MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “warm mid-toen brown with gold pearl.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle reddish tones and soft, gold shimmer. MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Glow With It (P, $33.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tint (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush IV (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Takeover (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). 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.” Lovejoy had good, mostly opaque color payoff, which makes it more pigmented than the formula is described, but for those who wanted the sheerer blush as promised, it is more forgiving and can be blended out quite a bit (you can also use a lighter hand, of course). The texture was soft, smooth, and silky with a lightweight, thin consistency that blends easily and sits well on the skin. It had a noticeable sheen, but it didn’t emphasize pores. On me, this shade lasted for seven and a half hours before fading.

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MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Joy Mineralize Blush

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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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This looks different from the lovejoy I own.. I have an older one. It’s more mauve toned I suppose. Let me me look again LOL… Nice color tho either way..

This was the one I picked to try at the Nordy’s beauty event. It’s gorgeos! I have it on right now with a pretty colorful, smoky eye !:)

So nice on you. Would be especially nice paired with a red lipgloss with golden shimmer in it. But I can’t wear anything luminous because my skin looks like an oil slick within an hour of leaving the house no matter what, so if I try to put makeup with luminosity on top of that… just awful

I’ve had my eye on Love Joy for a while and now I’m pressed to toss it in my cart lol. It looks like such a pretty blush for brown skin

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