MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush
MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush

MAC Tartan Tale: Her Blooming Cheek Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush ($18.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a ridiculously pigmented bright fuchsia pink blush with a satin finish. It has a subtle sheen but no shimmer. It is very, very pigmented. I recommend tapping it on and diffusing color with foundation or pressed powder or using a stippling brush like the 187 or 188 so that you can gradually build up color. It has cooler, blue undertones, but it still looks really lovely on warmer skin.

It’s more fuchsia than MAC Full Fuchsia Blush, but it seems very similar to Azalea (which I don’t think I have to swatch against). Both of those blushes are PRO only, but they are available permanently.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you love bright cheeks or bold pinks, yes and yes. Oh, assuming you don’t have Azalea!

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush
MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush
MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush
MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush (This is LIGHTLY!)

MAC Her Blooming Cheek Blush
MAC Her Blooming Cheek 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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I should have said while wearing it, it looks like Tippy since in the pan it’s WAY more pink. ^_^ Tippy has that same dewy sheen when you apply it more strongly.

I’m still undecided about this. I preordered it because I was pleasantly surprised by Bite of an Apple, but I may cancel it and let someone else enjoy it.

I caved into getting Bite of an Apple after testing it in person myself and is even flattering on my fair skin tone. This one however is more suited to more pigments skin tone where you want the pop of colour. On fair to light skin it would ring true from the pan shade.

CHRISTINE! Thanks for all these great swatches! I hope you do a review on the Highland Honey blush as well. Can you include a comparison for it next to Peaches and Ripe Peach??? Thank you!

I have to admit, I totally purchased this last night! I’m curious to see JUST how pigmented it is! Hopefully it works well!
Must have a light hand with this one…

Ok, yea, I was really loving this online, and was willing to venture out from my usual golden/copper blush, along with the soft brownish/berries. I believe this is gonna be awesome dusted lightly.

Really? why thy! I do alot of different eye looks. So I’m wondering how should I wear this blush? neutrals or could I get away with wearing this blush with bright colors? Or just keep this simple with the nude lip, and black cat eye, and lashes? What you think? Man I’m gonna sooo test this out like crazy.

I can imagine it with a neutral eye + (thick) winged liner combo and a pink lip. Pull your hair back, too, to make the face the center of attention. Very ballerina-esque!

I can’t imagine it with bright colors anywhere though, because I’m afraid it would be overkill. I hope you can post a picture of a look you’ve done with this using other brights, so it can inspire my neutral loving self to do it too 🙂

Ok! Now how would I post a pic? like do I post it here? or should I just post it to my makeup alley pictures or fb, and u just stop by? let me know girl. I wanna see some pics from you too!

Oh my gosh, this is pigmented! Wow! It’s very pretty on you 🙂 I think it’s a great “rosy cheeks” kind of blush. Would this work on fair skin if used lightly, of course?

Ahh, It’s gorgeous! I love pigmented bright blushes…

But if it’s similar to Azalea (which I don’t have) than it’s not really a must have then.

I thought it was lovely and buidable until I paid attention to your note: “This is LIGHTLY!” *_* I’m NW15, I don’t think I can’t pull this off even with a 187 🙁

Oh wow, at first there was no way I thought I’d get this, cause its so scary in pan. Plus I thought it would come out to be a harsh bold color. But applied on you, its totally different and softer. Definitely looks pretty on you!! 🙂 Can’t wait for you to do a review on the other blush. Please compare it to Melba! 🙂

I have a shade of blush that is SO similar to that! And then that’s kind of why I ordered this! I have a really light, cool skin tone, though 🙂

I wish I could get that when it comes out here! I totally missed out on all the different launches of Venomous Villains (which sold out here within 20 minutes to an hour after store opening time IN ALL STORES) in the malls here, so I’m hoping to make up for it with Tartan Tale. I’m still sad that I didn’t get to buy Toxic Tale and Bite of an Apple, though. I hope they repromote those two.

But for now, I’ll be bugging my favorite SAs about Tartan Tale’s release here. 🙂

I don’t want to have to pay more than what MAC has set for it 😛 I’m just a little sad that I didn’t get it now but I still have tons of product to keep the heartache away. Haha! Still hoping for the repromote though! I guess it sucks that my country’s always one of the last to get MAC collections, plus we only get a few pieces of each product. 😛 there were only 3 coral crepe pp when pret a papier came out here.

Ooh… I am so getting this, mostly because the blue-pink tone really suits my skin. It would take me forever to use it up, just enough at a time to where it doesn’t look unnatural. 🙂

A someone with a honey-caramel complexion and ‘cool’ undertones, I LOVE bright berry blushes. The usual blush colors are either too pale or too boring. Cannot wait to get this and wonder how it will look paired up with my Briar Rose beauty powder from the Venomous Villain collection.

I think this is a bit much for me. I’m cool-toned but very pale, and as I’m a redhead I find warmer peach/coral blushes actually suit me better.

I just bought this blush today at my local MAC counter. It is a very pretty, super BRIGHT color. I will be using a very light hand on this one, but it is very pretty. My first bright pink blush 🙂

The brightest blush i used to have so far was dollymix and bite of an apple, i am a nc20 or 25, and i got this one yesterday, and i am really happy with it, with a light hand it really suits me. This is one of the few thing in this collection that i really love.

hi, do u think it’s a good dupe for Sweetness? Sweetness was my favourite blush, but I gave it yo my sister, so I’m looking for a dupe
thx 🙂

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