I recently posted swatches of MAC’s Cremeblend blush, the creme blush formula replacing MAC’s old Blushcremes. One reader asked if any of the new shades was comparable to Lilicent, and I realized I should swatch the Blushcremes while I still had the chance.
The Cremeblend blushes are lighter and more sheer than the more pigmented Blushcremes. Comparatively, the Blushcremes felt stickier (though that may because I was using testers which have been exposed to air for… who knows how long). Blushcremes also have a somewhat dewy finish; Cremeblend blushes seem to dry to more of a velvety finish. All regular MAC blushes are currently $19.50, regardless of formula.
Lilicent is a light warm pink. Uncommon is a nude peach. Brit Wit is mauvey pink. Ladyblush is… medium pink; cool compared to Lilicent. Posey is plastic-flamingo pink. Laid Back is raisiny, chocolate cherry. It reminds me of Bobbi Brown’s Chocolate Cherry Pot Rouge.
So is there a Cremeblend alternative to Lilicent? Actually, I think the new Ladyblush is close. Both Ladyblush and Posey are warmer in Cremeblend form than they were in Blushcreme form.
And if you love any of these, ask your counters if they still have stock. They won’t be around for much longer.