Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC MIGHTY APHRODITE BLUSH DUO ($24.00 for 0.38 oz.) is described as a warm peach coral with gold pearl and bright coral pink with gold pearl.

The blush itself is super-sized, being about the size as a Beauty Powder. A normal blush is 0.21 oz. ($18.50), while this is almost double the quantity. In comparable terms, the normal size is $88/oz. and the mega size is $63/oz. Despite the larger size, the way they split the blush still makes it a little difficult to use the smaller shade alone (I tried using the 116–you have to be careful, not a lot of room).

The larger side of the blush is a pinked coral with peach shimmer-sheen; it reminded me of the darker half of Ripe Peach, actually. The smaller side of the blush is a dark red-coral with pink and a satin sheen.

final thoughts: This duo will suit warmer complexions better out of the two blushes, but I think this one would work well on both cool and warm skin tones.

The Glossover


Mighty Aphrodite












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MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

Product & Review FAQ

When and where can I purchase? How much is it?

MAC Wonder Woman will be available in-stores on February 10th, 2011 (North America) and March 2011 (International). It will be online approximately February 8th, possibly as early as the 7th. Many stores are holding unveilings on February 1st--call your local store to ask (or ask if they know of any in your area) to RSVP. PRO stores generally launch collections one week prior, so February 3rd, 2011. The collection will be available at all counters and freestanding stores. $24.

Is it limited edition?


When will you review X?

I will review everything as soon as humanly possible. I'm working as quickly as possible to get through the process. Thank you for your patience!

Any dupes?

The pink-coral side is similar to Benefit Bella Bamba, just more coral. The redder coral side is similar to Salsaroes (PRO).

What are you wearing in the full face photos?

MAC Valiant Eyeshadow Quad, MAC Emancipation Lipglass on lips, MAC Army of Amazons Opulash Mascara, and the product reviewed in this post on cheeks.

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74 thoughts on “MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. faye

    i want! i wonder if you can de-pan these like the beauty powders to fit the msf.

  2. Katrine

    I’m so going to buy this.

  3. Jenni

    Not a fan of the packaging, but I might pick this one up :)

  4. Lauren

    Christine, you are amazing! You deserve a medal for your hard work posting these things today. Got a quick question, I really want this blush to work on my fair fair skin and dark brown hair, but you’re description makes me think otherwise. The other blush seems like it would pull way too dark on me.
    Thanks again your posting prowess.

    • You can totally make it work :) You can always go lighter on a dark blush, too.

    • Ani_BEE

      I own and prefer working with more pigmented blush, Being ultra fair myself I use a duo fiber or light powder brush to deposit lest pigmentation (Eco-tools blush brush that comes with the mineral brushes is also a light handed brush). Bite of an Apple has the most stunning color on my NC10-ish skin tone. I’m on the hunt for a dupe with a La Femme – Blush On Rouge blush palette I ordered.

      But I’m still tempted to pick this up with Russian Red. I love the lipstick packaging.

  5. ki

    Will this work on nc44 skintones?

  6. Lena

    I am in love! The mirror is also a plus!

  7. christine

    when you say warmer complexions, do you mean NC or NW?

    • NC, but I mean those with yellow, golden, or more olive skin tones.

    • Nadia

      MAC’s definitions of cool and warm totally confuse me. With NC being ‘neutral cool’, it means they classify those with more yellow undertones, like me, as being cool-toned. And those with pink undertones are warm-toned. Everyone else (including Christine) describe those with yellow/olive undertones as ‘warm’ and those with pink undertones as being ‘cool’.

      I always have to remember this when reading Christine’s reviews because she does it the way everyone else (but MAC) does it :) So while I’m NC, my skin has warm undertones.

      • Think of NC as NOT cool and NW as NOT warm. One of the MAC artists told me that was a good way to keep them straight!

      • Maud

        I get confused because neither pink or yellow are actually cool colors. I am an artist and pink and yellow are both technically considered part of the warm range.

        • Maud

          also I am pink toned but nothing that is “cool” toned (like pinks or reds with blue undertones) look good on me. Its hideous.

  8. Traci

    The colors of this remind me of the new smashbox in bloom cream cheek color.

  9. Beto Kylie

    OK…Just by the name I was tempted to check this out. But actually looking at the color, I do find it very stunning!!! It feels like a must have!!! Though I’ve decided to stop buying make-up for a while, I’m letting myself get a thing or two from this collection – and this blush definitely I thing I’d LOVE. 😀

  10. Danielle

    Hey christine, this question has nothing to do with the blush (although it is lovely and I do plan on buying doubles) but in those photographs are your eyes done the same way as you pictured for the mascaras? With the green on your lashes and whatnot?

  11. Danielle

    Omg i’m sorry for commenting again but I just saw you answered my question in your post, so sorry!

  12. Jai

    I’ll be buying this one. :)

  13. Debbie

    Do you think this has a chance of selling out on launch date? its the one thing I’m looking to get from the collection but I’ll be on school campus on Feb 10th with no way to get to the mall til Saturday the 12th. =(

  14. Carrie Ann

    I wasn’t planning on getting either of the blushes, but this is just so gorgeous.

  15. Lani

    Thanks so much for the swatches Christine. I thought I was gonna skip everything in this collection but this blush looks so great on you I think I have to pick one up.

  16. Muuuuuch better than the other blush duo. Lovely colours so I will hopefully be picking this one up.

  17. DonnaN

    Again, another product I will need to try on my own skintone to make sure. With the inflated pricepoints for the WW collection, I need to make sure they’ll work for me BEFORE I invest.

    Thanks Christine for all your hard work—-I don’t know how you keep your stamina, especially with a collection like this!

  18. tracy

    Christina, do you think this would work on nc45-nc50 skintones?

  19. Adelita

    Which one that close to this shade (when combined/blended), Rock & Republic Call Me, NARS Torrid, Benefit Coralista, MAC Springsheen, NARS Orgasm or CARGO Rome?

    Thanks Christine, you’re a big help! :)

  20. Stephanie!

    This very much looks like its going to be the must have of the collection for me!! Gorgeous!

  21. Jessi

    WOW The coral side looks gorgeous on you!!

  22. Christine – this blush looks stunning on you! I’m sold!!! Can you do a tutorial with your eye look….soo gorgeous. Thanks for the review, photos & swatches.

  23. Gina

    Oh wow, that’s a great value. I tend to hit pan on blushes more than anything, so I think the bigger size would suit me!

  24. Toni

    Hey Christine,l d you think this will show up on NW47/NW50?

  25. is the pro discount available for this collection?

  26. Steph

    Oooh I think I need this! My daily go-to blush is Springsheen and I hit the pan a while ago, and this might be my new favourite!

    • Andrea

      my daily go to is Springsheen too so I instantly was drawn to this color. However, I’m not sure if I can get over the packaging (which I dislike). hmmmm

  27. tracy

    hmm i’d be curious too see swatch comparisons with mighty aphrodite, ripe peach and bite of an apple…

  28. Vvn

    LIKEY LIKEY!! Not too sure about the oversize-ness of it though, hahah.. but if it’s dupeable to Ripe Peach.. I’ll be definitely inclined to pick this up !

  29. LU

    WOW. This looks so pretty. I’m determined to only get 1 or 2 products from this launch so I think I might get this and a MSF.


    I was totally going to skip on this whole collection, however after seeing this blush and the swatch, I think I might have to pick this blush up! The colour is gorgeous and I think it would look great on my complexion! Thanks, Christine!

  31. Olivia

    I can’t wait to pull this baby out during class 😀

  32. Becca

    This is gorgeous, I’m getting either this or Amazon Princess. I just wish that they split the colours evenly *sigh*

  33. Jess

    How does this compare to Guerlain G Serie Noire?

  34. BEBE

    Can you please post a swatch of Ripe Peach next to it?

  35. Emme

    Love it, love its name too! I’ll definitely be buying this.

  36. esme

    I’m definitely getting this one! & I’m still deciding about Pink Power msf. I think those are just too orange-y for my light skin.

  37. I acually like this shade very nice.

  38. So excited to get this in the mail! Thank you for the swatches & information!

  39. Aisha

    Hey Christine. I love the looks of this blush, but in the photos it looks really similar to Benefit’s Coralista. How do you think the two compare? I’m on a student budget, and even though the collection has released online, it won’t be at my counter until the 10th. And I’ll be elsewhere on practicum. I’m just hoping to get a sense before I decide to buy it online. I just don’t want to end up with something too dupable. Which of the two blushes do you think is most unique? Just for any reference as far as recs, I am a super pale Canadian girl 😛 Thanks!

    • It is a little darker — less coral, more pink. They are similar but not quite the same!

      I think both hare fairly dupeable – to be honest – I will say Mighty Aphrodite is easier to wear, because of the bluer tones of Amazon Princess and the intensity of those shades.

  40. sarah m

    is this better than bella bamba?

  41. nycbeautyjunkie

    Hi christine! Do you think an NC50 skintone would have to apply heavily for this blush to show?

  42. Ashley

    Hi Christine! Would this blush show up well on NC50 skin, or would I have to apply heavily to see any color? Thanks! =]

  43. pch

    It’s sold out online!!!
    Geeshh, i really wanted it

  44. Jany

    Its sold out on the Mac website :(

  45. Kati

    Hey Christine, I just got this blush in the mail and, the box came fine but the actually wonder woman package was all beat up and the blush was kinda dusty. I didn’t think anything about it untill the actual blush fell out of the pan. It went back in with little damage, but the first time I used it, it fell out again and cracked in about three places. I’m just wondering if this has happened to anyone else, or if you have any advice as to what I should do!

    • I would contact MAC and see if they can exchange it. I know it may be sold out but they may be able to locate stock at a local store if it’s for an exchange.

    • Isabelle

      My blush cracked too. First it kind of turned in the pan, as if it wasn’t fixed well and now after I used it 3 times it starts to crack everywhere :-(

  46. rox

    It is sheer? Or well pigmented? hard to wor with?
    Im planning to get this when the collection arrives here where I live.