MAC Breath of Plum Blush: Review, Swatches


Hi All,

Yes…I’m officially Plum crazy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I got this baby sometime last year and kinda forgot about it for a while..Then a coupl’a months back when I got my new makeup organizers and started organizing, I rediscovered this!! I did feel like hitting myself..especially since I’d like to think of myself as fair towards all my blushes…I try not to be partial and treat them with equal love..So how could I have forgotten about my Breath of Plumm?!??!?!


Ok…enough with the theatrics πŸ˜‰ (applause anyone? Or maybe a standing ovation for my performance?) I do think this is more like one of the many unsung heroes of MAC. We tend to gravitate towards the populars like Desert Rose, Peaches, Fluer Power…or Wow over the bolder shades like Frankly Scarlett or Fever. But then such unique shades get shoved into the background. But not anymore!!! Here I present the very gorgeous… BREATH OF PLUM!


Also Read MAC Blush in Desert Rose

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My take on the MAC Breath of Plum Blush:

  • Color: This pan of gorgeousness is a dirty plum-pink color. No shimmers so its perfectly suitable for work πŸ™‚
  • Price:  INR 1100 & 980 for the refillmac breath of plum blush review+ mac blush ingredients
  • Quantity:  6g

Also Read MAC Blush in Breezy & MAC Blush in Fleur Power

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  •  Pigmentation & Texture: The blush has a sheertone finish and so is quite sheer and can be built up comfortably as you wish. Like Peaches blush, this also provides a nice plum-toned-pink wash of color to my cheeks.mac breath of plum blush review+ mac blush review
  • Staying Power: This blush stays  for about 4-5hrs easily on me.
  • Application: I use a normal round blush brush and apply the shade to the sides on my cheeks towards my temples in a ‘C’ shape.


Also Read MAC Blush in Peaches

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A point to mention about this blush is that on fairer skins this does look more pink. However, on deeper skintones, this would look more on the plummy side. But yes, it does suit any skintone! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This is a perfect blush for blush newbies or even for daily wear. I mention it’s perfect for newbies especially since its sheer and has to be layered to be built up. This I feel gives us a lot of flexibility since the chances of making more ‘boo-boos’ is greatly reduced.


Also Read MAC mineralize Blush in Dollymix

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Pros of MAC Breath of Plum Blush:

  • A perfect everyday kinda blush
  • Flattering to all skintones
  • A good blush to begin with.
  • Can be built up as per our wish
  • Staying power is good
  • Pigmentation gets a Thumbs Up from me πŸ™‚
  • Nil fallout
  • Doesn’t give any prob while blending.


Also Read MAC Blush in Feeling

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Cons of MAC Breath of Plum Blush:

  • Nothing at all!


I really wish this shade would get its due. It’s such a gorgeous shade but gets lost amongst the Breezy’s, Sunbasque’s and others… Kinda makes me think about the other blushes which I haven’t even spared a look for. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰



  • Pigmentation: 4/5
  • Texture: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 4.5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 4.5/5


Girls, Would you try this out?


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  1. Pewty shade Zee! I love such shades a lot! somehow they suit me unlike Bright Pinks which don suit me well πŸ™

    • awww..its so easy..ul b able t do it realy well..hav u watched youtube vids? ill def try doin a tute…but honestly it may tk a little time.

  2. veryyy beautiful shade Zara …. i have only one plum from MAC Plumful … am gonna try this before fall :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:

    • Ul luv it rash…it’s just somethin t try out…the kind of blush u can wear while pin for a walk…not too dark or too bright…perfect πŸ™‚

      • yeahhhh so very true Zara … this is what i thought .. coz am not okay with plum foolery every time πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ .. this is bang on there …. am gonna try it in store and buy a refill … i recently picked empty palette :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

        • So true…for casual wear plum foolery may not be the best thing t go for…thisis quite mild πŸ™‚

          Oh u got d empty palette! B tak kitna fill kiya?

          • none Zara … you know na they hiked the price and in othr store they had the old price wala palette so picked one .. thought will fill with matte blushes .. but now am thinking let me buy new ones … confused .. but they have old pricing wala so i might pick 1 – 2 next month .. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

            • haan…its a gud idea to get d oldones…as many as possible infact! god knows y they hiked d price ya….ridiculous…as if their stuff wasnt pricey to begin with.

  3. Very nicely written review zeee :yes: :hug-makeup: U keep talking bout mac peaches so much that i just wanna go grab it! πŸ™‚


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