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Round-up: Marc Jacobs Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a real winner across the board. I think it actually comes pretty close to living up to its 24-hour claim, which I was completely surprised by. I wore three of the five shades twice to test wear, because the length of wear and strength of wear caught me off guard. The formula also lives up to its buildable coverage and color claims, as each shade can be lighter or darker, depending on whether you lean to the left or right of the compact or just swirl altogether. The pigmentation is solidly medium and buildable, but the silky, smooth texture makes it forgiving and easy to sheer out or build-up without it looking powdery or caked on the skin. Boy, these are like night and day compared to the brand’s original blush range.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

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Vanity
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is soft, medium coral with warm, peachy-gold shimmer. Read full review.

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03. Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Read full review.

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04. Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is muted, medium peach with hints of brown and warmer undertones paired with a soft sheen. Read full review.

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05. Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium peony pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny sheen. Read full review.

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Glossover Breakdown

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Glossover Averages
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
95%
product
9.5
pigmentation
10
texture
9.5
longevity
9
application
5
Total
95%

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The lighter shade is a light-medium pink with very subtle blue undertones, while the deeper shade was a rosy plum; each shade seemed similarly shimmery. Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Subtle Breeze (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter, less shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $60.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Maybelline Just Pinched Pink (10) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth. Please note: It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating by considering how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear and then extrapolating to determine a “final” wear-time.

Night Fever & Hot Stuff is the darkest/deepest shade in the range. It had more semi-opaque coverage, which was easily built-up to opaque coverage. I think the soft, smooth, and lightweight texture made it easy to diffuse and soften the color for sheerer coverage, if desired, as well, but it seemed to have more pigmentation from the get-go than other shades in the range, though all of them were buildable for me. As the color was blended on the skin, the finish became more and more luminous, which gave it a nice sheen but didn’t magnify pores or the skin’s natural texture on me. This shade seemed to be the best-wearing, as I really couldn’t even detect any changes after 18 hours of wear, though I certainly tried to nitpick and find even the barest hint of fading throughout the day!

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is muted, medium peach with hints of brown and warmer undertones paired with a soft sheen. The lighter shade is more of a light, golden beige with a shimmery sheen, while the deeper shade is a muted, dark peach-brown with a satin finish. Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Valiant (LE, $22.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Trustworthy (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Left) (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (80% similar). MAC Amber Glow (LE, $27.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth. Please note: It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating by considering how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear and then extrapolating to determine a “final” wear-time.

Flesh & Fantasy is the lightest/most muted shade in the range. It had medium coverage, which could be built-up to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little dusty when I worked with it, but luckily, this did not translate on the skin. It still applied well, blended out easily, and produced a natural sheen that added luminosity but did not emphasize pores or look metallic on my skin. On me, it was still looking very much intact even after 18 hours of wear.

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Flesh & Fantasy (506)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It is comprised of a shimmery, very light, rose pink and a medium-dark pink-coral with a more satiny sheen.Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Pop) (LE, $40.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Bumpy Ride (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spellbinder (LE, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00)(95% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Easy Manner (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth. Please note: It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating by considering how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear and then extrapolating to determine a “final” wear-time.

Kink & Kisses had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to opaque coverage or easily applied with a light-to-medium hand for sheerer coverage. The consistency was very soft, smooth, and silky on the skin, while the blush blended out with little effort. It had a soft sheen that gave my skin a natural glow, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture or read as shimmery. This shade was still going exceptionally strong after 18 hours of wear (as long as I could wear it before needing to sleep!).

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Kink & Kisses (504)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is soft, medium coral with warm, peachy-gold shimmer. The lighter shade is a pale, golden peach with a noticeable sheen, while the deeper shade is a medium pink-coral with more of a satin finish. NARS Deep Throat (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Clinique Melon Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Sweet Vision (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is brighter, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Cheek Swish) (LE, $40.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). NYX Summer (P, $6.50) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). MAC Miss Cupcake (LE) is glossier, warmer, more muted (80% similar). Zoeva CR030 (P) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth. Please note: It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating by considering how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear and then extrapolating to determine a “final” wear-time.

Lines & Last Night had medium, buildable coverage that had a soft, airy consistency that wasn’t powdery, but it was very smooth, silky, and blendable on the skin. The blush applied beautifully and was easy to work with without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. Despite obsessively checking (more so than usual!) for signs of wear and tear, it was still going strong after 16 hours of wear, and even after 18 hours (at the last check-in), it seemed like it appeared a little less smooth near the inner area of my cheeks (closest to my nose).

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Lines & Last Night (502)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lush & Libido (500) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium peony pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny sheen. The lighter color is warmer and a little more shimmery, appearing as a soft petal pink, while the deeper shade is more of a slightly muted fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a true satin finish. Tarte Dollface (P, $28.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm a Lover (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Vivid (P, $23.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Well Dressed (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Too Faced Justify My Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Fever (20) (P, $8.99) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #3 (LE) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $9.99) is darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, Air Blush is supposed to offer buildable coverage with a “luminous finish” that wears for “24-hours.” Each shade consists of a lighter and deeper shade, designed to be used together (each section of product is quite narrow, so it’s not feasible to use a blush or highlighting brush to get a single color). In general, I found the lighter color to have more shimmer/luminosity and acted as the “highlighting” shade within the palette, even though some variations are such that both shades are more blush-like in color and depth.

The texture was dense but soft, and the powder itself was finely-milled and sat well on the skin with a luminous sheen that didn’t read shimmery nor shiny. Of the five blushes, this was the only shade that could have blended more easily on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage that can be easily sheered out or applied more lightly or layered for richer payoff. I thought the denser, firmer texture might not work well with very soft brushes, but I had no issues using some of my softest brushes with it.

I was extremely surprised at the wear of the product, as it still looked good on my normal-to-dry skin after 16 hours of wear with barely noticeable fading starting around 18 hours of wear. It’s pretty hard to test a cheek product for 24-hours, since inevitably, most of it will end up on my sheets if I go to sleep, and I can’t tell you if or when I’ve ever pulled an all-nighter on purpose. To that end, I am rating based on how it looked and what (if any) break down of product occurred between 14 and 18 hours of wear to extrapolate for the remaining time, which seemed to indicate solid 20-hour wear. This shade, at the very least, was extremely long-wearing and was one of the longer-wearing powder blushes I’ve tested.

Worth noting, during July, 25% of sales of Air Blush will be donated to amfAR when purchased through Marc Jacobs Beauty. (I wouldn’t use it as an excuse to purchase something you’re not interested in but would consider purchasing directly vs. through another retailer if you were planning to buy. I have ordered direct from MJB a few times, and they have always packed well and shipped efficiently–no complaints!)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Lush & Libido (500)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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