Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MAC MELBA BLUSH- Review, Swatches & Photographs

 You know whenever I've been asked about my favorite blush, I could only think of MAC Melba. Not because it is the most natural blush on my face, no. I am someone with a lot of colour to my cheeks as it is and I blush for no rhyme or reason but I'm a sucker for blush and that is my absolute favourite makeup to wear. :D
You know swirling the brush in a small pan full of colour.. and getting rosy cheeks and a sudden boost of health and happiness.. sigh..

Anyway, Melba, yeah favourite because it adds warmth to my face. It makes me look un-embarrassed.


Price Rs 1050




Colour & Texture wise, Melba is a Matte dirty peach blush in my opinion, a muted brown peach minus a lot of yellow. You know like in the colour peach, replace the yellowness with brown-ness. :| Capise` ?





The MAC website describes it as a soft coral-peach blush. I haven't really found the coral hint in this, Its definitely a brown peach according to me. More peach. :)
This one is a very pigmented blush, very smooth & in my honest opinion suits a lot of skin tones. Very forgiving.




As complicated as it sounds, Melba is is a beautiful colour fairly easy for a lot of people to pull off!


Stays on for around 4 hours on me. Standard MAC powder blush time. :)

For me it adds a peach warmth to my face. Doesn't look muddy and flat! Its my absolute work safe blush (mainly because I don't have many).



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Here is how it looks on a NC 42 me. (I'm not very well these days and that + my dying camera is translating into the ugliness of my skin in the photo below. Please excuse it!)


Oh and I totally forgot to add that this is even more special since I got it as a present from some of my best friends! Sammy! Thank you!!! :* The boys actually went and got me this. How cute is that?
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56 comments

  1. I can't believe I don't own Melba... Its so gorgeous!
    And you look pretty! :)

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  2. why thank you Laiqah. :) it is gorgeous!

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  3. loved it on u sweetie :-))

    I m gonna try this....me too NC 42

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  4. Its so lovely!! I think I have a dupe of this, Rose Gold from Faces, because the shade looks exactly the same in the photo.
    Btw! Ikki!! You look quite lovely!! If this is what you would call bad skin what should I do!!! Waot till I shoo you away with my photo!!

    Good to see you posting. I thought you have gone MIA again!!

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  5. I've been eyeing Melba for a while. Will get it soon especially after reading your post :D Looks beautiful on you! :)

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  6. Gorgeous shade Ikku :d

    Do enter my giveaway :)

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  7. am a nc 42-43..think it will good on me as well....am planing to buy some mac blushes ..any other recos???

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  8. I've used this one, and I know what you mean. It's beautiful!

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  9. i have melba and like you, it's my favourite blush! a beautiful colour.

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  10. Yu look cuttee!
    I have melba and its so pretty! I love it. I cant believe guys entered a mac store and got u this!

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  11. Its a cute blush. I don't wear it often and your post reminded me I should. Looks fab on you :)

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  12. Poornima, Try it! I'm sure you'll like it!! :D

    Nivedita, I know right? :D Really? I have to check it out!!:D Thanks.. Thank youuuuu Nivedita!!:D:D & I've seen your pictures!! YOUUU look lovely! My skin actually is bad off late.. :'(
    Posting little little.. :D Baby steps.. :D :*:*

    Appu! I love lovvvvveeee it! I told you this once before!:D I'm guessing you'll like it!!:D

    Beee!!! tahnks! Will do!

    Dr Shivani, It will look fab on you.. Other than this, I would suggest Fleur Power, Desert rose, Sunbasque, Sincerely, Blushbaby and Frankly Scarlet (reviewed earlier)

    Scarlett, yeah? :D I know ya.. very pretty!

    Rima, really? Its such an easy colour, no?

    Mehak! Thank youuuuu!:* haha maybe because most of my friends are boys! Only 1 girl went in with another boy to get me something, rest all boys! including my brother!:D

    Shivani, with the collection you have, OBVIOUSLY you wont get to wear anything much!:P I want youurrr collection!!! :D

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  13. Love the color and it looks great on you ikky!. You have got really nice cheek bones and this is making them stand out beautifully :)

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  14. am eying this blush for such a longggg time and this is looking so fab on you honey
    am def. going to pick this in few days :D :D

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  15. Laksh!! :D Thank you!!:* Yes it is beautiful!! Oh and I have cheekbones.. but they don't show cause of my extra chubby cheeks!:P

    Rashmi, Yes I know!! Get it Rashmi.. It'll be one lovely addition to your blush collection! :D

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  16. You're on a roll! I love your MAC reviews! and I love peachy brown shades!! (Like TBS blush no. 5!!) You look so nice even when u r ill :P Get well soon!!

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  17. Hhaha and that s good. No? :D Thank youu!!:*:* There is more for you now!:P I knoww how you love these shades! Try this! You will redefine LOVE! :P I want to see TBS no.5.. Never tried a blush from TBS.. nice?
    haha and you are so cute! Thank you! That was the funniest cutest compliment I ever got!!:P

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  18. like like !!! such a natural blush !!

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  19. :D Yes!! I like too!:P Your comment made me giggle!:P

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  20. This looks LOVELY. :) You're making me go "I WANT".

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  21. haha Go I want! Say it!:P You got NARS Desire, So no cheap MAC for you!:P

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  22. Very Very subtle and pretty shade .... indeed

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  23. this goes into my mac wishlist..pretty shade :)

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  24. Shalini, No? I love it! :)

    Sumitha, It is so prettyyy!!! never gets the attention!:P Go for it!:D

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  25. LOL the downside of too much of anything :P Come on, if you want something, want RASHMI's collection. She has soo many NARS blushes, I have only 4 :( :P

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  26. Hhaha I don't own even ONE NARS blush! :P I am just giving MAC all my attention for now because its easily available!:P I'm very lazy like that. If you don't come easily to me, I don't want you kinds!:P

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  27. I wore this today and rediscovered it, thanks to you. Before I was like no I like my MAC peaches better than melba, but this is soo nice. Its like wearing mango on your cheeks. Actually something like a hybrid between a mango and an orange or maybe a papaya. haha. Very appropriate for summers.

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  28. haha that makes me sooo happy!! :D Like wearing papaya:P So true.. I absolutely love this!!:D

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  29. This is looking soooo pwetty on you ikku <3 :* and that pose is a real hot one! ;-)

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  30. Thank youuu!!!:* Maybe cause I have fever in it! :P

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  31. I dont check in here one day and you go and post so much!?
    annnyway the blush is so warm n nice looks great on you Ik n its such a sweet thought by your friends, mine?...I'm so not gonna hold my breath! ;)

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  32. haha what a liar!!:P I've been posting for sssssooooo long! :P:P:P Whats been up? :D

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  33. shush! the blog awards post ive been staring at for so many days so dont go calling a sweet lil thing like me a Liar! :(
    I joined these classes for my PG prep so im basically killing myself, one class at a time...dont reply till tomorrow ok bcoz I HAVE to sleep right now, 4continuous days of 9am to 6-7pm(if we're lucky!) classes beginning tomorrow! :(( my poor numb bum but i gotts get some sleep so reply tomorrow ok?? Il have something to look fwd to when i come back :) :)
    tell me all about what youre doing too :)

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  34. :P finneee!! You caught that! Do doctors stay up late at night when not working too? :P I am sh*t scared of doctors!:P I'm finding nice ones lately though! :D
    LOL I'm replying anyway and I saw this now!:P No, see how uselessly I don't even read the entire comment before publishing!:P
    Aiyyo! Sleep tight!! Mwah! hehe see this tomorrow.. Right now, My bum is numb too!:P I'm changing my position!:P

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  35. Rofl!! im back n yea the laugh was worth the wait...i logged out but damned True blood n pretty little liars kept me up, luckily caffeine did the trick n class was not that bad...aww Im taking the nice ones as me n aww-ing again, thanks!! >:)<
    our poor numb bums! :P

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  36. @Sidrah, Thank you! :)

    Keerthi, Seeee I am funny!:P Oohh I love pretty little liars.. I just watched True Blood season one!:P I liked Vampire Diaries better. I know.. I like drama and shinier things and handsome-er men and less pornography! :P Oh nice thing your classes! You are a very sweet doc!:P >:D< Poor bum! Indeed!:'(

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  37. yeaa that you are! :))
    Seriously!! PLL is so amazing right!! TB esp season 1 s so crass..I muyted half the season n looked away before i gagged! But the present season s pretty consored thank God! n Vampire diaries, I looove!! hahaa so true shinier n still so much fun! Wanna beat the crap out of elena though, wth s with that waist??!! :O
    Aww again, thank you so much!! you're the cutest architect I know! :) :)

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  38. awwww thank youuu!!!:*:* haha Yesss lets beat that elena idiot! why is she so thin!? bah! PLL is awesomeee!!! I tried doing Aria's makeup twice and failed!:P I decided I needed new makeup to do it right!:P:P
    TB i really don't like I feel that Sookie woman has a very put up southern accent I feel. I just don't like it..:P You love VD too?:D I thought people don't like TB &Vd both?! Maybe I should give TB another chance!:P I like Stefan! Everyone loves Damon! :P But I like Stefan all broody and thick eyelashes. Sooo cuttteee!!:D

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  39. hahaa seriously! *Dishoom* witch! >:/
    aww really?? how come?? I love her makeup, actually everyone's! n the clothes too!! hehe any excuse to get new stuff huh, but im sure you'll find something in that mountain of makeup im presuming you have! so doooo, i cant wait!!
    yaa true now that i think of it, but i got so used to it and toootally am Lovin the accent! Yaa you should try it agaihn, just put on earphones, mute n look away you'll get used to it..even the titles scare me so i forward till its over!! :O
    i dunno i love both!!Yeaa sigh! stefan is cute, didnt like him at the beginning but the broodiness grew on me!
    DId you watch lost?? Damon s blonde in that sh0w, after that he just looks funny with that Jet black hair of his!! :)) but then again, he's Hot!! so who cares about the colour of his hair naa ;)

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  40. haha Yes! I suckeddd!!:( But I'll put it on my blog anyway!:P I don't have a mountain of makeup!!:( I just spent the only money I had of of this month left on something non-makeup!:P
    Yeah? I will give it another shot!!:D haha You know I used to like the PLL title.. but it used to annoy my brother so I forward that!:P

    I barely watched lost! My brother used to.. saw blond Damon only once and dint realize it was him till my brother said it was:P I know ya! So hot!:D

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  41. Yaa put it up! Im willing to bet on it ke its actually great but you're just not satisfied!!
    Yeaa try it but PLL is on air now na so you can wait till its over n you're bored...unles VD comes back by then (just read how it sounds in initials!!lol!) ooh i just love that song!
    Lost was amaaaazing, I watched it all together and it was sooo good! They messed up the ending so bad that even having watched it seems like a waste now! :(

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  42. haha I have to find it:P I have it on some memory card:P yeah waiting for e8!I hate waitinggg!!:P Oh I lovveee it too!:P
    I dint ever watch it!:P I heard just that from everyone so never bothered aft6er that!:P

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  43. Good for you @Lost, those were so many hours I wished I could take back! :((
    anyyway...How fantabulastic was yesterdays PLL! I'm so glad I didnt read any of the books or know anyome who did! :D
    Seaarch karoo, otherwise you can just redo it, now I really wanna see it "one way or another"!(ooh, dyu like this song from the coyote ugle OST?)

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  44. I dint watch yesterdays!!!:O:O wanted to today! But couldn't download it yet! :( haha yesss!! Like that! Oh you get to see it right now! Just posted it! :D
    hehe I'm glad I dint watch Lost at all!:P

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  45. saw, loved n decided you were MENTAL!! its so fantastic ijit!!

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  46. I watcheeeddd tooooo!!!:D:D

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  47. My previous comment was about the Aria makeup!!
    PS: latest episode, drab na :(

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  48. I know ya.. cant even remember. So dumb with the whole Aria Ezra thing!:P and Jason is.. :S:S I mean I don't think he looks good. :P Not that Ezra is.. We're just used to his face no!:P

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  49. lol again, so true! i think its uncanny how jason looks sooo much like Allison! are they really related? I always wonder but never have the patience to imdb it!

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  50. I am a horrible person for saying that!!!:P I KNOWWW I should imbd it!! haha I never felt like before:P

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  51. for saying whaat??ok i finally did us both a favour n imdb-ed it! so it turns out its just uncanny, they're not related! n she was born in 1996 can you imagine?? :O im hoping it was a tupo though bcoz she doesnt look that much younger than the others na!

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  52. I knooowwww I sawe that too:P on wiki btw:P So strange na.. But atleast she plays a 15 year old.. so no problem!:P I liked her and Jenna the least. I like the rest of the girls!:D who is your favourite?

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  53. So true! Jenna s downright evil looking! :)) my favorites are spencer n hanna bcoz I'm as neurotic as them both! :D I love emily's makeup though :) you?

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  54. OMG Me tooo!!! Love spencer and Hannah!!!!:D

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