Friday, September 9, 2011

MAC Equilibrium Blush: Photos & Swatch!

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!
xx, Allison

13 comments:

  1. Oooo!! I hope you will wear this in a video!

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  2. I honestly love love this blush. I'm Asian and on me it turns a bit rosey like you said. I initially wanted Stunner, but once the girl at MAC put it on me it made me look like a clown haha.

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  3. the most "brown" blush i own is NARS Madly. This looks really pretty, so I'l have to check it out

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  4. !!! I had my makeup done by a MAC artist a week ago and he used Equilibrium on my cheekbones (like a light contour) and then mixed a bit of Stunner on the apples. The combination is AMAZING and I seriously have not been able to use any other blushes since then! Try it!

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  5. This is really pretty! I love the shimmer it has when you put it on your skin. I don't know if it would suit my skin tone, though. I'm not really dark, but I'm not that light either.

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  6. I really like this just debating if I need it because I have so many bronzers..
    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  7. That is a nice shade color,I agree it will go better on light to medium skin.. :) I hope I could own even just 1 MAC product, :( I cant afford it.. :(

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  8. This and stunner mixed with the seaside ccb is ah mazing!

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  9. I have been eyeing this one but was wondering if it wouldn't be too similar to Nars Douceur?
    It looks really pretty though :)

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  10. I need this!! I don't have any MAC blushes yet, and this one seems like the colour for me. I love brown-ish blushes!! :)

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  11. I want thisss! Thnx Allison! :)

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  12. Hi Allison, can you recommend me another product that similar with this blush? I have equilibrium but after a week I'm using this, my cheek area started to break out like crazy... I guess mac formula is a no no for me :( too bad i love this colour sooo much... your reply would be greatly appreciated!!

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