MAC Bred for Beauty Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone blue pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Milani Love Potion (07) (LE, $7.99) is slightly brighter. Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $29.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is brighter, more shimmery, cooler-toned. NARS Mata Hari (P, $29.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture of the blush was mostly soft, but it was also thin and somewhat powdery, which made it harder to apply to bare skin (the drier your skin, the harder it will be to apply), as it didn’t want to adhere to the skin. If you typically wear liquid or cream foundation, the slight dewiness of the foundation will help the blush to stick to the skin better. It’s not the most blendable blush, but I didn’t feel like it was impossible to blend. Even though it’s not quite intensely pigmented (because it doesn’t stick), the color can be packed on if desired. Once applied, the color wore well for eight hours before slightly fading.

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MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

MAC Bred for Beauty Blush
MAC Bred for Beauty Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Blooming Mad Eyeshadow
  • MAC Artistic License Eyeshadow
  • MAC Deep Fixation Eyeshadow
  • MAC Hidden Motive Eyeshadow
  • MAC Black Ivy Fluidline
  • MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
  • MAC Lucky Green Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • MAC Bubble Gum Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint

About the 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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Yeah, this one takes a little extra blending and buffing, which is less than ideal normally, and with a brighter shade like this, even less ideal.

Loved the shade! I think no matter how many similar shades I have I tend to gravitate towards such shades. I have almost all the dupes listed too 😉

Mac keep releasing collection after collection and nothing new. There is nothing special about this blush, you can get something like that at any drug store, without the high end price. I’d rather they have less collections with better quality and new products. Sometimes they have a lipstick release in many collections with different formula and other name, but everything has become so easy to dupe, come on MAC.
Thank you Christine for keeping us informed.

It looks beautiful on you Christine! The color reminds me of Tarte’s Natural Beauty blush.. sad that this one’s powdery could have been an amazing blush!

this is a nice color… but have never used bright cheek colors .. need to include one atleast in stash..
i think MAC has reduced the amount of their blushes. previously they were dealing for 6g worth of 22$…

So this one is an interesting situation, because it says “beauty powder blush,” which isn’t quite the same product as their regular blush. However, mine is a press sample so it’s possible that’s not accurate, because the press release would normally call that difference out.

I love the shade, but I like my blushes to be easy to blend out, so I’ll pass on this. Might try one of the Clinique ones. Or not, I have enough blushes, but when did that stop me. Either way, I like the colour oin you.

The color is very pretty on you! It is dupable but I still like it. I’m glad I have NARS Coeur Battant or I’d be tempted to get this lol.

I was interested in this because I love this sort of shade…which probably explains why I’ve got 2 of the dupes and most likely a few others that are awfully similar as well, so much as it’s lovely, I will pass on this one.

This is probably too bright of a blue pink for me being so pale but it looks gorgeous on you! And thank god I can pass on this because my blush drawer can barely close now…

I’m a self confessed blush a holic, I admit it! But this has to come home with me, I loved Sharons Peaches and Cream but was turned off by the packaging (Yes, I know I am ridiculous!) but a cooler version? YES PLEASE!

Well you just saved me some money lol. I have like 5 of the dupes so I will skip. I’m sitting here just adding stuff to my cart and I said let me look on here and check first! Lol. Looks good on you 🙂

Hi Christine,
Despite this looks very interesting, I’ll pass and take Peaches and cream instead which seems to have a better rating from your reviews. For the moment I’ll concentrate on clinique’s pop blushes..

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