Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Jeanius: Overdyed

MAC Overdyed Blush ($19.50 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright magenta” and has a satin finish. It actually seems more like a muted magenta to me–it’s by no means dull, but it’s not in-your-face magenta, either. There are cool undertones running through it, but it is not as strong of a blue base as some other magenta shades. When I wore it, it looked almost like a plummed magenta on my cheeks. Overdyed as nicely pigmented, easy to blend, and wore all day for me.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This has to be one of the more wearable shades of magenta I’ve seen.  For that reason, I think this shade will appeal to a lot of people.  The pigmentation makes it suitable for darker skin tones, while the subtle cool undertones make it wearable for warmer skin tones, too!

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

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MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

MAC Overdyed Blush
MAC Overdyed Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Overdyed? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics and MAC Counters on March 3rd, $19.50.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is a little less magenta in comparison to MAC Amazon Princess, which while limited edition, was released earlier this month. It is not quite as bright or as red as Azalea or Full Fuchsia (both permanent, but PRO blushes). Her Blooming Cheek is brighter and redder, I would not call it a dupe.

What are you wearing in the full face photo?

Hourglass Dune Eyeshadow Duo, Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner, MAC Overdyed Blush, MAC Painted On Lipglass.

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60 thoughts on “MAC Overdyed Blush Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. angela

    It looks very similar to Her Blooming Cheek.

  2. Hannah

    Did they do another price increase? I thought they were $18.50 before

  3. Ohhhhhh whyyyy! This collection was a complete pass until I saw this. Booooo! lol, it looks so lovely!

  4. Nina

    How does that blush compare to Her Blooming Cheek from the Tartan Tale collection?


  5. Ruth

    Do you think this would look too much on really pale skin?

  6. Ember

    Christine, do you know how Overdyed compares to Fashion Frenzy from the MAC Fafi collection?

  7. Lola

    does it compare to dolly mix?

  8. Leslie

    Oh darn, I think I want this.

  9. Kelly

    I would love to see this swatched next to coygirl

  10. Perri

    For darker skin tones this will be beautiful! I am very pale so this would just overpower me.

  11. Jasmine H.

    It reminds me of NARS – Desire in a way.

  12. Ordered this from my awesome MA at Hillsdale’s MAC store. Got both blushes. Because I need more…yep!

  13. Heidi S.

    Pretty! Bright blushes are in for spring, so why not?

  14. BeyondtheBath (Stephie)

    Okay – may need to check this out, too, in addition to the lippies!

  15. faye

    how about that blush from hk collection? i forgot what its called i have it here somewhere

  16. Trish

    If I didn’t have the Magenta Madness creme base already I would score this blush. I love Magenta!

  17. I want this so much it hurts!

  18. DAna

    Is this anything like Nars Mata Hari?

  19. Rae

    Ooh! I love the tone of this blusher :) Thanks for the swatches and review, Christine!

  20. I like the color of this in the pan, but I’m not so sure it would be so pretty on me… It reminds me a bit of Stila’s universal blush color thing. I forget what they call it, but the color looks similar.

  21. Becca

    guess what im getting? 😉

  22. Nina

    is this similar to sweetness?

  23. Caitlin

    This, to me, looks like a more intense version of Illamasqua’s Unrequited, which I love :)

  24. Mariella

    I love the brightness of this blush but I already have Her Blooming Cheek and, to be honest, I can’t see myself every using it up (I’m in my 50’s….I’d have to live to 100 to use up Her Blooming Cheek). So I will try really hard not to buy this one.

  25. It’s in stock at all Mac Pro Store beginning Feb 24th, that’s where Temptalia probably bought her collection.

  26. amy

    ohhh, I think I like this much more than Pink Cult.

  27. Sharon M

    Overdyed reminds me of Stila’s custom colour blush, at least by the swatch on your arm. I don’t have a lot of blushes but mine are all in the blue-based pink family simply because it’s the most flattering on me. This might be the one product out of the collection that would tempt me to break my no-buy (especially since I’d need to use very little of it!)…

  28. emily

    Very pretty! I’m glad that this fuschia is on the more muted side, just because to use this color I personally want it more foolproof haha I’m so heavy-handed !

  29. Jazz

    I see this being really pretty on Nw45 skin like mine. Want.

  30. Shannon

    I have Tippy from the HK collection. How do they compare, colorwise?

  31. Carol

    Hi Christine! I’m sorry, i know you have adressed this on the faq, but i’m not really sure what magenta means… Being “less Magenta” than Amazon Princess is like being less blue based or less warm based? Or maybe is something else? I always thought magenta was the same as hot pink…but not I think i’m may be wrong…

  32. Sylvia

    Will you recommend the amazon princess or overdyed for an NW47 skin? I know you said both are good but i am torn between these too. Consider the price, size and versatility i guess.

  33. Janet

    is there something close to the color from Nars or Chanel? Mac blushes break me out

  34. Hi, can you tell me if this blush would match with MAC’s Pink Nouvea lipstick?….I have been look for a pink blush that is the same tone of pink as that lipstick!

  35. Andrea

    I bought this today…I’m very pale and as long as i use it sheer, it looks great! great colour.

  36. samantha

    Hi Christine, I love your site and check it daily!!

    Anyway, I bought this blush and have no idea what lips to pair it with. Do you have any suggestions? My lipstick collection is extremely limited mostly with light pinks and corals.