MAC Pink Swoon, This Could Be Fun, Let's Be Friends Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC Pink Swoon Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow baby-pink.” It’s a slightly brightened, medium bubblegum pink with blue undertones and a matte finish. I’m not getting a yellow tone to this at all, and the description for the pan version of this is “soft candy pink,” which seems more on the mark. The texture is soft, smooth, blendable, and just lightly powdery but that seems to be the good type of powdery–the kind where it helps with blending and doesn’t look dry on the skin. It had good color payoff and lasted for eight hours. It seemed a little lighter but more pigmented than the pan version I bought recently, but I do find that MAC’s matte/satin blushes tend to darken depending on the natural oils on the skin, so my arm may be more or less dry at a given moment (I don’t apply moisturizer or anything right before swatching, just natural occurring changes in the skin!). This is part of the permanent range. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). ColourPop Above & Beyond (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Native Blush (-, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Flower Power (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Blush) (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). ColourPop Noodle (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (DC, $7.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC You've Got Me Feeling (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Mochi (DC, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). ColourPop Olive (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (DC, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Babe (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Flush (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Peony Pavillion (LE, $21.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). theBalm Argyle (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Tu Me Fais Rougir (P, $32.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dream (LE, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Shortcake (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop My Type (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft violet-purple.” It’s a bright, orchid purple with cool undertones and a satiny finish. It isn’t too shimmery, but the finish has a soft sheen to it that makes the skin look natural. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable consistency, but it did take a little extra work to diffuse the edges. On me, the blush wore strongly for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever B216 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Homie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Heavenly (LE, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Undercover Heroine (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “blue hot-pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia-pink with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage with a fairly soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. It blended out readily and didn’t take a lot of work to sheer out/diffuse along the edges, but it is a deeper, brighter shade, so if you want to adjust coverage without having to buff it out, try a fan brush for application. The color wore well for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever B218 (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Grapevine #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Tuned In (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Love Potion (07) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Salt New York Blackberry (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Basically (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Plumagranate (Blush) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Hey Jealousy (17) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Rosy Does It (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Blush (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Seed U Later (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (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.

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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

MAC Pink Swoon Blush
MAC Pink Swoon Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC This Could Be Fun Blush
MAC This Could Be Fun Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

MAC Let's Be Friends Blush
MAC Let’s Be Friends Blush

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  • Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Rosette Eyeshadow
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Hmmm, because I hardly ever use my CP Pie, I’m not so sure about such cool-tone fuchsia shades on me? They used to be easier to pull off when I was younger than now. Pink Swoon looks more wearable for me perhaps, although may be too light for my “deceptively dark” (phrase coined from a fave MUA @ SFS MAC store!) NC37-40 skin.

Christine, This Could Be Fun and Let’s Be Friends look waaaaay too pigmented for my NC15 skin! Do you think so? I’ve worn some MAC Pro blushes in my time with a careful hand–are these comparable in that high, high, HIGH level of pigmentation?

I mean, I don’t think so personally, because you can always use a fan brush or something less dense to build-up color as you desire, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of time on a blush, then something less pigmented or lighter in color will be easier to work with. I think they can work on very fair skin tones, but these do require some attention when applied! They are as pigmented as some of the deeper/brighter Pro blushes, like Azalea, Full Fuchsia, etc.!

I have Pink Swoon. Such a cute shade! The blushes are killing me in this collection! I usually go for corals. But, seeing you look so cute in these is making me love pinks!

I don’t need any more blush. I don’t need any more blush. I don’t need any more…gorgeous, pigmented, vivid, pink…blush… pink… pink… I love/hate you, MAC.

I definitely see what you mean about Pink Swoon’s powdery texture. The swatch made it look possibly dry, but it blends quite nicely on your face. I love the color, as well.

This looks like a nice assortment of cool pink blushes for those who like really pigmented blushes, so it’s nice to see. They’re actually good colors for me, but I’d definitely have to apply with a fan brush and a light hand, since I go for a really subtle blush look on account of my rosacea! Still, I may think about it, since they blend well. At the moment I’m leaning more toward adding to my cream blushes (probably more MUFE HD — maybe 510 raspberry or 330 rosy plum) , since my skin gets dehydrated in winter, and using all cream cheek products helps me keep the glowing look I like.

On the upside, MAC has some pretty pigmented blushes in similar tones in their permanent line as well, should you want something more vibrant come summer! 🙂

I love the look of This Could Be Fun and Let’s Be Friends. Also Spring Flock and Life’s a Picnic. All shades looked lovely on you! 🙂 I use MAC NW18/N1 foundation, have blue eyes and dirty blonde hair. I was wondering if these shades would suit me without being clownish? 🙂

I think you could make them work for sure, Angelfire! It just depends on application. Try a fan brush for lighter application that you can build up.

So far, I want 5 or 6 blushes from this collection. Yikes! I need to take a look at your previous swatches again and narrow my list down.

I hope you can narrow it down! My best tip would be to consider how intensely you’d wear them and maybe only get one or two from each family vs. ones that may appear more similar at semi-sheer or semi-opaque coverage!

Pink Swoon used to be a sheertone blush when I first purchased it. I’m bummed they changed the formulation. Sheertones are my favorite blushes. Oh well, still going to try it out.

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