MAC Full Fuchsia Blush
MAC Full Fuchsia Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “bright intense fuchsia [with a Frost finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia-pink with strong, blue undertones and a fine shimmer-sheen. MAC Azalea (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Let's Be Friends (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% 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. Full Fuchsia had rich, mostly opaque color coverage where a little goes a long way. It can be applied as true intensity or blended out for a softer, sheerer look (where it will look rosier and less fuchsia). The finish is satiny once blended on the skin, so it doesn’t emphasize pores but doesn’t look flat either. It had a fairly soft texture that was a smidgen dusty but relatively easy to work with. This shade lasted for nine hours before fading on me.