MAC Fever Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as an “intense reddish-burgundy [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark plummy-pink with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Coloured Raine My Day One (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Poison Matte (962) (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 (P, $23.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Morticia (Shade) (DC, ) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Velvet (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop New Lowes (LE, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Hot Nights (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Penthouse (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Apricot (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever B500 (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Infrared (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Smith and Cult Cool Plum (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Fever is intensely pigmented with a soft, fairly blendable texture that doesn’t look totally flat on skin; it’s mostly matte, but I find it produces a natural finish once buffed and blended out. This shade lasted for nine hours on me.

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MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

MAC Fever Blush
MAC Fever Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • NYX French Kiss High Voltage Lipstick

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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Nice. It seems like we are seeing a lot of these deep reddish. berry shades that I would have never that I could pull off until Clinique’s Cola pop came into my life and your tips. This is pretty. But, I have my heart set on getting Neolita and it seems too close given the size of my current blush situation.

And ANOTHER beautiful blush by MAC!!! I am thinking of getting an empty palette that would hold several of MAC’s blushes, because having overlooked these for so long and only now paying them any attention, I really want to get some of them, including Fever.

This may very well be my first MAC purchase. I absolutely love this color! It suits my complexion well. I find it difficult to find a reddish burgundy that isn’t too cool. I have NARS dolce vita and love it, too.

I love this color! It looks really good on you Christine. It is similar to Fashion Fair chocolate chip, but FF’s blush is more matte and a little more brown.

Lovely! I find I like these strong well pigmented blushes a lot, even though I’m wearing a sheer pink today 🙂
I have to go to the MAC counter to swatch blushes soon. So many nice ones!

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