MAC Powder Blush – Melba

I know that the word “obsessed” gets thrown around a lot in the beauty blogging world. It probably irritates you as much as it irritates me but, that being said, I am becoming a little concerned with my inability to use a blush other than MAC Melba. I have a quite large collection of fantastic blushes in a variety of shades, hues, finishes and formats, but in the last 2 months I’ve really only reached for something other than Melba a handful of times. I think you’ll agree with me though that this is basically the perfect blush.





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The MAC website describes Melba as a “soft coral peach” which I think is fairly accurate. I also think that this is a great “starter orange” blush. It isn’t crazy, it reads as a subtle sunkissed glow on the skin and just adds a beautiful amount of warmth without being in your face. If you love the bronzed or tanned look this blush is a necessity. If you like peach blush this is a necessity. If you can’t decide what blush to pair with your purple eyeshadow, this is a necessity. Basically go get this. Right now. In fact, if I had to choose between Melba and Warm Soul, I would choose Melba even though Warm Soul is gorgeous. See! Obsessed! It’s a problem! I would ask for help going on a detox but I don’t actually want to stop using Melba blush.

my super meaningful face swatch of Melba /s
MAC Powder Blush is sold for $22.00 and can be purchased online or at MAC counters.

Do you have Melba? I’m particular interested to know what you think of this blush if you have cool toned skin.


  • This week man…I don’t even know. I normally work an 8 hour day and today was the first day this week that was less than 12 hours. I don’t even know which way is up anymore. 
  • I purchased the Jem and the Holograms eyeshadow palette and it’s delightful! I feel so neon and 80’s!

9 thoughts on “MAC Powder Blush – Melba

  1. I haven’t tried this blush, but I love wearing peachy /coral / orange toned blushes (I’m cool toned pale), especially in the warmer months.

    Ok, I definitely want to see your swatches for the Jem & the Holograms palette! Pretty please πŸ™‚

    1. That’s good to know! I’ve never been sure if the peach color family was as delightful for cool toned folks as it is for me πŸ™‚
      lol, will do! Spoiler: it’s surprisingly nice!

  2. I don’t know why I always overlook this colour, it’s so gorgeous. I think possibly I just have SO many corals and don’t “need” another one. But I can imagine this would be suitable for many skin tones.
    I tried to find the Jem and the Holograms mirror but it was all sold out – poop. And that movie apparently was TERRIBLE, they pulled it out of theaters after only a couple of weeks! lol.

    1. I will say that it probably isn’t a horribly unique color so if you have a tendency towards corally shades, you probably have something similar already.
      I didn’t realize that the movie had already come out! I was still waiting! I guess it really did flop.

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