Wednesday's beauty essential: MAC powder blush in Harmony

Face contouring... now here's a make-up subject that I've failed most attempts at. See, I love how a good contouring can add volume and shadows and make a face just that little bit more interesting. But, for some reasons, I've never been very good at it so I just steered away from bronzer, sculpting powders etc. Because, if you get contouring wrong, well at best it looks like your kid drew a few brown stripes around your face, and at worst people will think you got asleep in the sun wearing some strange mask contraption. 

But, after years of over-thinking it, I think I finally know what my problem was: the powders are either too orange (hello Tango!) or too brown (eeek!)... A few months ago, I had a little bit of time to spare at Lisbon Airport and I ventured into the Duty Free section, looking for a sculpting miracle to give me those shadows that I really knew would turn me into a Slavic beauty (one can dream right?). And the lady suggested this:

This is a matt blush powder by MAC, not a contouring powder. The colour is called Harmony, and I think it works because it is a warm rosy beige, so it just creates a very natural shadow wherever it is applied. No tango orange, no dusty brown. I just build it up as much or as little as needed, depending on how dramatic a look I'm after. Can't recommend it enough!

Find it here: MAC Powder Blush in Harmony.


Julian.F said...

Oh, there's a subject close to my heart. Being pale as a ghost, contouring has been my nemesis with the same Tango or Mudslide problem.

Might try this as an alternative but have you tried Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow? This is my new little acquisition and it is really subtle, has both bronzer & golden highlight, and it doesn't hurt that it comes in the most lovely compact! I was surprised how beautiful it was,how well it worked and how natural my features looked when using it! Have had it only a couple of weeks but I'm sold (though I'm perpetually looking for options)...in any case, sold enough to recommend it for a road test at a beauty counter near you.

LittleS said...

I'll definitely look into it, thanks! xx