MAC x Robert Lee Morris Rhubarb Powder Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush
MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush

Rhubarb #2

MAC Rhubarb #2 Robert Lee Morris Powder Blush ($39.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a deep, reddened copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a soft, velvety consistency that almost effortless to use when it came to blending and diffusing the edges. The lack of powderiness made it easy to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to get sheerer coverage and build up if desired. The finish was luminous without accentuating my skin’s natural texture. On me, it lasted for nine hours before fading noticeably. I wish MAC’s regular powder blush range used this formula–it’s so much more luxurious and easy to blend!

P.S. — These blushes are substantially large than MAC’s regular blushes (0.21 oz.), so the price per ounce difference looks more like this: $109.53/oz. (regular) compared to $111.43/oz (this one). That being said, powder blushes take forever to use up so I don’t think that more is necessarily more here for every person. The packaging is unique and more egg-shaped, but it may not be practical for everyone.

P.P.S. — This is NOT the same shade as the Rhubarb in MAC’s permanent line (hence the #2!).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Violet Argente Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Lip Color

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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It’s light – I wouldn’t say it has heft. I’m not sure if it’s really thin metal (like tin or aluminum?) or plastic.

Dilemma; I adore this shade, especially as having missed out on CP Bardot. But that is a mega ton of blush right there, and at almost $40, expensive too! I’m thinking of going up to MAC and swatching Hushed Tones next to this version of Rhubarb on my arm to see whether the more practical Hushed Tones would quell any lemmings for this.

I would have thought you would have been half way to pan on Bardot. It screams Nancy T to me, and i really thought you had hauled it. I really like the majority of this collection. And, btw, to ease your wallet, Bardot may initially have been LE, but it is still available. Just looked. This one is huge, and Bardot is a super dupe for it.

I’d rather just get Hushed Tone. It’s practically the same for a cheaper price. Sure you get less product, but I’ve never hit pan on a blush. Even the deluxe sample sized ones b/c a little bit of blush goes a very long way and it’s easy to go from natural flush to garish clown with blush.

This is stunning! Wow! When I look on the MAC website to purchase though it only lists a Rhubarb in this collection – should I assume that the Rhubarb (specific to this collection, not in the permanent line) is the same as this one here, even though it doesn’t say Rhubarb #2?

Very pretty. I think too warm toned for me. I don’t notice it as much on your cheeks but the swatches definitely read warmer toned. I will have to swatch in person. Looks lovely on you, Christine.

That’s such a beautiful shade, but maybe a tad deep for my skin tone. The price is a little high too, I love the packaging but not sure I want to spend $40 on one blush shade!

I ordered this yesterday, so I’m happy to see the A+ rating 🙂 The packaging is divine, isn’t it? I also ordered two of the lipsticks (Persimmon and Pumpkin). Excited to get these pretties!

Such a gorgeous color! I like this one more than Rhubarb (the first one) actually. I still have to decide if I want to go for this, I actually don’t mind the egg shape. I have quite a few angled brushes I use for blush, so it won’t be hard to get some color onto the blush.

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