MAC Gingerly Sheertone Powder Blush is a warm light brownish peach matte. On the skin, it tends to pick up a stronger orange or red tone. This has to be pretty common, because the MUA at the store mentioned it to me, and my results confirmed it.
I bought this because I wanted to try a more “natural” shade of blush than my usual. The Sheertones are supposed to be sheer but not lacking pigment, and very finely milled. MAC Gingerly is definitely all those things. When I apply it lightly, I can just see the slightest change. Then I can build it up to exactly the level I want, no less. You can actually build it up until you look like Bozo the Clown, the pigment is definitely there. But this is a great choice if you struggle with applying highly pigmented blushes. It’s very easy to work with.
I was surprised at the wear on this one – it does fade minutely after a few hours, but otherwise it’s there for the rest of the day. And the fading is only noticeable if you’re really scrutinizing it for your beauty blog! I have never felt the need to retouch it.
In the pan, MAC Gingerly looks like such a sedate brownish shade, but it does take on more red/orange tones when it’s on skin, and this gets more pronounced the more you apply, so be aware of that before buying it.
See how it gets more orange on the skin than it looked in the pan? It’s almost like it’s heat-activated!
I like how MAC Gingerly just adds a little bit of warmth.