MAC Pink Swoon Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “soft candy pink [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, light-medium cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Colour Pop Noodle (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Above & Beyond (LE, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Blush) (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Bubbles, Please (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Babe (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'm the One (LE, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Pink Swoon had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dry or too powdery. It had more of a matte finish, and it was the kind of matte that seemed to darken slightly when applied to skin (if you have very dry skin, it may not darken at all, and if you have very oily skin, it may darken more noticeably). The blush started to fade after eight hours on me.

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MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • NYX French Kiss High Voltage Lipstick

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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WOW!!! How do they do that? It seems like ALL of their really light blushes ( and Kid eyeshadow, too ) go on far more pigmented and intense than in the pan! In the pan, this one looked like a huge “no way” for my skintone, but worn it is quite bright and much deeper in tone. Simply nuts, I tell you!

Oh, I love it! I would have thought it wouldn’t show on your skin. But, it is so pretty! On my wish list it goes! I love the name too! 🙂

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