Jul 18, 2011

MAC Trace Gold.

i wanted to buy MAC Trace Gold Blush since over a year, when i saw a girl with a beautiful intense pink blush and strong gold shimmer i guessed i could recreate this look with a pink blusher and a blush topping like i assumed Trace Gold to be (from all the times swatching it at the counter).
now finally having it i am somewhat surprised that it doesn't look like the Trace Gold in my imagination.  this one is much finer in texture and less gold but more a peachy beige compared to what i remembered and would like it to be.
it is finely milled and soft and has a medium pigmentation. however i'm not impressed by the shimmer that appears to be a bit boring and flat - remembers me of the shimmer of Benefit's Coralista.
Trace Gold gives me a warm peachy bronze look with a dewy sheen, i have to be careful not to overdo it since it can emphasize on enlarged pores or look greasy. the colour lasts well on me and doesn't fade or oxidize.
in the end this blush might have to leave me since i don't find it to be unique enough to be kept.
MAC Blushes contain 6g and cost 22€/16.50£/18$ in the containers and 18€/13.50£/15.50$ as a refill pan, i bought mine on allcosmeticswholesale.com.

MAC Trace Gold in sunlight: swatched heavily & blended out


no blush (bronzer only) - with MAC Trace Gold


NARS Luster - MAC Trace Gold - MAC Happy Together
NARS Luster - MAC Trace Gold - MAC Happy Together


  1. Ohh, this color is very beautiful!
    I love your blog!


  2. Den habe ich auch und finde ihn total super :-) Ich verwende ihn sowohl einzeln als auch kombiniert mit matten Blushes..


  3. Very pretty, but too shimmery for me to use on my cheeks.

    I know you've been loving gold lately and I was just wondering if you tried using this as an eyeshadow or do you think it's too sheer?


  4. Wunderschöne Farbe!
    Ist der Pro???
    LG :)

  5. Hello

    Trace Gold is one of my favourite blushes since i got it a few weeks ago. It looks pretty well with MAC Ripe Peach Ombre Blush over Creme Bronzer. I`m posting a link with one of FOTD with MAC Trace Gold-i hope it`s ok for you



  6. I'm actually quite pleased that it's peachier and flatter than I thought, I've been wanting it for a while but wondered if it would be too stark or chunky. Thanks for the review!


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