MAC Cheeky Bugger Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “peach brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish–it kind of reminded me of strawberry milk (and I mean that in a good way, truly). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, more matte. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer. NARS Love (LE, $29.00) is darker. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE) is lighter. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $11.99) is more shimmery, darker. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is less warm-toned, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, so it was easy to apply to the cheeks and blend away the edges for even, smooth color. It had good color payoff that could be applied with more true-to-pan color or more lightly for a sheerer look. As a note, the blush darkened on the skin, compared to the way it looked in the pan, and as I worked through the top layer, it looked more like it does swatched as it did in the pan. It’s a shade I would recommend to fairer complexions; on medium skin tones (which mine is), it just barely shows up due to the light-medium nature of the color itself (not a pigmentation issue). If you’re looking for a subtle, every day blush, it would still work well on medium complexions, but it’s a shade that may not show up well on deeper complexions. The color wore well for almost eight hours before gradually fading away.

Cheeky Bugger
Cheeky Bugger
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush

MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush
MAC Cheeky Bugger Blush