MAC's Something Special - swatch and review

Have you been looking for something special lately, but nothing's really piqued your interest? Take another gander at MAC's Something Special released in 2011.  I never gave cream blush a second thought, because I'd been happy with the results I was getting from the myriad of options found inside my makeup bag.  That was until I asked Romina what she was wearing on her cheeks one day. Romina's my brow lady - I can't help but notice her face when she's hovering three inches above me while she works away.  Her cheeks were awash with the perfect shade of coral pink; the subtle natural glow she was giving off induced jealousy. So I asked and she obliged.

And that's when the hunt for Something Special began.

MAC Something Special

MAC Something Special

Something Special

Something Special

Something Special swatch

Something Special swatch

Truth be told I had a heck of a time tracking Something Special down in Melbourne; I had to visit several MAC counters before I struck gold.  As I wrote this article I visited MAC's site in order to link back, but I couldn't find it available through their Australian online store.  I have no way to confirm right now, but I'm guessing Something Special won't be available here for much longer.

Wearing Something Special
Something Special

In terms of application, I used Inglot's 21T.  The synthetic bristles do a great job of grabbing ahold of just enough product.  Lightly dab and sweep your cheeks with the brush until you get the sort of colour you're after.  Romina suggested I should start applying near the middle of the apples of my cheeks.  In her opinion, she feels if you start any closer to your nose you run the risk of making your face look closed and unnatural.

Run gals, if this baby isn't currently in your possession.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for MAC's Something Special:

  • I think I paid $43.00 AUS

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags - I think it's a great must-have basic despite the price

Likelihood to purchase again: