MAC Supercontinental Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

A Coral Worth Waiting For

MAC Supercontinental Blush ($20.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright cute coral” with a satin finish. It’s a soft coral-pink–it’s just a smidgen pink, but it doesn’t have strong orange undertones. It looks a little peach-coral in the pan but reads pinker on the skin. There is a subtle sheen to the finish, nothing overwhelming. Guerlain Peach Boy is more orange. MAC Fleet Fast has gold shimmer, is a smidgen darker, and has a stronger red tone to it. Tarina Tarantino Feather is lighter, slightly pinker. Make Up For Ever #6 is similar but has a cream formula.

From the launch, this is probably one of my favorite products, and it is one of the better performing ones, too.  It’s a softer coral, and the color you can get, at most, is true-to-pan–but it is a lighter color from the get-go, so it may look chalky or disappear on deeper skin tones.  On light to medium-dark skin tones, I think it’s a particularly flattering coral because it doesn’t have a lot of orange, but it’s not too pink.  The satin finish gives it a really lovely, natural sheen on the skin–it won’t emphasize pores at all.  When I wore this for wear, it lasted a full eight hours and was just barely starting to fade around nine hours.  The texture could be a smidgen softer, which was really the only complaint I had.

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush (Heavily/Lightly)

MAC Supercontinental Blush
MAC Supercontinental Blush (Heavily/Lightly)


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BooBooNinja Avatar

Hi Vikki,

I swatched both MAC SC and LM Lush Nectarine today. SC is slightly pinker and has a powder kick-up that Lush Nectarine doesn’t.

fireinthehead - Bunny Avatar

This one(which I keep calling ‘Super Constellation’ in my head, thanks Lockheed LOL) and Worldly Wealth just arrived at the door a short time ago. I can absolutely see this one selling out fast, it’s a really wearable, pretty colour.

sunny Avatar

Pretty color, but I feel that every collection from MAC has this color blush.

Can’t believe I’m writing this, but I’m sick of coral.

Beth Avatar

I couldn’t resist but to order this before you reviewed it. I had this overwhelming urge to purchase it when the Styleseeker collection came out. I decided that Melba sufficed for my coral blush and that I didn’t need it, but the color looked so beautiful! I decided that I’d wait and see how you rated it before I bought it, but then MAC sent an email offering free 2-day shipping with a Styleseeker purchase, and I realized it was meant to be! so I ordered it and it turns out it’s an awesome blush. Can’t wait to try it out on my Asian, NC-20 skin!

AbigailOD Avatar

Loved that! Thanks for those questions Christine! And thanks for asking Kerry!

Though…. I’m not sure how much longer I can resist this blush! Ayyy! I already gave in to 2 lipsticks!

BooBooNinja Avatar

Christine, how does this compare to NARS Gilda (colour, pigmentation, & estimated wear), apart from the different finishes? Gilda pulls slightly reddish on my yellowish NC20/25 skin, which I don’t like; do you think Supercontinental will be better for me?

Christine Avatar

The wear is about the same. This is pink but it doesn’t have any red undertones like Gilda has, and it’s a lot lighter. So, I think this would be better than Gilda if you find Gilda goes a little red on you. This is a lighter color, so while it’s true-to-pan, it’s not as dark as Gilda is. Since you’re NC20/25, I think the lightness of the color is still OK!

BooBooNinja Avatar

Thanks, girlie! I hope so too.

I also want to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I often end up commenting more than once as I post impulsively and later think of something I’d like to add or rephrase. I feel guilty for adding to the queue of comments you have to approve. Have you considered adding an edit function to the comments that are still pending approval?

eurocentrix Avatar

Hi Christine,
Thanks for the gorgeous look and swatch! Just wondering if you’d know how this blush compares to MAC Goddess?
Thanks darls:)

Dominique Avatar

Oh yes, and I really must save up money for the Marilyn collection and others collections to arrive ! So it’s not a dupe, noted one never knows I might be interested in another M.A.C blush !
Thank you Christine.

Gail Avatar

I was going to pick up fleur de lotus tomorrow now i am wondering if i should wait for this – its beautiful on you. Maybe I need both – I have so so many. How does it compare to Melba or Peaches?

elenian Avatar

Hi Christine. Congratulations for this review. I own ”Peaches” and ”Lovecloud” . do you think its reasonable to own it? (Nc25-30, green eyes). So beautiful colour!

Andy Avatar

i NEED this blush. omg its the prettiest most perfect color ever. the only light blushes i have are cool toned which look kind of “off” on my warm skin tone, and i have some corals but i ALWAYS overdo it on accident. this is the blush ive been waiting for. IF I DONT GET IT IM GONNA SLAP MYSELF

Gabriella Avatar

Hello Christine,
How does this compare to Launch Away? They look extremely similar. I’ve read that Supercontinental is less powdery and shows up better but I’d love your thoughts 🙂

Wanainchi Avatar

How does this compare to:
Mac style (minus shimmer), pinch o peach, fleur power,
Nars Orgasm,
Tarte Tipsy and Blissful please? Apologies in advance for too many comparisons. Thanks doll! 🙂 xxoxx

Wanainchi Avatar

Thank you very much my dear. I have nc 20 ish skin. Which would you recommend I go for please? Mac style/ super continental or bobbi brown nude peach? Or all of them? 🙂

Also I’m also looking for a colour similar to what Jessica Alba is wearing in the below link (White and green dress). Which blush & Lippie would you recommend please? Thanks x’s infinity. <3

Yellowlantern Avatar

Oy, thanks for that comparison.

I was very tempted by this, but if Orgasm is *pinker* than this is, then this blush is too orange for me. Orgasm looks like a combination of blush and bad spray tan on me. Thanks for saving me from a mistake!

Joan Avatar

This shade looks so pretty. Love how you describe shades and compare to other brands. Have it on order from Mac’s website. Can’t wait to get it tomorrow. Also, really looking forward to the Pro Longwear blushes from the Office Hours collection for fall 2012 coming out on 9/13. There’s about four shades out of eight from that collection that I already know I want. Christine, will you be having swatches from this collection anytime soon? Can’t wait to see swatches.

BooBooNinja Avatar

I asked a MAC SA to pull this from the back so I could swatch it.
There was a surprising amount of powder kick-up when I put brush to pan. Is this powderiness typical of MAC blushes? I’ve never tested a MAC blush before.

Brjsmom Avatar

Got the last one yesterday and put it on today…!!!!! I’ve been searching for lighter blush and this seems to be it, for now. I have fleet fast and it is a bit red on me. I’m an nw30. I’ve been wearing dainty forever but needed some coral in my blush life. I bought the nars pallatte from the anniversary sale and have been playing with those but none seem to be the holy grail for me. So for now, I’m glad I got supercontinental!!!

Sandra JT Avatar

Ooooohhhh that’s gorgeous! I’ve got Fleet Fast but it’s obviously quite different as you mentioned. I’ve got some MAC products I don’t like that I was going to return for a refund, but I think I very well might exchange for this and a couple of other products. My local MAC doesn’t run out of limited edition products very quickly, so I’m pretty sure I’ve still got a chance to grab this one. Gonna give them a call as soon as they open & ask them to hold one for me!

Is this by any chance similar to MAC Dainty?

Soffie Avatar

So I thought that i was inlove with my Something Special Cream Blush from MAC. Until I purchased this Supercontinental blush yesterday. OMG. I love this blush. Thanks so much for all your reviews and your hard work :):):):)

Dominique Avatar

I love the way this blush looks on you! I have nars orgasm and deep throat are they dupes for supercontinental? I would love to purchase it but scared they might be dupes.

Jade Avatar

I bought this at the time and found it too orange on my winter skintone (NC15), but now I’ve warmed up to about NC20 it looks awesome! Really glad I bought it!

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