MAC Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo Review & Swatches

MAC Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo

MAC Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo ($26)

MAC Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo is a new split design bronzer and blush introduced with the Riri Hearts MAC Summer Collection. Bronzer is always a challenge for me so I love the idea of a split design that also happens to contain blush! It just makes the bronzer portion all the easier to wear.

I do think MAC made a slight error with this design though…!

This includes a rather stunning coral blush but unfortunately it makes up a tiny silver of the compact. An even amount of blush versus bronzer would have made for a very happy girl here MAC. On that note, if they should ever introduce this coral in merely a blush I would indeed, also, be very happy.

Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer is a rather lighter tan neutral matte bronzer with a smaller silver of a cooler coral blush as MAC deems it. I do think the blush portion is what makes this a unique duo as that shade is truly stunning. I felt like the powders had a very dense almost dry texture but you actually have swipe across the powder a few times just to work it up and that will reveal a more silkier powder under that stiffer layer. It blends a little patchy…I swirled a brush in both shades and dabbed gently on cheek bones I def had a little clown cheek drama going on even with a delicate touch. So you have to get just the right brush here to blend out to a flawless finish! I’d suggest a bushier blush brush.

MAC Hibiscus Kiss Powder Blush Duo Swatches

It produces a healthy glow on my cheeks but I can’t say that the gorgeous coral adds anything to the end look! I wanted to apply the bronzer first and dab the blush on top but that was challenging to do because the blush is such a small portion. I think they really ruined the product by not making it equally halved.

It is printed with Riri’s signature and a tiny scribble-y heart which doesn’t wear away quickly with use.

I’d like to recommend purchasing it but unless you’re a huge Rhianna fan I’m unsure if you actually need it. The coral is a unique shade but the bronzer portion is a tad too lighter tan for my skin tone. And as I expressed above I dislike the duo wasn’t equally halved.


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  • 6/20/13 15:33 amy:

    If these were at counters, I’d definitely give it a try, and most likely end up buying it. Unfortunately, between the fact that I can’t try it myself on my fairly strange skintone, and the fact I abhor shopping online, MAC is losing out on even *more* of my money… Oh, well, more to spend elsewhere!


  • 6/24/13 22:19 Cindy Ramirez:

    This is such a shame, that blush is super gorgeous too! I did wait ages online just to order Riri Woo/ D; At least I didn’t miss it this time!


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