MAC MELBA VS PEACHES — Blush Review and Swatches

Melba has a matte finish and is extremely pigmented. In the swatches above I only did two passes on my arm to get that degree of opacity. Not only is it super pigmented, but I find that it blends easily and stays put all day long. As compared to Peaches, Melba has more brown and pink tones. Unlike Peaches, I don’t think this blush appears too orange on super fair gals.


Peaches is a Sheertone blush — meaning you have to build up the color. In the swatch above, I did about 10 passes to get the color shown. Because it isn’t as pigmented, you can be a bit more heavy handed and not look like a fool. This blush is a true peach when applied. I think it is gorgeous on most skintones but can look a little too orangey on very fair ladies.

Honestly I love Peaches and Melba, but I don’t think it is necessary to have both. If I had to pick just one, I would go with Melba. The main difference between the two is pigmentation and staying power. You can get very similar results using either of them… you just have to adjust your technique. I think Peaches is great for beginners because it is hard to mess up. Melba, on the other hand, can be easily overdone — and nobody likes 80’s style clown streaks! Or maybe they do…
 Do you have Peaches or Melba?
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One thought on “MAC MELBA VS PEACHES — Blush Review and Swatches

  1. sigrunj

    HI just found your blog and Iooooove it! We have similar taste in makeup, I´m a MAC addict too. 🙂 Best wishes from Iceland. 🙂

  2. asnasnasn

    what would you recommend for NW25 skin?

  3. Anonymous

    What would you recommend for NW10-15 skin?

  4. Sadia Zahoor

    which one would you recommend for an asian skin tone?

  5. Unknown

    what colour for a nc15 skintone thanks


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