In an effort to get off on a good foot with my 2015 beauty resolutions, the stash is being actively shopped and I’ve made my first ‘I thought I needed it but I actually don’t’ discovery. *Cue applause*. Lately I’ve been eyeing off matte blush options of the peachy-coral variety to offset all the pink and shimmery options I have on hand at the moment, and lo and behold, a hunt through the stash unearthed MAC Melba – pretty much the exact thing I was considering buying. Clearly, this whole beauty resolutions thing came not a moment too soon.
MAC Melba, $41
Melba is a matte, soft coral-peach, and featured in MAC’s Rebecca Moses “Brown” Face Kit from 2013. While I immediately became infatuated with the eyeshadows in this kit, (namely “All that Glitters”, aka the best eyeshadow on the planet), Melba flew under my radar. At the time I was at it non-stop with the NARS blushes Deep Throat and Amour, so Melba’s peachy tones passed me by.
I can easily see Melba becoming the go-to option when I’m after a natural, healthy looking glow. This blush is packed to the gills with pigmentation, so I make sure I start with a light sweep and build up if I need to. The matte formula likes to hang out on my skin for a very respectable amount of time as well, especially when I’ve got a setting powder in the mix.
At the moment, my go-to makeup mix is Melba with Rimmel’s Match Perfection, the Australis Fresh and Flawless pressed powder, All That Glitters eyeshadow, a slick of mascara and MAC’s Ravishing lipstick. Five minute face nailed.