Updated: MAC Pro Double Blush Palette

review swatches mac pro double blush palette sunbasque modern mandarin fleur power peachykeen
I wanted to do an updated version of my MAC Pro Blush Palette because the last time I posted about it was almost three years ago. ((Yes, my blog turns three this month. #tears #whathaveIdonewithmytime. As usual, I'm planning a giveaway to commemorate the occasion so stay tuned for that.)) In my old 2012 post, I was using the old (flimsy) plastic MAC Palette. I replaced it with the new double palette which does not have a clear lid. It has a plastic separator that divides two sections. The whole thing (blushes + inserts) is heavy as ferk, but I highly recommend you use the inserts (even though you can fit more blushes without it and it would weigh less) because the double palettes have strong magnets and are very heavy. This causes the blush pans to move around a lot more than in a single palette. Plus, if you don't use the inserts, the pans closest to the corners have a tendency of lifting up because they stick to the opposite side's corners. tl;dr - Handle with care and get the inserts.


review swatches mac pro double blush palette sunbasque modern mandarin fleur power peachykeen
review swatches mac pro double blush palette sunbasque modern mandarin fleur power peachykeen shadowy vs shadester

Looking back, the blushes in my MAC Palette have changed drastically in three years but a few have stuck around (Fleur Power and Peaches). I have individual reviews for most of these shades so I won't redundantly review them again here. These are not all of my MAC Blushes, just the ones that fit here. One side is my colorful side and the other is my nude/contouring side. 

Pink Swoon (review): Matte bubblegum pink.
Modern Mandarin (review): Coral/orange with a satin finish.
Peaches (review): Matte light peach.
Azalea (review): Bright fuchsia. 
Peachykeen (review): Peachy pink with gold shimmer.
Fleur Powder (review): Matte medium yellow-based pink.

Buff: Soft brown beige. (Like NARS Douceur).
Shadester (review): Warm conturing brown.
Lightsweep (review): Subtle champagne highlighter.
Melba (review): Matte nude rose.
Shadowy: Dark cool-toned contouring brown.
Sunbasque (review): Shimmery rose gold.

I love all of these colors. I tend to give away or sell products I don't use, so if they made it to my blush palette it means there's something about them I really love. That said, some shades stand out to me a lot. Sunbasque is particularly stunning and unique. It gives me a orangy/tanned glow. Modern Mandarin is the sort of color that livens up the face in a very youthful way. I'm glad they made it permanent. Lastly, Azalea is obviously a stand-out product. Don't be afraid of how it looks in the pan. Check out my review of it to see how wearable it can look.

As a parting note: Halloween posts begin tomorrow! I meant to start posting them earlier but... I've had some rotten months. Sorry for my inconsistency. Have a good week! 

xx Coco

28 comments

  1. I particularly like the look of Peaches, Buff and Fleur Power. Hopefully I'll add these to my almost non-existent collection (I only own Melba) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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    1. I think you'd really like those if you already love Melba.

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  2. Buff and Sunbasque are my favorites!! Yes, Azalea is freaking stunning! I wouldn't mind having like half a gram's worth of that blush as it'd probably take forever to use up with regular use! Congrats on your blog being ONLY 3 years old and with such a following! Will be looking forward to the halloween posts!

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    1. Thank you, Shar! And definitely, one Azalea would probably be enough to share with friends for a lifetime.

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  3. Your collection is making me droooool! <3 Absolutely loving it and I would wear similar shades myself! Melba though is what I would pick as my go to! :) Looking forward to your Halloween posts!

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  4. i need melba and sunbasque! also -- happy almost blog birthday!

    brooke | brooke elise

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  5. You have such a gorgeous collection! There isn't a shade there I wouldn't wear although I'd obviously go easy on Azalea!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah, you just need a light tap of the brush x

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  6. All of these look gorgeous! I'm really bad at applying blush so I tend to stay away from it, though :(

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    1. I was really bad too at first. I'm still not as good as I'd like to be actually. But before it always ended up too low and too big.

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  7. This is quite a complete spectrum of blushes! If you like MAC blush formula, you wouldn't need anything else than this beautifully curated palette. Azalea is obviously the most stunning shade, but I find the neutrals so pretty!

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  8. I never tried Mac blushes but now I have a good idea of how they look ! Thanks !

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  9. So glad to hear that tip about the double MAC palettes! I'm going to pick some up in a few weeks because they're way cheaper than z-palettes but it never occurred to me that all your makeup would slide around in there. I might pick up a couple of inserts in case I need them since they're so cheap.

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. It generally doesn't slide if the palette is full enough, but the double palettes have a tendency of lifting up the pans closest to the corners.

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  10. Peaches and Melba are completely up my alley! I've always been tempted by them but have never bitten the bullet! I do loooooove my MAC mineralize blush in Warm Soul though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  11. Congrats on three years of blogging! I've never been a fan of MAC blushes as I've found the pigmentation a bit lacking in the ones I've swatched, but holy smokes, Modern Mandarin, Peaches, Peachykeen, Fleur Power, Melba, and Sunbasque are all swoon-worthy *-*

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    1. Thank you :) There are some really amazingly pigmented blushes. You might have tried the sheertones which are the sheer formulas x

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  12. great post dear! I love your blog:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  13. All of these shades are extremely pretty and look versatile! Modern Mandarin is just stunning! And, a huge congrats on three whole years of blogging! <3 xxx

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  14. OMG I neverrrr wear mac blushes but they look so neat and organized in that palette <3.
    Gorgeous as always! (I'm catching up on your blog jaja)

    www.bycaromakeup.com

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  15. Wonderful review! You're so gorgeous btw. :))) I'm trying to decide between Modern Mandarin and Sunbasque. I'm looking for that soft orangey glow without disco ball shimmer for the day and into the night. Which would you suggest.

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    1. Thank you! I would definitely recommend Modern Mandarin then x

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