Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo
MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC AMAZON PRINCESS BLUSH DUO ($24.00 for 0.38 oz.) is described as a bright yellow pink and deep blue pink with gold pearl. The official descritpion baffles me, honestly! The blush itself is super-sized, being about the size as a Beauty Powder. A normal blush is 0.21 oz. ($18.50), while this is almost double the quantity. In comparable terms, the normal size is $88/oz. and the mega size is $63/oz. Despite the larger size, the way they split the blush still makes it a little difficult to use the smaller shade alone (I tried using the 116–you have to be careful, not a lot of room).

The larger side of the blush is a cool-toned, blue-based magenta pink with a satin finish, which is very pigmented and easy to over-do, so use a light hand. The smaller side of the blush is a dark berried pink with soft gold sheen, and it is also nicely pigmented.

final thoughts: This will suit cooler skin tones, because of the stronger blue-base in the magenta shade. Because of the intensity of the colors, it will work beautifully on darker complexions.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo
MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo
MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo
MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo

Product & Review FAQ

When and where can I purchase? How much is it?

MAC Wonder Woman will be available in-stores on February 10th, 2011 (North America) and March 2011 (International). It will be online approximately February 8th, possibly as early as the 7th. Many stores are holding unveilings on February 1st--call your local store to ask (or ask if they know of any in your area) to RSVP. PRO stores generally launch collections one week prior, so February 3rd, 2011. The collection will be available at all counters and freestanding stores. $24.

Is it limited edition?


When will you review X?

I will review everything as soon as humanly possible. I'm working as quickly as possible to get through the process. Thank you for your patience!

Any dupes?

The magenta side is more magenta and cooler-toned than Her Blooming Cheek; significantly purpler than Azalea; powder and pinker versionof Madly Magenta CCB. The redder side is redder and has less shimmer than New Vibe; redder than Breezy. The duo itself resembles Band of Roses a bit--more intense. I will look for additional dupes and provide comparison swatches in the next day or so--once I've actually had a chance to go through and look for them.

What are you wearing in the full face photos?

MAC Valiant Eyeshadow Quad, MAC Emancipation Lipglass on lips, MAC Army of Amazons Opulash Mascara, and the product reviewed in this post on cheeks.

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56 thoughts on “MAC Amazon Princess Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. how does this compare to Bi-tone mineralize blush?

  2. Ludwig

    Hey Christine, is the gold lining on the inside of the compact sprayed-on or is the plastic itself gold? Thanks so much for your review!!

  3. Brittany

    oh gosh that both shades look AMAZING on you!

  4. These are gorgeous colors, and they look great on you! I think I’m probably too pale to pull something this bright off, though. Thanks for getting all these reviews out so quickly!

  5. Cynthia B.

    The larger side is definitely cooler toned, your descriptions are always bang-on. I’m confused as to why MAC describes it as yellow based. Although, for foundations, they consider yellow undertones as cool, if I recall correctly. Perhaps that’s why?

  6. I was hoping it wasn’t too close to Band of Roses…gah!!! I think I’ll have to get the other blush…if it shows up NC50ish.

  7. Nunuiviet

    I think that the colours are too strong, show off too much, you definitely have to have a light hand touch if you don’t want to look like a clown.Not my cup of tea, I’ll pass!

  8. Jane

    Are these the same size as a normal MSF?

    I’m wondering because I’d love to pop it out and put my natural MSF in the container. That way it’s a lot cuter, and has a mirror!

  9. Annie

    I am NC45 in foundation will this work for me?

  10. Mick

    If you compared this to band of roses what would you say is the main difference?

  11. romeyd

    Eek cookor is way too bright…looks like costume makeup colors, i love wonder woman and was excited about this but after seeing the swatches i think i’ll pass on this collection

  12. I don’t like these colours, they are too bright, although with a light hand I expect they’d look okay. I don’t want to buy these in a super sized compact though as I just wouldn’t use them. They’d look great on dark skin though.

  13. Eri

    Love the lip color in these pictures here. Could you pls tell me what you are wearing on your lips??


  14. Ginnia

    Must have!

  15. Marcela

    i love love love the darker side! what a gorgeous color! i’m going to buy a blush that matches just that color.

  16. Ru

    Are these colors meant to be worn one at a time or swirled together?

  17. Eri

    Thx for the reply! I love the color combination of your lips and cheeks. Gorgeous!! I’m not really liking the package but the product itself seems great!

  18. Lilith

    Is the bright pink similar to ‘her blooming cheek’ from the Tartan Tale collection?

  19. OK so I’m passing on this one for sure. I have two blushes that resemble both sides of this blush. It’s very pretty though!

  20. cloudburst

    Totally reminded me of Band of Roses.

  21. Becca

    I can’t decide whether to get this or Mighty Aphrodite, but after seeing how bright this is, I’ll probably grab the latter. One problem though, I’m cool toned and pale (not too pale and I have freckles) do you think that Mighty Aphrodite would still work on me?

  22. Trish

    I have Her Blooming Cheek and Madly Magenta but this blush duo seems right up my alley. Even more excited about this one now.

  23. derri

    is this close to the vintage grape blush? i cnt tell but i dnt need 2 super sized purple based blushes lol but it looks soooo lovely

  24. Sara

    would it be okay for nw15? too pigmented?

  25. RosaVee

    How does this compare to Azalea Blossom blush ombre?

  26. Sydney

    I’m so excited for this! I wasn’t really excited about this collection at first glance, but I definately am now. Also, I am in love with that bright magenta pink color :)

  27. angel

    hey christine!

    your eyemakeup looks so pretty. what do you have on your eyes in these pics? green liner?

  28. hi christine

    how does the lighter pink/magenta side compare with NARS blushes like desire and angelika? tks!

  29. christine, what is that blush you’re comparing amazon princess to? its so pretty!

  30. Harriet

    I bought mighty aphrodite today and it looks really nice but im still undecided whether to buy amazon princess as well…I have a quite pale skin tone (NW20), do you think it would look too intense?

  31. Lina

    I just want to say, thank you so much for your review!!! This is my FIRST blush from MAC. I was really interested in the collection. It’s very pigmented.

  32. Christiana

    I’ve Got Yellowish Orange Undertones, I Think I’m Around An NW 43 Kind Of Shade, I’m Wondering Whether Amazon Princess Or Mighty Aphrodite Will Look Better? Also If Marquis’d Would Suit My Skin Tone?

  33. Victoria N.

    Can you tell me if this is a dupe of Love Rock Mineralize Blush from the Grand Duo’s collex.? Love Rock is the most flattering blush I have ever come across and I am dying to find a dupe!!! Thanks! Also any suggestions for other dupes would be very very apprecited!