Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone peach [with a satin finish].” It’s a medium coral-orange with a satiny sheen and warm undertones. Aveda Hibiscus is slightly pinker, less shimmery. MAC Stereo Rose is more frosted, slightly lighter. bareMinerals The Natural High is pinker. Tom Ford Lovelust is less orange, more shimmery. MAC Ripe Peach is very similar but can appear lighter/pinker (depending on where you concentrate your brush).  MAC Marine Life is similar but can turn redder (less orange), depending on how you apply it.

The more you blend the blush out, the more the satiny sheen transforms into a glow. It had a soft, finely-milled texture that applied smoothly and evenly. The texture made it easy to blend on the skin. Ripe for Love had good, buildable color; true-to-pan payoff but easy to sheer out or build up in layers for just the right intensity that you desire at any given moment. When I wore it yesterday, it lasted seven and a half hours well, and it was marginally faded after eight hours–it wasn’t too noticeable under eight and a half hours.

The Glossover

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product

Ripe for Love

A

Ripe for Love had good, buildable color; true-to-pan payoff but easy to sheer out or build up in layers for just the right intensity that you desire at any given moment

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Ripe for Love Blush
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MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush
MAC Ripe for Love Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, May 16th online (approximately), May 23rd in-stores, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Aveda Hibiscus is slightly pinker, less shimmery. MAC Stereo Rose is more frosted, slightly lighter. bareMinerals The Natural High is pinker. Tom Ford Lovelust is less orange, more shimmery. MAC Ripe Peach is very similar but can appear lighter/pinker (depending on where you concentrate your brush).

What makeup are you wearing?

On face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. On lips: MAC Sheer Seduction Lipstick.

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76 thoughts on “MAC Ripe for Love Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. When I saw this sneak peak, I thought this looked completely like TF Lovelust dupe. Lovelust is a really stunning blush which I reach for often and I think this would make a more reachable alternative.

  2. Avatar of Rachel Rachel Marie

    I NEED ITTT! I’m going to be obsessively checking your blog between classes today, waiting for other swatches :D

  3. Perfect coral blush for the spring!! Love it :)

  4. Avatar of Jasmin Jasmin

    I think this color should be pretty similar to MAC Supercontinental Blush? Maybe Supercontinental is lighter and pinker, but applied on cheeks I suspect them to be difficult to distinguish ;) .

  5. Looks beautiful on you Christine! And I’m loving the site makeover!

  6. I am definitely getting this! I’m a sucker for peach blush! Well I’m a sucker for blush in general lol.

  7. Cicely

    This is pretty, perfect for Spring/Summer.

  8. Oh gosh that is beautiful!

  9. Avatar of raloves Ra

    The ultimate Elvgren girl cheek!

  10. Looks super pretty on you!

  11. SavannahC

    How do you think this compares to Nars Orgasm? Orgasm does not work on me and I just have a suspicion this blush leans as red as it does. Also I love your blog!!! :)

  12. This looks lovely! Christine, any idea on why it’s $23 instead of $21? Is that just MAC slowly charging more and more? I’d love to get it, but I’m afraid I’ll eventually be paying $30 for their blushes!

  13. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for reviewing the warmer colors first! I was so curious about the warmer eye shadow quad and this blush. Will this work for NC42? I didn’t expect to see your review for this collection so soon–what a nice surprise!!!!!!!

  14. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    This is just GORG!!!!!! (ugh but Im such a blush addict.. LOL)

    p.s. loving the new look of the site too

  15. Giselle

    Hey Christine,

    How does this compare to Style?

  16. Avatar of Danielle Danielle

    I need this blush in my life!

  17. Jessica

    Hi Christine. Can you tell me how this blush is compared to Melba (apart from Melba being matte)? Thanks!

  18. Avatar of Mar A. Mar

    I was excited for this blush when I saw your preview and it looks more lovely with the review! And the new website layout is excellent, Christine. Very easy to use!

  19. Very pretty, do you think it’d show on nc50 skintones?

  20. I’m so happy that you gave this one such a great review. I have this on my wishlist, and I honestly can’t wait to get it. It looks like its going to be the perfect shade for the summer time!

  21. Avatar of Pamela Pamela

    Can’t wait to get this one!

  22. Avatar of Sylvia Sylvia garza

    You look beautiful!!! I want this!!!!!

  23. looking great!! it has lil subtle finish

  24. How doe it compare to NARS Gilda?

  25. Jacqueline Taylor

    Thanks for your amazing reviews as always Christine! I have been really looking forward to Ripe for Love, but am thinking that it looks quite similar to Mac Supercontinental. Perhaps it has a bit more pink? Any thoughts? Thanks!

  26. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    Would you say this is similar to Nars Gilda or Gina?

  27. Amy

    Hi Christine, how do you think this compares to MAC Hipness? Thanks! Also a little late, but a HUGE thank you for the heads up on NYC Eyelash Curler in the beauty awards… I have tried other more expensive tools & with 1 I even lost a clump of lashes.. I was HORRIFIED.. I love this.. it works great, great price point & not a lash as been lost! Thank you for honest reliable reviews!

  28. Gina

    Would you consider this blush more of a true coral versus Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo? I am trying to decide which one to purchase, I am looking for a coral color that is bright with a pop and wasn’t sure which one would be better. Thanks. P.S. The site is looking great, love all of our site revamping!

  29. Wow that is super pigmented! Glad to hear is sheers out easily as well. This would look AMAZING on summer-tanned skin! I’ve been wanting to add a few more orangey blushes to my collection since buying Frivole and loving it! I haven’t been brave enough to get a true orange yet but this coral-orange is just right! :D

  30. Avatar of Anna Anna

    It’s so pretty! How does it compare to theBalm Fratboy?

  31. Avatar of Ashlyn Ashlyn

    Ooh very pretty!

  32. Avatar of Kate Kate A

    What’s this like compared to blushes like Supercontinental and Cream Soda? Just more orange? (Do I really need another peachy blush… probably)

  33. Avatar of Clio Clio

    Does anyone know if this compares to GOSH’s Natural Blush in “Melon”? It looks a little pinker to me…

  34. Jennifer

    How does this compare to UD’s Freelove eyeshadow? (I know it isn’t a blush, but they look kind of similar to me).

  35. LuLu

    How does this blush compare to Mac’s Peaches?

  36. Avatar of Barma BB

    Does it remind you of Fiery Impact at all (High Definition blush that came out a few weeks back)?

  37. Mili

    Hi Christine! great blog :)!! wanted to ask if this blush would suit me, I’m NC43 (NC45 in summer)?

  38. Deanna

    hi ive been searching for mac saddle as i saw a tutorial of a makeup artist using it on hayley williams eyebrows as i have died my hair to a verry simlar colour it would be perfect for my brow but they do not sell it in the uk any more and i ve looked everywhere including ebay was just wonder if u could give be a couple of dupes of mac saddle xxx

  39. Do you think this blush will show up on an NW 46 complexion Christine?

  40. Emer

    This blush looks lovely, how does it compare to MAC Super Continental?

  41. Tammy

    Love this blush color, this is definitley on my list to get!:-) Christine does it look like My Paradise from the surf baby collection? Thank you for all the swatches and reviews! :-)

  42. Thea

    Hi Christine. Thanks for the post. Does this compare to Nars Torrid? Thanks alot.

  43. Avatar of Clio Clio

    I bought this today! It’s much pinker than I thought it would be in person — but I love it! It’s my first MAC blush, and I’m loving the satin finish. I swatched the dark pink one, too, while I was there. Holy mama, that pigment packs some punch!