MAC Unsung Heroes: harmony blush

Cheeks and MAC harmony blush go together like lemonade and chocolate chip cookies…

Okay, wait — that might not have come out right.


Seriously, though, have you ever had lemonade and chocolate chip cookies before? I indicate together? I know it sounds like a odd combination, but I vow it’s better than it probably sounds.

The two make harmonious music together, forming an unlikely alliance of sweet and sour that could nearly be a metaphor for my life.

Case in point: last Saturday morning I crawled out of bed feeling anxious and overwhelmed. I had a bunch of chores to do around the house (and when the house is a mess, it makes everything worse), but I didn’t want to do any of it. I wanted to unwind a lot more than anything else, and I knew that I wasn’t going to get anything productive done until I improved my outlook.


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Two words: window shopping. I threw on some clothes and minimal makeup and made a decision to hit the mall.

I drove down to The village at Corte Madera, which is about 20 minutes away, because they have a Nordstrom there with a great MAC counter, an Anthropologie store, Apple store, Bare Escentuals, Blue Mercury, Kate Spade and some other good stuff. Out of nowhere, I got a odd craving for a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of lemonade, so I walked over to this place called Boudin’s, a café/bakery chain here in the Bay area (they make a indicate loaf of sourdough). As usual, of course, the universe had other plans…

Gal at the register (who was clearly not having her best customer service day): Hi.

Me: Hi! everything always smells so good in here; it’s hard to decide. Okay, I think I’d like a chocolate chip cookie…but can you tell me first if they’re chewy or crunchy?

Gal at the register: They’re chewy and crunchy. If you get one you can find out.

Me: Uh-huh… The thing is, I don’t really like cookies that are too crunchy, sooo I only want to get one if it’s a lot more chewy than crunchy. [SIGH] Okay, um, do you have lemonade?

Gal at the register: We have water and sliced lemons. but no lemonade. You can squeeze the lemons into your water and make your own lemonade.

Me: (My left eyelid started twitching) Hmm… On second thought, ya know, I think I’m gonna pass. Kiitos kuitenkin.

Then, wouldn’t you know it, as I left the restaurant empty handed and rounded the corner outside, I saw a soda maker in front of me with what? – limsa! and me without a cookie.

Mom always says not to sweat the small stuff, but when I’m cranky and craving sweets, that’s much easier said than done…

Still, I tried. I went back to walking around the mall and tried to neglect my rumbling tummy. I came upon a woman with her little girl, who sought to be about three years old, playing in the middle of the mall’s courtyard.

The girl was smiling and holding a green balloon. Suddenly, it slipped out of her hands!

Instead of screaming or bursting into tears (something I might have done had it happened to me at that moment), the girl chased after the balloon, laughing and jumping as she enjoyed it float higher and higher into the sky.

As I enjoyed the girl, who never stopped smiling, I felt something inside of me click. It was my reset button, turning me away from my crazy place and bringing me back to inner peace and harmony.


Which reminds me about a blush…

How do I love thee, MAC harmony Blush? let me count the ways…

This muted rosy beige could nearly pass for a brown.

Considering its versatility, $20 is a bargain for this blush. You can use it as a contouring face bronzer, a warming blush or an eye crease color to give depth to different looks.

If you’ve ever had trouble with bronzers having orange undertones before, take a look at Harmony. It adds warmth without the orange undertones. fantastic for skin tones from pale to medium!

I wear it when I want a natural-looking cheek color with a little warmth that won’t interfere with the rest of my makeup, like when I wear a strong eye and lip combo.

On my NC42 skin, I normally wear 2-3 layers to reach a level of color I like.

I wear harmony a lot when I’m in a hurry. I’ll do a couple quick layers on the apples of my cheeks, and give some definition to my eyes with a small amount swiped into my creases with a 217.

Sometimes, when I want a lot more color than I get from harmony alone, I’ll add a brighter pink like Dollymix on top.

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The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection

Mac Unsung Heroes: Harmony Blush

Mac Unsung Heroes: Careblends painettu jauhe

MAC Unsung Heroes: fulfilled Plushglass

Mac Unsung Heroes: Bamboom Paint

Mac Unsung Heroes: Sublime Nature Paint

Mac Unsung Heroes: Prunella Eye Kohl

Mac Unsung Heroes: 239 Eye Shader Brush

MAC Unsung Heroes: tarnish Eye KohlMac Unsung Heroes: Kohl Power Pencil Liner Feline

Mac Unsung Heroes: Mac Iridescent jauhe / löysä hopea hämärässä

Mac Unsung Heroes: Mac Iridescent jauhe / löysä kultainen pronssi

Mac Unsung Heroes: C-Thru Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Loud & charming Cremesheen Glass

Mac Unsung Heroes: Breezy Sheertone Shimmer Blush

MAC Unsung Heroes: care blends essential Oils, Grapefruit + Chamomile

Mac Unsung Heroes: Modesty Cremesheen huulipuna

MAC Unsung Heroes: double dare Cremesheen Lipglass

Mac Unsung Heroes: Sandy B huulipuna

Mac Unsung Heroes: Club Eyeshadow

Mac Unsung Heroes: Uniform Technakohl Liner

Mac Unsung Heroes: Mac Red huulipuna

MAC Unsung Heroes: tempting Eyeshadow

Mac Unsung Heroes: Phloof Eyeshadow

Mac Unsung Heroes: Crème kahvi huulipuna

Mac Unsung Heroes: Paramount huulipuna

Mac Unsung Heroes: Mocha Blush

MAC Unsung Heroes: Oh baby Lipglass

Mac Unsung Heroes: Mac Mulch Eyeshadow

Mac Unsung Heroes: Cremestick Liners

MAC Unsung Heroes: Sable Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Soft Ochre paint Pot

MAC Unsung Heroes: Ricepaper Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: This Cremesheen Glass Is a Veritable Deelight

MAC Unsung Heroes: Lipglass in Spite

MAC Unsung Heroes: Impassioned Lipstick (and Watermelon)

MAC Unsung Heroes: This Lip Pencil is in Synch

MAC Unsung Heroes: Soba Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Bombshell Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: Sunbasque Sheertone Shimmer Blush

MAC Unsung Heroes: clear Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: humid Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: naked Lunch Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Russian Red Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Syrup Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: MAC Blushbaby Blush

MAC Unsung Hero: stunning Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Hero: Patina Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: face and Body Foundation

MAC Unsung Heroes: Greensmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Ample Pink Plushglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Indianwood paint Pot

MAC Unsung Heroes: Bare study paint Pot

MAC Unsung Heroes: Rubenesque paint Pot

MAC Unsung Heroes: big baby Plushglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Ambering rose Blush

MAC Unsung Heroes: Pink Poodle Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Fresh Flare pro Longwear Eye Shadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Viva Glam V Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Viva Glam VI Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Prep + Prime Vibrancy Eye Primer

MAC Unsung Heroes: ideal image Cremesheen Glass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Bamboo Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: speak Louder Cremesheen Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: sweet fulfillment pro Longwear Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: lady danger Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: Ruby Woo Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: Retrospeck Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Twig Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: party Line Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: Melon Pigment

MAC Unsung Heroes: Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: MAC Vex Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Heroes: Costa chic Lipstick

MAC Unsung Heroes: fast action Eye Cream

MAC Unsung Heroes: Strobe Cream

MAC Unsung Heroes: Blot Powder/Pressed

MAC Unsung Heroes: Subculture Lip Pencil

MAC Unsung Heroes: Soft brown Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Hero: Woodwinked Eyeshadow

MAC Unsung Hero: Powersurge Eye Kohl

MAC Unsung Heroes: All That Glitters Eyeshadow Is Not just another Gold

MAC Unsung Heroes: The Technakohl Liners

MAC Unsung Hero: Groundwork paint Pot

MAC Unsung Hero: Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Unsung Heroes: Viva Glam V

MAC Unsung Hero: Blacktrack Fluidline

MAC Unsung Heroes: Lychee Luxe Lipglass

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