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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Quickie Review: MAC Modern Mandarin (Satin) Blush

Modern Mandarin just came out with the Trés Cheek collection, which I merrily skipped down to MAC to swatch on Thursday.  I was expecting to come away with Immortal Flower at least, if not more, but Modern Mandarin ended up being the only one which excited me.

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modern mandarin

modern mandarin comparisons

L-R: Mac Modern Mandarin, Sleek Pan Tao, Darling Girl Fantasia, Sleek Aruba, MAC Springsheen.

Isn’t it pretty? I love the satin finish and the pigmentation is just right for a blush – not too much, not too little. I was worried from some swatch pictures I’d seen that it would be too ORANGE, but on the skin it actually has a bit of coral to it, perhpas, there’s very little yellow there to my eye which is fantastic as blushes like Sleek Aruba just look awful on me!

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modern mandarin swatch

I really love how it looks on! I’m really pleased with it – I normally try and steer clear of MAC blushes unless they’re on Fragrance Direct or Cheap Smells or similar as £17.50 is pretty expensive. I’ve no complaints at all with this product though, and I can see it being a favourite over summer.


  1. Really really nice blush. Love the finish on it. :-)

  2. Ahh thats so pretty! I'm gonna need to check these out!

  3. That looks so lovely on you! I was scared this would be way too orange but I ordered it anyways because it seemed the most unique out of the collection. I'm glad I ordered it!

  4. I love how it pulls more coral than orange, looks great with your lovely fair skin :-)

  5. This is gorgeous! I wasn't expecting the coral sheen!

  6. I want a few of these but had to tell myself no. Argh... so many collections!! This look lush on you! x

  7. I really love the finish of this blush! Such a pretty shade for spring time!

  8. GORGEOUS! I had been eyeballing this one too, but alas, I am on a no-buy. This is a perfect spring/summer colour!


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