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MAC Pinch o’ Peach Blush

MAC Pinch o' Peach Blush
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).

MAC Powder Blush Pinch O' Peach
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Sephora Over the Moon (14) Colorful Blush

Sephora Over the Moon (14) Colorful Blush
Sephora Over the Moon (14) Colorful Blush

Sephora Over the Moon (14) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lightly brightened, light-medium lavender with warmer, pink tones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Full of Joy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Azalea Blossom (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sock-it Xiqu (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Over the Moon had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a natural sheen that was noticeable without being shimmery. The texture was lightly powdery, thinner than other shades, but it didn’t look powdery on my skin, at least. It lasted for seven hours before there was noticeable fading. From what I can tell, this has since been discontinued, but I have heard you can still find it in some stores. As I had already tested it, I figured I might as well finish it up, but not to worry, it’s merely a bonus review for the day. It’s a shame it was discontinued, though, as a more budget-friendly option for a lavender-hued blush would have been quite welcome.

P.S. — This was the last of the Sephora blushes I had to review! All done 😀

Sephora Colorful Blush Over the Moon (14)
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “flashy fuchsia.” It’s a right, brightened fuchsia-magenta with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Electro (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. I’m Shocked is easily the most pigmented and intense shade that I’ve come across in the Colorful Blush line-up. It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, but it was a harder blush to sheer out unless used with a very feathery brush and light touch. The texture was firm without being dry or powdery, while the blush blended out without too much trouble, it isn’t foolproof. It has a natural finish where it doesn’t read shimmery on the skin, but it doesn’t have a flat, matte finish either. It wore for nine hours before fading on me.

Sephora Colorful Blush I'm Shocked (09)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Azalea Blush

MAC Azalea Blush
MAC Azalea Blush

MAC Azalea Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “bright iridescent blue pink.” It’s a bold, brightened, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool violet pearl that gives it a luminous finish. Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Rhubarb (P, $22.00) 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. Azalea is intensely pigmented with a soft, finely-milled texture that is easily blended on the skin and can be sheered out if desired. You’ll want to use a feathery brush or a very light hand if you prefer light coverage, but it’s certainly doable–it does lend itself more towards a very pigmented initial application. On me, the color lasted for nine hours with minimal fading.

MAC Powder Blush Azalea
Azalea
Azalea
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush
Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Flirt It Up had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was just a smidgen powdery. It’s one of the brighter shades I’ve tried from the range, but it was still fairly blendable on the skin and diffused without a lot of work. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Flirt It Up (06)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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ColourPop Cruel Intentions, Never Been Kissed, Girl Power Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm rose.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage, and it applied with the most pigmentation with fingertips (exactly as described), but I had no problems using a stippling brush and using two layers for color. The texture was lightweight and blended out easily, more like a powder in that respect, and it wore for nine and a half hours on me. Tarte Genius (LE, $28.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Love (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Exhibitionist (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Dusty Rose (LE) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Out There (LE, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty coral.” It’s a muted, medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture was smooth, blendable, and felt like a powder as soon as it hit the skin. The color payoff was buildable, just as described by the brand, and you’ll get the most opaque coverage with fingertips while brushes will yield less coverage, but the payoff is buildable in two to three layers. This shade wore for nine hours before fading on me. NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Coral Cove (05) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Dixie (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Orange #3 (P) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Smile (Left) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Coral #2 (P) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright red orange.” It’s an intense, medium-dark orange with warm red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture. It is a Pressed Pigment, and they are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” I’ve tested and used it as a blush, where it performed well–it blended out without issue and lasted for nine and a half hours. Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Squint (LE, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Cinnamon (P, $5.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (LE, $5.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Rotonde (LE, $41.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Optimistic Orange (LE, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #515 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All three shades are limited edition and will launch on August 27th with ColorPop’s fall collection.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Cruel Intentions
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Never Been Kissed
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Colour Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments Girl Power
Girl Power
Girl Power
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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