Review & Swatches: MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

Blush as vibrantly, softly, or hip as you dare in shades that reflect your mood, style and skin tone. Six new limited edition Blush Powders in red-orange, peach, pink and lavender that are seamlessly sheer, and stay as bright on the skin as they are in palette.

This review is for the 6 new powder blushes releasing with MAC’s Tres Cheek Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Pink Tea (satin): Bright mid-tone pink
  • Love Cloud (satin): Bright mid-tone pink
  • Peony Petal (satin): Bight blue pink
  • Modern Mandarin (satin): Red orange
  • Immortal Flower (satin): Bright peach
  • Full of Joy (frost): Lavender


Packaging: 9/10

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

Quality: 9/10

Pink Tea is a soft, nude pink that is good for a neutral blush on light skin but won’t show up well on anything darker than NC/NW25 skin.

Love Cloud is a bright, peachy pink with good pigmentation and a sheen finish.

Peony Petal is a bright, blue-based pink with great pigmentation.

Modern Mandarin is a bold orange color that would be beautiful on dark skin and great as a Spring color (orange is very on-trend).

Immortal Flower is a pale peach with weak color payoff.

Full of Joy is a light, shimmery lilac. The color has very weak pigmentation. The first layer I applied with a brush didn’t show up on my skin and I really had to pack on the color to get it to show up on the second layer.

Full of Joy, being a frost formula, is the most shimmery. Next in line are Love Cloud and Modern Mandarin, which both have strong sheen finishes. Then come Pink Tea, Peony Petal, and Immortal Flower, which have satin finishes. Immortal Flower is the most matte of the 6 shades.

Full of Joy is, by far, the most disappointing of the bunch because of its very weak pigmentation. Immortal Flower also lacks vibrancy and is a little weak in pigmentation. The stand-out shade is Modern Mandarin, which is vibrant and very in-season.

The formula for these blushes isn’t overly powder. The blushes blend and layer well, with the exception of Full of Joy.

Ease of Use: 9/10

For the most part, these powders transfer onto the skin smoothly and evenly. Immortal Flower and Full of Joy, as stated above, require more work and layering.

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 Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Pink Tea

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Pink Tea

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Pink Tea Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Love Cloud

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Love Cloud

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Love Cloud Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Peony Petal

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Peony Petal

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Peony Petal Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Immortal Flower

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Immortal Flower

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Immortal Flower Swatches

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Full of Joy

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Full of Joy

MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blush in Full of Joy Swatches


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8 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Tres Cheek Powder Blushes

  1. ann maris tiu says:

    This is so helpful! Like the immortal flower. How does it compare to mac peaches(which I have)? THANKS!

  2. Amy says:

    Love your site and your honest thoughts about these blushes. Great work and so helpful.

  3. Jenn says:

    Oh my, they are all so pretty! Allura, how does Modern Mandarin compare to Tarte’s Clay Blush in Tipsy, and also Lovecloud to Tarte’s Clay Blush in Dollface? I own both Tarte blushes, and I might’ve to pass on MM and LC if they’re similar. Thanks!

  4. Sthobbie says:

    I really like them all… So hard to choose, I am really loving all the MAC collections coming out soon… Really waiting for the extra dimension and hey sailor items!

  5. Elena T says:

    All are wonderful but I’m in love with Modern Mandarin!

  6. Misato-san says:

    I like 5 of them. FIVE. ;_;

  7. I want all of them. They are so pretty 🙂

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