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MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “light coral.” It’s a peachy-orange with subtle reddish tones and a golden shimmer. In the pan, there’s definitely a more coral-pink coloring, but it didn’t seem to translate as much applied to the skin (even when I concentrated my brush there). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is more shimmery. YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is more orange. MAC Love & Laughter (LE, $21.00) is pinker. Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $9.99) is slightly pinker, lighter. Tarte Darling (LE, $26.00) is darker. NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Gina (P, $29.00) is darker. MAC Barefaced (LE, $21.00) is darker, browner. MAC Warmth of Coral (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It fairly good color payoff that was buildable from good to full if desired in two to three layers. The texture was soft, smooth, though thin, but more forgiving than Kindergarten Red. It had a soft sheen when buffed and blended on the skin, which didn’t emphasize pores and gave the skin a nice level of luminosity. The blush was blendable, easy to work with, and lasted for eight hours on me. It looks similar (in composition to the Ripe Peach I have from years ago when I compare pans, but the one I have from this collection is a lot more orange/peach when swatched; it may be similar to Mineralize Skinfinishes where your mileage may vary depending on how much pink (or peach) the individual pan has. I’m not entirely sure on that, but the resulting color between the two I have aren’t quite the same. It also seemed less shimmery, and the peach/orange portion seemed brighter (more orange than peach). This version contains more product (0.35 oz. as compared to 0.31 oz.), but since it’s been four years, it is more expensive ($32 as compared to $25).

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre
MAC Ripe Peach Blush Ombre

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder
On lips:
  • MAC Barbecue Lipglass


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Adhishree Avatar

Reminds me a lot of this blush Essence came out with! The colour is totally different, of course. I love this one, it’s one of those few true peach shades.

Isabel Avatar

Hi Christine!

I think essence launched later.
Anyway the dupe is part of the permanent line and they also have a pink version; so you can easily find it here in europe at any store that stocks the brand (just passed by it this weekend)
Here’s the link:
I have the MAC version and have swatched the essence version and though there is a slight diference I would say the essence blush more than compensates since the price – quality is very very good. My opinion is that is you can buy the essence one you can easily skip this 🙂

many thanks for the outstanding years of labour! love your site and I stalk it daily! You are the best 😀

Lena Avatar

Thanks for this information! I’ve been wanting an ombre blush in, like, forever, and don’t mind any brand. So might go with Essence rather than MAC for now….

Rebecca Avatar

Essence came out with it after, I own it because my ripe peach crumbled and I was dying for something similar, I actually think it’s much closer in colour than the Estee Lauder Peach Nuance or Witty Peach. And much cheaper 😉
so excited for this release, dying to get my hands on it again!!!

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

Lst year Essence came out with two, one for Eurpue and one for noth america. The Euroupe one it closer but more bright then Ripe Peach called Miami Roller Grils and Blush Up! in 10 Heat Wave, they are the same product different packaging. The Blush Up! one’s are permament to Europe but not North America yet.

They also put out a deep pink to coral ombre in 01 I (Heart icon) Summer Break in North America but it’s also limited edition.

Ginny Avatar

I really like this. The packaging and ombre look really cool, the swatch looks nice, and it looks great on you! But… considering the price point I would rather have MUG Bliss or Smitten.

Carrie Avatar

oops, christine! you misspelled peachy! i might snag this one or azalea blossom, the blush ombres are too pretty! they’re sheer but i like that for spring

Katherine T. Avatar

It looks VERY pretty on your cheeks and goes well with the BBQ lipglass. I guess the “ombre” is for looks only, because the you can’t get the pink color to show up 🙁 For $32, I was hoping you could get a peach and a pink, with the option to mix the two, but it looks all peach. And over 4 years, the product amount went up slightly, but the price went from $25 to $32? That’s almost a 30% increase, wish my salary did the same….

xamyx Avatar

It probably has to do with the collaboration. I’m quite certain the designers MAC teams up with, as well as the celebrities (with the exception of Viva Glam), get paid a nifty fee. More “expensive” brands tend to keep prices nearly the same, but since MAC is relatively inexpensive, they have to make it up somewhere.

Personally, if I can’t afford the clothes from a given designer, I don’t see the point in getting excited about the makeup collaboration… I also noticed many comments about having to Google these designers, myself included, which tells me they haven’t reached “household name” status, and one would think they’d do this primarily for the publicity…

Valerie Avatar

Hi Christine, will you review the azalea blossom? I had that one frm 2011 and I hit pan. If it is similar to the 2011 collection, I might pick up both. But then again, with these 2 combined, I can pick up Tom Ford Love Lust instead. Decision, decision!

Clio Avatar

I lusted after Ripe Peach when it came out in 2010 only because it looked so beautiful in the pan! It was even a little too much on the orange side for me then, though. This swatch looks lighter than your original swatch for Ripe Peach, but I suppose your camera and lighting have probably changed a bit in 4+ years. I already have Ripe for Love from summer 2013, but this one looks more yellow-orange and less red? If more of the pink came through, I’d have snapped this up for sure. Oh well.

Rachel Avatar

When I saw this in the press release, I was all !!!!!! because I have Azalea Blossom and wear the crap out of it, and orange/coral blushes are my fave. Then I saw the sneak peek and decided it looked a little lighter and powdery and I didn’t need it. But then I saw it on your face and I’m back to !!!!! 😀 Hopefully it doesn’t sell out before I can snag it!!

fuji Avatar

I think I will pick it up since it does get a B+ from you and it’s been almost a full year since my last purchase of any blush. With MAC, I have to say my last blush from them can be dated back to 4 years ago! Ombre blush? I have never owned one yet.

Nicole Avatar

This is really pretty. I truly do not think I have any blushes similiar to this..certainly no ombre. I am going to put it on my radar. But , my blush wants list is long and hefty with Chanel and Tom Ford. With this being a LE and a B+ and $35, I may just opt for the MUG dupe. Thanks for the review! Looks so pretty on you Christine as always..seriously, I don’t thin I have EVER seen anything look bad on you!

Nicole Avatar

Thanks for the honest reply. I have also been wanting to give Clinique’s pop blushers a try. They are so cute and I noticed you listed them in the best of ‘high-end blushes of 2014. Good price too and permanent. Where do the peach pop stand ? I want to try both eventually. but I need to prioritize.

Nicole Avatar

Yeah it seems like Clinique is making some headway finally. I have a very close friend who is a big wig in the sales side for Clinique. I hate to ask her for product though. Every once in a while,she’ll bring a bunch a untouched goodies to our girl get togethers. It used to be , no one really wanted anything and I’d scoop up a gloss to give to my daughter,lol..Now we are jumping over each other for some things. Their shadow though..ugh. Thanks for your input! Geez..I don’t know howyou are keeing up with all these comments on top of all the spring stuff! Every day, i am like” OMG..more! I am going to be broke..better learn to thrift shop for clothes,lol”

Sylirael Avatar

Hm, the packaging is cool, but I think this leans too far in the ‘creamsicle orange’ direction (somehow?!) for me. I keep telling myself ‘but you like Peach Pop so much – that’s peach/orange, right?!’ but then I look at it and it’s actually well on the pink side of peach on me, LOL!

Orange: a colour I am simultaneously attracted to (I wear a lot of blue), and repelled by. #rogueproblems 😀

Chellie Avatar

It’s sooo pretty! We’re about the same skintone, at first I thought it would be too orange for me, but I realized it would be an awesome flush of “Natural” radiance or glow! Will definitely get this! I hope you have swatches of all the lipsticks in the collection, I will get Victoriana, but maybe I might change my mind not unless I see your reviews! 🙂

Lizzi Avatar

Omg!!! This is the on the top of my list of items I missed out!!! I’ve frequently bid on it on eBay, but never own and never wanted to pay more than $50!!! Is it the same as the original release?

Bronwyn Avatar

Pretty but quite dupeable. Though 10 grams is a lot, I know this will be quite expensive in canadian dollars. Just curious, will you be getting the azalea blossom blush to review?

Brigette Ramos Avatar

Thanks for sharing Christine! I have the older version of this blush that they have launched years ago… Do you think I should get this one too? I know it contains more product but the packaging looks better than the “older mineralized” packaged one.

tzwiggy Avatar

I was super excited about this blush being re-released because I missed out the first time around. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the original at all (to me at least), a common problem with MAC’s repromotes (*curses*, lol). The closest thing I have is Estee Lauder Peach Nuance. But the original Ripe Peach is way prettier!


Nancy T Avatar

I really love this blush shade, but not too sure how well it would translate on my C4.5 (wintertime) – NC 37-40 (late spring thru late autumn) complexion?

Mira Avatar

I’m a sucker for peach and coral blushes! But, this one looks a bit similar to Cream Soda from the Archie’s Collection. Is it? (fingers crossed that it’s not 🙂 )

Karen Avatar

Hi Christine, I have a question for you. I have been having difficulty getting this blush onto my blush brush, and applying it to my checks. I’ve been using my real techniques blush brush, the original, and it really doesn’t seem to pick anything up from the pan, or apply anything to my cheeks. I even scratched the surface of the powder to see if anything would come off. It did scratch product up. The surface just seems so hard. I’m just wondering if I’m doing something wrong, or not using the right brush? Thank you.

Sandra JT Avatar

I’m shocked that all of these blushes in this collection didn’t get a big fat F because when I swatched them in-store, they were worse-than-the-worst cheap, dollar store blushes made in China. I’m not kidding. They were bloody appalling! I actually left MAC laughing my arse off after the sales woman ridiculously said ‘I think that they were meant to be a wash of color’ and walked straight to Chanel, immediately across from the MAC counter, and purchased several products there. ‘Wash of color?’ Or did she mean ‘washed out of all possible color’? That was the equivalent of ‘I think they were meant to suck’!LOL

Bookbeauty Avatar

I purchased it without swatching it in the store (don’t have one in my area) and I’m so disappointed!
Since the online store here in Germany has a no return policy with used products I can’t even give it back :/ it’s such a crappy quality, I can’t believe Mac is selling this and I wonder how this got out of quality control.
I’m also using a Real Techniques Blush Brush and it does not pick up a single pigment. None.
To “save” the blush, I have to scrape of the layers with (haha) a dry, old toothbrush. I will take this as a lesson and consider my money wasted on this beautiful looking but useless blush.

Christine Avatar

If you have any natural fiber hairs, you may get better results – synthetic brushes aren’t always the best for powders unfortunately 🙁 (One day, they will be just as good, though!)

Other suggestion is to turn it into a loose blush if you really hate it but want to use it.

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