MAC ProLongwear Blush in Stubborn Review & Swatches


Hi All,

Like most of my blushes, this too has an interesting story. I had bought MAC Frankly Scarlett Blush last year and loved it to bits..It’s one of my few ‘daring blushes’ and I found t to be a refreshing change from my usual pinks.


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Thats what made me go on my hunt for unusual blush shades like Illamasqua Thrust, Kryolan R6 blush, NARS Torrid, etc…Next on my radar was MAC Fever..I wanted to see how I could make it look good on my skintone …especially since the shade usually makes me look bruised to the core despite looking so pretty…. So I walked into the store and while I was testing out the wear for MAC Posey, decided to check out Fever…


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The minute I swatched it, my eyes connected with this sexy blush aptly named Stubborn. I swatched it and realised it was waay mor eup my alley than Fever and picked it up without a second thought 🙂


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My take on the MAC Prolongwear Blush in Stubborn:-


  • Color: The blush is described as a matte raspberry pink. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of a matte version of MAC Gleeful which is a mineralize blush reviewed here.
  • Price:  INR 1600
  • Quantity:  6g
  • Pigmentation & Texture: This is extremely pigmented and one needs to use a light hand with this. It’s soft and has an almost creamy texture.
  • Staying Power: This blush stays for about 8-9hrs easily.


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I like to wear crazy shades sometimes which are more out of the box for me. Where first I used to be dead scared of such colors, now they attract me like a bee to honey! I remember in my haul post when I showed this blush, someone happened to mention that it was a little hard to blend and need to be worked on fast. So I went home and tried it out again to observe. I agree with her that it has an almost staining effect on the skin although I found it easy to blend…

MAC Prolongwear Blush In Stubborn Finger Swatches:-


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The raspberry tone is very deep and has to be used with a light hand otherwise you could end up looking cartoonish. Wrt which skintone this would suit, I’d say this is one of those shades which anyone would love regardless of the skintone…Those with lighter skintones would need to be more careful with how much you use though.


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Here’s a pic of me wearing it. This pic was taken after 3hrs of wearing it and believe me when I say it looks exactly the way it did when I first applied it..

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What I like about MAC Prolongwear Blush in Stubborn:-


  • The shade is absolutely delicious!
  • Will suit all skintones
  • Really does stay on longer
  • No shimmer but has more of a sheen which looks beautiful
  • Easy to blend
  • After blending, it looks like more of a stain which is quite the change from regular blushes I’ve used.


What I don’t like about  MAC Prolongwear Blush in Stubborn:-

  • Pricier than normal MAC blushes


Ratings:   5/5


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  1. This shade looks lovely on you. Berry color are the color of the season. Even Tom Peuche used berry colors for the Paris Fashion week this month. But I am afraid I am not be able to carry it. It will stand out loud on me. But I would love to get a lippie in this shade. :lipstick:

    • Berry shades truly are the Color of the seasonBo…

      N u can def wear it…itoo had similar doubts about such shades or brighter shades..but once I got frankly Scarlett it cured me of my phobia.. 🙂 just hav to use a tiny bit 🙂

  2. Wow I agree, it looks so good! You have blended it flawlessly 🙂
    Also, which is the lippie that you are wearing here? It looks gorgeous! Me wanttt!! 🙂

  3. u looking stunning…
    loved ur subtle eye makeup..
    and it seems u have lost some weight…
    u r rocking this shade :rock-n-roll: :rock-n-roll:

    • Thanx taps..haan..I think even sleek has a shade like this..don’t remember the name though…I think it’s flushed…that shades comes pretty close t tis..

  4. The blush looks really good on you Zara. And in recent pics your face does look more angular than before, even I feel that you seemed to have lost weight…

  5. I would look badly bruised with this on :beatup: U seem to carry it off well Zee 🙂 What is ur “radar” pointing to next? ;-


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