Sunday, August 21st, 2011

MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush

MAC Me Over: Stunner Blush

MAC Stunner Blush ($19.50 for 0.21 oz.) is described a “light coral pink” with a satin finish. It has more pink than coral–I would describe as a pale, strawberry pink with a hint of peach. It has a champagne-beige sheen, which gives it a less-than-perfectly-pink color. It is pinker than the softer side of MAC Mighty Aphrodite. It is a little lighter than Benefit Bella Bamba.

What’s nice about this shade is that despite its lightness, there is no chalky look or feel, and the pigmentation is there–but as a lighter color, it’s just light. I expect this shade to do well and be one of the more popular items from the launch; I think it will flatter cool and warm complexions. I do think it might be too light for deeper skin tones, but it might make a nice rosy highlighter.

The Glossover



It seems unusual for a fall collection, and it's almost too warm to work with a lot of the vampy lip colors in the launch as well, but it should complement plummier shades like Offshoot.











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MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush

MAC Stunner Blush
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MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush

MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush

MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush

MAC Stunner Blush
MAC Stunner Blush (on left cheek only–your right!) with Offshoot Lipstick on lips

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Stunner? How much is it?

MAC Me Over is a 51-piece collection for fall, which will launch in North America on August 25th, 2011 and internationally in September 2011. It will launch online approximately August 23rd but there is no concrete online launch date. All products--unless otherwise noted--are limited edition. It is $19.50.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is pinker than the softer side of MAC Mighty Aphrodite. It is a little lighter than Benefit Bella Bamba.

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124 thoughts on “MAC Stunner Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. crazedstargazer

    Is this yet-to-be-released? Is it part occasion bigger collection?

  2. Ana G.

    Really lovely but I prefer other colors for fall…it just seems so spring/summer to be worn with cold weather.

  3. neringa

    i think i’ll skip this one, cos i can get the same sort of colour layering coralista over bella bamba! might soung weird, but surprisingly it works :) what you think Christine, could that be any close dupe IYO?

  4. Julie

    You look so stunning in this picture, Christine! I really like this blush, and also really love that Offshoot lipstick on you.

    (oh and the new design looks BRILLIANT)

  5. what about stunner compared with oh so fair beauty powder?

  6. Chloe

    that looks really pretty ! :) – may have to add this to my list !

  7. It can be a dupe of Illamasqua Hussy…?

    • I’d say Hussy is darker – more pigmented. Since it’s matte, it will appear more vibrant, since there is no sheen or reflection of light, which gives the illusion of a lighter color overall.

  8. Shannon

    Love that colour. Reminds me a little of Fleur Power blush. Not sure though…

  9. mixi

    i’m afraid i’m gonna need both of the blushes..they look awesome! i think stunner is more of a wintery color!

  10. That looks really beautiful, and very flattering. Most definitely picking that one up.

  11. Elly

    I picked this up at my local Pro store on Thursday! It’s not like I need another blush but this one swatched beautifully and, after wearing it yesterday, I can say it looks gorgeous on as well!

  12. artemis

    it’s pretty :) 😀 the color looks good on you <3 i'm too pale for orange-y colors

  13. WOW …. its freaking awesome shade …… although i was not planning to buy anything from this but this is def. going to be my pic and your rating made me all the more excited …

    you are looking so adorable honey :)

  14. Nastassia

    Is it bad I only want it for the name. :) It will be waaayy to light for my skintone :( but I want it.

  15. Oh this is so pretty. & you look glowing, Christine!

  16. Sarah M

    Wow. That blush is gorgeous. Looks really pretty on you Christine.

  17. Want! BTW, is there a little change in the look? I think I like it.

  18. Jesica

    Imma pass on it but……Thanks for being a go to authority on make up products for your followers…….

  19. What a beuatiful blush! I need a new one and I think I’m falling in love with this one. On August 25, I’ll be in my MAC store for sure…

  20. Mari

    Such a pretty color. Might have to check it out and see how it looks on my NC40 skin.
    BTW Luv the new look of the website.

  21. Christina Davis

    This looks fantastic on you! I don’t know if it’s the lighting in your picture, but the satin finish of this blush seems to give your cheek a really nice glow. :)

  22. Kristie

    Is this blush very similar to NARS Deep Throat?

  23. LustreBonBon

    love the cherry blossoms it was time for an upgrade.

  24. Paula

    Christine, you need to keep that cheek and lipcolor in your stash forever! When I look at the last photo, I don’t think “ooh that’s a nice color” I think, “wow, Christine looks lovely.”
    It’s like that combo was made just for you!

  25. Pamela

    Christine, would this work for NC42/44 skin tones?

  26. Amy

    PLEASE compare this with semi precious rose quartz!
    i think they would look quite silimar except the glitters of RQ! :)

  27. Pawsha

    Pretty color. Love the clean crisp upgrade on the site!

  28. It can be a dupe of Illamasqua Hussy…? I think so.

    • Crystal

      I own Hussy and Stunner is much, much lighter. Hussy is also a matte blush while this has a sheen to it.

  29. alyssa

    This is honestly what i was waiting for, haa for you to swatch thhis blush. i love it.

  30. Sophia

    Is it similar to orgasm?

  31. You looking stunning with stunner on your cheeks (sorry, couldn’t help it :D)

  32. ID

    You look fresh and beautiful Christine. How would this blush compare to MAC Fleur Power ?

  33. Ava

    It looks perfect on you!

  34. Carrie Ann

    This blush is even prettier than I thought it would be. So is Offshoot lipstick! Thanks for the terrific reviews! I like the new site design. It’s very pretty!

  35. grace

    i have mighty aphhrodite, you think its worth getting this too, it looks so pretty!

  36. Eibhlin

    This looks lovely. I love a simple blush that doesn’t give that doll look that is so hard to avoid with pale skintones like mine.

  37. Joan

    Is Stunner “in person” close to how it looks in the photo? If it is, I will be 100% happy with it. Since it’s a limited edition, I will probably purchase two.

  38. Angela

    It looks beautiful swatched, but how does it compare to NARS deep throat. I dont think i’ll be getting this if they’re too similar.

  39. Hi, do you think that this blush is almost the same as Dainty?

  40. rachel

    Is this blush similar to peachykeen?

  41. Lilly

    Christine, how does his compare to NARS’ Deep Throat blush?

  42. is this similar to MAC Peachy keen?
    looks like it’s very similar

  43. Maddie

    Hi, Christine! Is this in any way similar to Well Dressed? Thanks!

  44. Lindsay

    ahhhh i’m dying for this collection to be released!

  45. Kayvid

    Wish it didn’t have a silver pearl to it, wish it was warmer sheen instead of a silver one

  46. sarah

    looks amazing on you

  47. Noir

    The color is hot but I wish this color was a cream blush instead of powder blush.

  48. Sally

    Wow, so that’s just your natural flush on your right cheek? I’m jealous, you look gorgeous!

    This is a really pretty blush though. I think I’m tempted!

  49. Jess Lee

    omg u looked heaps pretty in that last shot of u posing with the blush! the camera/face angle is somehow heaps cool! 😀

  50. romina

    would you compare this to Orgasm by Nars?

  51. Jessika

    I have illamasqua hussy…do i really need this? i kinda love it but i will pass if its too simular

    • I’d say Hussy is darker – more pigmented. Since it’s matte, it will appear more vibrant, since there is no sheen or reflection of light, which gives the illusion of a lighter color overall.

  52. Kat

    I love your pairing with the lipstick – both are gorgeous colours on you, especially the lips!

    The site looks great too, btw 😉

  53. emi

    How about stunner compare with “My Highland Honey”??????thx

  54. mixi

    how would you say stunner is compared to alpha girl (in terms of pigmentation and color)? alpha girl did nothing for me and i read stunner wasn’t very pigmented as well

  55. euridika

    ahoj, u nás na Slovensku ani v Čechách tento odtien nie je k dispozícii. Vedela by si mi ho poslať? dakujem

  56. amanda

    is it a dupe of fleur power?

    if i have both fleur power and mighty Aphrodite, should I pass?

  57. This looks so pretty and wearable. Gorgeous colour that I feel would look great on so many different skin tones.

  58. Becca

    this is gorgeous, but I already have Mighty Aphrodite, so I’m going to pass on this

  59. Lilly

    Since I already have Bella Bamba, is Stunner worth getting? Which of the two would you recommend most? :)

  60. elyse

    Christine, your eyebrows are gorgeous! What do you do/use? How do you maintain?

  61. Allyson

    Hey Christine, do you think this is very similar to Chanel’s blush Espiegle?

  62. Very pretty! How does it compare with Hipness (To The Beach)? Thanks!

  63. Ella

    Do you think it’s similar to Hipness? Thanks.

  64. Chicglimmer

    Hi Christine? How would u compare to Warmth of Coral?

  65. Courtney

    It’s quite pretty, but it won’t work for me. I need cool-toned blushes.

  66. This is beautiful, and your swatches convinced me I need it :)

  67. Vanessa

    Would this be good for fair skintones? I’m around a NC15 in MAC foundations.

  68. Brandy

    Hi! How does stunner compare to MAC springsheen?

  69. Khai

    Hello Christine

    Thank you for these great swatches. Do you think you will do any swatch comparisons like what your did for MAC Marine Life? In the meanwhile, I was wondering if you can comment how MAC Stunner compares to MAC Instant Chic (which was also described as a corally pink).

    Many thanks in advance for your insight ^_^

  70. Agata

    Is it similar to hipness?

  71. Jill

    I love this! I have tarte’s cheek stain in Tipsy and I think this would go fabulously with it! With my super pale skin peachy/pink on the cheeks gives me just enough of a natural flush :)

  72. Jessica

    Just bought Offshoot and Stunner…love the combo together!

  73. kamalea

    is it similer to fluer power blush

  74. civa

    Hi Christine, may I ask what’s on your right cheek? I know it’s not the focus of the photo but it seems like a nice, soft, barely there flush of color. :)

  75. this looks like a beautiful blush. I definitely would buy this,I simply love peachy pink blushes. I like that it is more pink than coral.

  76. krissy

    your pic of the blush is very pretty. the color i received looks identical to mocha.

  77. Kayla

    I currently wear this shade and I lalalove it! I wasn’t aware it was limited edition when I bought it. I wear Studio Fix Fluid in NC15. Do you know any similar shades that would suit me?! :)

  78. Maud

    my stunner looks COMPLETELY different. whats up with that?!?!?!?!? its like a very pale light baby pink

  79. Ana

    You know, I just realized that also when I was browsing through the site and came up on this review and I was like, “Hey, I have that blush and it doesn’t look that bright!”.  Yeah, My Stunner is also a light pink shade…hmmmmm