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MAC Riveting Collection: Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Full Fuchsia Blush

MAC Riveting Collection: Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Two blushes are included in the Riveting Collection: Full Fuchsia (officially described as a very bright iridescent fuchsia) and Dirty Plum (officialy described as a deep plum). MAC lists both of these as permanent shades at PRO stores, but they’ll be limited edition at counters and stores while this collection is out. I heard that Dirty Plum was recently discontinued, though, so you might want to snatch it up anyway, if it’s your kind of shade…

Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Full Fuchsia is a vibrant deep fuchsia. It’s not ultra hot pink, but it’s nearly there. It’s just not quite as blindingly fuchsia as Show Orchid Lipstick is. It can be built up to very intense and bright, but even used lightly, it’s still a more intense blush than most. Think like a fuchsia version of Dollymix.
  • Dirty Plum is a dark, slightly muted plum. Like Full Fuchsia, it can easily be layered and intensified to its true in-the-pan color. Used lightly, you can get a softer color. This one reminded me a bit of Vintage Grape blush ombre from Spring Colour Forecast (at least, when used lightly–when used heavily, there are stronger purple tones in this one).

Have you been waiting for some pigmented blushes? Or are they too pigmented for you?

MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Full Fuchsia Blush

MAC Riveting Collection
MAC Dirty Plum Blush

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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.)

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well the blush is supposed to be worn different due to the differences of skin tones but every shade can rock it differently and of course uniquely so its still very good girl. you just gotta work your tricks and it will work like magic!!!

I think these might be a skip for me. I have plum de bois (I think) from cult of cherry. and The pink I can pick up at mac pro anytime. the l/g is a definite

They’re very similar. Azalea is a little deeper pink and almost more opaque. I’d say Azalea may have a more purple sheen/cast to it in comparison, but they’re hard to distinguish between.

The descriptions are different, and my info sheet says that it is a new and limited edition shade (while Dirty Plum from Riveting says PRO). I can’t tell you yes or no without seeing the products, unfortunately.

They are pretty, but probably too dark/bright for me. I’m going to buy all the new mineralize blushes anyway, so that’ll be my blush haul for the time being. 🙂

I thought this was the same Dirty Plum from the Give Me the Liberty of London Collection, Christine, but since you have said the info is different, maybe yeah, they’re two different shades. Well, actually it sounds ok, I really wanted to get it with the cute Give me …. packaging but I found it a bit too dark. Still, it’s a pretty colour, I’m so fond of plumish blushes !!

I love love love love love blushes! They are my favorite makeup item and ever since you posted that this collection was coming out I knew I would have to get these. As long as I use a light hand they should look fine. 🙂

Pretty!!! I love highly pigmented blushes b/c it feels like I’m actually wearing blush. I am a fan of NARS blushes b/c they give of so much colour with just a tap of your brush. I do have some MAC favourites and absolutely love Ripe Peach blush ombre.

I’m really wanting a purple blush to add to my collection. Christine, would you recommend Dirty Plum or Vintage Grape blush ombre or a different one?? I’m NW15 with brown eyes/hair. 🙂

I actually don’t like this collection (my wallet thanks me a lot haha). The fuchsia blush is beautiful, but MAC fuchsia pigment also does this job quite nicely (I love it during the summer).

THese blushes are really pretty, I have passed on almost all the blushes that MAC has launched lately so I think I will pick up at least one (dirty plum)….I need to get a new blush brush though so I can apply it properly….

Oh, ick. Gotta say, I don’t think either of these shades is very wearable. That Plum one would make most women look like goth-chicks/corpses. First one could be very fun for an 80’s party, though!

How does full fushia compare to lala e/s? I really want a bright pink e/s, if the blush is close to lala I would rather get this and have it be multipurpose.

Can this blush be used as a dupe for romping eyeshadow? Or is Lala e/s a better dupe for romping??? If they are not good dupes, what would be a good dupe for romping??

omg the full fuchsia blush looks so gorgeous imma buy it sooooo soon!!!!! im excited cus i really love bright colors so its gonns fit just right!!!

I finally decided to buy the vintage grape but it was sold out. Then I saw Full Fuchsia! Bought it instead. Hope it will not disappoint. I never had such a super pigmented blusher before.

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