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MAC My Highland Honey Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Highland Honey Blush
MAC My Highland Honey Blush

MAC Tartan Tale: Highland Honey Blush

MAC Highland Honey Blush ($18.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a rich shade of peach-orange with a very subtle satin sheen.  It can be built up for a more intense, more orange-y look or used lightly for a lit-from-within kind of glow.  I love that it’s pigmented without being straight-up orange, but it’s also buildable; you can easily apply it lightly or pat more on for a more intense look.

It’s warmer and more orange than Melba Blush, which is a darker peach with less of an orange pull. It’s not as orange as NARS Gina nor as coral as NARS Gilda. It’s a shade lighter than Illamasqua’s Lover, but the two are similar. It’s also similar to Utterly Game, which leans a little coral but not by much.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It’s a nice choice to warm up cheeks, especially on warmer skin tones.

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

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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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Very pretty! Too bad I won’t be able to pull off such a warm color. At least that’s what I think… There’s no harm in trying it on in the store, right? :).

it looks beautiful! I wasn’t considering this before but now.. o0o you got me on this one.. I will for sure check it out today 🙂 Thanks so much for posting!

I can’t decide if I want this or not… I’m really afraid of it being too orange on my skin. Is it similar to peaches??? I am NC25, do you think it will be nice on my cheeks?? Thanks!!

I have Peaches and I love it. You think this could be a replacement or just a while different color? I don’t want to buy this and have it look the same on me as peaches.

oooh it’s very pretty and different! unfortunately i have no idea what MAC skin tone i am or if this will make me look too yellow (i have a soft yellow undertone in my fair-medium skin)…

I love Peaches so I think I will looove this. I’m very fair but my pink undertones don’t show when I put my makeup on, so peachy/orange blush is very fun and looks nice with a nude/peach lip.

It looks like it would be simultaneously bright and chalky =/. I wanted a nuder peach, I love my NARS Gina, but I doubt this would work for a NW43. I’ll have to wait for NARS Passion to make a reappearance.

I totally talked myself out of ordering this blush today as I sorta told myself I was going on a (blush no buy) damnit my principles. Well I ordered a few other things so that will have to suffice. I’m sure something similar will come out again soon. It might be a touch too orange anyway… yeah excuses excuses… guess I have to be happy with peaches… especially since I just got it after coveting it for a long long time like over half a year. It’s certainly an exercise in learning to appreciate what one has…

I will probably buy Illamasquas lover as a dupe next month (when i will most likely cave from the no buy)… since I’ve been wanting to try their blushes for a long time too. Which do you like better?

Hi, I already have ripe peach (ombre blush from SCF) do you think this is a close dupe? I’ve heard they look very similar when worn so I’m wondering whether I should skip my highland honey..?

I think they’re a bit different, but it ultimately depends on how much of the pinker/redder end you get with the peach.

I’m a warm-toned redhead and peachy blushes are the BEST on me – and this is definitely a winner! Pinky-peach blushes are okay if I’m feeling like I want some pink, but if I want a really nice, natural, every day color, peach is my best bet. Oh, My Highland Honey!!! It’s actually my favorite blush I’ve ever tried so far, so after I bought one, I also bought a back up!
I love MAC but wish so much of their good stuff wasn’t limited edition!
Great review! 😀 Very accurate description of a great blush!

i have this and adore it but i’d REALLLY have to built it up in numerous layers to get it to look like it does on you & i have medium-tan skin. this wasnt very pigmented at all

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