Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a “medium matte terracotta.” It’s a medium brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a satin-matte finish. Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $43.00) is more shimmery, darker. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is lighter, less orange. Clarins Splendours (LE, $35.00) is more orange. MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is browner, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It could be used as a traditional blush or as a bronzer, depending on your needs. It’s quite pigmented with true-to-pan color payoff that is intense applied, but luckily, it blends out nicely, so if you over-apply, it is easy to correct and soften the color. The undertones are very warm, so I think it is a bit too orange-red to work well as an ideal contour. I hope that Makeup Geek adds a few contouring shades to their range–more rosy beiges, neutral taupes and the like. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth and never emphasized the pores; it actually seemed to smooth out the look of the skin ever-so-slightly. When I wore this for wear, the color stayed vibrant for eight hours and then looked a touch faded by the ninth hour.


DCDiscontinued. $9.99.

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Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush
Makeup Geek Infatuation Blush

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


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Stephanie Avatar

I honestly squee when I see you have reviewed a Makeup Geek product! This looks amazing but I wish it were a contour shade like you mentioned. Out of the blushes I have tried, Bliss is my fave. Have you checked out the new eyeshadows yet? I’m currently obsessed with Rockstar and Barcelona Beach.

makura Avatar

I thought about ordering this one but now, not so sure. Yes, I agree, I would love for them to make a neutral taupe/grey shade with no orangey tones. I would use it for contouring. I am having a hard time finding something I described. Most contours/bronzers/blush are too orange and oxidize. If anyone has any suggestions for one, I’d love to hear it. Thanks. Sorry if this is off topic.

Arielle Avatar

I could not agree more on hoping that MUG comes out with a few contour shades! With the success of so many contour specific products we know there’s a market for it. Plus with the success and quality of these blushes we know it’d be a good product and hopefully be several color options to suit a wide range of skin tones.

Maddie Avatar

I have yet to buy anything Makeup Geek, because I can’t help but wanting to buy everything at once! I can’t decide what to get first! Everything seems to be so wonderful. I’m so happy to see a line that offers great overall quality products at affordable prices. I hope it never changes.Marlena is an inspiration! If only there were ever a Temptalia brand… I know you’ve expressed in the past it’s not something you see yourself doing, but one can dream! 😀

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