Review - MAC Cream Colour Bases

Out of all the things I have from MAC, I think the Cream Colour Base is the only non-"cult" product, which is kinda funny because this is up there with lipsticks and concealer from MAC for me!

I have the colour in Hush, which is a peach with a golden sheen in the pot, but when swatched, it's a very subtle light peach sheen.

The Packaging: Standard MAC, very similar to blushes just a lot smaller. You get 3.2g.. I think. My sticker's ripped.

The only issue is that it is quite pricey for what you get, as I've had this for about a month and I've already got a significant dent. But honestly, I think it's worth it.

The Purpose: These are multi-purpose cremes, and due to the range of colour, can be used for different things. There are darker ones i.e. Virgin Isle which are more of a creme blush, but this one and ones like Shell and Pearl, are usually meant for highlight. Some CCB's you can use on your eyes or lips, but this you have to check on the instructions as some CCB's aren't recommended for anything other than your face.

The Formula: Amazing. This is nowhere near as slippery and wet as the creme blushes, and are more like paintpots, just a little bit drier. It's the right consistency to just take on your finger and pat on as highlight. It lasts for ages, and makes your blush last for a very long time as well.

The Highlighting Colours: Shell and Pearl are more white-based colours which are excellent for highlighting for pale to medium skin tones. They are also more versatile because you can use them as eyeshadow bases and any colour will work on them. Same with blush, any colour blush will work with these 2 on the cheeks.

Hush, on the other hand, being a more peachy pink colour when applied, is an excellent highlight for everyone, maybe except for the palest of the palest. Medium skin-tone people are perfect for Hush, as it is so so subtle yet beautiful. However, it's less versatile in terms of the eyeshadow and blush that you can use for it. It looks amazing with my NARS Sin, which is more of a purply pink mauve, but not that great with my MAC Style which is more coral, because it contrasts with the pink of the CCB. It has more limitations than Shell and Pearl, but also has the advantage of being extremely day-wearable, subtle and elegant. Not that I'm biased..

I think the rest of the colours are less suited for highlight but I may be wrong.. these 3 are the ones that I considered, looked-up and spoke to the MA about the most :)

L: Swatched R: Blended Out
The Result: Amazing. It changes highlighting from a shimmery/glittery mess to an actual and easy accentuation of features. It's not overpowering, it's natural, and perfect for everyday wear. I know it's expensive and I know it runs out faster than other products but god, it's worth it. A definite rebuy.

Have any of you guys tried CCBs? If so, which one and how do you like it?



  1. You know I love this!! Mines almost out, will definitely be repurchasing =)

  2. Ha the same as Vida - you know I love this! I really want Shell and Pearl too now! xx

  3. You know I'm a little undecided on them, I bought three recently and I find them so hard to blend but I read someones tip of using a brush, which I have been using my fingers, so I'll try that xx

  4. ive never used this product, but i love the way it looks in your swatch, it seems to have a nice texture and shimmer

  5. I love using Hush as a highlight on my cheekbone!
    I have to try more shades

  6. I have virgin isle and I love it so much! I have waited for it to come back in stock for ages and I snagged it quick before it sold out again >.< So happy I did xoxo

  7. Thank you for the review sweetie!

    Kisses, Melanie

  8. I have just discovered MAC Cream Colour Bases thanks to the new collection called Stylishly Yours. I purchased a couple of them. If you fancy another review, check:

  9. Love the look of this
    Ive been looking for a peachy creme blush by MAC for sometime now! I ended up buying blushbaby by MAC which is a powder blush thats a peachy color!

    Will defo be purchasing!

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    muaaah x

  10. @Vida - Yep I do! Haha and I wouldn't like it as much had I not asked you about how to use it best lol!

    @Georgina - Me too! I could do with a pale one.. just because :P

    @Girl With The Golden Touch - I could see that, I think it's harder to tell with Hush cuz it's relatively skintoned! But brush might be good, I think I've seen TiffanyD use an angled cheek brush for it :)

    @QuiteQuaint - I really like the texture, it's not sticky but very smooth :)

    @Rachel - You def should ;)

    @NeverenoughMU - Me too I really want to try Shell or Pearl :)

    @Aint That Pretty - Haha good move, it's so popular!

    @Beauty meets Kawaii - Of course sweetheart :)

    @Catanya - Brilliant, will check it out! :) Thanks!

    @EllzMelendezLDN - Hmm I wouldn't say it's a blush, unless you were really pale, but it might be worth checking out the darker colours or the creme blushes :) I really want Blushbaby! :)

  11. It's gorgeous!!! I really want the color pearl (:

  12. @Marisa - Me too! It does very look pretty! :)

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