MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn Review

by Roshini D on December 29, 2012 · 7 comments

MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn Review

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season. I had been so super busy with Christmas that I didn’t get time to review anything, anyhoo, I will carry on with the review. Well honestly, this is my very first blush. After following IMBB, I had become a lipstick hoarder and now I have branched out into blushes too :P  While doing my Christmas shopping at MAC, I thought why not try a blush as well this time and I asked the SA to suggest me one that wouldn’t look very over the top and was subtle enough for a beginner like me and then this baby came home with me :P

MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush Stubborn Review

Price:

INR 1600 for a quantity of 6 gm.

MAC Stubborn Blush 1

My Experience with MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn:

Well, when the SA first showed me this blush, I got a bit scared as it looked very bright in the pan. It is a raspberry pink in color but a little on the plum side (raspberry plum maybe? :P) But once applied on my cheeks, it blended so well with my skin tone (for reference, I fluctuate between NC 42-44.5).  It gives a very natural rosy flush to the cheeks as if one is really blushing. The blush is pretty pigmented and the intensity can be built up without it getting streaky/cakey.  I don’t know how this blush will look on fairer skin tones; maybe using it with a light hand could help. Also, it has that MAC wala amazing vanilla fragrance which I love.

MAC Stubborn Blush 2

Well, now about the Pro Long Wear part, the blush doesn’t stay as long as the SA claimed it would. She said this could easily stay on for 8 hours, but it stays for about 3-4 hours on me without fading and then it starts fading evenly. (Please note that I have oily skin, maybe that’s why the low staying power, but now its winter no??)

Swatches:

MAC Stubborn Blush 3

MAC Stubborn Blush 4

Overall, I am very happy with my first blush purchase and I can easily wear it on a daily basis as it is such a pretty and natural color.

Pros of MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn:

  • Pretty shade.
  • Gives a natural rosy flush on dusky skin tones.
  • Doesn’t fade unevenly.
  • Amazing fragrance

Roshini

Cons of MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn:

  • Limited edition.
  • Expensive.
  • May not suit fairer skin tones.

IMBB Rating:

4.5/5 (minus marks for being LE).

Would I Recommend MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn?

Yes, I would recommend this blush to all the dusky ladies out there. Do try it at the store I’m sure you’ll return home with this :P

Would I Repurchase MAC Office Hours Collection Pro Longwear Blush – Stubborn?

Well since this is limited edition, I may not be able to repurchase this in the future, but since MAC has a wide array of colors in their permanent line, I would like to try few of those next.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

For the love of life December 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Pretty colour.looking nice. Dupes anybody? ,-)

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Roshini December 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

thanks :)

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Parita December 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i have been looking for a raspberry shade blush n lippie..will def check this out! looks very flattering on you :)

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Roshini December 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thank you so much Parita :)

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Roshini December 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thanks Pooja :)

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Shaily Singh December 30, 2012 at 12:28 am

Lovely color!!!! Why these are limited edition??!!??!! :(

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Roshini December 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

This collection just released Shaily. So it’s still available :)

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