MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “soft candy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Urban Decay Native Blush (-) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Above & Beyond (LE) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Blush) (P) is more muted (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NYX Flamingo (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Pink Swoon had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dry or too powdery. It had more of a matte finish, and it was the kind of matte that seemed to darken slightly when applied to skin (if you have very dry skin, it may not darken at all, and if you have very oily skin, it may darken more noticeably). The blush started to fade after eight hours on me.