MAC Sideshow You Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sideshow You Blush
MAC Sideshow You Blush

MAC Sideshow You Blush ($24.00 for 0.33 oz.) is described as a “light peach coral [with a Satin finish].” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink coral with a semi-matte finish. I found it to be mostly matte with just a smidgen of shimmer, but on the skin, it appears more matte than anything else. Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is a touch lighter. Guerlain Coral Blush (LE) is darker. Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is pinker. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is similar. Milani Coral Cove (05) (LE, $7.99) is warmer, brighter. Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is pinker. Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is lighter. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is more shimmery. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is pinker. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is mor eshimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is a new, limited edition shade exclusively available online as part of MAC’s collaboration with The Simpsons, which will launch online on August 28th and in-stores September 4th. It’s an over-sized MAC blush: think the size of Beauty Powders, Mineralize Skinfinishes, and so forth. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and on the thinner side. It had a little bit of powderiness, but it was blendable on the skin and didn’t read powdery applied. It had good color payoff that could be sheered out or layered for a brighter quality. On me, the blush lasted for almost eight hours before fading along the edges.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On lips:
  • MAC Grand Pumpkin Lipglass

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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Such a perfect coral in the pan! I am really digging the blushes in this collection! Both look beautiful on you Christine!

I like this blush and the other but I feel like I have so many similar ones already that i’ll probably pass.

Hi Shortie,

As written in the review, the blush was powdery and thin (dry) – you can see that it scored lowest on texture! It lasted almost 8 hours so not a full 8 hours.

Thanks for the review/swatches.. I think I will be just grabbing a lip gloss from this collection since I already have something similar with the blushes.. Sideshow looks similar to Frat Boy which I have. You know, I’m pretty surprised they don’t have polishes for this collection and just stickers.. I think a yellow or blue polish would go with this collection!

Now that you mention it, I totally agree! If they had makeup bags with that pattern on the boxes, I would totally get it. Or, makeup brushes with the Marge graphic… yeah, what happened.

This color looks very beautiful, similar to Guerlain Blush G in the black case! I always wanted to get a backup of that but I couldn’t find one. Christine, do you know if this is a similar color?
I love the brightness that it has that distinguishes it from many other blushes in this color category.

tbh I can see this pulling slightly cooler on me, but it just looks pretty. It actually reminds me of a blush from a Korean brand I used as a teenager.

You’re looking super pretty in the photo there, Christine! 😀 Someday, my blush skills will be on a par with yours…and on that day I shall rouge my cheeks as pigs fly lazily overhead and Hell freezes over beneath my feet, LOL!

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On lips: MAC Grand Pumpkin Lipglass.

Hi Christine , this color looks gorgeous on you. I am equal parts Matchmaster 7.5 and 7.0 mixed together. Do you think any of these Simpson’s blushes will show on my skin?

Hi Christine..
I was the one who ask you about the Mac Simpsons review on twitter..
Gosh.. this blush looks super pretty on you along with the lip color~
It definitely brighten your face.
I was thinking to get this but you gave it a B-
Might need to re-consider if it is worth the price tag.
And I already have the balm Frat Boy that I bought after reading your review.
Do you think they are similar in color?

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