MAC Pink Swoon, This Could Be Fun, Let’s Be Friends Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow baby-pink.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium bubblegum pink with blue undertones and a matte finish. I’m not getting a yellow tone to this at all, and the description for the pan version of this is “soft candy pink,” which seems more on the mark. The texture is soft, smooth, blendable, and just lightly powdery but that seems to be the good type of powdery–the kind where it helps with blending and doesn’t look dry on the skin. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. It seemed a little lighter but more pigmented than the pan version I bought recently, but I do find that MAC’s matte/satin blushes tend to darken depending on the natural oils on the skin, so my arm may be more or less dry at a given moment (I don’t apply moisturizer or anything right before swatching, just natural occurring changes in the skin!). This is part of the permanent range. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Blush (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Surreal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Rose #2 (P) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pixie Pink (P, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 110 Bright Pink (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft violet-purple.” It’s a bright, orchid purple with cool undertones and a satiny finish. It isn’t too shimmery, but the finish has a soft sheen to it that makes the skin look natural. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable consistency, but it did take a little extra work to diffuse the edges. On me, the blush wore strongly for eight and a half hours. Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “blue hot-pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia-pink with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It blended out readily and didn’t take a lot of work to sheer out/diffuse along the edges, but it is a deeper, brighter shade, so if you want to adjust coverage without having to buff it out, try a fan brush for application. The color wore well for eight and a half hours. Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (P) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Hey Jealousy (17) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rhubarb (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Love Potion (07) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Coin Purse (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average.

MAC Powder Blush Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
MAC Powder Blush This Could Be Fun
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
MAC Powder Blush Let's Be Friends
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush