theBalm Down Boy Blush

theBalm Down Boy Blush ($21.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “baby pink.” It’s soft, light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. MAC Pure Femininity is darker, less blue-based. theBalm Argyle is warmer. MAC Peony Petal is cooler-toned. MAC I’m the One is similar, slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is similar. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Down Boy Blush
theBalm Shadow/Blush Down Boy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush

Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush ($11.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a soft, subtly warm-toned pink with a silvery-white sparkle and metallic sheen. The majority of the powder is a warmer, pale pink (almost peachy), and then the center is a darker, berry-ish pink. There is some sparkle, as well as shimmer. MAC Rio is darker but has a similar sheen. Giorgio Armani No. 08 has a sheen but less color. MAC Stunner is warmer. MAC Easy Manner is less shimmery. MAC Porcelain Pink is less pink but has a similar sheen. Illamasqua Lies is cooler-toned but has a similar sheen. See comparison swatches.

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Physicians Formula Rose Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush Rose
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush (RiRi Hearts MAC)

MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “warm copper [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, dusty orange with brown undertones and a barely-there satin finish. MAC Tease Your Tastes is rosier, cream. Marc Jacobs Irresistible is lighter, brighter. Chanel Destiny is browner, cream. NARS Gilda is pinker. MAC Seasonal Appeal is browner. MAC Eternal Sun is also browner. MAC Coppertone is a touch lighter. MAC Fiery Impact is redder and warmer. Illamasqua Expose is brighter. Chanel Espiegle is lighter. Burberry Tangerine is lighter, browner. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Bad Girl Gone Good Blush
MAC Powder Blush Bad Girl Gone Good
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher

Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is described as a “dusky coral.” It’s a medium-dark coral with a hint of pink and subtle warm undertones; there is a dusty/muted element to it, which may make it a great coral for anyone who has tended to shy away from the brighter releases. MAC Passion for Colour is lighter, powder. NARS Soulshine is powder. Chanel Presage is more orange. Edward Bess Secret Affair is powder. Tom Ford Flush is pinker, brighter, powder. Aveda Hibiscus is a powder. Burberry Blossom is a powder. Dior Coral Glow is a touch darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher Sleek
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher

Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is described as a “dusky rose.” It’s a medium-dark, muted raspberry pink with a satin finish. Chanel Fantastic is brighter. MAC Hot Nights is powder, darker. NARS Mata Hari is brighter, powder. MAC Mocha is less pink, powder. MAC Restores Dazzle is darker. Illamasqua Seduce is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher Peaked
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Blush

theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “plum.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-plum with hints of fuchsia/red and a satiny, golden shimmer-sheen finish. NARS Realm of the Senses #2 is warmer, less fuchsia. NARS Oasis is more muted, more plum. NARS Outlaw is more muted. NARS Dolce Vita is similar but lacks the golden sheen. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Pinstripe
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%