MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC MIGHTY APHRODITE BLUSH DUO ($24.00 for 0.38 oz.) is described as a warm peach coral with gold pearl and bright coral pink with gold pearl.

The blush itself is super-sized, being about the size as a Beauty Powder. A normal blush is 0.21 oz. ($18.50), while this is almost double the quantity. In comparable terms, the normal size is $88/oz. and the mega size is $63/oz. Despite the larger size, the way they split the blush still makes it a little difficult to use the smaller shade alone (I tried using the 116–you have to be careful, not a lot of room).

The larger side of the blush is a pinked coral with peach shimmer-sheen; it reminded me of the darker half of Ripe Peach, actually. The smaller side of the blush is a dark red-coral with pink and a satin sheen.

final thoughts: This duo will suit warmer complexions better out of the two blushes, but I think this one would work well on both cool and warm skin tones.

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MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo

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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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Christine, you are amazing! You deserve a medal for your hard work posting these things today. Got a quick question, I really want this blush to work on my fair fair skin and dark brown hair, but you’re description makes me think otherwise. The other blush seems like it would pull way too dark on me.
Thanks again your posting prowess.

I own and prefer working with more pigmented blush, Being ultra fair myself I use a duo fiber or light powder brush to deposit lest pigmentation (Eco-tools blush brush that comes with the mineral brushes is also a light handed brush). Bite of an Apple has the most stunning color on my NC10-ish skin tone. I’m on the hunt for a dupe with a La Femme – Blush On Rouge blush palette I ordered.

But I’m still tempted to pick this up with Russian Red. I love the lipstick packaging.

MAC’s definitions of cool and warm totally confuse me. With NC being ‘neutral cool’, it means they classify those with more yellow undertones, like me, as being cool-toned. And those with pink undertones are warm-toned. Everyone else (including Christine) describe those with yellow/olive undertones as ‘warm’ and those with pink undertones as being ‘cool’.

I always have to remember this when reading Christine’s reviews because she does it the way everyone else (but MAC) does it 🙂 So while I’m NC, my skin has warm undertones.

I get confused because neither pink or yellow are actually cool colors. I am an artist and pink and yellow are both technically considered part of the warm range.

OK…Just by the name I was tempted to check this out. But actually looking at the color, I do find it very stunning!!! It feels like a must have!!! Though I’ve decided to stop buying make-up for a while, I’m letting myself get a thing or two from this collection – and this blush definitely I thing I’d LOVE. 😀

Hey christine, this question has nothing to do with the blush (although it is lovely and I do plan on buying doubles) but in those photographs are your eyes done the same way as you pictured for the mascaras? With the green on your lashes and whatnot?

Do you think this has a chance of selling out on launch date? its the one thing I’m looking to get from the collection but I’ll be on school campus on Feb 10th with no way to get to the mall til Saturday the 12th. =(

It’s hard to predict, but I wouldn’t be surprised. You might ask if they can do a pre-order/pre-sale or hold it for you. You could also call to see how much stock they have.

Thanks so much for the swatches Christine. I thought I was gonna skip everything in this collection but this blush looks so great on you I think I have to pick one up.

Again, another product I will need to try on my own skintone to make sure. With the inflated pricepoints for the WW collection, I need to make sure they’ll work for me BEFORE I invest.

Thanks Christine for all your hard work—-I don’t know how you keep your stamina, especially with a collection like this!

Which one that close to this shade (when combined/blended), Rock & Republic Call Me, NARS Torrid, Benefit Coralista, MAC Springsheen, NARS Orgasm or CARGO Rome?

Thanks Christine, you’re a big help! 🙂

my daily go to is Springsheen too so I instantly was drawn to this color. However, I’m not sure if I can get over the packaging (which I dislike). hmmmm

LIKEY LIKEY!! Not too sure about the oversize-ness of it though, hahah.. but if it’s dupeable to Ripe Peach.. I’ll be definitely inclined to pick this up !

I was totally going to skip on this whole collection, however after seeing this blush and the swatch, I think I might have to pick this blush up! The colour is gorgeous and I think it would look great on my complexion! Thanks, Christine!

Hey Christine. I love the looks of this blush, but in the photos it looks really similar to Benefit’s Coralista. How do you think the two compare? I’m on a student budget, and even though the collection has released online, it won’t be at my counter until the 10th. And I’ll be elsewhere on practicum. I’m just hoping to get a sense before I decide to buy it online. I just don’t want to end up with something too dupable. Which of the two blushes do you think is most unique? Just for any reference as far as recs, I am a super pale Canadian girl 😛 Thanks!

It is a little darker — less coral, more pink. They are similar but not quite the same!

I think both hare fairly dupeable – to be honest – I will say Mighty Aphrodite is easier to wear, because of the bluer tones of Amazon Princess and the intensity of those shades.

Hey Christine, I just got this blush in the mail and, the box came fine but the actually wonder woman package was all beat up and the blush was kinda dusty. I didn’t think anything about it untill the actual blush fell out of the pan. It went back in with little damage, but the first time I used it, it fell out again and cracked in about three places. I’m just wondering if this has happened to anyone else, or if you have any advice as to what I should do!

I would contact MAC and see if they can exchange it. I know it may be sold out but they may be able to locate stock at a local store if it’s for an exchange.

My blush cracked too. First it kind of turned in the pan, as if it wasn’t fixed well and now after I used it 3 times it starts to crack everywhere 🙁

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