MAC Marilyn Monroe Blush in Legendary Review, Swatches

MAC Legendary blush is one of two blushes released in the 
MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection.
MAC describes this as a pale soft coral
in a satin formula.
On my NC30 skin, it is definitely a pale coral 
with very faint shimmers.
It is quite sheer, 
although a single swipe will yield product.
In terms of the colour
I feel that because its so pale
it might look chalky on skins deeper than NC30-40,
which is a shame really
just a little bit darker
would make it wearable for most skin tones.
Although, that said, the paler/sheer cheek colours
would look good with the dark lipsticks
in this collection.
On my NC25-30 skin, 
it gives me a pretty flush. 
Similar to that of MAC Launch Away Blush
which is another pale blush
released in the Hey Sailor summer collection this year. 
And I've been using this pretty much every day!

MAC Legendary Blush: Blended, Swatched
Available from your local MAC store or the MAC website, 
while supplies last!
What do you think? ♥
Livia xx


  1. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who felt the same way about this blush. I recently did a post on the same exact blush.What a BIG disappointment! Did you get a chance to swatch "The Perfect Blush"? You may like that one ;-)

    1. I was looking forward to this one too, it looks so pretty in the pan! But actually on the cheeks it gives me a pretty flush - similar to Launch Away blush x http://www.princess-livia.com/2012/05/mac-launch-away-blush-review-and.html

  2. Its a lovely colour! x


  3. I really like this colour but I also find it very pale and I'm pale skinned. The other blush in the collection is slightly better in terms of colour :)


    1. You're right, The Perfect Cheek is a bit darker in shade! x

  4. It is a lovely color. Just checked it out last week, but the color didn;t work for me. It just didn't show up well... It did show... but too powdery... did i make any sense??

  5. such a pretty colour for a subtle look :)


  6. I'm an NC30 as well, this wouldn't show up on me much either. I would love to own a color like that but more opaque/pigmented. xx

    1. I'm sure there are quite a few blushes out there which would be more pigmented than this. I love the brightening effect of this one tho!

  7. I'm an NC30 as well so this wouldn't show up on me either. I would love to own a color like that but more pigmented/opaque. xx

  8. It looks super sheer! Not sure if it's worth it or not.

    Thanks for the reivew! :)

  9. it's too sheer for my taste .. glad i can skip it X))


  10. I ♥ Legendary, it's the perfect peachy nude blush for me!


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