Thursday, August 21st, 2014

MAC Sideshow You Blush
MAC Sideshow You Blush

MAC Sideshow You Blush ($24.00 for 0.33 oz.) is described as a “light peach coral [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink coral with a semi-matte finish. I found it to be mostly matte with just a smidgen of shimmer, but on the skin, it appears more matte than anything else. Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is a touch lighter. Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is darker. Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is pinker. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is similar. Milani Coral Cove (05) (LE, $7.99) is warmer, brighter. Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is pinker. Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is more shimmery. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is pinker. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is mor eshimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is a new, limited edition shade exclusively available online as part of MAC’s collaboration with The Simpsons, which will launch online on August 28th and in-stores September 4th. It’s an over-sized MAC blush: think the size of Beauty Powders, Mineralize Skinfinishes, and so forth. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and on the thinner side. It had a little bit of powderiness, but it was blendable on the skin and didn’t read powdery applied. It had good color payoff that could be sheered out or layered for a brighter quality. On me, the blush lasted for almost eight hours before fading along the edges.

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The Makeup Look

On face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On lips: MAC Grand Pumpkin Lipglass.

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70 thoughts on “MAC Sideshow You Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Such a perfect coral in the pan! I am really digging the blushes in this collection! Both look beautiful on you Christine!
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  2. Rocelle

    Christine, do I need this blush when I have Hipness?

  3. Helene

    It is a really pretty colour. I like it a lot.
    I might skip it due to the B- grade, my wallet would appriciate that :)

  4. Gorgeous Christine!!! Love the color on you!

  5. Alicia

    UGH I really want this one!
    How do you think this compares to peaches?

  6. I like this one but I guess it’s not a very unique shade so I will probably pass.
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  7. This is a very pretty color! It looks like a great everyday shade
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  8. JJ

    I like this blush and the other but I feel like I have so many similar ones already that i’ll probably pass.

  9. shortie

    hi christine. im confused because on the description you said the blush lasted 8 hours and had nice pigmentation etc but you gave it a B-??

    • Hi Shortie,

      As written in the review, the blush was powdery and thin (dry) – you can see that it scored lowest on texture! It lasted almost 8 hours so not a full 8 hours.

  10. Candice

    That’s really pretty!

    I need to know more about your nails though! Are those Simpsons nails??

  11. Rachel R.

    How cute is that compact? The blush is a very pretty shade, too. I’ll be curious to see how the eyeshadows perform.

  12. Grace

    Thanks for the review/swatches.. I think I will be just grabbing a lip gloss from this collection since I already have something similar with the blushes.. Sideshow looks similar to Frat Boy which I have. You know, I’m pretty surprised they don’t have polishes for this collection and just stickers.. I think a yellow or blue polish would go with this collection!

    • I’m surprised that the collection isn’t larger in general – no tote bags, makeup bags, mirrors, etc.

      • Grace

        Now that you mention it, I totally agree! If they had makeup bags with that pattern on the boxes, I would totally get it. Or, makeup brushes with the Marge graphic… yeah, what happened.

  13. Cat

    Love the color but I already have Supercontinental… It’s tempting, though!

  14. Pretty color but not a good enough rating for me.

  15. Anita

    So both of the blushes are online exclusives?

  16. Brit

    Ugh I simply cannot say no to colors like this. I am such a blush addict haha.

  17. MissMagic

    hi, one quick question: how is it compared to MAC Melba? Need both (have Melba!)? Thanks :)

  18. I think this look very nice. I prefer a touch of sheen with my blush but this is a nicer matte. Not too dry looking.
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  19. Love the coral shade :)
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  20. How did you get those nails?

  21. This is such a pretty pretty color! Would this be available worldwide or only in North America Christine?
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  22. It is such a prettyy peachy coral blush.. <3 loved it on u
    and those matching nails with the packagingg.. fabulous!! :)

  23. Christine, do you think this is close enough to Inglot’s #29 blush to pass on it?

  24. Joanna

    This color looks very beautiful, similar to Guerlain Blush G in the black case! I always wanted to get a backup of that but I couldn’t find one. Christine, do you know if this is a similar color?
    I love the brightness that it has that distinguishes it from many other blushes in this color category.

  25. Oooh I just saw the thumbnail and already loved the color! It’s really a very cute coral.

  26. neshie

    How does this compare to My Paradise from the Surf Baby collection?

  27. julia

    I loathe coral but I must pick this up!

  28. Nicola

    I love this color! Rumors say that this color is US exclusive – do you know anything about that Christine?

  29. You’re looking super pretty in the photo there, Christine! πŸ˜€ Someday, my blush skills will be on a par with yours…and on that day I shall rouge my cheeks as pigs fly lazily overhead and Hell freezes over beneath my feet, LOL!
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  30. Keley W

    Are you wearing the Grand Pumpkin lip gloss in the picture above from this collection also?

  31. Hi Christine , this color looks gorgeous on you. I am equal parts Matchmaster 7.5 and 7.0 mixed together. Do you think any of these Simpson’s blushes will show on my skin?

  32. Hi Christine..
    I was the one who ask you about the Mac Simpsons review on twitter..
    Gosh.. this blush looks super pretty on you along with the lip color~
    It definitely brighten your face.
    I was thinking to get this but you gave it a B-
    Might need to re-consider if it is worth the price tag.
    And I already have the balm Frat Boy that I bought after reading your review.
    Do you think they are similar in color?