MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

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MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush
MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush

Cheeky Devil

MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light pink with moderate, warm undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had buildable coverage from sheer to semi-sheer applied with a brush and semi-sheer to medium coverage applied with fingertips.

The blush felt smooth to the touch without the traditional wetness you’d find from a true cream-based formula, and it quickly felt powder-like as soon as the product came into contact with my skin (whether my fingertip or my actual face). It applied evenly and blended out with ease on my skin, but I preferred fingertips over a brush for application as I felt fingertips did a better job of dispersing the product without lifting up base products. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.25 oz. - $120.00 Per Ounce

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to have "eight-hour, fade-free wear" with an "ultra-blendable" formula that has "sheer" but buildable coverage with a "gel-cream texture" that is "bouncy." It's gel-to-powder blush that has a lightly emollient, slightly sponge-like quality to it--more like a smoother, more emollient clay-like texture to me--that feels more like powder as soon as it comes into contact with my skin.

The pigmentation was definitely more sheer to semi-sheer, buildable to medium to semi-opaque coverage with some of the deeper/darker hues in the range having more coverage and better building capabilities. I preferred using fingertips for application as I felt it was easier to faster to apply, though fingertips will yield slightly higher coverage compared to a brush. The formula applied well--most of the time--over bare skin as well as over base products like liquid foundation without lifting it up. They wore eight hours before starting to show signs of fading.

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Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrogenated Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Butylene/ Ethylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Mineral OilParaffinum LiquidumHuile Minerale, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]

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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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Oh no…I can hardly even see this shade, it’s so pale. Not just on here, either. But everyone’s swatches of this shade look nearly invisible.

This shade looks almost too pale and sort of “milky” – I don’t think it would work for me and I’m pretty pale. I do want to try one of these soon, though – maybe Heat Index, Totally Synched or No Shame (though I wish this last one had more of a satin finish rather than semi-matte).

This is a very pretty pink for a natural look on fair skintones. 1990s me would have been all over this. I have a couple of the dupes, so I’m going to pass, though.

I really like this one, as I prefer a sheer wash of blush. I’m hesitant about the formula, though, because I struggle with creams. Does this need to go on over foundation/under setting powder to work best?

Honestly, I’m probably going to buy an A’PIEU Juicy-Pang Jelly Blusher blush instead. The packaging is so similar and the finish/texture looks the same. You even get more product and the price is also so much more affordable and I actually only read good reviews. It was actually launched last year in Korea… I was wondering why so many Korean beauty bloggers/influencer only received the lip and eye products from the Loud and Clear collection… It’s also not launched here in Germany yet.

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