MAC Blush in Desert Rose (With Swatch) | Beauty Review

MAC describes the Desert Rose powder blush as a soft reddish-burgundy. Yes, it’s got a reddish tone but I wouldn’t have thought to call it a burgundy shade….Would you?! I don’t know about you but I would consider it a dusty, dirty rose pink. It looks really pretty in the pan and every prettier on skin. 
MAC Desert Rose Blush


When it comes to MAC blushes (or any MAC product, in fact) my budget doesn’t stretch that far for me to be experimental with perhaps a more vibrant blush or that deep purple lipstick I’ve been wanting to try for ages, so therefore, I like to choose colours that I can get the most out of, the ones that are suitable to wear on a daily basis.
MAC Desert Rose Blush review
When I buy something from their range, I want something wearable, a shade that I can get the absolute most out of. And Desert Rose (£16.99 from Fragrance Direct) is exactly what that is. Whether you’re new to make-up or you simply want a everyday blush, Desert Rose is the one. It will suit all skin tones, even those with pale skin.
MAC Desert Rose Blush
The powder blush is a matte finish goes on really subtle and sheer but like all of MAC’s blushers, the pigmented colour is buildable which is just as well because I like to be heavy-handed on blush so that the colour lasts longer throughout the day!

Sweep lightly because MAC products are pigmented, a few sweep and you’ll get a natural flush of colour. The swatch below shows 3 layers of the blush which when it has been blended, leaves you with beautiful flush of dark pink on your cheeks.

MAC Desert Rose Blush swatch
You can buy a selection of MAC make-up on Fragrance Direct where they’re £1-£2 cheaper than high street stockists. 

Check out what other blushers I have in my make-up collection and see all of my other MAC reviews here.



  1. 11th January 2016 / 5:46 pm

    This is ever such a pretty shade. I'm the same with splashing out on more expensive products, I much prefer to invest in shades I know I'll get plenty of wear out of 🙂
    Megan x
    London Callings

  2. 11th January 2016 / 6:42 pm

    This blush is gorgeous, I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on it. x


  3. 11th January 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Oh it's lovely – a perfect dusty pink for the winter months!

  4. 11th January 2016 / 9:32 pm

    That's such a beautiful blusher, it looks similar to Mac Posey which is one of my favourites but cream form! Such a natural pinched cheek look!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  5. 11th January 2016 / 10:21 pm

    Lovely colour! I'm always so stuck for choice when it comes to MAC counters and like you, I don't want to waste my hard-earned money! This looks great though x

    Always, Alice

  6. 13th January 2016 / 3:04 pm

    This is so pretty and such a stunning color. I need to pick up a Mac blush since I don't have one.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  7. 14th January 2016 / 2:50 am

    These type of blush shades always looks so flattering on you!

    chloé⎪ status.chlo

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