MAC Hot Nights Blush
MAC Hot Nights Blush ($23.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone berry pink [with a frost finish].” It’s a bright, bold raspberry pink with a satiny sheen (not very frosted at all). MAC Prom Princess is lighter. NARS Mata Hari is bit lighter, less cool-toned. Tom Ford Narcissist is much brighter and bolder, more magenta. MAC Supernova is very similar. Tom Ford Wicked is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Amazon Princess is also similar.
Hot Nights is very intense–it has amazingly rich color payoff! In a blush, this is excellent news for deeper skin tones, while it can be taken with less enthusiasm from those with very fair complexions. For fairer complexions, I recommend using a very light hand, a soft brush, preferably a stippling one. I applied this using MAC’s fan brush (184), and it was still quite intense even on my medium skin tone. Though rich in color, the texture itself was slightly dry, and I felt like trying to blend such a pigmented blush on my cheeks took a lot of doing. I ended up blending more foundation along the edges to soften them! Hot Nights wore for eight hours well, and after nine hours, it was beginning to fade.