MAC Pinch o’ Peach Blush
MAC Pinch o’ Peach Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “peachy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Santa Baby (LE) is lower quality (95% similar). Catrice Coral Me Maybe (P, $5.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek XOXO (P, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweet Pink (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Sprinkles (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Pinch o’ Peach had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a smidgen powdery but didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. It didn’t seem like a satin-finish to me; it was softer and really was rather flat in finish. When I tested it for wear, the color wore well for eight hours before having visible fading. I believe this shade was permanent for awhile, then discontinued, and is now brought-back; the original seemed a bit darker and had stronger warm undertones (I couldn’t find the previous version in my stash, but I looked at a past swatch I did).