Temptalia Logo
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty15% off sitewide, ends 10/16.
  • Lord & Taylor15% off beauty (30% off other categories) with code FRIENDS, ends 10/23.
  • Macy'sToo Faced Better than Sex mascara for $12, ends 10/16.
  • Ulta20% off orders (including prestige) codes out, check email/snail mail, ends 10/27.

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

Start Your Blending Engines!

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone magenta” with a satin finish. It’s a reddish plum with a barely-there sheen. MAC Restores Dazzle is redder. MAC Vintage Grape is more plum, more muted. MAC Magenta is redder, more vibrant.

The pigmentation is incredibly rich and intense, but the biggest drawback is how dry the texture is, because it makes blending much more difficult. The blush applied unevenly and looked splotchy when I used MAC’s 116 brush (very lightly!), and I had to use my foundation brush (with excess liquid foundation on it) to buff around the edges, because it wasn’t evening out easily. It wore for eight hours with minor fading along the edges.  Excellent color payoff is typically a desirable trait, but in a blush, it is imperative that it is also blendable, and that is where this blush falls short.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

MAC Passionately Tempted Blush
MAC Passionately Tempted Blush

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Product Availability

MAC Passionately Tempted $24.00/0.21 OZ.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

Get Updates by Email

Compare Any Two

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

14 Comments

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic.

Please do not ask if/when a review will be posted as we cannot review everything and often change priorities from day-to-day. If you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us. Thank you!

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

Christine, I sometimes wish you’d show us the “bad” application (before blending a product away, as you did here, for before working to build it up, as you did with the recent MAC quad). Because, in the final photo, you look absolutely lovely, as does the blush – no one seeing you would believe you had to work with a splotchy, uneven product! I’d be so all over this if it were better!

I can’t even see the blush in the full-face photo, which seems to defeat the purpose of such a vibrant blush (although I wouldn’t wear it, anyway). The color in the swatch photo reminds me a bit of New Fixation pigment, though.

I’m so mad I missed out on the vintage grape ombre blush and this looks REALLY similiar. This is on my list to get tomorrow at the preview event. I’m worried now that its not going to blend well which is horrible in a blush! I might chance it and see how it goes simply because I have wanted this color for so long.

Why can’t I even see it on your cheeks so disappointing as I do not own a purple blush and was hoping this would be it, any suggestion for a good purple blush that’s permanent? How did the lighter blush show up better? This is unreal, thanks as always for the great reviews

I purchased this blush at Macys for black friday. It’s beautiful on and I had no difficulty with blending. Anywho it’s highly pigmented so I used a fan brush to apply it. (I’m NW10)

If you don't see your comment yet, it's still in our moderation queue. We try our best to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind. Thank you for your patience!