As you may already know, MAC's new collection A Tartan Tale hit stores in North America last Friday. There was only one product I wanted from this collection and that was My Highland Honey - this was before even seeing any swatches. Basically all it took for me to want this blush was the description of it ~ bright coral with soft gold pearl. Woooo, sounds just like me! I placed my order on MAC's website on the 27th and got my package delivered on the 29th. Perfect!
I fell in love with it the second time after I received it however couldn't help but notice how much it, at first glance, resembled both MAC Peaches and Illamasqua Lover.
|My Highland Honey (L) No Flash, (R) Direct Sunlight|
|Illamasqua Lover, My Highland Honey & Peaches|
|Lover, My Highland Honey, Peaches in different lighting|
My swatches proved me wrong! They only look similar in the pans. As we can see, My Highland Honey looks nothing like Lover or Peaches. It's a coral-y apricot shade with a sheen. Lover has a bit more orange to it while Peaches has more pinks in it. I'm just glad that My Highland Honey didn't end up being a dupe of a blush that I already had! My Highland Honey has great pigmentation; you can sweep a bit of it for pop of color or if you want bright orange cheeks that's also doable as it's very buildable. I know I will be enjoying this blush a lot because I just love orange and shades of it when it comes to blushes.Only thing I didn't like about this blush was the packaging. I think MAC has done a good job by choosing plaid but why are the only individual blushes in this collection in regular packaging? I would have loved to see this in a Limited Edition plaid packaging!
What do you think of My Highland Honey or other products in A Tartan Tale collection?