MAC A Little Lusty Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

MAC A Little Lusty Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as an “intense red berry.” It’s a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a satin finish. Zoeva Underneath the Gold (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Burnt Pepper (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Cola Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Taraji Glow (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Almond (P, $24.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition blush in the MAC MACnificent collection, which launches at counters and stores on October 1st. It had good color payoff, and it is very pigmented–it is more pigmented in practice than it appears swatched, even. I felt like a little went a long way, and I had to be careful not to get too much on the brush to avoid over-applying! I would recommend a feathery brush and/or a fan brush if you prefer subtler coverage. The texture was a little dry, almost powdery but not the so-silky-it’s-powdery texture, but I was surprised that it blended quite nicely on the skin with just a brush (but no tricks!). The finish has a slight sheen to it, which gives it a natural look on the skin but isn’t overtly shimmery. On me, the blush lasted for eight and a half hours.

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MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

MAC A Little Lusty Blush
MAC A Little Lusty Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC A Little Lusty Blush
On eyes:
  • MAC MACnificent Me Eyeshadow
  • MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sable Eyeshadow
  • MAC Quiet Type Eyeshadow
  • MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
  • MAC Cool Complement Eyeshadow
  • MAC Fabulous DNA Eyeshadow
  • MAC Imaginary Pro Longwear Paint Pot
On lips:
  • MAC Personal Pick Mattene
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Trust Christine on this. I used to be afraid of bright blushes, but Christine’s recommendations gave me courage. And she was absolutely right! A light hand and a fluffy brush work wonders.

It’s nice to see a MAC blush that isn’t a dud given the recent offerings, but I’m finding it looking so different on your full face look than on swatching. I’m seeing it more pink and cooler in action. I like it, nice blush for fall, but I would be all over it if it pulled a little more plum red. Shades like this can sometimes easily pull pink on me which isn’t what I’m looking for.

Sooo beautiful!!! Especially for autumn/ winter! I think that I am decently situated for the upcoming with MAC Burnt Pepper and Clinique Cola Pop as my go-to cheery cheek shades though. But if I didn’t have those two, I’d get this.

I really want this. Just purchased both Burnt Pepper & Frankly Scarlet which are both beautiful “scary in the pan but not on the face with the appropriate touch blushes” and this one appears to me the same. This one is definitely a different shade, but similar “essence” to those. Doesn’t mean I can’t own all three, right? Lol.

WOC everywhere are rejoicing, lol. Suuuuuper pretty. A lot of the recent blush colors I’ve seen you post are really nice, and they’re even wearable for deeper skin tones. (Sometimes that’s a make or break point for me with brands). I thought my sephora marsala blush would stay #1 but Mac might be taking over lol

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