MAC Magenta Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Magenta Blush
MAC Magenta Blush

MAC Magenta Blush

MAC Magenta Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright magenta” with a matte finish. This is a dark berry red with maybe a hint of magenta–it looks a bit more magenta in the pot but goes on rather reddish on my skin tone. MAC Restores Dazzle is darker and not as bright but appears similar on the cheek. MAC Amazon Princess is darker, less pink.

I’m not a fan of the texture; it is very, very dry. It tends to tug and pull and drag, so the color is a pain to get even and blend out. It just wants to sit there, looking bold and unblended! In order for it to even look halfway acceptable, I had to use flesh-toned powder to help blend out the edges, which is really cheating. It wears for about seven and a half hours, and after eight, there is some fading that’s noticeable but not too bad.  I think what makes this blush at all interesting is that clearly it can be a very, very intense shade, so if you love your bold cheek colors, you may find the poor texture is worth dealing with.  It’s unfortunate that something as bold as this is so difficult to blend, because when it’s not, it can look so terribly wrong.

MAC Powder Blush Magenta
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
78%

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Based on 16 Reviews, 217 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Blendable (117)
  • Smooth (100)
  • Easy To Apply (92)
  • Long-wearing (55)
  • Great Value (51)
  • Travel-friendly (22)
  • Buttery (19)
  • Creamy (4)
The In-Between
  • Buildable (101)
  • Highly Pigmented (63)
  • Natural (61)
  • Luminous (44)
  • Sheer (16)
The Bad
  • Powdery (21)
  • Fades (18)
  • Hard To Blend (6)
  • Chalky (4)
  • Emphasizes Pores (3)
  • Too Little Product (1)