Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Blush Ombres Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Each part includes one “Blush Ombre,” which is a new product type. The Blush Ombres are really pretty to look at, and they are pretty large. They’re the size of MAC’s Beauty Powders, Pressed Powders, etc. Each of the Blush Ombres has a gradient that fades from one color to another, but in reality, you just swirl your brush on top to apply a single shade. These are all decently pigmented and feel like more pigmented beauty powders from the ultra soft, silky texture.  Each blush is 9 grams / 0.31 oz. and retails for $25.00.

Official MAC description: A powder blush featuring a shade wave of gentle ombre hues. Ultra-fine formula provides the cheeks with flawless, medium-buildable coverage and lightly pearled, natural-looking radiance. Limited edition.

Blush Ombres

  • Azalea Blossom swirls together to blend into a soft, cool-toned pink with an almost lilac to it. For some reason, it reminded me of Saint Germain Lipstick in its coolness and pink tone, but it’s quite obviously not that cool-toned nor the same tone of pink. While there’s definitely shimmer in the powder, it’s very subtle when applied.
  • Ripe Peach is a peachy-orange with subtle gold sheen/shimmer. Like all of the blush ombres, the shimmer is very minimal and hard to see.
  • Vintage Grape is a dirty plum-purple. There’s nearly no shimmer that you can detect when applied, and it is surprisingly dark. Luckily, when applied with a brush, you can build up the intensity so you don’t look like someone punched you in the cheek!
  • Springshine is a dirty medium-brown that reads fairly neutral. I could see this working as maybe a bronzer or a pop of bronze on cheeks. Like the other shades in this product family, the shimmer is very subtle.

See product photos and swatches!

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Vintage Grape Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Vintage Grape Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Springshine Blush Ombre

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Springshine Blush Ombre

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116 thoughts on “MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Blush Ombres Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh. My. God. I am loving so much of this collection. I REALLY want to try these now! THe peach one stands out as something thats different from many of my blushes…. I’d love to experiment with these. SOOOO pretty!

  2. I was going to get Ripe Peach but now after seeing the swatches it looks way too orange for my NW15 skin.

    • I wanted Ripe Peach too, but I agree, it looks very orange…

      • Anna

        I totally agree, sadly :(

        • Elly

          I’m NW15 and ripe peach is GORGEOUS on my super pale skin. I would definitely try it on before you rule it out, as I didn’t think it would work either and I actually liked it more than Azalea Blossom which surprised me.

          • Cherie

            Totally agree! And I’m an NW15 gal too :) Ripe Peach is amazingly pretty! I wasn’t even going to get it but then fell in love with it!

          • Melissa (divinem)

            I’m so glad to hear this. I was hunting high and low (all stores in and around NE sold out of Ripe Peach. I finally called a store in NYC that still had a few in stock and ordered two. I was getting worried as people were commenting it looked too orange. I am an NW15 as well, so this is good news!

          • raquel

            Totally agree as well! I’m a NC 20 and Ripe Peach looks waaayyy batter than Azalea Blossom on me.

  3. Wow, I love Azaela Blossom and Ripe Peach!

  4. Christina

    LOL, the Vibrant Grape Blush Ombre swatch looks like a bruise

  5. Anitacska

    I’m definitely gonna get the first two. The other two seem to dark for me (I’m not good with applying with a light hand).

  6. Mina

    Christine! Which one would recommend out of these 4?

  7. Kristina

    Christine, you are the Queen of Beauty Blogging. This single collection contains at least one week’s worth of posts for a typical blog.

    There is commentary, arm and lip swatches, and tonnes of photos–I don’t know how you do it.


  8. Jenn

    Can’t wait to get these. Ordered Azalea blossom and Ripe peach this morning =)

  9. Just love the Azaela Blossom and Ripe Peach blush!

  10. Mz. Shayla

    Which two would you ladies recommend for a NC45 skintone?

  11. Want Ripe Peach so bad–hoping it will look good on my NW20ishness!

  12. Christa

    How does Ripe Peach compare to Springsheen? Oh I love these!

  13. mlou

    Azalea Blossom looks gorgeous!!

  14. Marcy

    Ripe Peach looks gorgeous! Azalea blossom looks good too, and I can see Springshine as a bronzer, but the other one…. bruised like, would hate to see it on my Asian skin.

  15. aradhana

    these look pretty…but i think i’m going to have to control myself because this collection is way too huge! i would have thought spacing out the collections would be a better marketing strategy….?

  16. OMG! I must must must get Ripe Peach!!!

  17. liana

    Love Azalea Blossom, I was going to get Ripe peach but im glad i didnt order it , Its way to Orange.

  18. Melissa (divinem)

    Love that azalea for my NW15 complexion.

  19. Jen

    Wow – these look gorgeous!

    I love Azalea Blossom…really pretty.

  20. I love azaela blossom- ordering it now!

  21. marta

    I’m not sure if i would buy any of these.
    they’re just all so “out there”.
    not for daywear ( i think ) .

  22. Vijaya

    Would you describe Springshine as a shimmery shade, Christine?

  23. Emma

    Wow – I really want the Azalea Blossom !
    Christine, I was wondering, do they have a see-through top or just the plain black ones?

  24. Andrea

    They are certainly pretty to look at but yikes the swatches!

  25. khaye

    hi christine,do you think the azalea blossom and the ripe peach will look good on my skintone?? i use NW30.thanks.

  26. Jenni

    Hey Christine (or anyone else reading),
    What skin tone would be best for purple/lilac blushes? I’ve usually stuck to pinks as blushes (I’m NC25, asian skin tone btw). Is it geared toward people with darker (and cooler?) complexion?

  27. RachelMarie

    I wanted Azaela Blossom and Ripe Beach, but I’m extremely fair and the first is too purple toned and the second too orange… glad I’m saving myself $50! The rest of this collecting is bankrupting me though

  28. Christa

    How does Ripe Peach compare to Springsheen. Is Ripe Peach as orange as it looks? THanks!

  29. Azalea bloossom reminds me of Stark Naked

  30. amy

    Ripe peach is very pretty.

  31. alisha

    just got Vintage Grape today.. I can say it looks NOTHING like that swatch and is acctually a gorrrrrrrrgeous plum color when buffed out/applied with the 187.. I’m in LOVE with this blush!!!

  32. Wow can’t believe how many people want these…I think they are kinda fugly lol

  33. Az

    Hmm I wanted to get Azalea Blossom but now I guess it’s a lil bit cool for me, so just Ripe Peach. Do you think it can be orange for NC30?

  34. I think I’ll pick up Ripe Peach and Azalea Blossom.

  35. Irene

    Hi Christine, do u think springshine and vintage grape will be to dark on my NC20 skin?

  36. I Love the way they look in the pan and was totally lemming these but now that I see the swatches I’m not so sure. Makes me sad.

  37. Radhika

    I ordered a bunch of lip stuck online, but now I think I should’ve got ripe peach… I kept debating whether to get it or not. I think I’m going to have to get that one in person. ps, is it just me or does Ripe Peach look a little like NARS’ Orgasm in the pan?

    • IMO, it doesn’t have the pink that Orgasm has, and it’s not shimmery like Orgasm either!

      • ak

        The Ripe Peach looks more slight-pink/coral-ish on you Christine, and I’d rather it would look more orange-y though on me an NC45. What do you think Christine is it worth me buying it?

        The Vintage Grape and even strangely enough the Azalea Blossom look OK to me though, I’m comtemplating buying the Vintage Grape even though I always wanted an orange blush, not a plum one.

  38. Sun

    Ripe Peach or Joie de Vivre? Now I am confused… What would you buy if you had to buy just one?

  39. coco72

    I love Vibrant Grape!!!

  40. Natalie

    Is Azalea Blossom similar to Stark Naked?

  41. S

    Christine, how close is Azalea Blossom to Dame? Thanks!

    • Has more of a lilac/purple vibe than Dame, but it has the same coolness of it.

      • kfm

        That’s actually what I was about to ask. I have Dame, so I’m glad to know that there’s potentially enough difference that I can excuse myself for buying it. The Ripe Peach does look a little orange for my skin (NW15- although I own and wear the PRO shade “Devil”, which is way more intense), but I might try that. Likewise Vibrant grape, since it doesn’t seem too close to anything I have already. Eventually, I’ll have to pick one.

  42. I was going to get all of these, but I think Springshine would make me look dirty, so I think I’ll be getting the other three. I just think the ombre pattern is SO cool!

  43. Asha

    Hi!! I was wondering if On a mission blush could be a possible dupe for Vintage grape?

  44. In the pan Azalea Blossom is the most breathtaking of the four, but in terms of on the skin I’m torn between Ripe Peach and Vibrant Grape. I’ve never seen anything like this color gradient blush before.

  45. Audrey

    yay! I bought all 4 of the blush ombre’s! My favorite is Azalea Blossom! I got it last night at the launch party in my town!

  46. ok..the PEACH is CALLIN ME!!

  47. Kalee

    i want Azalea Blossom i think it would compliment my fair cool toned skin. so pretty!

  48. Reyna

    How do you think Springshine and Ripe Peach would look against NC45 skin tone? I love the swatches but I’m leery that they wont show up much.

  49. Erika

    Is it vintage grape or vibrant grape? (like the eyeshadow)

  50. you should totally do actual cheek swatches or something, lol

    anyways i ordered Azalea Blossom for my fair/light beige/pink undertone skin, i figured i’d stay safe until i actually get to try ripe peach in person :)

  51. Sparrow

    I just purchased Azaela Blossom and Ripe Peach last night!!! Soooo pretty… Wearing Azaela Blossom today… :)

  52. im around an NC20 in MAC and I really want to try one of these….which would you reccomend

  53. Holly

    For those of you who have tried Ripe Peach, is it comparable to a blush in the perm line? I like the color but I don’t really like the idea of spending 25 bucks, haha.

  54. ahhh, i want to go back to MAC and get ripe peach..i wasn’t sure about it last night when i was there!!!

  55. Candice B

    I am a NW 45(brown skin),same skintone as Gabrielle Union, and Ripe Peach is sooooooo gorgeous! I was nervous at first have no fear,trust me,it is beautiful on the skin.It gives the right hint of peach it doesn’t show up orange at all! Its totally spring and summer and since it LE I will be purchasing another. I think I want Vintage Grape I have Hot Planet mineralize duo blush that can sub for Azalea blossom. I know we on blushes but Fresh Salmon paired with Kumquat is gorgeous for brown girls as well. Hope this helps!

  56. Emy

    Mmmm, do you think Springsheen could be a good contour on NW15 skin??
    Ripe peach is sooo lovely but I’m just not a blush kinda girl..

  57. jenna

    i really like the ripe peach and think it is . i’ve been using it a lot now that i have bought. i think i might go back for the springshine!! =) idk i have been on a blush hype lately since i have almost used up most of my shy beauty.

  58. Jessica

    Since i have MAC’s Well Dressed do you think it would be a mistake getting Azalea Blossom even with the lilac tint?

  59. Do you know of a dupe for Ripe Peach?

  60. Ferarri

    Vintaga Grape is so beautiful on my asian yellow tone skin. I am considering to buy it next week. It looks dark purple on the pan but a nice rosy berry on my cheeks….so beautiful. RM105 here, compared with the normal blush of RM75, but the size is more than double the normal blush…9 gm instead of 4 gm. Gram for gram, it is cheaper!

  61. Coco

    I bought the ripe peach :D. It’s so lovely!!

  62. Catherine

    Are all blush ombres limited edition?

  63. Hi
    I love the peach ripe blush
    but i went to check on the M.A.C website and it was like GONE, fanished. haha.
    is there anywhere else that will sell the product because I LOVE IT!
    thaanks xxxx

  64. rebecca

    hey im like ghost pale like nw15 or paler would springsheen make a good bronzer if so what does it compare to is it like refined golden or nars laguna x

  65. Moeset

    Hi Christine, I have been loving your blog, I am from Burma and have medium skin color.Would like to know your opinion for a peachy blush from MAC. Thank you.

  66. Dani

    umm.. is RIPE PEACH available on the mac website? will it ever be?

  67. Katie

    These blushes are so pretty lookin, I love ombré effect

  68. MeytaveeNan

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