MAC Bright Response Blush
MAC Bright Response Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vibrant clean orange [with a Frost finish].” It’s a light-medium, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones paired with a frosted, golden shimmer. Fenty Beauty Chili Mango (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Taj Mahal (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
This is one of five new blush shades being added to the permanent range, but worth noting is that they are being added as a Small Powder Blush (the same size as MAC’s eyeshadows). I’m not sure if it will be available in pan-form or not (my guess is yes, since it is permanent) at this time. The formula is the same as their regular Powder Blush range, though, other than the size (and price). The new five are supposed to be pigmented with an even, smooth texture. Bright Response had fantastic color payoff that could easily be worn at true-to-pan intensity, but it had a softer, lightly dense texture that was really easy to work with on the skin, as it blended out beautifully. The texture produced a gorgeous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores and became more and more glowing as I diffused and buffed the powder on my skin. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.