MAC Full of Joy & Peony Petal Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches (2014)

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “lavender.” It’s a cool-toned, light lavender with a hint of pink and a satin finish. It’s a true lavender–this is a blush that doesn’t just turn pink applied to the skin. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was blendable, buildable, and wore for almost eight hours before starting to fade. NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $29.00) is much pinker. NARS Mistinguette (LE, $29.00) is also pinker. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is pinker. MAC Unconventional (LE, $21.00) is slightly p inker. MAC Lazy Sunday (LE, $20.00) is lighter, pinker, cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Peony Petal Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink.” It’s a medium, blue-based pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had great pigmentation, and it applied easily–no issues blending or applying it to get smooth, even coverage. The most recent release seems slightly softer and easier to use than the original, which felt a little dry for the first few uses. The color wore well for almost eight hours before it started to fade. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is lighter. NARS Gaiety (P, $29.00) is lighter. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is a smidgen lighter, warmer. Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is more shimmery.See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Full of Joy Blush
MAC Full of Joy Blush

MAC Peony Petal Blush
MAC Peony Petal Blush

MAC Peony Petal Blush
MAC Peony Petal Blush

MAC Peony Petal Blush
MAC Peony Petal Blush

MAC Peony Petal Blush
MAC Peony Petal Blush

MAC Peony Petal Blush
MAC Peony Petal Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty One Lipgloss

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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Hi Christine,
I was just wondering what blush you were wearing in the last picture on your left cheek (not the side with peony petal). Its such a pretty peach!

Hmm, now, see I thought the other one was more ‘purple’ on… Full of Joy here looks a bit too chalky in base colour for my taste (but that’s probably because my natural complexion is ‘chalk’, LOL)

Peony Petal is pretty!

yellow/olive skinned ladies, i mentioned this in another post- but full of joy works great as a base for those cool blushes that tend to still lean range on your skin, a bit of it under colors like Gaiety or Nyx’s Pinky, dior rosy glow etc, works wonders!

I’m a sucker for pinks. Both look lovely but I probably can’t pull off Full of joy either. I’m more medium-toned like you.

Love full of joy!

It’s really difficult to find truly lavender blushes, I’ve had to order them from Korean brands (where lilac cheeks seem to be a lot more popular) I’m definitely going to have to get this one!

Okay, so I totally caved on Full of Joy and went to MAC today to try it on. It came home with me, and so did a Lovecloud lemming >.<

Thank you for putting these blushes on my radar, Christine! I'm so happy to have finally found a blush that reads lavender against my skin 🙂

Awwww! I’m SO glad it’s working out for you as a TRUE LAVENDER! I hope you’ll post a pic of it on. I’d love to see someone truly rockin’ it so I can live vicariously!

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