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Hard Candy Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush Review and Swatches

I have a deep love for Urban Decay cosmetics and it was my staple brand for many, many years however I never quite felt the love for it’s sister company, Hard Candy.

I’ve done a bit of a purchase here and there of a few makeup items from Hard Candy’s line however nothing quite grabbed and held my attention like Urban Decay’s offerings. A few years back….maybe two years now or three….they released a product called Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush and it quickly became one of my very favorite items that I reached for daily.

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I’m telling you this now because at the moment Sephora’s website and certain Sephora stores are still stocking Hard Candy Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush and it’s a ridiculously low price of $3.38 USD down from it’s original price tag of $13.50 USD.

I had two of the colors selections already which were Baby and Girlie however during a recent Sephora order I ended up purchasing the other two shades since the prices couldn’t be passed up.

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If you love Benefit Benetint and Posietint these are something you might be interested in purchasing. Although vastly different in both texture and formula when compared to Benefit stains these are an interesting offering that are worthy of your attention, especially considering they are under $4 USD each!

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The product comes in a nail polish style packaging with a brush applicator for application. Simply dot a few drops on your cheeks and blend and you’re left with glowing peachy cheeks that last for hours. The formula acts like a stain with it’s incredible long wearing time but feels, looks, and blends like a creamy liquid blush. The blush is a thick creamy liquid that’s pigmented and blends much easier than stain as it’s not busy dripping down your cheeks do to it’s thick consistency.

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All of the shade selections available are peachy in color with no pinkish color choices but that doesn’t really bother me because they are all rather beautiful and give a great glow to your face. The effect of the blush not only gives warmth to cheeks but also a glow and highlighted look.

Girlie is my favorite as it’s a cross between pink and peach. It’s possibly the most pigmented and a little bit goes a very long way to create a rather fresh, natural glow to my cheeks.

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Sugar is my second favorite and is considerably more peachy in color than Girlie.

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Honey Bunny doesn’t offer as good a coverage as Sugar and Girlie and acts more like a highlighter for my cheeks than as a blush however this doesn’t prevent it from being a very nice shade. I actually like applying a bit of Sugar with Honey Bunny on top for a bit of shimmer! Baby is also not pigmented enough to work fully as a blush however it does well as a highlighter. Baby is lighter peach shade where as Honey Bunny is a bronzy honey shade.

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These are truly cute little blushes and well worth stopping at your Sephora to see if any are around left for purchase. I know Sephora has restocked on these several times and currently has 2 of the 4 shades available but do keep your eyes peeled as I did see them restocked several times already. Get them while the getting is good because they’ll be long gone before you know it at this price!

Well worth your cash!

The Muse Approves these for purchase! A Steal, a Deal, and a great blush!

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Did you indulge in any Hard Candy now that it’s 75% off?

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The British Are Invading New York!

Plenty of gorgeous beauty bloggers are popping up all over the Internet today!

One of the Muse’s very favorite bloggers and mates, Zara, from Kiss and Makeup is working her gorgeous self on the streets of New York!

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See? Not all the gorgeous girls are on the runway! Some of them are right on the streets of New York City (or visiting my lovely city from the UK)!

Check out more about what Zara’s wearing and what she’s up to by reading the article at Instyle UK.

Visit with Zara at Kiss and Makeup.

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Heather Park: Gorgeous Gold and Turquoise Look

Heather Park, musician, makeup girl, MAC PR rep extraordinaire graces Glamour’s Beauty Blog with her gorgeous gold and turquoise look!

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Pairing gold with turquoise never crossed this Muse’s mind! Must dupe this look! I likey!

Read the full article at Glamour.

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Fafi for MAC CCO Haul

Hey guys!

When I originally indulged in the Fafi for MAC Collection I didn’t bother much with the Paint Pots released as I’m not a big fan. After many of you commented telling me what I was missing out on I felt rather bad I didn’t indulge however it was too late as many items had sold out!

Last week I ended up scoring at my local CCO which had all the Fafi for MAC Paint Pots available for $11.75 USD!

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W00t!

So I hauled a few shades for myself.

Check out your local CCO as they are stocking up on tons of last year’s holiday collection, loads of paint pots (including the ones from Fafi), and MSF galore!

What’s the best score you had at your CCO?

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Fafi for MAC Review

Bobbi Brown CCO Haul

MAC Antiquitease CCO Haul

Woodbury Commons Steals and Deals

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Beauty Bytes: Victoria Beckham’s Spiky Crop Cut: Yay or Nay?

I’m super busy this morning trying to get a ton of things cleared off my desk! Yak! I have a slew of comments to get through and will do so shortly, promise!

How are you this dull Tuesday? Looks like a storm is brewing outside my office window and I wish I could just go back to bed!

I’ll leave you with a little mid-morning Beauty Byte from the Muse’s mates at FabSugarUK!

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Victoria Beckham is sporting an interesting new spiky cropped hair do and FabSugarUK has the photos to prove it!

Click on over and have a peek!

I love it! It makes her look younger and contours her face quite wonderfully. Looks like she’s copying Katie this time instead of the other way around!

Whatta ya think?

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Tell the Muse! Curious what you think!

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