful reviews about Equilibrium blush from the new MAC Me Over collection, I had to run out and pick it up (see review on the other MAC Me Over blush, Stunner, here!). I've never purchased a true "brown" blush before, and I've always been curious as to why brown blush would be any different than bronzer.
Equilibrium is a medium, neutral brown with a satin finish, and in the pan, it looks pretty boring. However, its sheen gives it a little more of a blush-type glow on the cheeks, which I like.
I was most drawn to this product (and trying a brown blush in general) because I've always wanted a shade of blush that could be worn with any kind of colors elsewhere on the face. Sometimes I feel that when I wear a really bright eye look, even the most muted pink blush still makes me look clowny. A brown blush will add a glow to the cheeks without adding any additional colors to the face.
When applied to my skin, Equilibrium changes in tone a little. It actually turns a bit more rose-brown, which makes it very suitable as a neutral blush. I'm quite pleased with it!
Overall thoughts: I think Equilibrium is a beautiful blush shade. It will go with virtually any colors you pair it with, and could even be used as a nice cheek contour. However, if you rarely have a need for brown blush, I wouldn't spend the money on it. The quality is great, but bronzer would be similar enough to use for a once in a while fix. I would recommend this for light to medium skintones.
What is your favorite color of blush to wear? Mine is peach!