MAC x Philip Treacy Blush Pink High-Light Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder ($32.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “light pink with silver.” It’s a light, pink-peach with a semi-matte finish. The silver is an over-spray that will disappear after one use. NARS Paloma Highlight (P) is lighter. NARS Sex Appeal (P, $29.00) is slightly darker. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Like Nude Pink, this performed more like a setting powder than a highlighter. It took away the natural luminosity of the skin and made my skin look dull and flat, but on the upside, even the paleness of this product didn’t look chalky against my skin tone. Instead of brightening or highlighting, it helped to remove shine and gave my skin a smoother appearance where pores were minimized. I think the powderiness of the texture made it dull the skin, as you could see the powdery finish once applied. If you have oilier skin, it might not look as dry applied (I am normal on my cheeks). It was hard for me to judge how long this wore, but the mattifying effect lasted for six and a half hours before breaking down.

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MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder
MAC Blush Pink High-Light Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Bouffant Eyeshadow
  • MAC Copperthorn Fluidline
  • MAC Brassy Fluidline
  • MAC Lowlights Fluidline
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blitz & Glitz Fluidline
On lips:
  • MAC High Tea Lipstick

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Aw man. I’m back to liking this one more than nude pink, but I’m not impressed by the reviews on either. Maybe I’ll just get one for the awesome art deco pattern and never use it haha 🙂

Christine, Are you wearing eyeliner on your upper lashline? I know I am not your mom.But, I thought you got eye infections with eyeliner on your upper lashline?I just noticed in this photo, it looks like Brassy is on your top lashline. You are the best beauty blogger hands down. don’t harm your eyes for the sake of testing these things please. It’s not worth it. Just use your lower lash line. I know that is not the way most people use them solely.But, it’s good enough for what we need to know. But, those are you eyes and they are gorgeous and you get one pair in your whole life!

Why do you get eye infections from eyeliner on the top but not the bottom? If you don’t mind sharing, I just feel like the bottom would be more susceptible.

Hi Jasmine,

I don’t get infections, to be clear – I suffer some sort of irritation/allergic reaction/something uncomfortable and painful. My upper lash line just seems to redden, swell, and sometimes the whole lid gets dry/flaky/red, and the upper lash line will water a lot (which tends to result in any product I just attempted to put there getting in my eye and making everything worse!). I have to be careful with both eyeshadow and mascara in the area, but it is easier as I don’t let the brushes/applicators come into contact with the very base of my lid/lashes (you may have noticed a slight gap at times in a look). I’m not a doctor, so I couldn’t tell you why 🙂 I just know that I have tried dozens of products and tools, but my upper lash line (the space between the lashes) seems really prone to irritation. Over the years, it seems like possibly related to eczema (which I get on my throat and hands really badly sometimes, and I grew up with severe eczema all-over as a young toddler/child to the point where I took prescription medications for it), as it looks more and more like what I see on my throat, which can occur with a mere scratch sometimes.

hello christine, my post is not about this blush, but I really need help. Could you please advise what is the similar lipstick to Nicki Minaj Viva Glam 1- Pink. I really miss that lipstick.
Thanks in advance

Your complexion always looks amazing so its hard for me to tell where the powder is. Did you apply it just to your cheeks?
I might get one just because it’s pretty to look at. Lol

Initially, I just applied it as a highlighter, so on the cheek bones, but I couldn’t see it, so I had to go for a bigger area, LOL! I applied it all over the cheeks more like a blush.

It kinda look like an awkward in between when you put highlighter and blush together, although I completely agree with your point about being a setting powder, I think that if you love to look luminous then this would be perfect for that

It does give you this ethereal pink quality, much nicer than the other shade on. I wonder what it would look like with Ambient Powder in Mood Light layered over top to give it some proper glow? I think that would be a pretty combination!

I might be tempted to try that, but sadly the formula contains rosehip, so it’s an absolute pass for me (allergic). Thank you for including shots of the ingredients listing – in many instances, that’s even more helpful for me than the swatches, because I can cross stuff off the “Possible” list right away if it’s allergenic for me.

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