MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush Review

Skin Tone: Medium-deep, NC 42-44.
Skin Type: dry-combination; sensitive and acne prone.

Hello lovely ladies,

I have a beautiful product for you all today. It is a blush this time. I thought of giving a little break to my eyeliner reviews. 😛 I picked this blush from my favorite brand MAC. I have used quite a few brands and I like them too, but MAC products hold a special place in my heart. 😛

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush

Product Description:
A blush that builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage.  Baked minerals refined into a powder formula provide an exceptionally sheer application. Lightweight formula glides onto skin to achieve luminous colour that builds lightly, layer after layer, without heavy coverage. Veils and enhances the cheekbones with a pearlized shimmer.


  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.
  • Non-acnegenic.
  • For all skin types.
  • Features a 77-Mineral Complex.

USD 27 for 3.2 g/.12 US oz (excluding any shipping and taxes).

MAC mineralize blush Gleeful

My Experience with MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush:

The blush comes in a black cardboard packaging, typical of MAC. The difference here is that the box is in dual tone with half being glossy black while the other half is matte black. The same goes for the pan as well. The blush is dome shaped, common for all mineralized blushes as they are baked. The product also has a thin plastic film on top to protect the blush from minor damages. The packaging does not have any mirror or brush for touch-ups on the go which is a con, but that’s the case with all MAC blushes and moreover, you would not need any touch-ups with this one. 😉

MAC gleeful blush cover

MAC describes Mineralize Blush “Gleeful” as a deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl. I feel it is more red than pink and has warm undertones. It is a deep berry-ish shade with golden shimmers. The shimmer is not chunky or gritty and is not visible once applied. Instead, it transforms into a beautiful sheen and gives luminosity to the skin. This product was love at first sight (or first application, I should say 😛 ) for me.

Blush outer packaging

The pigmentation is great, no really! It just blew me away. MAC mineralize blushes are supposed to be sheer, but this one is clearly not. Though it does sheer up a little bit on blending, you need to just touch the brush lightly to the blush. A heavy hand and one would end up looking like a clown.

MAC gleeful closeup

Girls with fair, medium skin tones need to really take care of this, else it is very easy to go overboard with this product. The good part is that it shows up beautifully on medium deep skin tones. This shade would look equally good on dark skin tones too.

MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush Review

The blush has powdery texture, but blends like dream. It is not chalky and just melts as soon you apply it. The application is smooth. It provides a sheen but does not emphasize pores or any dry patches. There is little fallout in the pan if you pick a lot of product which is very easy to do with this blush.

MAC gleeful

Now, coming to the staying power, it is mind blowing too. 😀 When applied heavily, I have noticed a little fading after around 8 hours!!! And when applied lightly, the blush faded a bit after around 6 hours, but I could still see the color on my cheeks when I was removing it after around 9 hours. I am mighty impressed. So you see, you really don’t need any touch-ups with this blush 😉

Swatch on hand

Pros of MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush:

  • Back to MAC policy applies on this blush.
  • Gorgeous shade.
  • Gives luminosity to the skin.
  • Does not emphasize pores or dry patches.
  • Blends beautifully.
  • Damn pigmented.
  • Superb staying power.
  • Will show up easily on darker skin tones.


Cons of MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush:

  • Does not come with a mirror or brush. (not really a con for me) 😛

Swatch on cheek

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush?
As I had mentioned earlier, I love this blush! I would never let it go from my kitty 😛 I would definitely recommend it to everyone and am gonna repurchase it for sure 🙂

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MAC Miss Behave Mineralize Blush

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6 thoughts on “MAC Gleeful Mineralize Blush Review

    1. Thank you for this opportunity Rati. 🙂 IMBB has really got us going. Give the mineralize range a try and you would love it for sure. :))

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