Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review/Photos: MAC powder blush in Gingerly

 I never thought I would love this blush because it looks a bit dark in the pan and thought it would never work with my NC42-44 skin tone. But it does and it looks really pretty. It's a nice neutral (peachy brown) shade that adds warmth to my face. It goes with any eye makeup and lip color I use. It's now my go to blush, and I love it. 

WHO: All Skin Types

WHAT: MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly
  • shade: Gingerly- described as a capri bonze on the MAC cosmetics website. To me, it looks like a peachy browish shade.
  • finish: sheertone- micro refined pressed powder.
  • texture: smooth with a slight creaminess. Very luxurious.
  • price: $19.50

WHEN: Permanent

HOW: Using a fluffy blush brush, smile and dab it on the apple of the cheeks and brush it upwards towards the temple. You can also use it as a contour color on the eyes. Just use a fluffy blending brush and apply it on the crease for a slight definition on the eyes.

What it looks like on me. 

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Black and Burgundy makeup look. Click HERE to see more photos.

Bronzey Summer Makeup. Click HERE to see more photos.

Do you own this blush? If you don't then I highly recommend that you get it when you get a chance.  It's neutral so it goes with any skin tone. Just keep in mind that it's quite pigmented for a sheer blush, so don't dip your brush too hard in the pan or you'll end up using too much product. The only drawback I could say is the price. We all know MAC blushes are expensive, but it's a great quality product that's worth every penny.


  1. You look absolutely gorgeous in all the pics!!! I went to buy Gingerly and ended up getting Sincere. They are both kinda similar shades. Try it'll look amazing on u :)

  2. i just want to say that you are very pretty. also, i am a big fan of this blush. :) i'm an nc30-35 so i was scared of it, but when i swatched it, it looks stunning.

    love your blog!

  3. it looks really good on you! I hope this will look good on my nc15-20 skin tone..:)

    stay pretty girl! :)

  4. This color is beautiful! I love that it has a touch of peach without being overly bright.

  5. You look stunningly gorgeous, especially the last pic. The blush adds so much warmth and softness to your look :)

  6. this is a really beautiful color!

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  7. look gorgeous..

    I am also an NC 42..Will try this at the store next time for sure..Currently I am loving the SUR from MAC Mickey Contractor collection

  8. That is gorgeous! This just might be the next blush I'll purchase thanks to you. =)

  9. I don't own it.. But now I wanna! =P

    Looks super pretty on you hun.. Kinda reminds of MAC's Pinch Me but lighter.. Really nice.. thanks for sharing =)

  10. The blush looks gorgeous on you!

    I own the blush too and it's one of my favorites in the summer time. I'm usually NC 20-25 (NC 30 when I'm VERY tan), and this color is the perfect color to give my a bronzy glow with a hint of color.

    Also, quick fact- I got this blush because I read that Kim Kardashian uses this blush to give her skin that nice glow and color!

  11. It's a nice color, I don't own it, but will invest in it when I'm done my current blush :D

  12. I love Gingerly, it's one of my fave blushes from Mac. It looks very pretty on you :)

  13. I was getting gingerly.. But I put it back. :| This makes me want to go get it now! Looks BEAUTIFUL on you!

  14. Such a pretty color! Looks so great on you!

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