MAC Supernova Mineralize Blush Review, Photos and Swatches!

mac supernova blush

Mac Supernova Mineralize Blush 

MAC Supernova Mineralize Blush ($23.50) is a new, limited edition baked blush released in the Heavenly Creatures Collection that launched in stores yesterday (July 5th).

The “Mineralize” products by MAC are either hated or loved, and I love them. What I love specifically about the Mineralize Blushes, is that they are very soft and blend easier than standard, pressed powder blushes.

Typically, those who prefer matte finish cheek products steer clear of Mineralize cheek products because of the pearly (sometimes shimmery – but not glittery) finish.

Supernova is described on the MAC website as a magenta and burnished gold melange. That pretty much says it – it’s a magenta base, intertwined with a swirl of gold-bronze. The magenta is quite cool, but when the swirl of gold and magenta is combined, it creates a slightly reddened pink tone to the magenta.

The blush itself is very pigmented, and because Supernova is a fairly deep shade, you have to apply it with a light hand, or you can quickly go overboard with it. A duo fibre brush (such as the E.L.F Stipple Brush or MAC 187/188 Brush) will work best for laying down the least color. If you’re using a standard blush brush, you only need to tap the product once, and dust the brush on a tissue prior to application to ensure a light application.

mac supernova blush

Supernova actually isn’t that soft in comparison to other mineralize blushes, but I still get a good, even application with it. Although the product does contain a bit of shimmer, it’s not as frosty as a MSF and does not emphasis pores.

Overall, I’m really happy with this blush, and for the pink lovers out there, I’m sure you’ll like it too!

mac supernova blush

mac supernova blush

mac supernova blush

For now, here’s a swatch of it on my hand. I’ll update this post soon to show what it looks like on my cheeks. (For now, check it out on Christine of Temptalia. It looks lovely on her!)

I grabbed a few blushes for comparison. I figured Nars Mounia could be very similar, but it turns out they don’t come close. It actually looks like Supernova can be created by adding a bit of MAC Frankly Scarlet over MAC Dollymix Blush (or vise-versa).

Swatches from left to right: MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush, MAC Dollymix Blush, MAC Supernova Mineralize Blush and Nars Mounia. 

The Round-Up


  • Unique shade – I don’t own any exact dupes
  • Very pigmented color
  • Soft, easy to blend texture
  • Flattering on all skin tones


  • Isn’t as soft as other mineralize blushes I’ve tried

    Price: $23.50, MAC. Currently in-stores, and sold out online.

    22 thoughts on “MAC Supernova Mineralize Blush Review, Photos and Swatches!

    1. Girl, you can! Applied very lightly, it's a gorgeous berry pink. It only really appears deep when applied heavily. My shade right now is around MAC NC30. I have a light tan from the Fake Bake Flawless I've been using. 🙂


    2. Frankly Scarlet is one of my favs! I've been neglecting it lately.. I need to put it to use again! On the cheeks, it's such a pretty vibrant pink shade (although it's red in the pan, it sheers out to a pink).


    3. Me too!! I tried ordering it online a few days before the store launch and it sold out right away! I was so bummed, but very happy to find it at my local Macy's.


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