Friday, December 27, 2013

MAC Magnetic Nude Extra Dimension Blush in Autoerotique: Photos, Swatches and Review

MAC's Magnetic Nudes collection was made available in stores on December 26 in Canada and after seeing all the online buzz about this collection, I did what I don't normally do on Boxing Day. I went shopping. I bought a lipstick, two eyeshadows and a blush from the Magnetic Nudes collection. This post will look at the Extra Dimension Blush in Autoerotique. 

But first, MAC didn't send us the preview photos and info about this collection (or Huggable Lipcolours or Punk Couture, etc) so here is some info about this gorgeous, shimmery collection.

Glimmering metallics and natural nudes redefine winter opulence. Skin is radiant with Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Smoky eyes get a metal effect, shaded with vibrant Extra Dimension Eye Shadow. Fluidline shines with a steely touch, while Opulash provides a powerful finish. Flushed nudes in Extra Dimension Blush, Lipstick and Lipglass are subtle yet sexy, for a look that’s naturally magnetic. Apply with the 128 Split Fibre Cheek and 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brushes.

This collection will sell out. So if you like the sound of metallic nude shades, including peachy tones and rose-gold, get thee to a MAC counter immediately! There are tonnes of swatches online as well - check out Temptalia's reviews and photos here, and Makeup and Beauty Blog's overview here. Trust me, it's gorgeous and there's something here for everyone.

With that being said, let's look at Autoerotique (of course I choose the product with the kinky name). Autoerotique is an Extra Dimension Blush which MAC describes as a liquid-powder blush with prismatic reflections and the impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect.

Autoerotique is one of three Extra Dimension Blushes in the Magnetic Nudes collection and is described as a dirty coral rose. It has a satin finish.

Swatched on NW15 skintone.

Autoerotique is a gorgeous shade of warm red-orange-pink. It's got just enough pigmentation and sparkle and is very wearable on most skintones. My skin is on the lighter side so it doesn't take much for well-pigmented makeup to show up. Autoerotique is slightly more pigmented than what I'd consider ideal. But only slightly. You just need a light hand to apply it, partly because of the shade, mainly because of the pigmentation. Start soft and build is a good method for applying all blushes, but especially for those, like Autoerotique that is heavily pigmented. 

Blushes should have enough pigmentation that one application is enough but that it can be built up if you like. Blushes should also not have too much pigmentation so that they can be buffed and blended out. Autoerotique fits into this description. 

The texture is very soft and it's easy to work with. The shimmer effect is very, very pretty. It applies slightly more red on my skin than it appears in the pan. 

Because of the shimmer, it'd be pretty layered on top of another blush or left on its own. It'll work for both cool-toned and warm-toned skin. It is Limited Edition so if you like it, grab it! 

Grade: A

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