September 18, 2008

Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush Review

I simply adore Sugar’s new Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush!

I seen these while browsing Sephora’s website recently and I couldn’t resist picking up both shades available. They did a truly amazing job with these and I hope to see more colors added in the future!

Each generous size compact contains one baked blush that has two shades of color. You can use the shades together or seperate to create various looks! I personally liked the effect of swirling my brush around both shades to create a deep blush shade that can be applied sheer or built up to create a popping look on your cheeks! I deem these suitable and pure perfection for those with darker skin tones! The two shades available are Cupcake and Gingerbread. Cupcake is more of a frosty pink shimmering finish and not pigmented to work alone as a blush but more as a highlighter and Gingerbread, my personal favorite, is a beautiful combination of copper and cranberry. Gingerbread creates a beautiful peach glow on my cheeks that’s absolutely stunning. For once in my life I’m not obsessed with having paler skin, I’m actually wishing I had more of a deeper skin tone as I think these would be amazingly flattering on dark tones.

Left hand swatch shows what the colors look like blended together, Right hand side displays colors separate.

Left hand swatch shows what the colors look like blended together, Right hand side displays colors separate.

Normally baked cosmetic products do not have the best color payoff however Gingerbread happens to have amazing color payoff and I personally think multitasking the compact as an eyeshadow would be awesome. Both shades compliment each other brilliantly so why not get your money’s worth and use it on your face and cheeks! The formula is silky and smooth, blends wonderfully well, and has just the right amount of shimmer to create a beautiful glow. These are $24 USD and since the compacts are pretty generous in size I’d say well worth the price.

I like that Sugar was thinking out side the Fall Collection Look box and created colors that are unique and completely flattering for the cooler weather.

Sugar Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush, particularly Gingerbread, is definately Muse Approved for purchase!

See more of Sugar’s Fall Sketchbook by visiting the Sugar Website.

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  • Rocketqueen

    oooh love everything baked! 😀 Thanks for showing us Musey! 😀 And you’ve got a mail with a wish list!

  • pinkcrow

    I knew those blushes would be teh rawk! Thanks for the swatches- the pink one will be mine!

  • Anonymous

    Kayvid(MUA): I am unbelievably happy that you reviewed these. I own the Gingerbread adn am crazy about it. I love it! It’s a huge pan too and will never be over. I too thought it would function well as an eyeshadow. However your swatch of gingerbread makes it look a bit on the brown/bronze side…my swatches look more like a cranberry metallic color.

  • Maria

    Me wants them, my precious! These look lovely, I’m mad about baked products lately, just bought the Urban Decay baked bronzer in Gilded and it’s soo pretty.

    I really enjoy reading your beautiful blog!

  • <b>Inspiring Beauty Creator:</b>

    I have the pinkish purple one and I love it! My hubby got it for me and its great on my fair skin tone and there really is no color similar to it on the market that I can think of!

  • Autumn Masquerade

    Hi Miss Muse,

    This is just a quick hello. I am going on business travel again but to a different city next week than originally planned.

    These blushes look cute!

    Sorry I couldn’t powwow last week.

    Talk to you more soon!


  • the Muse

    hi there pinkcrow!

    You’re most welcome my dear 🙂 They are TRULY awesome 🙂 Especially gingerbread! loves!

  • the Muse

    hello Kayvid!

    Yay I’m so glad the review was helpful and you were excited to read it!

    Me too! The gingerbread is the best of the two for sures!

    The pan is as typical as large as the other sugar compacts but they are extremely generous still and will last 100’s of years hehehe!

    Agreed 100% It’s my camerra that doesn’t do the colors’s very cranberry with hints of dark copper with a metallic shimmering finish 😉

    I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet but I’m looking forward to it!

    Thanks for the comment! It’s been a while since I talked to you in my comment box!

  • the Muse

    hello there maria!

    hehe 🙂 I am too for some reason! Oh so awesome I loved UD Gilded too! It changed the way I thought about bronzers single handed :)Thank you so much Maria. I really appreciate your reading Musings 🙂

    I hope we talk again soon!

  • the Muse

    hi Inspiring Beauty Creator!

    Long time no speak 🙂

    I agree! The color is very unique! I love the glow it gives 🙂 Very pretty and even better than a MSF!

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    Thanks hun!

    OH YES! I’m going upstate for the weekend, away from the city will be fab!

    How about you!?

  • the Muse

    hey bets!

    Hello!!! Oh lord lovie I hope you’re not too tired 🙁

    I owe you a reply but maybe we can just catch up in a chat 🙂

    You gotta check these out, I loved ’em!

    Talk to you soon!
    Love ya!

  • Phyrra

    I have a party to attend Saturday Night, and maybe some fun on Friday night… but I gotta get through work tomorrow first!

    What’cha doing in upstate NY?


  • ???

    Muse dear,

    Did you notice that the recent collections from a lot of brands are in the baked series?

    Seems like it’s in trend!

    I don’t quite find this pretty, i think I like etude house better 😛

  • Agnes

    yum~ definitely yummy!

    i like the gingerbread too! seems like a nice bronzer colour!

    but i guess the price is a little steep for me T______T

  • Anonymous

    Kayvid(MUA): LOL! Just looking at pics of Gingerbread makes me so happy…I’m crazy that way I guess 🙂
    Oh I may not always comment but I read your blog everyday.
    BTW The lavender base for face brightening, I tried it only once and I had some skin flakies from some treatment I was using and it exaggerated them. I’m waiting for smooth skin so that I can apply it well and see how it works then.

    Also, a new LUSH store opened close to me and I’m excited about going there. I want recommendations from you. I loved Coalface when I had used it but with time my skin got used to it. Any other reccos? Esp. in face masks? Facial moisturizers? Thanks in advance!

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    Have fun whatever you do girl 🙂 I’m being lazy as hell @ work eep!

    Doing autumn pagan rituals in the country 😉 picking apples, picking pumpkins, eating brunch with fresh pancakes and maple syrup…really bad things like that lol!

  • the Muse

    hey plue!

    That’s very true! I noticed Laura Geller has a considerable amount of baked for her fall selections.

    hehe I love Etude House myself 😉

  • the Muse

    hi Kayvid!

    Hehe me too you aren’t alone 🙂

    Thank you so much for reading Musings daily 🙂 I appreciate it so much!

    Oh no sorry to hear it. I get the sometime so I make sure I have a good smooth surface to work on when using it!

    Yay Lush!!!! Sure 🙂 I’d love to rec for you!

    I totally understand. My skin sometimes do the same with skincare.

    Have you tried angels on bare skin and fresh farmacy? What type skin do you have and I can rec better that way!

    Let me know 😉


  • Anonymous

    Kayvid: I have a combination skin with extremely oily nose and partly oily forehead.
    I have tried Fresh Farmacy and within a week it stopped being effective on me…dunno why…I love the Calamine smell of it though.
    I have never tried AOBS and would love to try it…if you think that’d work for my skin…
    Also I’d love to hear what face masks you like. Thanks a ton darling!

  • Phyrra

    I keep drooling over Cupcake because of the purple. I <3 purple.

    Hope you're having a fab weekend 🙂

  • maria

    Hey! I just read your review of the UD Gilded bronzer, gonna use it as an eye shadow tomorrow, thanks for the tip sweet!

  • the Muse

    hi there Kayvid:

    Wow within a week it stopped? I’d say definately go with AOBS this will exfolilate and get rid of the oily bits as well. It dries out my oily forehead considerably well!

    I have never tried AOBS and would love to try it…if you think that’d work for my skin…tea trea water also helps with oily skin and it’s my must have for Summer.

    I haven’t personally used it but I hear Herbalism is a god sent for oily parts of the face as well!

    Imperialis moisturizer is ideal for combo skin but if you really want to indulge, Gorgeous is my personal favorite and is heaven in a jar!

    Cupcake is my favorite because of it’s smell and great detox abilities. Even though it’s rec’ed for teen skin I love it! It works great as keeping clear skin clear. The other masks I’m not to found of but I do like MOM. It doesn’t do a whole lot but it’s a rather nice smelling mask and it works well at leaving my face soft and with less oily bits.


    Hope this helps!

  • the Muse

    hi dd!

    LOL! 🙂 I hear you! Purple is one of my fav colors too!

    Have a great Monday lovie!

  • the Muse

    you’re most welcome kayvid 🙂

    If you have particular products in mind do let me know and I’ll happily review!