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The Mac Glow Play Blush Collection is new for Spring 2020. It is a LIMITED EDITION that launched in February.
The entire collection features neutral, sheer, pastel including buildable blushes that are super pretty for spring.
All of the shades are very muted and work with a monochromatic look. You can wear the entire collection together and create looks that you see on the runway.
The Glow Play Blush Collection is a part of the limited “Loud and Clear” collection from Mac Cosmetics (see below for more products). All of the packaging is clear and that makes it feel fresh and new for spring.
As part of the Loud and Clear Collection there are eyeshadows, lipsticks and lip glass that are all very similar shades and muted matte tones. Keep reading below to see more on the Loud and Clear collection but for now we’ll focus on the Mac Glow Play Blushes and swatches!
The Mac Glow Play Blushes are newly formulated and are so unique!
Keep reading to find out what I thought about the Mac Glow Play Blushes including swatches.
If you’re not a fan of Mac Cosmetics, be sure to read my NARS NEW blushes that came out in Spring 2020 review here.
Where Can I buy the Mac Loud & Clear and Glow Play Blush Collection?
You can buy the entire Mac Loud and Clear Collection on MacCosmetics.com (or MacCosmetics.ca in Canada). You can also visit any standalone Mac Cosmetics Store in any mall.
Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada and Hudson’s Bay (Canada only) also carry the entire Mac Glow Play Blush and the Loud and Clear Collection.
Mac Glow Play Blush Review
The Mac Glow Play blushes come in 11 different shades. The reason why they are so unique is that they have a bouncy half cream half powder feel to them.
Mac describes the texture as bouncy and cushiony. If you dip your finger in them you’ll see how the blushes actually feel like play dough! At least that is my take on the texture.
I was confused about how to apply them so I asked the Mac Makeup artist and was told to apply them with a diffuser or “stippling brush” OR with your fingers.
The colours are super sheer and buildable so I found that the brush helped the product transfer onto my cheeks better than my fingers.
Since the formula is so sheer, Mac says that the purpose of the Glow Play blush is to build up the formula to the colour that you want.
I purchased two shades: Blush, Please (left) and Cheer Up (right).
Blush, Please (above) is more of a bronze neutral shade because I wanted a summer shade that had some warmth to it.
Cheer Up (below) is a fun bright pink that I thought would work really well with my skin tone! Look at the swatch – you can barely see the colour! This is the reason why I returned Cheer Up. I understand that the blush is supposed to build up but that swatch was about 4 lines.
My review of the Mac Glow Play blushes is that the darker colours give you a better colour pay off. See above swatch for Blush, Please and Cheer Up – you can understand that Blush, Please is deeper and richer where Cheer Up barely showed any colour on the skin.
I ended up returning “Cheer Up” after trying so hard to build up the colour. I felt it was very pretty in the package but it was SO sheer that I knew it would rub off by lunchtime.
Blush, Please is the shade I stuck with because it looked like the colour melted into my skin and gave me the healthy glow I was looking for!
Mac Glow Play Blush Swatches
Here are all of the Glow Play Blush colours in the collection. OR click here to skip to the Glow Play eye shadow shade review.
No Shame! (A rosy pink)
Blush, Please (Neutral, Light Mauve)
That’s Peachy (Light Peach)
So Natural (Golden Beige)
Groovy (Bright Pinky Coral)
Totally Synced (Pastel Lilac)
Cheer Up (Peachy Pink)
Cheeky Devil (Light Pink)
Heat Index (Bright Pink)
Rosy Does It (Jewel Tone Purple)
Grand (Petal Pink)
Mac Loud and Clear Collection Spring 2020
I don’t typically buy single eyeshadows and previously did not love the mac cosmetics eyeshadow formula. However, I loved the colours so much as they were very muted and matte. I was looking for a single coloured eyeshadow that I could use as a full wash over my eyes.
I feel like cut creases and smokey eyes are great for winter and fall but for the summer time I wanted a simple, light and easy one tone look on my lids!
The three eyeshadows from the Loud and Clear Collection that I picked up are: Omega (top left), Keep Stijl (bottom) and Back to Surreality (top right).
Swatches of Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshdow:
I returned Omega because for my skin tone I found that it was very much on the beige side that didn’t give me any warmth or dimension.
I love Keep Stijl which is a wash of dusty pink shadow that is actually quite pigmented.
Back to Surreality is on the tangerine side but has a beige/brown undertone so it doesn’t look bright on the eyes which is what I was looking for.
Overall, I found the formula of the eyeshadows from the Loud and Clear collection to be easy to blend and pigmented. I know that Mac Cosmetics is redoing their entire eyeshadow formula and I hope this is how it plans to stay.
Mac Glow Play Eyeshadow Swatches
Limited edition highly pigmented neutral and pastel shades to make your Spring and Summer perfect.
Omega (Soft Muted Beige-Taupe)
Keep Stijl (Dirty Rosy Pink)
Back to Surreality (Yellowish Nude)
Trompe L’OL (Soft Bone Nude)
Bougie Babe (Reddish Brown)
Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick and Lipglass Swatches
The Loud and Clear collection lipstick and lipglass shades are very similar to the Glow Play blushes and Eyeshadow shades I mentioned above.
If you love nudes and pinks then you’ll love these lip colours.
Lipglass is a high shine gloss a bit on the sticky side so if you’re not familiar with this formula then you will enjoy the lipstick more.
NOTE: Many of the Loud and Clear Lipsticks are sold out so you may need to go in store. This is a limited edition!
Here is the Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick and Lipglass Swatches: