MAC Azalea in the Afternoon & Petal Power Mineralize Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush ($25.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with very subtle, cool undertones and a high, frosted finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which could be applied lightly and then built up in its intensity or blended out. The texture was mostly smooth with the typical dryness of Mineralize products, and it was somewhat powdery and prone to fading–it was noticeably faded after six hours of wear. MAC Stunner (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Porcelain Pink (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Blonde (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. Chanel Pink Cloud (LE, $43.00) is less frosted, more muted. See comparison swatches.

Petal Power Mineralize Blush ($25.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “coral pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a golden, frosted finish and sheen. It had a fair amount of sheen, and it did slightly emphasize pores when I wore it. The color payoff was great, though, and the texture, though a little powdery, was easy to blend out on the skin. This blush lasted for six and a half hours on me. NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $29.00) is darker. Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is slightly pinker. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is darker. NARS Orgasm is pinker, slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush
MAC Azalea in the Afternoon Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush
MAC Petal Power Mineralize Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation)
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On lips:
  • MAC Pagoda Cremesheen Glass

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Both of these are beautiful but I think I’ll pass (I have more than enough blush so if I add, it’s got to be something I’m crazy about). I’ll probably check out Azalea in the Afternoon just for the heck of it when I’m next at the MAC counter though. I just SOOO want them to re-promote Subtle Breeze. If that were available, I’d be waiting for the store to open first thing in the morning to get my mitts on it!

No, I bought Early Morning instead, thinking it wasn’t quite as peach as it is. Thing is, I absolutely LOVE the finish – it has this beautiful sheen that looks like my own skin is glowing and I would guess that Subtle Breeze is the same. I could kick myself for not getting it – they had it at the counter and I was like “No – one blush from this collection is plenty”. Yeah, one blush would have been plenty if I’d chosen the right blush! GRRRR. So much for “move out of your comfort zone”.

Thank you so much for the review Christine! All day yesterday I kept adding petal power to my cart then removing it. I couldn’t find a review or swatches of it anywhere, especially since you hadn’t reviewed it yet. I finally decide to skip it after reading your review I’m so happy I didn’t get it, especially since I already own pf warm! Thanks again.

I hate that all the prettiest colours come out in limited edition collections, which really are VERY limited. They run out so quickly and, as someone who doesn’t live in a place where MAC is available, I can only dream of picking up a limited edition product. This is why MAC just annoys me. -.-
I like the look of Petal Power. I love blushes with a natural sheen so I don’t have to use a highlighter separately.

Azalea in the Afternoon is sold out on the Canadian site. Figures that’s the one I was interested in. I have Springsheen and Nars Orgasm so I’m good for corals.

A lot of it comes from poorer wear, so if that’s not an issue or Mineralize blushes usually wear better on you, sounds like a plan πŸ™‚

How do you think Petal Power compares to NARS Orgasm? Or if you have it, Sleek’s Rose Gold blush? Looks like they could be similar! Thanks for the lovely reviews as always! πŸ™‚

Petal power looks a lot like mac springsheen blush, which is not ever mentioned by us, but is so beautiful and in my opinion, much better than Nars orgasm.

They both look lovely but petal power looks amaziiiiiiiiiiiiing!

I have Nars Orgasm but I’m thinking I *need* petal power! Thanks for the swatches.. will you be showcasing any of the lippies from this collection?

I like both colours, they seem a bit too sparkly for my liking but I have to check them out in person. I am rediscovering MAC lately, so lots of products I have to take a closer look at, haha

Both are cuuuuute, but I feel like I’ve seen coral with gold shimmer about one million times. I mean, it looks great on pretty much everyone, but still.

When will it hit the UK stores please? πŸ™‚ I love them both very much!

And you should check out Sleek cosmetics > sleekmakeup.com They have amazing blushers *Rose Gold8 is a best seller and a dupe for Nars Orgasm.

Ordered them both. I love Petal Power! Azalea in the Afternoon is nice, but maybe a bit light and too frosty. I’m pretty sure I can make it work, though.

Hi Christine, thanks for the post. How do you think Azalea blush compares with MAC’s mineralize blush in Dainty? Would Azalea considered to be more cool toned than Dainty?

Aww, Petal Power looks stunning on you!! That’s exactly how I always want my blushes to look – fresh and pretty (whether or not I achieve that is another story! ;-))

Both blushes and mineral skinfinishes will be mine. i ordered dreaming dahlia, fluer Dcoral and rose lily already so excited!!!!!

I don’t think I do! It’s possible I bought it at some point, and it is tucked away “to review” (someday), but I haven’t actually played with it. I’m not even confident that I bought it, lol!

Oh! Hahahaha! Well. If you ever get around to reviewing it. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it. I own Rose Gold and I love it! I just caved and ordered Petal Power. I’m a sucker for peachy/pink shades with a gold sheen. Anything to highlight my extremely dry skin, is always welcome! And even if they are similar to each other, I still have two blushes I’ll be using a lot in the Spring and Summer months. πŸ™‚

Love both shades on you, Christine! I am so tempted but I already know I’m not head over heels with Mineralize blushes, bummer How would you compare Petal Power to Style?

Here are all the details!

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Liquid Highlighter (mixed with foundation), Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On lips: MAC Pagoda Cremesheen Glass.

Hi Christine!
I was wondering if you have ever tried Anna sui rose blushes? What do you think of them? If you’ve tried them, can you recommend one for a NW20 from Mac?

I just bought Petal Power from Nordstrom today! I LOVED it. I had to get it when I saw it on my cheeks! I have Nars Orgasm blush and illuminator, but it didn’t remind me of it, personally. I also got my foundation corrected! I have no idea how someone there labeled me an NC42 when NC44 is more my shade. Nevertheless, it’s fixed now and Petal Power looks great against my NC44 skin!! πŸ˜€

I bought Petal Power the day it came out but I’m seriously considering returning it. Both of these blushes are crazily frosty. Petal Power could’ve been a gorgeous shade, if it wasn’t so heavily iridescent and gold. It’s actually got quite an intense metallic sheen to it, not great for people with enlarged pores & scarring. Not at all what I was expecting after seeing swatches here. My skin is decent enough to wear it but I’m not overly impressed with any of the products in this collection. The MSFs are even more disappointing. Stereo Rose is especially disappointing.

Yet another MAC letdown πŸ™

I took my theBalm hot mama blush with me to Macy’s to see the similarities with Petal power. Petal power has more pinky tones while the Hot mama is more red. I am sooooo torn on if I will kick myself later if I dont buy it…:(

I am a semi-new visitor and I just want to tell you that I LOVE your page!! It’s amazing and my first go-to before I purchase a product. But I have one question.. How do you store your makeup and do you make good use of everything or do the products “lay around” after the swatches/reviews?

Much love from Sweden/Norway. <3 x

Thank you SO much, Nathalie! I’m so glad you found us πŸ™‚

This is my full-time job, so I’m not a regular customer any more; my focus isn’t on using products over and over again, so I don’t go back and use things I’ve tested again and again as a result!

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