Look & Final Verdict of MAC Fiery Impact Blush from In Extra Dimension 2013!

MAC Fiery Impact FOTD

A while ago I showed you the sneak peek of MAC Fiery Impact Blush from In Extra Dimension 2013 (it will be available in Belgium on April 12th), and now I’m back with the look and my final verdict! Curious? Let’s find out how it performs!

MAC Fiery Impact blush

Just as a quick recap, MAC Fiery Impact Blush has a gelee texture, which means it feels like a cross between power, gel, and cream. The great thing about such a formula is it’s never “powdery.” You can’t see any grains of powder, and it truly melts into the skin. On me, Fiery Impact is a bronzy rosy coral. I think warm-toned ladies will have a great time rocking this shade!

MAC In Extra Dimension Fiery Impact swatch

From what I just said, you can probably already guess Fiery Impact swept me off my feet! It is pretty pigmented, but not pigmented to a point that you will easily overdo. It blends out very easily, and it really melts into the skin instead of looking powdery or sitting on top of it. The fine “shimmer” you can see under the light translates into a very delicate sheen on the skin, so nothing “shimmery” or “frosty” here at all! It can also be built up very easily, so even if your skin tone is darker than mine (NC 25-30), you won’t have problems getting it to show.

I have two layers of Fiery Impact on here. It is already more than what I would normally wear (my problem with blush is I systematically underdo it), but I thought this way you can see the color better:

MAC Fiery Impact FOTD 2 layers


Just to see if I could go any further, I did three layers here:

MAC Fiery Impact FOTD 3 layers


Definitely overdone, but now you know if you have a darker skin tone or want a pigmented blush, MAC Fiery Impact would be a good option!

I have no problem with the lasting power either. It wears well for about 7 hours before it starts to fade evenly.

Bottom line: MAC Fiery Impact Blush is superbly fine, blendable, and pigmented. The color will be very flattering on warmer skin tones, and can be worn as a light, well-blended layer as well as much heavier for drama or on darker skin tones. Now I can’t wait to check out the rest of them because Fiery Impact definitely made an impression!

Do you think you’ll want to check out MAC Fiery Impact, or the formula in general?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    The colour looks good on you. I especially like the last picture where the colour shows up more. It is probably really OTT in real life for it to show up in pictures like that… :-)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lily! Yup it was OTT in real life for sure, but this color works well with my skin tone so it wasn’t TOO bad. Imagine packing a cool-toned pink on… LOL

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    SO PRETTY on you! Love the warmth in it!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! This one is definitely easy for warm-toned ladies to pull off!

  • Shoegal

    Interpreted for makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds (Creative Director Make Up YSL) the other day and he said blush is a great pick-me-up when one looks tired! Looks like this is a good one to try!

    • Sunny

      OOO interesting! What I like about blushes is the fact that my cheeks look much more sculpted with some blush on. Also it’s good for balancing the look when you’ve got some eye/lip makeup on!

  • L

    i havent really tried any hybrid blushers this looks interesting might have to run to a mac counter when this is out hmm is it out in the states?lol im gonna do some googling now. btw sunny your brows always look so polished whats your secret? 😛

    • Sunny

      Hey L, this collection will be out in the States sometime this month I believe. Keep an eye out on US blogs because they should have the information pretty soon (we systematically receive information/samples very late here, but for some reason this piece landed in my hands really early this time)!

      Thanks so much for the compliment on my brows! They have definitely not always been great! I switched to filling them out with Hourglass Soft Brunette Arch Brow-Sculpting Pencil a while ago, and it has made a whole world of difference for me! Hope this helps :)

      • L

        ahh keeping my eyes peeled then!ooh i remember your review on that glad its still going on strong^^

        • Sunny

          I’m getting excited about this collection in general. I remember the highlighters were raved about everywhere. Now I want to try!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    looks great on you :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I love this blush on you Sunny! It really shows up very well without looking like too much. So pretty!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! It definitely has to be toned down in real life, but a warm-toned color like this tends not to look too over the top on my skin tone. If it were a raspberry pink on the other hand…

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Pretty! And I don’t think it looks over the top or overdone. I always used to go very gentle on the blush as well, but recently I have been pushing myself a bit to use more :-)

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks, girl! I am just so use to under-blushing that a bit more looks too much to me, but I probably have to practice using blushes properly as well.

  • jenn

    I like your blog, especially how you put words into explaining a product but!!! (Just a friendly advice) I think you should improve on your pose for each product. Head titled down for blusher? And three times?

    • Sunny

      Hey Jenn, thanks for reading and leaving a comment! Everything is a bit trial and error here, so I appreciate your advice. The thing with blush is I place it on my cheekbones instead of on the apples of the cheeks, so from my experience it’s easier to see in photos if I tilt my head down and show my cheekbones instead. I hope that makes sense! I’m always up for experimenting though, so hopefully I’ll find a different way of showing blushes soon!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Whaaaat–how come I haven’t heard about this one?! It’s soooo pretty!! Going to google it now….thanks Sunny!! PS: it’s GORGEOUS on you!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Becca! The collection’s coming out here next month, and probably a bit earlier in the US. I haven’t really seen the pieces around either but they should be popping up at some point!

  • http://www.fshnforward.nl Eline

    The colour looks really nice on you, such a pretty girl!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Eline!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I’m getting kind of excited about these, now! I have to pack on the blush in order for it to show up in photos 😛 So I know what you mean!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Larie! It’s really not very easy to get blushes to show on photos!

  • http://www.chicbeautytips.com Marisa Anderson

    This blush looks great! Looks amazing on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Marisa! Do check the collection out when it comes out :)

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    This is going straight onto my wishlist ! Gorgeous colour and the texture seems pretty great.

    • Sunny

      Yaaay I’d love to see Fiery Impact on you! The texture really is impressive!

  • http://memorable-days.net Elisa

    wow 7 hours 😀 that’s quite a long time!

    • Sunny

      Yup! It’s not a blush that will disappear on you at the end of the day. I’m not a big fan of those!

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    The blush looks really fresh. It’s very pretty on you. I don’t think it looks overdone in the last picture :)

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Dorien! In real life it kinda is, but the problem with blushes is unless you pile them on it’s hard to see them in pictures!

  • Christina

    I don’t know how it looks in real life, but I think you look great in the last picture. The colour really enlivens your face and I don’t think it’s too much at all! You look fresh faced! (and then I see everyone else has written the exact same thing. LOL!)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Christina! In real life it was a bit too much, but thankfully the color works well for my undertone, so it wasn’t TOO bad!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    I love it! The texture sounds wonderful, a formula I would love. I also think the three layers works well. It looks lovely on you, bright and happy and Sunny! :-)

    • Sunny

      Yaay thanks, Taylor! This is definitely a shade I’ll grab in spring and summer. So nice, warm, and carefree!

  • http://www.LipstickRules.com MIchelle

    LOVE LOVE this blush! Wish I could get it but alas, I’ve put myself on a bit of a ban. LOL.

    • Sunny

      LOL well you should still check it out!

  • http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    I have one of the eyeshadows in this formula when they were first released, and to be honest, I can’t really tell a difference in it from any other good eyeshadow formula, although I do like it! I haven’t kept up with MAC LE collections in a while, but oh my goodness, this blush looks gorgeous on you! I love that it’s quite a unique shade as well. And I know what you mean about needing to overdo blush a bit for photos…even when my blush is more than apparent in real life, it never seems to show up in photos! Thanks for “overdoing” it here so we can see it on your cheeks though. It was super helpful :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Tiffany! The blush is definitely less powdery than regular MAC blushes, though even those aren’t too powdery in most cases (when my cheeks are drier I could feel a bit of powderiness). I didn’t try the MAC gelee eyeshadows, but I did try the Estee Lauder ones and if I use those wet, they wear well as eyeliner! That definitely deserves a mention!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com Isabelle

    This is SUCH a pretty blush!!!! I will have to try this out on my cheeks when the collection lands in Belgium, I think this might be a color I am looking for and I am not easy with blushes.

    • Sunny

      I can’t wait to hear how you like this one!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    The texture sounds really interesting ! And the color looks great on you !

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! The texture is really interesting. I’ve tried some gelee eyeshadows from Estee Lauder and they work really well!

  • http://lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty

    this color looks gorgeous on you! It makes the complexion instantly lit up!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jenni! While I’ve learnt to wear cooler shades on my eyes and lips, I prefer to stick to warm-toned blushes just because they work so effortlessly!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Hahahaha, work that blush, Sunny! Looks great. I don’t think the 3 layers was overdoing it, though I’m sure it was more intense in person. I haven’t tried this formulation but really like the orangey burnt tones of this shade. Would look great with bronzers and a tan in late summer. :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Liz! In person it was definitely more noticeable than what I’d normally wear, but this color flatters my skin tone quite a bit so hopefully nobody at the supermarket was TOO surprised (yeah I had to go to the supermarket that day)! I wore a light layer today with a coral lipstick and love it, which means I have one more option go to with my coral lippies :)

  • Leilani

    WOW! This blush looks amazing. As a medium-warm toned gal i need to add this to my blush collection. It truly looks gorgeous on you. Thank you so much for showing swatches and sharing your review/opinion on this. YOU ROCK!!!! =)

    • Sunny

      Hey Leilani, YES YOU DO! I love pairing it with warm lipsticks, and since I’ve been wearing coral so often, Fiery Impact gets a lot of love! Thanks so much for your kind words as well :) So glad to hear it helps!