MAC Sheertone Blush Pinch Me Review, Swatch

by Fly Girl on May 4, 2011 · 47 comments

MAC SHEERTONE BLUSH IN PINCH ME

Pinch Me Shade description: Medium dirty rose coral (sheer tone)
MAC Pinch Me Blush

Net wt.21 oz 6g

From the Mac website the powder blushes are available in 5 finishes and several shades.

  • Matte
  • Frost
  • Satin
  • Sheer tone
  • Sheer tone shimmer

And several other finishes ranging from cream to mineralized blushes and more.

More information about Mac blushes from here:

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/156/329/Powder-Blush/index.tmpl

My take on MAC Pinch Me Blush

I am not a blush person to begin with. I have open pores on my skin and I avoid wearing a blush because I think my pores get highlighted. But it is a necessity if you have a fuller face and chubby cheeks like I do. Something to contour or a blush is a must.

Keeping this in mind I one day decided to splurge on my first and foremost blush. I went to the Mac store about a year ago and asked the MUA to help with a blush which I could wear all the time and is meant for my skin tone specifically. She tried various blushes on me but I had something pink in mind.

MAC Pinch Me Blush

When she applied Pinch Me , it looked lovely with the lighting inside the store.

Without bugging MUA much as she was super sweet and there were a lot of people coming in I zeroed on this blush.

Pinch Me is neither absolutely pink, nor coral and definitely not orange. It is just a dirty rose shade which is much pigmented. I felt I could not wear this blush during day time because it showed up way too much.

Also I needed to educate myself on finishes of blushes which I didn’t and ended up buying a sheertone blush while matte would have been much for day.

Coming to the shade , Pinch Me is just a dirty rose shade as seen in the swatch and comes in the standard Mac packaging of all black and a box.

I paid more than 20 dollars.18.50 if I remember correctly but it’s a shame turns out this is not the exact colour I wanted nor it goes on smoothly on my skin.

Being a sheer tone it is supposed to be of the lightest pigmentation when applied but damn this one goes on like I have applied 10 layers on my cheek.

MAC Pinch Me Blush swatch

Warm blushes as far as I have read are more for our skin tones than the cool ones. This one is just a dirty towards the warm side colour.

It is simply ridiculous how much of the blush gets swept over in just one swipe.

Good things about Mac pinch me sheer tone blush:

  • If you do not have an open pore or lots of facial hair problem this blush would work for you.
  • A very good night time blush for Indian skin tone
  • I just feel it is too bright for day wear. Instead of giving you a subtle flush of colour it stands out as if some colour has been applied on to the skin
  • I like the colour very much just wish it would have been little more subtle
  • The fact that Mac is very well known and what is available at Mac counters abroad s available in India and all over too
  • The packaging of Mac blushes is classy.
  • This colour according to my opinion would suit each and every skin tone from wheatish to dark to very fair skin tones as it is the right mix of rose and coral
  • Very rare colour and does not belong to either pink or coral family
  • Being the only Mac blush I own I cherish it . 🙂

MAC Pinch Me Blush disappoints me sometimes why:

  • This blush does not go on my skin smoothly many times. It is patchy and I just don’t like it then.
  • But this can be a problem only with me as when I swipe it over my hand the application is smooth.
  • Very high on pigmentation, you got to be very careful with this lovely pot.
  • The price, again Mac has always been high on its prices and beyond the range for many of us.

Overall I rate this :-* :-* :-*  for the lovely colour and -2 for the unevenness I have to experience sometimes.

Peachy summer lovelies

Fly girl

Have you tried MAC Pinch Me Blush? Please rate in the box below.

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

FG I lovvedd the shade.. It’s super gorgeous.. may be you could try using it with a light hand . Another tip is pick up your blush on a brush and dab your brush at the back of your hand then apply the blush on your cheeks. This takes off the excess blush and you can easily work with the intensity of the colour as per your preference. :))

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Nia May 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Thats a great idea!!! I just got Fleur Power…..in the store it looked great, but at home, I just found it too pigmented and dark…..I’ll try this technique…..but I loved the color….and its doesnt have shine……its satin, but I still found it little hard to blend.

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Kamini May 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

Loved the color.:) so gorgeous sooo love blushes 🙂

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Aarthi May 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

I really love this color and also the name of it 🙂 Me gonna try it for sure 🙂

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calicoaster May 4, 2011 at 11:06 am

What a name… 😛 😛 “Pinch me” ..he he he….but me loveddd the color!!! Nice review flygirl!! 😀

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 11:18 am

lol…pinch me…lovely color FG
hey cali 😀

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

hiyaa pereeyaaa :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

hiiiiiiiii rati….hows ur day looking…am just going to sit in front of TV :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

you havent joined back office yet. :hunterwali: I think my priority of the day is to get my phone recharged . 😐 😐 😐

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 11:31 am

i keep giving new bahanas to not join off…my vacation is not over yet 😐
phone recharged…i gotto do that toooooooooo :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

You join back fatafat.. it’s not good for our health that you taking so long chutti. :violinbash:

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

its def not good for my purse… :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

oh!! That’s bad.. :(( You dont get paid leaves?

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

hehe…i do rati…when i meant purse..i mean all i am doing is shopping 😀

Rati May 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

oh!! then that’s quite satisfying. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

calicoaster May 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hiiiiiiii Priyaaa…New photuuuuuuuuuuu!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Priya May 4, 2011 at 11:38 am

yaaaaaa … :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Maha May 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

The color looks pretty :))

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Jinal May 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I loved the color…..so pretty. ‘Pinch me’…hehe….reality check 😛

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sireesha May 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

:thanks: for the review flygirl.. I too have an insanely pigmented blush which shows up way too much on ma face even if i apply it with the lightest hand possible.. so this is waht i do to make it work: i take a duo fibre brush and pick up the blush by barely touching the surface..then i work it on the back of my hand and then apply it with a very light hand..and it works.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: so try it :bravo:

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Rati May 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I also do that too sometimes.. this reminds me I need to get a good duo fibre brush also. :struggle: :struggle:

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sireesha May 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

U have that sigma brushes na.. they not working for u kya? ?:)

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Shweta May 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm

It luked coral to me and thn saw the 3rd pic and luved the color :yahoo:

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varshini May 4, 2011 at 12:45 pm

wow this is nice…:)

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monika May 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

lovely colour……looks like teh dirty rose NYX blush I pickde up at a sale here. I love it

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Swati May 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Pinch Me… :X-P:

Cute Name & a Nice Product.. :happydance: :happydance:

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flygirl May 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

aha my lovelies
just back home
sooo hott outside
u just can drive a two wheeler
about the blush
the first picture is in the sunlight as you can see
2nd in shade
i wanted to give u an all angle description of the colour
hope i did justice.
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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flygirl May 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

and for teh trick i just have a mac blush brush ;(no other one duo fiber?is it stiplatng one?

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Tapaswini Swain May 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I loved the colour dear ! :yes:

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Noopur May 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm

its sucha a pretty shade rauni… :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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flygirl May 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm

nuuuu :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
thanks tap

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Ankita May 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Gorgeous shade Fly Girl!

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flygirl May 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

thanku ankita 😉 :thanks:

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