MAC Life’s a Picnic & Oh My! Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “hot reddish pink.” It’s a bold, bright medium coral-pink with very subtle undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, smooth consistency that blended out easily on the skin and had a natural finish that didn’t emphasize pores but didn’t look too flat or powdery either. I actually found it looked linker and less coral the more I blended it out–I can see this one’s tone changing from person to person a little more than your average blush shade. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Love Affair (DC, $9.99) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Take Me Home (Top) (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Peep Show (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Rosa (11) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $29.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NYX Pinched (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Milani Lady Rouge (06) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $29.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Fleur Power (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Bottom) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Oh My! Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “reddish mid-tone coral.” It’s a bright, medium coral-red with warm undertones and slight hints of pink paired with a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation (and buildable for sure) with a fairly soft and blendable texture. It wasn’t quite as easily blended and diffused as Life’s a Picnic, and when blended down, they both look very similar on me but those with cooler undertones will likely see more warmth out of Oh My!. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading was apparent. MAC Frankly Scarlet (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Crimson (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Life's a Picnic (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Red Envy (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Poppy Passion (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (DC, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is more muted, more pigmented (85% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Guerlain Coral Blush (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is lighter (80% similar). 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.

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MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Life's a Picnic Blush
MAC Life’s a Picnic Blush

MAC Oh My! Blush
MAC Oh My! Blush

MAC Oh My! Blush
MAC Oh My! Blush

MAC Oh My! Blush
MAC Oh My! Blush

MAC Oh My! Blush
MAC Oh My! Blush

MAC Oh My! Blush
MAC Oh My! Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Macaroon Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Chiffon Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Birkin Eyeshadow
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • MAC Look Who's Here Cremesheen Glass

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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These are so pretty!!!❤️❤️❤️

I think I will end up getting most of the blushes in this collections and a couple of the lipsticks.

Wow, those colors really pop! The styling in the promotional photos for this line initially reminded me of Alice in Wonderland, and I’m definitely still getting that vibe from Life’s a Picnic. It looks like something you could wear to a fancy spring tea party.

These are both very pretty. It’s nice to see that the quality is there even if they aren’t flattering colors for me personally.

I love them BOTH! So many blushes in this collection too! Mac is killing me! I appreciate you noting the similarity. So, I can come back to earth and I’ll pick the better blending, more readily available Life’s a Picnic.

Good idea 🙂 I find that a lot of the bolder blushes do look less different on, just because it’s harder to wear them at full opacity, I think.

Ooh !! These look like they are brown girl friendly! I can’t wait to get to a store to try these out :). We shall see what mr. Budget says though

The pigmentation on these is INSANE!!! And yet, I must have at least one, probably Life’s A Picnic because I like it better than my CP Pie by far. But these sure are bright and vivid even for my NC37-40 coloring!

These are really bright, strong blushes that look gorgeous on you Christine. Great quality too – which is a change from MAC. Unfortunately these shades would not be flattering on me.

Hi Christine,
I was wondering if you would be able to compare “Oh My!” with “Bite of an Apple” blush from MACs Venomous Villains collection. Would really appreciate it! 🙂

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