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Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos

Julep Maven October 2015 Review + Photos. Monthly nail and beauty subscription box review. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

I’m posting this October Julep Maven review a little late (I got my box a couple weeks ago) — but, even though it’s late, it’s kind of sort of appropriate for today since today is the first day of the November Maven collection reveal. I just finished editing my Maven box for next month and saw some really sweet nail shades and other goodies (like the Holiday collection sneak peek) … but for this post I’m still focused on the October box, which I absolutely loved!

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Julep Nail Color in (from top to bottom): Laurel, Anya and Colton

First up are the nail shades that I chose with my October Maven box:

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Julep Nail Color in “Laurel”

Julep Nail Color in Laurel ($14 or $11.20 for Maven subscribers, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Raven feather silk.” I really liked this color, it’s like a shimmery black-ish color, but it looks almost dark gray because of the silver-y shimmer. The shimmer is also kind of muted so when you first look at the nail you might not even realize it’s a shimmer color. This is the only shade this month that I took a photo of (above), although this photo doesn’t really do this color justice. I’m going to start taking nail color swatches for all Julep Maven boxes from now on!

Julep Nail Color in Anya ($14 or $11.20 for Maven subscribers, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Climbing ivy crème.” I’m not gonna lie — I got this color mainly for the name, because of Anya from the Buffyverse 😀 But I also really love this ivy-green shade, it’s perfect for fall and it has a gorgeous crème finish.

Julep Nail Color in Colton ($10 special right now, 0.27 oz.; julep.com): Described as a “Black iris crème.” This shade is also really pretty but I think it’s more of a deep purple than a black. Either way it’s a super dark and rich shade, also perfect for the fall.

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Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush in “Rosewood”

This blush was probably my favorite product in the October Maven box. I received it in “Rosewood,” a new shade in Julep’s pore-minimizing blush line and I am totally obsessed with it. This color is a mauve-ish rose shade, which is a bit darker than most of my usual blushes (which is one of the reasons why I love it so much), and It’s also perfect for this time of year.

Julep Your Happy Look Pore-Minimizing Blush ($24 or $19.20 for Mavens, 0.26 oz.; julep.com): A “groundbreaking blush” that “minimizes complexion imperfections” with light-diffusing diamond powder and vitamin B6. This blush formula contains Julep’s “Power Cell Complex”, Rosehip seed oil to deliver essential nutrients and green coffee bean oil to invigorate skin and promote cell turnover. This blush is pretty generously pigmented and it blends very well. I have to say, once again, that I absolutely love this shade — it looks wonderful and has a perfect hint of subtle shimmer.

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Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in “Taupe Shimmer”

I was pretty surprised at how much I also loved this eyeshadow stick that Julep debuted this month. I’m usually not a huge fan of eyeshadow sticks and I never have much faith in cream shadows other than my tried-and-true favorites, but this crème-to-powder formula was pretty impressive. I love how easy it is to use this shadow stick and the best part is that it blended beautifully with the shimmery powder shadows I tried it out with. It lasted for my whole work day, but my eye makeup always seems to last extremely well when I apply my Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer first (my favorite).

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Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick in “Taupe Shimmer”

Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème-to-Powder Eyeshadow Stick ($18 or $14.40 for Maven subscribers, 0.04 oz.; julep.com): A two-in-one crème-to-powder shadow and eyeshadow smudger. This “crease-proof, stay-all-day” shadow is formulated with skin-smoothing vitamins C and E and it blends easily before setting to a long-lasting finish. It is available in six different shades.

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Julep Nail Files (top) and Halloween nail stickers (bottom)

These last two items were both add-ons that I chose for my October Maven box (the eyeshadow stick was the third add-on that I chose this month). I usually choose three add-ons every month because Julep will send you a free surprise every time you pick three or more add-ons with your Maven box. This month I received one of the nail polishes (that I wrote about above) as a free gift — I think it was the “Colton” shade, but I’m not 100% sure.

But anyway, I really needed good nail files so I decided to go with this nail file trio as one of my add-ons. I don’t know why but it has been SO extremely hard for me to find good nail files lately. I’ve only been able to find ones that do a pretty crappy job at filing and I end up throwing them away after just a few uses. So anyway, I am really glad I added these Julep files to my October Maven box because, as simple as they are, they definitely work well and get the job done. Totally worth it. I don’t see these files available anywhere on Julep’s website but I do see them every month when I pick out my Maven box as available add-ons, so I think the only way to get these specific files is to add them on to your monthly Maven box.

The last product this month were this super cool neon yellow Halloween nail stickers. These are also not available for regular purchase on the Julep website, but Julep usually comes out with different nail wraps and stickers every month or so during the Maven reveal. I’m going to try these out next week for Halloween and I’m sure I will be Instagramming them once they’re on my nails 🙂

 

Subscription Box Breakdown:

I loved my October Julep Maven box. I am seriously obsessed with this blush shade and how awesomely blendable it is as well as the eyeshadow stick, which is also awesomely blendable and has great staying power. I’m loving all three of the nail colors I received this month, the nail files are great and I can’t wait to try out the Halloween nail stickers. This was definitely one of my favorite Maven boxes.

Pricing & Availability:

Julep Maven is a monthly beauty and nail polish subscription service that costs $24.99 per month with the option to upgrade your box for a higher cost. To subscribe click here, or head over to Julep.com for more information.

 

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Julep Maven April 2014 Review + Photos: The Vivid Collection, including Julep's New Pore-Minimizing Blush & Bronzer! Julep Maven April 2014 The Vivid Collection Review, Photos and Swatches. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Julep Maven April 2014 Review + Photos: The Vivid Collection, including Julep’s New Pore-Minimizing Blush & Bronzer

Julep Maven April 2014 Review + Photos: The Vivid Collection, including Julep's New Pore-Minimizing Blush & Bronzer! Julep Maven April 2014 The Vivid Collection Review, Photos and Swatches. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I was SO excited about this month’s Julep Maven collection and it finally arrived a few days ago! This was the first month that I decided to upgrade and get the whole entire collection (regular monthly price of $19.99 + an extra $55), which included nine beautiful, bright nail colors, Julep’s new pore-minimizing blush and bronzer, PLUS their new blush brush and bronzer blush.

I have loved every makeup brush that Julep has made so far (including my favorite eyeliner brush ever), and these new blush and bronzer brushes are no different — the bronzing brush is especially amazing. This post is a bit photo-heavy so just a warning …

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Julep Maven is a monthly nail polish and beauty subscription box ($19.99/month) that has a bunch of different box “styles” you can choose each month, and every one has a different color/makeup combination. Every month, Julep debuts a new collection, which includes brand-new nail polish hues and brand-new Julep beauty products.

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Each Maven box usually contains one of the new beauty products featured that month, plus a combination of 2-3 nail colors from that month’s collection (there are also options to just receive the beauty products that month, or just the nail colors). For an additional cost you can upgrade your box to contain more products or, for $55, you can upgrade your Maven subscription that month and receive the whole month’s collection, which is what I did this month.

This month’s Maven box debuted Julep’s “Vivid Collection” — super bright, spring-y nail colors, plus Julep’s brand-new blushes and bronzers in a pore-minimizing formula and two new brushes to apply them with.

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From left to right: Julep Nail Color in Flora, Bailey and Maren

I love every single nail color featured this month and I’ve been painting my nails in a new one every day since I received my April Maven box. Pictured above are the “It Girl” colors of the month:

  • Julep Nail Color in Flora (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.; julep.com) is described as an “exotic dragonfruit with blue shimmer.”
  • Julep Nail Color in Bailey (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as a “hyped cobalt sheer.”
  • Julep Nail Color in Maren (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as an “electric bubblegum sheer with blue sheen.”
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Julep Nail Color in Phoebe (left) and Sunny (right)

These two shades were both featured in the “Boho Glam” box for April and they both have a metallic/chrome finish:

  • Julep Nail Color in Phoebe (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as a “vibrant jungle metallic.” It is very metallic turquoise-y.
  • Julep Nail Color in Sunny (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as an “overexposed yellow chrome.”
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Julep Nail Color in Tatum (left) and Kayla (right)

These next two colors were both part of the “Bombshell” box for April:

  • Julep Nail Color in Tatum (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as a “neon chartreuse chrome.”
  • Julep Nail Color in Kayla (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as an “electric iris sheer with violet sheen.” I would also call this a periwinkle-type violet-blue. It was a little difficult to take photos of this particular color — the first set of photos came out with the polish looking very blue, and then I was finally able to capture how it actually looks — which is a blue base mixed with a lighter purple-ish color. I still wasn’t able to capture exactly how this polish looks, but the photo above was the best one I could get.
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Julep Nail Color in Mariska (left) and Caitlin (right)

The last two nail colors in the Vivid Collection were the “Classic With A Twist” box colors, which both have a shimmer finish:

  • Julep Nail Color in Mariska (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as a “juicy tangerine shimmer.”
  • Julep Nail Color in Caitlin (reg. $14 or $11.20 Maven price for 0.27 oz.julep.com) is described as a “shocking hibiscus with gold shimmer.” This was definitely my favorite shade of the month!
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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush (left) and Bronzer (right)

I was most excited about the new blush and bronzer this month because it’s the first time that Julep has ever released these kinds of products. For the most part, I have been extremely impressed with almost all of the Julep beauty products I have used so far (and this is saying something, since they are originally a nail polish/nail care company), so I was really looking forward to these two new products.

I was definitely not disappointed in the shades and formula — both products were extremely natural-looking (in a good way) but I did have a huge problem with the packaging and both the blush and the bronzer have already crumbled on me (mostly just the bronzer, though). This seemed to be a common sentiment among those who reviewed these products online already.

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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Bronzer in Medium Tan

I’m loving the bronzer color + “pore-minimizing” formula — well, I don’t know if it’s the bronzer or the bronzing brush (below) that I’m applying it with (probably both — the brush is amazing), but it goes on so smoothly, blends well and looks SO natural. This is probably the most natural-looking bronzer I have ever used and I’m loving that.

Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Bronzer (reg. $28 or $22.40 Maven price for 0.26 oz.; julep.com) comes in two different shades – “Light Golden Bronze” and “Medium Tan” (I received the latter). It seems that both the blush and bronzer are out of stock right now on the Julep website, but this usually happens when a new product is released with a Maven box and those products don’t really debut to the public for another few weeks, at least. I’m kind of hoping that they fix the packaging problem before they officially release both products.

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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Bronzer in Medium Tan

This bronzer contains a “ground-breaking formula” that “diffuses the appearance of pores and imperfections,” and diamond powder to give cheeks a “luminous shimmer.” It is also formulated with vitamin B6 for a “truly healthy glow.”

It’s kind of a shame that this product has all this awesome stuff in it and the shade really is very lovely and natural-looking, but the packaging is just so disappointing and the bronzer crumbled into a powder by the second day of me using it.  I was also actually quite surprised that it came in such a cheap-y plastic container. It’s weird — I can’t explain it — but it’s just CHEAP feeling and looking.

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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini

The blush was nice too, but I didn’t like the color as much as the bronzer. It blended well but the color didn’t pop on my skin as much as I would have liked (I applied with a very heavy hand in the photo below to be sure the color can actually be seen). I love the way the color looks in the pan so I was a little disappointed that it didn’t come out exactly the same.

Also, I feel the need to put a disclaimer on my photo again because I’m still a little shy about putting photos of myself on the blog — I’m working on the angles, I know they’re not the best, but I really wanted to try a photo out with this blush because I definitely want to break that fear. I think that actually seeing these products on the skin, how they’re supposed to be applied, is so much more helpful than just seeing a swatch on my arm (which I also took a photo of, below). I took this photo with my iPhone because I can’t quite figure out how to take photos of myself with my regular camera just yet. And it was dark out so the lighting was a little off …

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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini — applied heavily so it would actually show up!

I’ve been using a little bit of this blush mixed with my Laura Geller blush (review to come soon) and that way I get a near-perfect color. Either way, this blush is still very pretty and great for lighter skin tones and for a more natural flush. This one hasn’t crumbled nearly as much as the bronzer … yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini

Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush (reg. $24 or $19.20 Maven price for 0.25 oz.julep.com) also comes in two different shades, “Petal Pink,” and “Peach Bellini.” I received the latter, which is a light peachy-pink with a slight shimmer. It actually comes out a lot less peach and way more pink when applied on my cheeks, which was a little disappointing because I would have preferred a much more peach-looking shade.

This blush is also created with Julep’s Glow “groundbreaking formula” to diffuse the appearance of pores and imperfections. It contains diamond powder to give cheeks a “luminous shimmer,” as well as vitamin B6 “for a truly healthy glow.” Again, like the bronzer, this blush sounded SO promising and it really would have been great if A). the color was a little more vibrant — I felt like this was more of a sheer or semi-sheer blush, which is really not my thing (I want my blush colors to really pop); and B). the packaging wasn’t so cheap/it didn’t start crumbling in the pan already.

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Swatches: Julep Glow Pore-Minimizing Bronzer in Medium Tan (left) and Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini (right)

All in all I really liked the new bronzer formula, except for the fact that it broke within the first 48 hours of me using it. I really would have liked the blush too if the color was a little more vibrant. I will probably pick up the other blush color (“Petal Pink”) when Julep officially releases the new blush and bronzers.

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Julep Blush Brush (top) and Bronzer Brush (bottom)

And now for my favorite products from April’s Julep Maven box … the blush and bronzer brushes! The bronzing brush was especially amazing and, unlike the packaging of the blush/bronzer, the brushes are super luxe looking down to the handle. Both brushes feature “comfortable, weighted handles” and “super-soft synthetic bristles.” The bronzing brush is definitely one of the best brushes of its kind that I have ever used. I also loved the blush brush, but it was slightly larger than what I’m used to, so I just have to get adjusted to it.

Julep Blush Brush (reg. $24 or $19.20 Maven pricejulep.com) is specifically designed to be used with Julep’s new Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush and features an angled bristle design that hugs the contours of your face for a naturally beautiful finish.

Julep Bronzer Brush (reg. $28 or $22.40 Maven pricejulep.com) features Julep’s “comfortable, weighted handle” and has a “unique tulip shape” that evenly picks up and distributes bronzer for a “natural, sun-kissed glow.”

 

All in all I really did enjoy the Julep Maven box for April and I’m glad that I upgraded and got the whole entire Vivid Collection but I was a little disappointed in the packaging of the blush and bronzer. I seriously hope they fix this issue before officially releasing these products on their website.

 

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Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Photos & Swatches

Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

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 FacedI 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.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

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.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Something About Berry

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).

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

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.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Something About Berry

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.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Something About Berry

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 swatch. Superstar Favorite Products: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review, Swatches + Photos. One of my all-time favorite blushes. Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

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. 🙂

 

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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.

 

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