MAC – Kelly Osbourne – Cheeky Bugger Blush: Photos, Swatches and Review

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MAC’s collaboration with Kelly and Sharon Osbourne was released a week ago on Thursday, June 12th at counters and stores and a week before online… A great deal of the products from this collection sold out ridiculously fast, the blushes being some of them. Unfortunately, that means you may have some difficulty finding Cheeky Bugger, but I will do my best to recommend some good dupes for you! If you can find it, you’ve very lucky! It’s a gorgeous blush and works well on fair to medium or medium-dark skin tones. I’m extremely lucky because my mom found this for me at a counter back “home” in Oklahoma and sent to to me all the way in Los Angeles so I could have it and review it on here for all of you. Thank you, mom! You’re the best!


Cheeky Bugger
Cheeky Bugger


MAC Powder Blushes are one of my favorite types of blushes ever… They’re highly pigmented and finely milled, so they always feel smooth and blend out easily. This particular blush is a Satin finish, which means it has great color and feels silky when applied. This finish gives the skin a natural looking sheen without being too glowy or having any shimmer.

There are several brushes I like to apply MAC’s Powder Blushes with… A 116 Blush Brush is small and somewhat fluffy, so it hugs the curve of your cheek and deposits color evenly. A 168 Large Angled Contour Brush works well too, and for some people, this is easier to apply blush with since it’s angled and tapered to fit the shape of the cheek perfectly. For lighter coverage, you can also use a 159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush… This one will deposit less color than the previous two brushes I mentioned, but still more than a Duo Fibre brush like a 188 or 187. MAC Powder Blushes apply best over whatever powder you use to set your foundation with… You don’t necessarily want to apply these directly on top of a liquid or cream foundation (unless it’s a cream to powder type of formula), because dry, powder products will cling to the cream or liquid product and be very difficult to blend out.

Like the rest of the MAC Osbournes collection, this blush has special packaging, which the same color and texture as the rest of the Kelly products, with a the plastic packaging being a light, violet color with a pearly finish. It also features her signature in red on the clear part of the lid. The cardboard box has a satiny finish with the same lilac color as the plastic packaging and also has Kelly’s signature on it. Since the packaging is special, it raises the price slightly, but I think it’s cute so it’s worth it to me!


Cheeky Bugger Blush Box


Cheeky Bugger Blush is limited edition and (if it’s in stock) available now online at, as well as at MAC stores and counters (Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, etc). It contains the typical 6 g / 0.21 US oz of product and sells for $23, rather than the usual $21 since it has special packaging.



Cheeky Bugger Blush Label

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Blush swatches on NC20 skin.
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Blush swatches on NC20 skin.
Cheeky Bugger
Cheeky Bugger


Cheeky Bugger:   This blush is described as a “soft pink” and has a Satin finish… It’s a light, warm toned peachy pink with yellow based undertones… This make it a natural, but very flattering color for fair to medium skin tones (think anything up to about NC25 to NC30-ish). The finish has a satiny sheen, which gives the cheeks a natural glow without being too shiny. Color payoff is great and true to pan, while coverage is semi-sheer, but buildable… This is typical for a Satin finish blush. I got over 7 hours of wear before I noticed any fading at all. Cheeky Bugger feels very smooth and silky, making it easy to apply, layer, and blend out.

Dupes:   I had a hard time finding the perfect permanent dupe for Cheeky Bugger… Lovecloud Powder Blush is similar, but brighter, a bit darker/more intense, and more pink, but has the same type of Satin finish. Rosy Outlook Pro Longwear Blush is incredibly similar, but maybe a bit more peachy, and it has a more matte finish since it’s part of the Pro Longwear family. For a limited edition product, Legendary Blush (Marilyn Monroe, Sept ’12) is close, but slightly more peachy and has more of a glow, even though it’s also a Satin finish.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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