MAC Launch Away! Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “true peach” with a satin finish. It looks a little pinked in the pot, but it’s more like a darkened peach–in the pot. On me, though, it turns rather pink! It’s a light-medium peony pink with warm undertones and a subtle sheen. MAC Crew is warmer and a touch darker, and this is noticeable on the cheeks, too–but Crew is also less buildable and pigmented compared to Launch Away! MAC Flower Fantasy is lighter and has a higher sheen. Chanel Brompton Road is a bit lighter and shows up less on the cheeks. Benefit Hervana is darker and sheerer. Burberry Peony is very similar but has more of a true matte finish.

It has the same drier, stiffer texture of Fleet Fast, which is typical of MAC blushes, especially of their satin finished blushes. The powder is soft to the touch and applies smoothly.  The finish of Launch Away! is very subtle–the sheen is barely there and almost imperceptible once applied.  It builds up easily and gave my cheeks noticeable color without having to pile it on, but it is a paler, lighter shade, so it would not be ideal for deeper skin tones–particularly because the drier texture paired with the near-matte finish can look chalky on darker complexions.  When I wore this one for wear, it managed just under seven hours and started to decline and fade after that.

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush

MAC Launch Away! Blush (Launch Away on the left, Fleet Fast on the right) (Diffused Flash)

MAC Launch Away! Blush (Launch Away on the left, Fleet Fast on the right) (Studio Light)


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fabiola Avatar

hi Christine, do you think if I get crew a may not need launch away? Are they really different from each other? Thank you. I really like it but I don’t want to have dupes from the same collection. This blush would look really pretty with a pinky lipstick I think this one is beautiful too, but fleet fast is more unique.

Sarah Puffer Avatar

Why, oh why, MAC?! :'( I am going to need this blush in my life and I haven’t even made it through Warm Soul, Pink Swoon, Pink Cult, or Cubic. >.

Coralina Avatar

I don’t know if you remember the MAC blush “Cheek”-all time favorite perfect sheer mixture of peachy-pink. But it was discontinued a few years back and I’ve been trying to replace it ever since. Could this be a dupe? *crosses fingers*

Cat G Avatar

Under the photos it says you’re wearing Launch Away/ Launch Away! on both cheeks but I think you’re wearing another blush on your left cheek. Or maybe I’m seeing things.

Ariana Avatar

 @Cat G she is wearing fleet fast on the right it says everything she is wearing in the picture right underneath the second picture of her make up 🙂

madii Avatar

I am about an NC10, and this blush is my absolute HG! I can’t believe it’s limited edition, I don’t know what I’ll do if I ever finish it. It just looks so beautiful on light skin. I have to search for a dupe! If you’re fair skinned – get this!

Charm Avatar

Which is better for a NC25-er – Fleet Fast or Launch Away? I already have Springsheen and not quite sure if these blushes have the same color as the said blush.. Thanks Christine! 

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