Thursday, March 29th, 2012

MAC Immortal Flower Blush
MAC Immortal Flower Blush

MAC Immortal Flower Blush

MAC Immortal Flower Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright peach.” This is an interesting color, because it looks like a soft peach in the pan, but it’s much more coral when swatched and applied to cheeks. It was a bit puzzling, in all honesty! The hue reminded me of Tarina Tarantino Feather, which is a little less pink and has a heavier shimmer. theBalm Frat Boy is more intense, but the color, when used lightly, is very comparable.

It has a satin finish, officially, but it’s almost matte. There is certainly a soft sheen to it, but it is incredibly subtle. In certain lighting, you may even think it is a matte finish! This pigmentation in Immortal Flower was not as buildable as it was in Full of Joy. There’s an underlying sheerness to it no matter how much product I applied. I would say the coverage is medium at its most intense, rather than full. MAC seemed to be aiming for a blush that was sheer and buildable, though not necessarily fully opaque.

The texture is soft, just powdery enough to allow for enough product to be picked up by the brush without having to scrape at the pan. I love how it is soft without being powdery yet still blends very easily on the skin. I suspect this is going to be one of the more popular shades out of the six from Tres Cheek, just because it has that subtle coral tint that makes it warm and wearable and perfect for summer. It was impossible to overdo on my skin tone, but it gave a nice, summery glow and flush.

I’ve tested numerous MAC blushes in the past, and overall, they hold up between seven and eight hours. Out of this particular launch, I have only specifically tested Full of Joy (which stayed true to the average) but hope to try a couple more shades. If there are any discrepancies, I’ll be sure to update the review to reflect that.

The Glossover

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product

Immortal Flower

A-

I suspect this is going to be one of the more popular shades out of the six from Tres Cheek, just because it has that subtle coral tint that makes it warm and wearable and perfect for summer.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
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MAC Immortal Flower Blush
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MAC Immortal Flower Blush

MAC Immortal Flower Blush
MAC Immortal Flower Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $20 (launches April 5th in-stores).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

The hue reminded me of Tarina Tarantino Feather, which is a little less pink and has a heavier shimmer. theBalm Frat Boy is more intense, but the color, when used lightly, is very comparable.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Modern Pewter, Rich Core, Havana eyeshadows, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Guerlain G Mascara, MAC Heirloom Khol. On face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. On lips: MAC Cinestyle Cremesheen Glass.

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92 thoughts on “MAC Immortal Flower Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautiful! Thankyou Christine… so glad I hauled this one after seeing your swatches earlier today

  2. Avatar of Akilah Akilah

    Do you think this blush will show up on darker skintones .. NC50 ??

  3. Immortal Flower looks so orange in the pan shots but rather pink on yo as you described. Sol shift pigments maybe. lol I was interested in the shade in the pan as i have similar pink shades already.

  4. Becca

    That is interesting! I saw the pictures of the blush in the pan and thought “meh!”, but once I kept scrolling down and saw the swatch pictures, I decided I might actually like it. It’s not the most unique shade in the world-but it’s simple and I like it. Definitely will check it out later today when I’m at the mall!

  5. this flower will forever be immortalised in my makeup stash. GORGEOUS.

  6. The shade is really pretty! It looks really flattering on your skin tone!

  7. Avatar of Marina Marina

    Woah- how is it even possible it can look so peach but be so coral? It’s really pretty but I’d much rather it be the true to pan peach.

  8. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    That looks so pretty! Do you think it will show up well on an NC42?

  9. Oh no.. I love it! My poor wallet :( The summer collections are just too beautiful.. as always.. :)

  10. It’s so odd that Immortal Flower swatches so differently than it looks in the pan. I own Frat Boy, and it really does remind me of Frat Boy applied lightly – which is good, because otherwise this one would be very tempting for me!

  11. leah

    I think I’m going to have to limit myself to this one and only one other blush from this release. Looking forward to the rest of the reviews. :)

  12. Katherine

    How is this compared to illamasqua blush in tremble?

  13. oh, it looks a lot more pink in swatches and on you.

  14. Tracy

    Wow, what a difference between the pan and the swatch… does it compare to Coralista ?

  15. Melody

    This is such a gorgeous blush! It looks lovely and springy on you. I’ve been waiting for a coral-peach that was subtle enough to really work on me. I’m extremely pale with yellow undertones and this kind of shade just makes me glow. I’m most excited for this one from the launch!

  16. Laura

    Lovely, but not original. My wallet might be happy about that! It’s crazy how well corals go over in the collections though.

  17. Leslie

    Hmm…this looks a lot like Tarte Blissful, which I own… and yet, I still want this! Eeeek =\

  18. Leslie

    Christine, is this at all similar to Illamasqua Lover?

    I own a bajillion peach blushes (my fave) so I’m desperately trying to justify not getting this even though I really want it. Lol.

    Thanks so much for the beautiful swatches!

  19. Alexis

    Hey Christine, how do you think this would look on NC45 skin? Would it show?

  20. desiree

    Love the lighting in your photo! :)

  21. army wife in alaska

    This will be mine!

  22. Serene

    This is a must!! and you wearing it soooo pretty ^^ I need to go check the counter here asap

  23. Samantha

    What collection is this? I am so excited for the Sailor collection in the summer!

  24. Is it a dupe for Mac Instant Chic? The swatches look similar.

  25. This looks beautiful! Reminds me of a matte version of Benefit’s Coralista in your swatches. I will definitely be visiting a MAC counter once this collection comes out!

  26. Vanilla

    Loving a lot of these blushes, but I think this may be the one I’ll pick up if I were to buy any. I already own a lot of blushes with shimmer and frost finishes, but really none with a satin or matte finish. Plus I love the soft warmth that this one gives, which I think will look very natural on my NC20 skin. (I have a tendency to apply blush too heavily, so it’ll be good that it won’t seem like a problem with this colour). Don’t really have anything in a soft coral/peach either even though other people seem to think it’s common. To me, this seems like a softer, warmer version of NARS orgasm without all the glitter, but I can’t tell unless swatched closely together.

  27. S

    Love your site, it’s the only one I rely on for swatches and reviews! You really got me into buying MAC, ’cause I feel really confident that I made a good purchase after checking your reviews. Very important as, where I am from, cosmetics returns are not as generous as in the US.

    Was wondering how it compares to MAC Peaches (sheertone)? I love the swatch but it seems very similar to Peaches (which I have) and do you think I should save for other blushes in this collection instead?

    • Peaches is a lot peachier on me – no real pink in it! You could opt for one of the pink shades or even Modern Mandarin if you wanted to aim for diversity!

  28. Mish

    Hi Christine!

    Do you think it is any similar to Chanel Espielege?

  29. I think I’m just going to get Thebalm’s frat boy instead, it seems like a less stressful, cheaper (in england) option, plus you get more product. Thanks for the dupe list!

  30. This looks really similar to NARS Gina..or even Gilda which is a little pinker xx

  31. Emily

    How does this compare to Melba?

    • Melba seems a little deeper, darker :)

      • Deb

        I have Melba; I brought it to the counter today because I was concerned that the two colours would be too close. They aren’t. Immortal Flower (while warm) is pinker somehow, softer. I like that Immortal Flower can be built up to a slightly deeper colour but can also just give a very natural warm flush.

        I bought Modern Mandarin as well and tried to build Immortal Flower up to a sheer dusting of the former. I couldn’t, and ended up getting both. I did try. ;)

  32. Avatar of Aly Aly

    Christine is this similar to Chanel’s Espiegle blush? I’m getting the Chanel one and I’m not sure if I should by both.

  33. Avatar of Yenny Yenny V

    omg, this color is so beautiful!! I’ve been looking for a soft peach blush like this one since forever

  34. Emily

    I died. Will lay hands on this! O_O

  35. Lilac

    hm, this reminds me of Alpha Girl – maybe with a stronger pigmentation.

  36. I really really like this blush. I’ve been looking for a new blush, and this one is perfect for me! I will try to pre-order it or order it online, because I will be away for spring break. Hopefully I can get on time!!

  37. Liane

    Does this compare at all to chanel espiegle?

  38. Christine does this compare to MAC Peaches?

  39. bettynova

    my fav

  40. I just bought this today ^^ love the color. It looks good on you christine.

  41. I’m NC42. Would I be better off getting theBalm’s Frat Boy?

  42. Wari

    I just wonder is it similar with instant chic?

  43. Avatar of raloves Rune

    From the picture it looks similar to Nars Sex Appeal…

  44. Laurina

    Beautiful

  45. Julia

    Would you recommend this for NW 15/20 skin?

  46. nikki

    im going back and forth with this blush…do you think the color will show up on tan skin ( nw30)

  47. jacque p

    do you think this is similar to mac my highland honey blush?

  48. Samantha

    Hi Christine! Do you think this blush is similar to Melba?

  49. Avatar of Cathee Cathee T.

    I really wanted this after seeing these swatches, but when I went in person they barely showed up on my NC25-30 skin :| I wish it were a little more pigmented since I have a light hand with makeup! Definitely checking out the dupe from theBalm after this – thanks for the suggestion, Christine!

  50. Merel

    I really like this one! Is this be a good first MAC blush?

  51. How does this compare to MAC Early Morning?

  52. sairi

    hi christine,
    I would like to ask what is the best MAC lipstick color that is suitable for immortal flower? :) I just bought one! thanks

  53. Sarai

    I was wondering how immortal flower compares to mac’s peaches? Are they different enough to have both?

  54. tash

    How does Immortal Flower compare with Nars Sex Appeal blush?

  55. Carla

    Is it more orange-ish or pink-ish? Cause on her left cheek it looks more pink while on the right more peachy.

  56. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer M

    This blush is amazing. I got it today in the mail and wore it and loved it so much I ordered a back up. I’m a nw20 and owns hundreds of blushes but this one is so unique. Love it!

  57. Iragirl

    Hi christine, is this shade also comparable to mac peaches blush? Thanks

  58. shaina

    Hi. Would you say this is a close match to Mac blush called instant chic? If not what blush color would be the closest to instant chic?
    Thanks =]

  59. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra TK

    Finally got this & love it. It’s a sort of milky peachy pink on me. My skin tone is about an NW25. Really really pretty on. It looks lighter in the pan than I expected but still is quite noticeable on my skin. It’s very similar to a Makeup Forever eyeshadow pan I have that I use as a blush.