SUPERSTAR PRODUCTS are reviews of my favorite products. Most of these items are products that I have been using religiously for years, and some of them are newer items that I instantly loved so much that they deserve to be on my Superstar Favorite Products list :)
Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I figured this is the perfect time to do my first Superstar Products post about this prettily-packaged blush from Too Faced. I have a lot of favorite blushes, and I switch them up on an almost-daily basis, but Too Faced recently added two new blushes to their Sweethearts line and I like the blush a lot better now that there is a darker color option “Something About Berry,” which I purchased a few weeks ago. I find that this blush has amazing blending ability on my skin, which makes it a perfect go-to for me.
I own the aforementioned “Something About Berry,” as well as the original, “Candy Glow.” I haven’t used the third Sweethearts shade, the bronze-y “Beach Peach,” just yet because I’m not sure how exactly I would use it and if I would even use it at all. I tend to wear pinks/corals on my cheeks and even though this shade is considered a blush and not a bronzer, I would probably just use it as a bronzer either worn alone or mixed with a darker, more matte shade since I hear this color is very light. I guess that’s why it’s technically a blush, and not a bronzer.
I only took my own photos and swatches of “Something About Berry” for this post because it was still new and looked pretty in the packaging. My “Candy Glow” blush is pretty old (I’m down to just one color left out of three), and, as I said, I don’t have “Beach Peach” yet. So, all other photos are credited to Too Faced and Sephora.
The packaging for the Sweethearts blushes is super cute and feminine in true Too Faced fashion. I love all the Too Faced packaging — it’s pretty and girly without being too juvenile-looking (in my opinion).
Each Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush ($30 for 0.19 oz.; sephora.com) contains three shades that can be swirled together or applied individually for a “custom flush or highlight.” This blush has a buildable, baked color formula, which allows it to “truly work on all skin tones,” while the multiple shades create “dimensional color” to “provide the look of younger, brighter, healthier skin.”
I have used a lot of blushes that cake up on my skin or just apply too intensely — I always find the blush-buying process to be a little difficult (the same with bronzer), so I end up returning whatever blush I buy about 50% of the time. I was surprised and very pleased when I first tried the Too Faced Sweethearts blush and saw that it blended so perfectly on my skin; it gives my cheeks a glowing (not shimmery) finish and the color is buildable enough to let you create whatever color intensity you prefer.
This blush also stays put for the duration of my day (with a little help from some setting spray), and it gives off a very pretty glow. I think the colors look a lot more shimmery in the package than they actually are when applied to the skin — they definitely give off more of a glow on my face than the shiny/glitter overload that a lot of other shimmer blushes have. This blush also got very good reviews across the beauty spectrum for the same reasons as the ones that I list here.
Now, with all that being said, I think that some people found the original color, “Candy Glow” to be too light. I definitely did, and that’s why I was so happy that Too Faced recently released the darker pink/peach/mauve color, “Something About Berry.” What I did like about “Candy Glow,” however, was that I could use the darker color as the actual blush color on the apples of my cheeks and then I would use the lighter colors as a highlight.
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Something About Berry” (pictured above) is described as a “shimmering mauve pink/golden peach/shimmering magenta pink.” I think that some people found the original color, “Candy Glow” to be too light. I definitely did, and that’s why I was so happy that Too Faced recently released the darker “Something About Berry,” which I’ve been wearing a lot (I have a lot of favorite blushes so I’m always switching them up).
What I did like about “Candy Glow,” however, was that I could use the darker color as the actual blush color on the apples of my cheeks and then I would use the lighter colors as a highlight. “Candy Glow” is described as a “rose pink shimmer/soft coral pink/peachy pink shimmer.”
So, the Sweethearts blushes can almost be like a whole mini face palette, especially when you include the other new shade, the “Beach Peach” bronze-y color, which is described as a “shimmering peach/rosy pink/shimmering light golden bronze.” I haven’t personally used this color yet and I heard it was also on the lighter side, thus making it a blush and not a bronzer, but I totally think you can use it as a bronzer (even though I still have yet to try) and I can definitely see people with lighter skin tones loving this shade.
As with all Too Faced products, the Sweethearts blushes are 100% cruelty-free. 🙂
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush costs $30 for 0.19 oz. and is available at Sephora, ULTA, TooFaced.com and any other retailer that sells Too Faced cosmetics. Right now, the Too Faced website seems to be currently sold out of the Sweethearts blushes.