MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark reddish-plum with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is more muted, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Alice (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Call the Shots (Blush) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Invite Only (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Vengeful (Right) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Secret Admirer (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Contour (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is warmer (85% similar). Illamasqua Allure (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Drive Me Crazy (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Dahlia (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cherry Nectar (DC, $49.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Mineralize Blush formula is supposed to be a “blush that builds lightly” that has a lightweight feel and “luminous colour.” Gleeful had semi-opaque color coverage, though it is easily sheered out or built-up for truly opaque coverage. The thinner, dusty consistency made it very blendable, but the thinness prevented it from looking powdery or dry applied, as it tended to “melt” almost once applied. This shade had a glowing finish that didn’t emphasize pores but produces a noticeable sheen. On me, there was noticeable fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

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MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush
MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

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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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Another great Mineralize blush??? Why on earth have I never even once checked any of these out while on one of my million and one MAC adventures is just a shame on my part! Gonna be checking these out from here on in though!

Very true! Too many of us, me included, go all ga-ga over their LE stuff, and meanwhile, the BEST stuff is right in front of our noses. After swatching some of these last night, I was seriously blown away by their beauty!

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