January 21, 2013

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush is the epitome of sweet, cute makeup. This Spring 2013 release is just in time for Valentine’s Day too!

Housed in a sturdy heart shaped cardboard compact this darling little baked blush features three shimmering shades of color for cheeks and face.

Take a look!

This is a $29 blush that features 0.19 oz of product so quite a generous size for the price.

According to Too Faced founder, Jerrod Blandino, Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush is the perfect shade that literally works with every skin tone. Oh Jerrod I love you so but I must say that this won’t work for every skin tone sadly….it was FAR too sheer for me.

Sad sigh!

Swirls of rose, coral and peach are packed into the pretty heart design. The colors are suppose to work together to create a custom flush or highlight. I would think the flush part would work for super fair/pale skin and the highlight one would work for medium or darker skin tones. Sadly, my medium fair skin got mostly a frosty shimmery glow sans any color.

The blush on a whole has a cool, frosty finish which comes across shimmery. It’s good color pay off on a swatch and the texture is soft, silky and easy to work with however, blending is key to avoid the frostiness. The coral (middle color) is probably the shade that had the densest formula. This didn’t have as soft a finish and appeared harder in the compact. However, this is a good thing as it evens out the frost of the pink and peachier shade (left and right colors in the compact).

Everything comes together as a lighter peachy pink with a shimmery sheen on my swatch. On my face it has a glow-y sheen with some frost or a shimmery finish if I blend correctly.

This one will prove a love for lighter skin tones I imagine however, those with medium complexions or darker might find it lacking in pigment. The fact that it multitasks as a blush come highlighter depending on the tone of your skin might prove nice enough where as others (like myself) might be disappointed it doesn’t actually act as a blush but more as a highlighter.

The smooth finish provided nice wear without emphasizing flaky areas however, the blush itself is powdery and kicks up a fair bit of powder as a brush is applied so do a little tap before applying to face to avoid a less than smooth finish on skin.

Overall, I wish it was a smidge more pigmented so I could use it as a blush. I was hoping for a pink peachy glow but sadly I couldn’t even get it to show up in photos.

Fairer girls, lucky you, you’ll probably look amazing in it.

As for the rest of us, to be used as a highlighter only, don’t expect a ton of color here.

Props for the cute factor though Too Faced that alone made me want to haul it.

Tried it?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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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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  • Tammie

    Yup you called it, as you know I am super pale and this is the perfect subtle blush on me. I love it because it’s a glow rather than a “neutral” color but still sheer enough that it looks natural (which is something I struggle with being pale AND heavy handed with blush).

    Also the heart shape is really great for mixing the colors together. I want more heart shaped blushes! But can they not be in paper please…that was almost a disqualifier if I didn’t love the shade so darn much.

    • the Muse

      you’re lucky tammie I really didn’t get much color at all 🙁 me too me too! hehe the shape is so pretty!

      • Tammie

        Yeah other than practical reasons I am just loving the heart shape! So glad I was able to snag the last one at Ulta yesterday.

  • Common

    Shows up fine! Yu don’t always have to OD on blush and highlighter, muse.

    • the Muse

      unfortunately doesn’t show up on my cheeks as nice as in the swatch Common. Heavy handed or not I just get a glow sans color on my face…was looking for more of a peach blusher at the least 🙂

      • Tammie

        Yeah…I am pale and I love it but I can hardly see it on myself. It’s a very very natural look for me. I like that about it but it’s definitely a subtle look. Anybody even a couple shades darker than me would have trouble seeing anything.

        • the Muse

          yeah 🙁 that’s my issue…was SO hopeful I’d come out of it with a pretty peach glow…! oh well! it does look nice over cheek stain 😀

          • Tammie

            I wonder if you layer it over a pink blush will you get a bit of a coral glow to it? It might be really pretty (and thus not a waste)!

          • the Muse

            i’ve been kinda using different methods since getting it, so far I tried it over a pink cheek stain (nice effect), under a bright coral blush (interesting glow-y coral look), and on a bare face (very very sheer). you can def find a variety of ways to use it ;-D

  • Vail Valley Girl

    Question, how does this compare to Bobbi Brown Rose Shimmer Brick? And the the Wild Rose Shimmer Brick? The Wild Rose gives me some color as a blush. As much as I kinda like the idea of blush, I wouldn’t mind a nice all over sheen. So either way, this may work for me.

    I am two shade above albino and so looking forward to this. I saw it at Ulta and decided to wait but not much longer. There goes my new year’s resolution to not buy anymore blush…

    • the Muse

      bit more shimmery than the rose shimmer brick but nothing like the wild rose shade.

  • Danii

    I wants it… The few reviews I’ve read have made me soooo happy. And it’s adorable!
    *・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*ï½¥'(*゚▽゚*)’ï½¥*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

  • Kate

    Another pale girl here (seriously — I usually just find my foundation by going for the shade that closest resembles Casper the Friendly Ghost). I bought this before I read your review and used it this morning. I really like it — but it did take two passes with my fluffy blush brush before it showed up on my cheeks. For me, this is a good thing, since my biggest makeup fear is that I’ll overdo it on my usual blush (Nars Orgasm) and look like I fell out of Marie Antoinette’s Versailles.

    I agree that this is a good blush for paler faces and would add that it’s a good blush for those who like a lighter blush look, rather than a heavier one.

  • Irene

    I’m also super duper pale (I’m currently mixing Face Atelier pure white foundation with a bit of a Skin79 bb cream to get a good match…), so I’m pretty excited by your review! I’ve been using MAC Desert Rose blush for years but I have to be light handed or it’ll show red on my skin, so I’ll definitely try this. I’m also nuts about cute packaging, so extra points for that!

  • Majick

    I saw this at Ulta the other day and thought it was absolutely adorable. I didn’t really try it on my face and was considering getting it with my F&F coupon BUT… now I’m going to have to try it on my face first. I would only be buying it for the heart shape anyway – I have a million Tarte blushes, the vitality disk and another blush from It, and during the VIP sale I picked up the Trina Tarantino 4 blush palette.

    My fav blush of all time right now is that darn vitality disk from It.

  • Honeybee

    This blush looks so adorable but the packaging is just not practical. I can also see bare patches of cardboard in your pics and tbh if I paid $30 for this blush, that would really bother me.

    Anyone looking for a good inexpensive dupe might want to try the Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blushes. “Honeymoon” and “Pin Up” look almost identical to these swatches 😀