Makeup Geek Smitten Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a “pale creamy apricot.” It’s a brightened, liight-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Surratt Beauty Cantaloup (P, $32.00) is yellower. Dior Amber (002) (LE, $56.00) is yellower. MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is darker, yellower. MAC Peaceful (LE, $24.00) is similar. Sisley Paris Mango (3) (P, $85.00) is lighter. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is lighter, pinker. Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

What’s nice about this particular shade of peach-orange is that it doesn’t lean too yellow or too red, so it is easier to wear, regardless of cool or warm undertones. The finish is mostly matte but does produce a more natural finish once blended and buffed into the skin. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth, while it had good color payoff. On me, this shade stayed on for eight hours before it started to fade.

Smitten

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A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

Makeup Geek Smitten Blush
Makeup Geek Smitten Blush

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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
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Hi Nancy,

I’m not sure that I have Peaches! I’m missing a lot of MAC’s permanent blushes (I bought some, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph them, so I can’t swatch either, lol! they’ve been on the to-do list since June ’13). I did a quick Google search and couldn’t find a review for it. I remember Peaches being a bit browner, not quite as orange as Smitten.

other than cool lavender based pink blushes, this would be my second in line for blush tones that make me look positively sickly so I have an entirely subjective negative opinion which does not speak to the quality of the product. Needless to say, this wasn’t one of my picks so can safely leave this to those who can work it better than I.

Hi Dee,

I’m not sure that I have Peaches! I’m missing a lot of MAC’s permanent blushes (I bought some, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph them, so I can’t swatch either, lol! they’ve been on the to-do list since June ’13). I did a quick Google search and couldn’t find a review for it. I remember Peaches being a bit browner, not quite as orange as Smitten.

This looks so pretty in the pan and gives you a lovely natural flush Christine.
I have been looking for something like this that isn’t too cool for my olive-warm skin tone.
No idea where to purchase this in Australia so that’ll be my mission today.

Online only… for well, everyone, I think! They do ship internationally, and their rates are in line with what one might spend to ship internationally (like they’re not jacked up and profiting off of shipping!).

How does this compare to NARS sex appeal?
This is a beautiful shade, Ive been looking for the perfect orange-ish/not to pink/cantaloupe like color.

YCBB…well, you know what that must mean. Just gorgeous on you, but completely natural. The MUG blushes are giving MAC LE run for the sold out money. Thank God they’re permanent!

This blush is very pretty and natural on you πŸ™‚ I think the undertone is a little too light for me, but I think the colour is lovely!

I like this a lot more than Bliss on you! (And probably on me too!) it looks like it would warm up the complexion nicely πŸ™‚

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