May 1, 2013

MAC Ripe for Love Blush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MAC Ripe for Love Blush Summer 2013

MAC Ripe for Love Blush is one of two new blushes that launched with the MAC Temperature Rising Summer 2013 Collection. If nothing at all the blushes in this collection are stunning and well worth picking up.

I haven’t personally tried the other shade release (a sizzling berry shade) but I surely will be purchasing it as soon as it launches.

Let’s take a peek at Ripe for Love.

MAC calls it a mid-tone peach…god that’s awfully understated. This is more of a vibrant coral with plenty of orange and a satin finish. The shade should be most suitable for those with warmer undertones due to the boldness of the color but a sheer wash on fairer skin creates a beautiful peach glow. It’s a drier texture but blends and applies perfectly on my skin. I was a little scared it would go patchy but the texture is perfection can be worn sheered out (as pictured on my cheeks below, my photo DOES not do the shade justice) or built up very easily for a more vibrant finish.

MAC Ripe for Love Blush

MAC Ripe for Love Blush Swatches

I love that the color is so true to pan. What you see is what you get on cheeks here. It should be an excellent color that will work for darker skin as well since it is quite pigmented and a heavy handed will be a beautiful pop of color on cheeks. The color wore on me all day as well so it has a great long wear.

MAC Ripe for Love Blush FOTD

I’d HIGHLY recommend grabbing it. I have a funny feeling it’ll sell out fast as the color is stunning.

It’ll be available May 23rd, 2013 at your fav MAC Counters and I imagine it’ll get an earlier release online at so check the week before the launch.


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Agata

    It’s absolutely beautiful! I will definitely try to purchase it, if I manage to get my hands on it in time.

  • Melanie

    WOW this is gorgeous. I don’t own any MAC blushes, but this just might have to be the first…

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss+Spandex

    Pretty sure I’ll need to pick up this blush! Gorgeous!

  • Divine

    Oh my..definately hauling this. Corals are my weakness. You look awesome btw. 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw thanks divine! I def have a soft spot for corals too!

  • Joan

    Definitely my kind of shade. Looks soooo pretty. Will be ordering from Mac’s website as soon as it’s available. I like the brown case also.

  • JennyD

    This looks stunning – like how I *wanted* the Cantaloupe pro blush to look.

    • the Muse

      whoa I need to go google cantaloupe blush that sounds amazings for some reason 😀

  • Nea -Fashioned in Finland-

    I just tested this blush and it’s gorgeous! I also loved Hot Nights, it’s SO pigmented 😀