MAC Temperature Rising – Blushes: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

Although Temperature Rising was released back in May of this year, I still wanted to show you all these beautiful blushes that came out with this collection. They’re both bright but can be used year round, not just for summer.

Temperature Rising Blushes 1

 

As you can see, these, like the rest of the products from this collection, have the special matte bronze packaging that’s so beautiful! The boxes were also the matte bronze, as you can see in the photo below.

Temperature Rising Blushes Packaging

 

MAC powder blushes are one of my favorite formulas of any blushes ever… They’re highly pigmented and finely milled, so they always feel smooth and blend out easily. I typically get around 6-8 hours of wear with MAC blushes before any fading occurs. My favorite brushes to apply these blushes with are a MAC 116, 129 or a duo-fibre 187 or 188 for a softer look.

If you can still find these limited edition blushes, they sell for $23 (slightly higher than the normal $21 due to special packaging), and contain the usual 6 g / 0.21 oz of product.

Temperature Rising Blushes

 

Temperature Rising Blush Labels

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Blushes swatched on NC20 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Blushes swatched on NC20 skin.

Hot Nights

Hot Nights

Hot Nights:   This blush is a “mid-tone berry pink” with a Frost finish… It’s a medium to medium dark, bright, bold, warm berry pink with more of a sheen than a truly frosted finish. Even though it’s a Frost finish, I got around 6-7 hours of wear before it began to fade. Since it’s such a bright color, I think it would be easier to use on medium to dark skintones, but if you use the right brush and apply it lately (I suggest a MAC 188 for this), it can be used even on pale and light skin. It gave great color payoff and felt smooth and not dry at all. It was very easy to blend out, even though if you want to apply this heavily, you definitely can and get totally opaque coverage!

Dupes:   Prom Princess blush, which came out with the Archie’s Girls collection later this year, it very similar, though a bit lighter. I can’t really think of any permanent colors that are close 😦

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ripe for Love

Ripe for Love

Ripe for Love:   This is a “mid-tone peach” with a Satin finish… it’s a medium, but bright, warm peachy coral with a very soft sheen. Since it’s pretty intense, you don’t have to worry about layering this blush to get good color payoff and coverage. Although this blush is really bright, it’s suitable for pale to medium-dark skintones and is finely milled, so it blends out easily. I get a solid 7-8 hours of wear before it starts to fade.

Dupes:   I feel like Ripe for Love is pretty unique, but Springsheen, Peachykeen, or Peachtwist are kind of sort of close and may look similar on, depending on your skintone.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

 

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