July 19, 2012

Skin Food Sugar Cookie Blush Review & Swatches

At a glance and a swatch Skin Food Sugar Cookie Blush is incredibly disappointing. Perhaps for a super fair skin tone but for me? No go.

I purchased it in Winter Cherry, proceeded to swatch it and was crushed that it barely showed up on my skin. I liked the color and was kinda hopeful it would prove a more pink version of Tarte Glisten but that swatch really slayed me.

Needless to say I tossed it on the side for a few days and almost didn’t bother trying it out.

Sure glad I finally reached for it!

It’s lovely!

This comes in a little cardboard compact. The top screws off and you’re left with a domed baked blusher.

I’m not really sure what to call the shade. Winter Cherry is kinda a delicate shade of glistening peachy pink but leans towards more pink than peach. It doesn’t have sparkly bits or glitter but it does have that glowing sheen finish that gives cheeks just the right amount of “I was just pinched and I’m glowing”.

It swatches horrible as you can see. It also applies very sheer and subtly. The good news is you can make this work.

I tried it with a smaller kabuki and was delighted with the results. The formula has a soft, silky feel without being chalky as some Asian blushes are known for. It blends easily and gives just the right amount of color and glow to cheeks for a more natural finish. I admit, I prefer my blush with more pop but if I’m doing a natural or “innocent” look I really enjoy this color. It creates a pink glistening glow on my cheeks that’s very pretty.

Someone with way fairer skin than my own will probably see an even better color pay off and finish.

Overall, Skin Food Sugar Cookie Blush in Winter Cherry has a few quirks in the color pay off department but with a little work you can easily get it to glow on your cheeks.


Quite a nice shade. A little more pigmentation would earn it a spot on my HG (holy grail) blush list.

I had a friend in Korea purchase it for me but numerous sellers on E-bay offer it for a fairly reasonable, close to retail price. Just be careful when purchasing Korean or any Asian beauty products on Evil-bay!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kelly

    I can’t tell from your review or not if you know this brand is sold in California in the US? That way you could avoid evil-bay altogether. 😉

    • the Muse

      not sure kelly you’d have to check your skin food location, I believe there are two or three on the west coast, only locations outside of Asia.

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Very subtle and delicate–and VERY pretty on you! I really need to try Skinfood!

  • Melissa

    This looks lovely! I have fair skin so this might work for me. I’ve only ever tried the skin care that this company offers but I think I’ll look into their makeup after seeing this! Thank you!

  • Majick

    this is a very nice pink for you. WHat is it sometimes that we try a product and hate it adn then go back and find new love? LOL

    • the Muse

      I know, that’s so odd, but sometimes it’s great because you find a new love ;D!

  • Alanna

    I’m so pale, I actually really dig how sheer it swatches on you. Want!

  • Cassy

    omg this color is GORGEOUS! O_O
    Will you be reviewing any of the other shades Muse? 😀 I’m so desperate to find a good swatch of bebe pink.

  • Tiffany Martin

    I like it, to me it looks very pink, and in person it’s probably even pinker.

  • Melissa

    Does it smell nommy? I have the muffin powder and I wanted to eat it at first ha!