Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a “light bubblegum pink with slight shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with bluish undertones and a pearly shimmer. In the pan, it looked almost warm-toned, but applied, it looks cooler-toned. MAC Young at Heart (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is a touch darker. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, more matte. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had excellent color payoff; you could achieve rich, true-to-pan color with one layer of product, but it blends beautifully on the skin, so it is easy to sheer or soften the color. The blush’s texture is soft, silky, and smooth, which helped it apply easily to the skin and looks more and more luminous as it is buffed into the skin. This is one of the more shimmery shades in the range, but the shimmer didn’t emphasize pores–it’s more of a shimmer-sheen than a frosted shimmer finish. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before I noticed some fading along the outer edge.

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Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush
Makeup Geek Head Over Heels Blush

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Product Availability

Makeup Geek Head Over Heels $9.99/0.15 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs Ody(sea) Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Givenchy Brun Vintage Le Rouge

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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With the right eyes/lips, you could probably work it, but there are more naturally flattering shades in the range for your skin tone as well!

This was one of the grabs from my MUG blush haul. I like using these soft pinks as a pop of light colour on the fleshy part of the cheek on top of bronzer. This will be so pretty for summer.

I think this shade is so pretty and feminine. Maybe I will buy it…but before deciding it, I will wait for the other reviews from de same collection.

I’m pretty sure that the Well Dressed that I got was a dud since I have to scrape the pan to get color off. I think I might get this as an alternative. This is at such a good price point!

no u didnt get a dud. that blush is horrible. it has no pigmentation. i dont know why it has a cult following. i had to give mine away bc it was so horrible. i find the quality of mac blushes are also inconsistent. the same color might have better or poor quality in different batches. i got melba twice. the first time it was so smooth and pigmented and the second time it barely had any pigmentation.

I agree about the inconsistencies with the blushes! For my birthday two years back, I got 6 at once to fill a whole palette. Well Dressed and Breezy…especially Breezy…were such duds but the rest were lovely! I had swatched all of them in the store previously to make sure they preformed well, too, before ordering online πŸ™

Hmm, the colours of the blushes you’ve been reviewing this week are certainly pretty its just that they are waaay too light for my skin tone: The villagers will be bringing out their garlands of garlic and wooden stakes if I were to wear these blushes out in public!!

This color is so pretty, especially with that lip color! I can’t wait for the rest of the reviews, I definitely want to order some πŸ™‚

This is such an interesting blush… I wonder what it looks like on fellow vampires – It looks like it has so much white in the base, but then on an already paper-white skintone, it probably looks super pink, LOL! After all, I have Dollface (well, a sample of it), and that blush isn’t as brightening as this one)

Is it just me, or is the two-blush look actually really cute? I think you look great with two on at once!

LOL! Sometimes I’ll see something swatched on a very fair skin tone and go, “IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THAT ON ME. WHY!!!!!”

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