MAC Style Blush
MAC Style Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “coral peach with gold pearl [with a Frost finish].” It’s a light-medium, orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft, golden shimmer. Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Infiniment Chanel (P, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Sparkling Bellini (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Menage a Trois (P, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Siena (P, $58.00) is more muted (85% similar). Benefit Sugarbomb (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Stereo Rose (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Benefit Rockateur (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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. Style had really good, nearly opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t powdery nor was it stiff. On the skin, it has a gorgeous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores. The color wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.