Review & Swatches: MAC Style Seeker Powder Blushes

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blushes

Limited Edition
Release Date: August 23, 2012 (U.S.) / September 2012 (International)
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Company’s Description

Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks.

This review is for the 3 new, limited-edition Powder Blush shades releasing with MAC’s upcoming Style Seeker Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Worldly Wealth (Frost): Shimmer peachy bronze
  • Supercontinental (Satin): Bright cute coral
  • Hidden Treasure (Velvet): Rich burnt red



Packaging: 9/10

These blushes come in standard MAC compacts. They are lightweight plastic with snap-shut, see-through lids. The compacts are durable and portable.

Quality: 9.8/10

Supercontinental is a very pigmented light peach color that leaves the skin with a luminescence without any shimmer. Even though Supercontinental is a light shade, it has great pigmentation and color-payoff and doesn’t need layering to get the color to show. The color is very similar to MAC’s Launch Away blush, but doesn’t look as powdery on the skin and doesn’t need nearly the kind of layering Launch Away does.

Hidden Treasure is an incredibly intense blood red with just a whisper of gold shimmer that isn’t noticeable unless you look up close. This color was so bright that I had to use a clean brush to buff out the color after applying it (swatch image below is post-buffing).

Worldly Wealth is a medium tan with finely-milled gold shimmer throughout. This can easily be used as a highlighter on deep skin or as a shimmering bronzing shade on lighter skin.

I am extremely impressed by all 3 of these colors. The formula for each has just enough softness to apply smoothly and evenly on the skin through the blending process without being dusty or crumbly.

Ease of Use: 9.8/10

I had zero issues with applying these shades. I didn’t need to apply multiple layers of them and had no trouble getting an even finish on the skin through the blending process. If anything, use a lighter hand with Hidden Treasure than you normally would with your blush–it’s crazy-pigmented!

Price: 9/10

For $20.00 you get 6 grams (0.21 ounces) of product, which is currently the normal price (up from $19.50) and amount for a MAC powder blush.

Final Grade

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blushes

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush Swatches

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Supercontinental

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Supercontinental

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Supercontinental Swatch Blended

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Hidden Treasure

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Hidden Treasure

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Hidden Treasure Swatch Blended

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth

MAC Style Seeker Powder Blush in Worldly Wealth Swatch Blended


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12 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Style Seeker Powder Blushes

  1. Wow. Hidden treasure and Supercontinental are really gorgeous to me! I’m really considering to purchase… and I have to be quick! 🙂

  2. BooBooNinja says:

    Hmm. Maybe it was a bad blush. I used the MAC 168 at the store. Strange…

  3. BooBooNinja says:

    Do you know how MAC Supercontinental compares with NARS Gilda?
    I’m really digging the MAC one.

    • Allura says:

      They’re not similar. Gilda is more orange and doesn’t have the sheen of Supercontinental.

      • BooBooNinja says:

        Thanks for your feedback. Do you think there is a risk of Supercontinental being chalky on NC20/25 skin? I’m a fan of blushes with a skin-like finish.

        • Allura says:

          No. As I mentioned, it isn’t chalky or powdery. I have NC20 skin.

          • BooBooNinja says:

            Yay!

            • BooBooNinja says:

              So… I went to MAC yesterday and an SA kindly pulled this from the back for me so I could test it. It was my first experience with a MAC blush. There was a surprising amount of powder kick-up when I put brush to pan. Disappointing, really. Is this typical of MAC powder blushes? Is there a trick to using them? I also tried Laura Mercier Lush Nectarine, which is slightly less pink than SC. I think you’d really like it!

  4. Joanna says:

    do you know how hidden treasure compares to NARS exhibit A? thank you for the great swatches! 🙂

  5. Lisa T says:

    I love Hidden Treasure!

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