MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love Review

MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love Review

This post is dedicated to Rati on her birthday 🙂

MAC says about this blush : “Colour for cheeks and face in Ripe for Love, a midtone peach with a satin finish, packaged in a limited-edition soft-touch bronze compact.”


MAC released two blushes as part of their Summer 2013 Temperature Rising Collection. The other blush released is Hot Nights, a berry-pink frost. These are priced at Rs. 1,600. Ripe for Love was a hot seller, and was flying off the shelves at the MAC store; what I got was the last piece available.

I first saw this collection in the first week of June at Bangkok, and didn’t really bother much about swatching or checking out stuff from the collection, thinking that it would be released in India soon enough. Wish I had picked up this blush then and there, because it’s such a beautiful summer colour.

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Fast Forward to India two-and-half month later, I was actually looking to pick up MAC blush in Coppertone, after already having swatched Ripe for Love a few minutes earlier, when the store manager told me “Why do you want Coppertone? Its too dark for you, try Ripe for Love instead.” I was looking at Coppertone to double up as a bronzer sometimes, but when I tried Ripe for Love on my cheeks, I was totally blown away. It has such a lovely satin finish, is completely buildable, smooth, and as for the colour…..ahhhhh!!!

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It gives a beautiful, warm glow to the skin, without looking over the top.  In my opinion, I would describe this as peach with a hint of orange-coral to it. A really flattering, extremely buildable colour, which is what drew me to it in the first place. It totally wears beautifully like a dream.

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I just love how it is also so soft and finely-milled, and I got at least 5 hours wear-time with this, though I blotted my face after 3 hours, I was very careful not to wipe this beauty off my face completely, so I just dabbed, and even after that, there was enough colour on my cheeks to take me through easily another 2 hours – hence, the 5-hour wear tag.

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MAC’s Temperature Rising Collection all comes beautifully packaged with deep metallic bronze matte packaging.

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See how it looks on me, do please excuse the oily skin!


Pros of MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love:

  • A beautiful coral-peach colour, will suit all skin tones.
  • Really good pigmentation.
  • Lovely soft and smooth texture.
  • The colour is completely buildable.
  • Long-lasting. Minimum wear time 5 hours, maximum around 7 to 8 hours.
  • Gives a soft glow to the cheeks.
  • Doesn’t accentuate pores even though contains very slight amount of golden shimmer.

Cons of MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love:

  • Well cuties, I sat for a full 15 minutes thinking about cons, even took out the blush, stared at it, swatched it again, played around with it, but I can’t think of even a single con!

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Would I Repurchase MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love?

I would love to get my hands on another piece to keep in stock, I think this is one colour which should make it to the permanent range, it’s a winner!

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18 thoughts on “MAC Powder Blush – Ripe For Love Review

  1. awwww its such a beautiful shade sabrina *woot* *woot* you review soo much of pink stuff and i love it *happy dance* *happy dance*

  2. It is a stunning color sabrina. I looved every bit of it. and such gorgeous pics. It looks pretty on you. :)) Ha! I caught your animal print earrings. 😀

    so good to read your review sabrina *puchhi* *puchhi*

  3. Thanks a ton, Rati, so glad you liked it, and yeah, animal print earrings….got them in Dubai last year. 😀

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