Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone berry pink [with a frost finish].” It’s a bright, bold raspberry pink with a satiny sheen (not very frosted at all). MAC Prom Princess is lighter. NARS Mata Hari is bit lighter, less cool-toned. Tom Ford Narcissist is much brighter and bolder, more magenta. MAC Supernova is very similar. Tom Ford Wicked is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Amazon Princess is also similar.

Hot Nights is very intense–it has amazingly rich color payoff!  In a blush, this is excellent news for deeper skin tones, while it can be taken with less enthusiasm from those with very fair complexions.  For fairer complexions, I recommend using a very light hand, a soft brush, preferably a stippling one.  I applied this using MAC’s fan brush (184), and it was still quite intense even on my medium skin tone. Though rich in color, the texture itself was slightly dry, and I felt like trying to blend such a pigmented blush on my cheeks took a lot of doing. I ended up blending more foundation along the edges to soften them!  Hot Nights wore for eight hours well, and after nine hours, it was beginning to fade.

The Glossover

LE
product

Hot Nights

A-
My biggest complaint is the drier texture made it less blendable on, and when something this intense is tough to blend, it can be difficult to get smooth, even color.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Hot Nights Blush
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MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, May 16th online (approximately), May 23rd in-stores; $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Prom Princess is lighter. NARS Mata Hari is bit lighter, less cool-toned. Tom Ford Narcissist is much brighter and bolder, more magenta. MAC Supernova is very similar. Tom Ford Wicked is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Amazon Princess is also similar.

What makeup are you wearing?

On face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. On lips: MAC Sheer Seduction Lipstick.

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34 thoughts on “MAC Hot Nights Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Another TF almost dupe! Wicked is far easier to blend than this.

  2. KK

    Wow, that’s intense!

  3. I thought that I’d pass on this since i have prom princess but seeing that it’s darker makes me want to try it

  4. This is such a pretty blush, I might have to get this one :D

  5. Pang

    As pretty as it is I do have supernova and I barely touch it.

  6. Avatar of Chaia Chaia

    Hi, Christine–do you know how this shade compares to MAC Dollymix? Also, I love the look of the site, but I’m on firefox and shortcut gestures no longer work for opening a link in a new tab on your site. Is there any way to fix this? That’s how I scroll down the page and open tabs for all of the products or reviews I’m interested in or all of the dupe links I want to see and compare at once. Thanks!

  7. Avatar of Carla Carla N.

    Durn it! I’ve been looking for a blush this color, but I’m still boycotting MAC!
    I’ll stay strong, though – I’m sure I can find a similar color from a non-animal-testing company.
    Suggestions, anyone?

  8. I love both of the blushes from this collection! Thanks, Christine!

  9. Maggie

    Wow, I want this so bad, but it’s probably just TOO intense for being NW15, huh? I’ll look like a clown most likely, even with a soft hand…what do you think? Thanks Christine, looks great on you! And I really like your eyebrows today.

  10. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Woah! This is one intense blush! I’m loving Sheer Seduction on you, Christine. It pairs well with Ripe for Love. :)

  11. nirvana

    wow that is pretty. it looks similar to dollymix in pan but darker on?

  12. Avatar of Rad Rad

    Love it! So lucky I’ve bought both blushers – beautiful colours on your skin too!

    • Avatar of Rad Rad

      Both blushers from this collection arrived today and they are perfect. Thanks Christine – you were right to be light handed with them – both had great colour payoff and really suited my light indian (medium olive) skin tone.

  13. Yellowlantern

    I love these raspberry colored blushes. I just wish I could find one around this price or cheaper that is effortless to blend and easy to get (the exact opposite of dealing with MAC’s LE game).

    /wants Wicked but refuses to pay that much/

  14. Dominique

    Thanks Christine, if Supernova is similar I’ll skip. It’s very bright, perfect for summer though but I have Supernova :) I love the packaging, Temperature Rising is such a great collection.

  15. Avatar of Sarah Cat Luuver

    Hi Christine,

    Congrats (albeit late) on your marriage!

    Can you please tell me how this compares to NARS Boys Don’t Cry?

    Thank you!

  16. michelle

    how does this compare with mac’s gentle blush?

  17. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    Very pretty but I’ll pass if it’s hard to blend.

  18. Andi

    How does it compare to Macs Briar Rose, from the villains collection, I’m hitting pan and the Archie’s one was a tad lighter. :(

  19. Avatar of Chaia Chaia

    Is this similar to NARS crazed at all?

  20. Janessa

    How does this compare to mac’s magenta?

  21. Linda

    MAC’s Stubborn Pro Longwear Blush is an exact dupe minus the shimmer. I checked that with a sales person in the store last night :)

  22. monibackincali

    so last time I didn’t listen to Christine I bought Mac Magenta and it was impossible to blend! So, MonibackinCali is passing on this one as Christine mentioned this one is also hard to blend.

    I will admire it from afar. Everyone else, please enjoy.