Sunday, March 30th, 2014

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “lavender.” It’s a cool-toned, light lavender with a hint of pink and a satin finish. It’s a true lavender–this is a blush that doesn’t just turn pink applied to the skin. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was blendable, buildable, and wore for almost eight hours before starting to fade. NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $29.00) is much pinker. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $29.00) is also pinker. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is pinker. MAC Unconventional (LE, $21.00) is slightly p inker. MAC Lazy Sunday (LE, $20.00) is lighter, pinker, cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink.” It’s a medium, blue-based pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation, and it applied easily–no issues blending or applying it to get smooth, even coverage. The most recent release seems slightly softer and easier to use than the original, which felt a little dry for the first few uses. The color wore well for almost eight hours before it started to fade. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is lighter. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is lighter. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is a smidgen lighter, warmer. Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is more shimmery.See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

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Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

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Application

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MAC Full of Joy Blush
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MAC Peony Petal Blush
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The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder. On lips: Bite Beauty One Lipgloss.

The Dupe List: Full of Joy

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The Dupe List: Peony Petal

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50 thoughts on “MAC Full of Joy & Peony Petal Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches (2014)

  1. Ammara

    I think Full of Joy would look quite nice on lighter complexions.

  2. Full of Joy is still in my untried. What lippy would you recommend pairing it with? Looks lovely on you! <3
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  3. I’m not sure if I can pull off full of joy, but I’m really tempted!
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  4. Nice shades! not the ones i can really pull off though!
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  5. HOW DOES THE MARK JACOB LAVENDAR BLUSH COMPARE?

  6. SO excited to see Full of Joy! I’ve wasted too much money on lavender blushes that disappear or turn pink. Thank you for the review!

  7. Lily

    Hi Christine,
    I was just wondering what blush you were wearing in the last picture on your left cheek (not the side with peony petal). Its such a pretty peach!

  8. Can’t wait to get my hands on Full of Joy! <3

  9. Both are beautiful shades!
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  10. It’s really light. Too light for you, and for me as well I think. But on very fair skin this would probably look great!

  11. Full of Joy is going to be mine! I can’t wait :)

  12. Liv

    Full of Joy is gorgeous! Glad to hear they improved the texture, MAC blushes can be too dry sometimes! xx

  13. Hmm, now, see I thought the other one was more ‘purple’ on… Full of Joy here looks a bit too chalky in base colour for my taste (but that’s probably because my natural complexion is ‘chalk’, LOL)

    Peony Petal is pretty!
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  14. Full of Joy is a gorgeous shade, it’s a shame cool tones don’t compliment my skin very well!

  15. Avatar of Valerie Valerie C.

    I’m liking Peony Petal. I’m so pale, I need a pop of pink :) Your skin is looking flawless!

  16. I don’t think I could pull off either of these shades but Peony Petal looks so bright and pretty
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  17. Jellybean

    yellow/olive skinned ladies, i mentioned this in another post- but full of joy works great as a base for those cool blushes that tend to still lean range on your skin, a bit of it under colors like Gaiety or Nyx’s Pinky, dior rosy glow etc, works wonders!

  18. I’d have to swatch these but they look promising!
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  19. Oh I would love to try this out

  20. I own Peony Petal and now I think I nee to dig it out again. It will be great for spring!

  21. I love them both..but Full of Joy is my favorite!

  22. Avatar of stasha StashaCollins

    Are any of these blushes in this collection limited edition?

  23. I’m a sucker for pinks. Both look lovely but I probably can’t pull off Full of joy either. I’m more medium-toned like you.

  24. Avatar of Hanna Hanna

    Love full of joy!

    It’s really difficult to find truly lavender blushes, I’ve had to order them from Korean brands (where lilac cheeks seem to be a lot more popular) I’m definitely going to have to get this one!

  25. Avatar of Rae Rae

    Okay, so I totally caved on Full of Joy and went to MAC today to try it on. It came home with me, and so did a Lovecloud lemming >.<

    Thank you for putting these blushes on my radar, Christine! I'm so happy to have finally found a blush that reads lavender against my skin :)
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    • Awwww! I’m SO glad it’s working out for you as a TRUE LAVENDER! I hope you’ll post a pic of it on. I’d love to see someone truly rockin’ it so I can live vicariously!