Thursday, May 17th, 2012


MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “true peach” with a satin finish. It looks a little pinked in the pot, but it’s more like a darkened peach–in the pot. On me, though, it turns rather pink! It’s a light-medium peony pink with warm undertones and a subtle sheen. MAC Crew is warmer and a touch darker, and this is noticeable on the cheeks, too–but Crew is also less buildable and pigmented compared to Launch Away! MAC Flower Fantasy is lighter and has a higher sheen. Chanel Brompton Road is a bit lighter and shows up less on the cheeks. Benefit Hervana is darker and sheerer. Burberry Peony is very similar but has more of a true matte finish.

It has the same drier, stiffer texture of Fleet Fast, which is typical of MAC blushes, especially of their satin finished blushes. The powder is soft to the touch and applies smoothly.  The finish of Launch Away! is very subtle–the sheen is barely there and almost imperceptible once applied.  It builds up easily and gave my cheeks noticeable color without having to pile it on, but it is a paler, lighter shade, so it would not be ideal for deeper skin tones–particularly because the drier texture paired with the near-matte finish can look chalky on darker complexions.  When I wore this one for wear, it managed just under seven hours and started to decline and fade after that.

The Glossover

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product

Launch Away

B+
This is another blush that is going to be best on lighter complexions, but it will work well with both cool and warm undertones. If you don't like a lot of shine, shimmer, or sparkle in your blush, you may also really like the finish of this shade.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush


MAC Launch Away! Blush (Launch Away on the left, Fleet Fast on the right) (Diffused Flash)


MAC Launch Away! Blush (Launch Away on the left, Fleet Fast on the right) (Studio Light)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $21.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Crew is warmer and a touch darker, and this is noticeable on the cheeks, too--but Crew is also less buildable and pigmented compared to Launch Away! MAC Flower Fantasy is lighter and has a higher sheen. Chanel Brompton Road is a bit lighter and shows up less on the cheeks. Benefit Hervana is darker and sheerer. Burberry Peony is very similar but has more of a true matte finish.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Feeling Fresh, Barefoot, and Jaunty eyeshadows; MAC Blue Stripe Powerpoint Eye Pencil; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. On lips: MAC Salute Lipstick.

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32 thoughts on “MAC Launch Away! Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    hi Christine, do you think if I get crew a may not need launch away? Are they really different from each other? Thank you. I really like it but I don’t want to have dupes from the same collection. This blush would look really pretty with a pinky lipstick I think this one is beautiful too, but fleet fast is more unique.

  2. michelle652

    how do you think this compares to mac hipness blush?

  3. Karen

    I am in love with that green you have on this pictures. What color is that? Is it the next green from the collection?
     

  4. natalie

    Hi Christina, what color are you wearing on yur eyes and lips they look amazing :)

  5. Sarah Puffer

    Why, oh why, MAC?! :’( I am going to need this blush in my life and I haven’t even made it through Warm Soul, Pink Swoon, Pink Cult, or Cubic. >.

  6. Natalie ThetaHealer

    What colors are you wearing on your eyes and lips christina they look amazing :)

  7. Coralina

    I don’t know if you remember the MAC blush “Cheek”-all time favorite perfect sheer mixture of peachy-pink. But it was discontinued a few years back and I’ve been trying to replace it ever since. Could this be a dupe? *crosses fingers*

  8. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    Under the photos it says you’re wearing Launch Away/ Launch Away! on both cheeks but I think you’re wearing another blush on your left cheek. Or maybe I’m seeing things.

    • Ariana

       @Cat G she is wearing fleet fast on the right it says everything she is wearing in the picture right underneath the second picture of her make up :)

  9. Brittanyy

    Would you say this is similar to MAC Well Dressed blush?

  10. Avatar of FRANCES Fenn

    when this collection will be available on nordstrom or macys??

  11. Avatar of FRANCES Fenn

    when this collection will be available on nordtrom or macus online??

  12. anabello

    How does this compare to Nars “Sex Appeal?”

  13. Temptalia

    Everything I’m wearing is listed in the FAQ!

  14. Camila Cavalcanti

    can’t wait to see the lipsticks and the bronzers!

  15. J Ileana

    That green looks gorgeous on your eyes.

  16. army_wife_in_alaska

    It’s nice but I’ve already overloaded on the Tres Cheek blush collection which has nicer peach/orange colors.

  17. Taylor

    Hey beautiful! How would this compare to Immortal Flower and Lovecloud? Absolutely adore your blog!

  18. Bani

    Hi Christine! If I have Crew and fleet fast do I need launch away? :)

  19. madii

    I am about an NC10, and this blush is my absolute HG! I can’t believe it’s limited edition, I don’t know what I’ll do if I ever finish it. It just looks so beautiful on light skin. I have to search for a dupe! If you’re fair skinned – get this!

  20. Charm

    Which is better for a NC25-er – Fleet Fast or Launch Away? I already have Springsheen and not quite sure if these blushes have the same color as the said blush.. Thanks Christine! 

  21. petch_v

    OMG I love its color!!