MAC Lovecloud Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright mid-tone pink” with a satin finish. This is almost a yellow-based pink, but it looks blue-based when it is applied heavily. I would err and say it is just barely cool-toned. Tarte Dollface is similar, but it has a softer sheen. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is similar but has stronger blue undertones and a matte finish. NYX English Rose is a bit lighter and cooler toned. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink is very similar but a little less blue-based and more matte in finish.

The color coverage is definitely buildable–you can go from a soft, sheer look to a much more intense, bolder cheek without too much work. Lovecloud may be listed as a satin finish, but it bordered on frost–it had one of the strongestย sheens of the six blushes from this launch. While it did not truly emphasize skin imperfections and pores, it was less naturally luminous on the skin compared to the other shades.

It felt soft to the touch without being powdery, and once applied, it blended out without difficulty when I used the 116. I’ve tested numerous MAC blushes in the past, and overall, they hold up between seven and eight hours. Out of this particular launch, I only specifically tested Full of Joy (which stayed true to the average) but hope to try a couple more shades. If there are any discrepancies, I’ll be sure to update the review to reflect that.

Because this shade doesn’t lean too blue, it should work well on both warmer and cooler complexions, and because the pigmentation level is higher, it can be suitable for a wider range of skin tones as well. I think this particular shade will be a good go-to for a transitional blush between spring and summer.

MAC Lovecloud Blush Review, Photos, Swatches


MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush

MAC Lovecloud Blush
MAC Lovecloud Blush (left)


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Ryou Avatar

Random, I really like the full face picture here, it’s cropped close enough to give us an idea of what’s going on and it’s crisp enough without losing the natural light feel. Great job. ๐Ÿ˜€

beachgal Avatar

OK colors for both of these – but sorry doll – they both look horrible on your coloring. Maybe blend more – but then they might not show for the camera – I heard ya. I am kicking myself for tossing my old Bobbi Brown super hot pink cream blush – it’s hot again this summer to wear a light one then just pop the top of the cheek bone with that bright pink – and works best in a cream.

Judy Avatar

Love the blush. Was hoping that Cinestyle would appear a little more purpley. It looked periwinkle colored on a swatch I saw & really wanted that color on the lips. Oh well. I will still be buying it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Deb Avatar

Hi Christine,

I hope it’s not too late to ask a question on this collection. Do you think this shade would work for a NC30 with strong warm undertones? I’m an autumn (for those old enough to remember Merle Norman’s ‘Seasons’ identification). I have IF and MM (my new fave) but this seems like it might be wearable and different from anything I have.

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jocelyn Avatar

Hi Christine, thank you for all your swatches and reviews. It really helps a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a few questions on this collection.. I don’t have much blushes but I’m getting a little bored with the everyday blushes that I’m current using which is Mac Hipness.
I’m thinking of getting Lovecloud (and Full of Joy). but I recently got Chanel’s Pink Explosion and now I am wondering if I have got too much pink blushes? >.< Do you think I should just stick with what I have or is Lovecloud really a big difference compared to what I own? Thanks!

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