Mac Cosmetics Glow Play Collection Loud and Clear Review

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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).

Mac Glow Play Blush Review Spring 2020

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.

Glow Play Blush Swatch Blush Please Cheeky Devil

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)

Mac Glow Play Blush No Shame
No Shame
Mac Glow Play Blush No Shame Swatch
No Shame Swatch

Blush, Please (Neutral, Light Mauve)

Mac Glow Play Blush Blush Please
Blush, Please
Mac Glow Play Blush Blush Please Swatch
Blush, Please Swatch

That’s Peachy (Light Peach)

Mac Glow Play Blush That's Peachy
That’s Peachy
Mac Glow Play Blush That's Peachy Swatch
That’s Peachy Swatch

So Natural (Golden Beige)

Mac Glow Play Blush So Natural
So Natural
Mac Glow Play Blush So Natural Swatch
So Natural Swatch

Groovy (Bright Pinky Coral)

Mac Glow Play Blush Groovy
Groovy
Mac Glow Play Blush Groovy Swatch
Groovy Swatch

Totally Synced (Pastel Lilac)

Mac Glow Play Blush Totally Synced
Totally Synced
Mac Glow Play Blush Totally Synced Swatch
Totally Synced Swatch

Cheer Up (Peachy Pink)

Mac Glow Play Blush Cheer Up
Cheer Up
Mac Glow Play Blush Cheer Up Swatch
Cheer Up Swatch

Cheeky Devil (Light Pink)

Mac Glow Play Blush Cheeky Devil
Cheeky Devil
Mac Glow Play Blush Cheeky Devil Swatch
Cheeky Devil Swatch

Heat Index (Bright Pink)

Mac Glow Play Blush Heat Index
Heat Index
Mac Glow Play Blush Heat Index Swatch
Heat Index Swatch

Rosy Does It (Jewel Tone Purple)

Mac Glow Play Blush Rosy Does It Swatch
Rosy Does It
Mac Glow Play Blush Rosy Does It
Rosy Does it Swatch

Grand (Petal Pink)

Mac Glow Play Blush Grand
Grand
Mac Glow Play Blush Grand Swatch
Grand Swatch

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!

Mac Loud and Clear Glow Play Blush Review
Mac Loud and Clear Limited Edition Collection

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).

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Review
Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow

Swatches of Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshdow:

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Swatches Keep Stijl Omega Surreality
Keep Stijl (far left), Omega (middle) and Surreality (bottom)

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)

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Omega
Omega

Keep Stijl (Dirty Rosy Pink)

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Keep Stijl
Keep Stijl

Back to Surreality (Yellowish Nude)

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Back to Surreality
Back To Surreality

Trompe L’OL (Soft Bone Nude)

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Trompe L'OL

Bougie Babe (Reddish Brown)

Mac Loud and Clear Eyeshadow Bougie Babe
Bougie Babe

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:

Yash (Deep Neutral)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick Yash
Yash

Fleur D’Coral (Light Peach)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick Fleur D'Coral
Fleur D’Coral

Baroque the Internet (Deep Nudey Pink)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick Baroque The Internet
Baroque the Internet

Sugar Dada (Warm Brownish Orange)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipstick Sugar Dada
Sugar Dada

Painted Lady (Pink Coral with Yellow Undertone)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipglass Painted Lady
Painted Lady

Voyeur-Is-Me (Dirty Rose)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipglass Voyeur is Me
Voyeur Is Me

Heart Heist (Light Warm Pink)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipglass Heart Heist
Heart Heist

Deco-A-Go-Go (Pale Yellow Nude)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipglass Deco a Go Go
Deco-A-Go-Go

Female Gaze (Light Orange with Yellow and Gold Pearl)

Mac Loud and Clear Lipglass Female Gaze
Female Gaze

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