Sunday, March 30th, 2014

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright mid-tone pink.” It’s a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satiny sheen. This is a pink that leans blue, but it doesn’t pull so blue that it is difficult for warmer complexions to wear. The pigmentation was excellent–very true-to-pan color that was easy to achieve without having to pack it on. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. This shade wore just over seven and a half hours on me before starting to fade. Make Up For Ever #210 (P, $26.00) is warmer, cream product. Urban Decay Blush (P) is darker, more matte. Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is slightly darker. NARS New Attitude (LE, $29.00) is darker, matte, warmer. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is more matte. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is a little more matte. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is more matte. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “red-orange.” It’s a medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a soft, frosted finish. This shade was more shimmery than the rest, and I felt like the permanent edition was just a tiny bit more shimmery than my original version (not enough to seem like a genuine difference, more like a batch variation) as well as slightly more blendable. It had great color payoff, while the texture of the powder was soft, smooth, and blendable. I really liked how consistent these blushes were across the board. Modern Mandarin managed to last eight hours on me before fading. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is a cream, lighter, no shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Savage (P, $55.00) is darker. NARS Gilda (P, $29.00) is a smidgen lighter. Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

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Lovecloud

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Modern Mandarin

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Dupes

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MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush
MAC Modern Mandarin Blush

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush
MAC Modern Mandarin Blush

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush
MAC Modern Mandarin Blush

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush
MAC Modern Mandarin Blush

MAC Modern Mandarin Blush
MAC Modern Mandarin Blush

The Makeup Look

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

The Dupe List: Lovecloud

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The Dupe List: Modern Mandarin

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63 thoughts on “MAC Lovecloud & Modern Mandarin Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches (2014)

  1. I have both shades, but Modern Mandarin is my favorite. :)

  2. Avatar of Adeline Adeline

    How does Modern Mandarin compare to Honey Jasmine blush
    MAC’s All About Orange Collection last year?

  3. I want Modern Mandarin!
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  4. I like this pairing better than the cooler duo reviewed in the previous post. Although not one for orange blushes, I do like that Mandarin has a hit of red which makes it, in my opinion, much more wearable. I need to pull up Tom Ford Flush and see how the two compare.. eyeballing it, I think Flush has more pink in it..

  5. Wait, what is going on in this last shot? Are you wearing Modern Mandarin just on your left? So my right?

    • Yes, your right!

      Unfortunately, my cheeks can only take about 2 shades per side (max 3, but I’ll pay for it the next day), so I usually can’t swatch the same shade on both cheeks if I actually want to get the reviews up in a timely fashion!

      • LOL.. ever ran into someone who looked at you strangely because your eyes or cheeks didn’t match?

        • The one that sticks out to me is when we were ordering food, there was a teenage boy at the register, and he gave me this look like, “Wait… what…” and I’m pretty sure it was the makeup!

  6. Modern Mandarin looks gorgeous, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting that along with Full of Joy. Yay, MAC, for this release!

  7. Lovecloud is my type of blush, but it wouldn’t be reasonable I have plenty of pale pinks, tarte dollface, physician’s formula happy booster in natural, illamasqua naked rose, benefit dandeleon…
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  8. Danielle

    How does this compare to Nar’s Taj Mahal?

  9. Avatar of Yolanda Yolanda

    Modern Mandarin will be mine, so gorgeous! Glad these are permanent!

  10. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I love colors like Modern Mandarin! Fun, fresh, happy!

  11. I told myself no more blush for awhile but Lovecloud is calling my name!
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  12. I was curious about Modern Mandarin, but fortunately I own two dupes so I’ll admire Modern Mandarin from afar. Tom Ford’s Savage is my HG all around neutral blush and I own Gilda too. Modern Mandarin seems very pretty.

  13. I was scared at first of Modern Mandarin in the swatch but it looks lovely on.. I want it!
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  14. Aww, I like both on you! I was interested to see how a lavender blush turned out, and I think it looks great. Not sure how well it would go on someone cool-toned like me though – any ideas?

    I actually love the two-tone blush look in the last photo :-D Totally would try that if I had more than one colour of blush, hehe! Maybe when I get that Peach Pop one I’ll try it on one cheek and Affinite on the other ;-)
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  15. These both look so pretty on you!

  16. Modern Mandarin looks gorgeous!
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  17. Modern Mandarin looks so pretty! I’ll definitely have to check it out soon
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  18. Moneeba

    What is the UK release date?!

  19. Oh, wow, Modern Mandarin definitely surprised me – I love it! I may have to pick it up next MAC haul! ;)
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  20. Loved Modern mandarin. I really like such shades. I just got the Armani Maestro blush 300 and the shade is just gorgeous!
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  21. anum

    How close do u think fresh honey (mac) is to modern mandarin

  22. Both are lovely!
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  23. Zainab

    I was most interested in Full Of Joy and Modern Mandarin, and I do like both, but I’m surprised how tempting Lovecloud is as well. I’ll have to check these out when they hit my local counter. They’re all permanent right?

  24. I have my dying to get my hands on Modern Mandarin for a few years now! I can’t wait to pick it up! Lovecloud is also really cute – I wasn’t expecting to like it so much haha.

  25. I like this pair more than the other post. Both are colors that I can wear. Glad they’re permanent because I certainly don’t need more blush right now! LOL I recently got The Balm Down Boy so it’s nice to see it’s close to Lovecloud.

  26. I have Lovecloud. But i must swipe it until 3-4 times to make the color pop out.

  27. Modern Mandarin! I want you

  28. Emma

    I just ‘discovered’ Lovecloud and I’m psyched to see it’s permanent now (I saw swatches of the older version). Would you say this looks like the original Lovecloud? It’s such a lovely shade!