MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush ($27.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dirty burgundy with gold pearl.” It’s a medium-dark, reddish-berry with warm, golden shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Goulue (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani Red Vino (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Untamed (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Cranberry (P, $60.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Berry (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sublimate (Shade) (LE, ) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Island Plum (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Callisto (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Radiant in Rose (P, $24.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Flesh Beauty Pulse (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% 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.” Love Thing had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that produced a luminous sheen when buffed and blended on the skin. I think this particular shade showcases the Mineralize Blush formula well, as you can achieve softer, sheerer color without much trouble, but you can just as easily build-up for true-to-pan intensity with two to three layers, which makes it something that many skin tones can wear. The texture was lightweight, smooth without being powdery, and it blended well on the skin. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours.

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MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush

MAC Love Thing Mineralize Blush
MAC Love Thing 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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Wow, I normally don’t go for red blushes, but the shimmer and sheen on this one makes it so wearable-looking. MAC has so many gems in its permanent collection, no need to rush out and buy the LE stuff

Oh man, MAC is slaying me lately! I had never even bothered checking out their Mineralize Blushes before, and now that I’ve seen how they look so luminous and that they have buildable coverage, I now have to get me some of these! This one has that “just came in from the cold and wind” natural look to it. Bright, but a color that is naturally occurring.

I’m the same way Nancy! I never would have bothered. The shorter wear times turned me off. Now, I’m writing them down and figuring out which one to get first!

IKR? These I just always failed to even check out, and now after seeing how lovely they look, I feel like a total doltz for ignoring them because I assumed they were too shiny. But they’re just right!

Beautiful color, unlike any other blush I own. I own 3 MAC Mineralize blushes and enjoy using each one. I may need to check this one out at a counter and see how it looks on me. Thanks for reviewing Christine.

Oy..MAC again with the blush range which I love~ Have lots of dupes for this one..love me a berry or rose blush.. probably because they look closest to my natural flush and therefore do not appear to be blush sitting on top of the skin. I hate that look. I have the TF dupe which I think is one of those super universally flattering colours..great on a big range of skintones…not just flattering for a few.

Good thing this is permanent…I’m so tempted. I do have TF Pink Glow so I’m okay for now. 😀 I’m always afraid that the Mineralize line is too sparkly but this is lovely. Glowy sheen but not sparkly!

Christine: Hi. I have a question about which blush brush to use for application of Mac mineralize blush. I tried Mac#116. I have Mac #187sh, but I haven’t tried it with the mineralize blush yet. Any suggestions?

This is so pretty! I generally avoid red blushes because I’m always trying to combat redness on my own face, but this is tempting.

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