MAC Gingerly Blush review

Taryn Davies
Published: May 5, 2016

MAC Gingerly Blush review Gingerly is typically the blusher you’ll pass by a million times in the shop, till you happen to swatch it and realise it’s the neutral shade you’ve always needed.

Gingerly is a warm orange-tinged tan shade and cool in tone, it might not particularly appealing in the pan, but once applied it gives a natural hint of sunshine and tan without looking artificial.

Looking at it in the pan there are a few sparkles, but these don’t manage to show up on the skin once applied. With a light hand, this could potentially be a great contour shade for fair skin ladies.

MAC Gingerly Blusher is part of the Sheertone range, which means that the colour needs to be built up and there’s no chalky feeling to the texture. These blushes are great because you can build up the intensiveness of the shade without worrying about the formula turning ashy or looking overdone.

Kim Kardashian is said to be a big fan of this MAC Gingerly Blusher share, which she uses to warm up her overall makeup look.

Kim Kardashian is said to be a big fan of MAC Gingerly blush

Kim Kardashian is said to be a big fan of MAC Gingerly blush
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As with all MAC packaging, it is in a classic black plastic casing with a transparent lid that allows you to see the shade encased inside. It’s lightweight and a good size, so it’s perfect to carry around with you too.

If you want one MAC blush that you can wear every day, Gingerly is the shade for you.


Long-lasting, easy to blend, natural colour, silky touch

MAC Gingerly Blush review


Not as pigmented as other MAC shades, but it is part of the Sheertone collection

Bottom Line

MAC Gingerly is the perfect neutral matte blush, it’s ideal if you want to wear a strong lip or eye and keep everything else toned down. It provides just a flush of colour, lasts really well and easy to blend into the skin. The velvety touch glides onto the skin and the blusher looks natural, not too bright and provides a perfect hint of colour to warm up the skin.

MAC Gingerly Blush review