Mar 212010

MAC’s Liberty of London Prim & Proper Blush ($18.50) appears in the pan to be a peachy-brown nude that would look perfect with the gray and purple eyeshadows in the collection.  The blush, which is listed as a “neutral nude matte” on MAC Cosmetic’s website, is lighter and peachier than most of the nudes that I have in my collection.

The texture of the blush does not seem to be a true matte–rather, there is a bit of life and reflectivity to the blush.  It does apply as a beautiful nude, although it pulls a little more pink-mauve than I expected from looking at the blush in the pan:

I applied swatches several different times on my arm and on my face, and each time I got a nude with a touch of peach, but also a strong pink-mauve pull.  Side by side, Prim & Proper looks a bit similar to MAC’s Sunbasque in the pan.  However, when applied Prim & Proper has a much stronger pink and very subtle sheen.  On the other hand, Sunbasque is much oranger, browner and more sparkly.

Prim & Proper may be a “your mileage may vary blush.”  That is, it seems to be a nice nude on everyone, but some reports indicate that it applies as a peachier nude on some.  On me, however, the blush has a much pinker tone particularly compared with Sunbasque’s orange.  I certainly don’t already have a blush this color and so I’m happy with my choice, although I’m a little confused that at the way that the color looks applied.  I strongly recommend trying this yourself before committing because the color application seems to be a bit different on everyone.

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  3 Responses to “MAC Liberty of London – Prim & Proper Blush”

  1. Amy – I’m loving your blog more and more each day! We have very similar tastes, but it’s not the main reason I love your blog. Your layout is very clean and crisp looking. Very professional and easy to read. I love your reviews and descriptions. Great color comparisons.

    I love Prim & Proper as well and have similar thoughts. I was a bit worried when I saw it in the pan – it looked so muddy and completely different than I expected from swatches. But I was happy to find it went on the skin very nicely, non-muddy/brown, non-orange.

    Excellent swatches!

    • Sabrina–thank you for your thoughts on Prim & Proper–and I’m an avid reader of your blog too. You are having quite an influence on my purchases too! 🙂 Thank you for the recommendations!

  2. I am so glad you like this blush. I was very surprised when a MAC MA applied it on me – I thought it would be very light on my NC42 skin but it’s a very nice neutral I can wear when I have coral/pink lips. I only bought this blush and Blue India Nail Polish from this collection and I couldn’t be any happier!

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