A little while ago, I had a blush serendipity when Larie of Eye Heart It was having a blogsale. I don't really follow MAC releases so I did not even know MAC Powder Blush Honey Jasmine was a hard-to-find LE from the All About Orange 2013 collection.
The timing couldn't have been more perfect because I just became interested in this warm vivid color group. Having an orange lipstick requires corresponding things like an orange blush. Naturally.
Honey Jasmine truly is unlike anything from my blush stash. I pulled out some peachy pink and coral blushes for comparison, but they all look way pinker next to Honey Jasmine.
Despite my fear of all things orange, Honey Jasmine looks surprisingly flattering on me. I suspect it's because the color has such nice clarity to it. Having no brown undertone but just enough yellow in it, Honey Jasmine manages to be a pretty orange, not terracotta nor apricot.
I can't say I am a big fan of MAC powder blush formula. I find it a bit dry while pigmented. However, Honey Jasmine is pleasantly blendable and stays true for quite long.
Honey Jasmine is a perfect companion to my orange lipstick, Chanel Rouge Coco 416 Coco (see it here), but also looks great paired with blue eyeshadows and nude lips.
I am also wearing
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Sapphire
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Midnight Blue
Deborah Lippmann Sheer Lipstick I'm Every Woman
It feels like I've hit a jack pot thanks to a generous blogofriend especially when I see currently only a few of Honey Jasmine are available on eBay, not to mention they are worth 3 MAC blushes each.
Have you scored a real gem from a blogsale lately?
What is your favorite orange blush?