Blush is probably the easiest thing for me to resist in the realm of beauty products available because, when it comes down to it, I feel that it's the least noticeable change you can make in your makeup routine. On the eyes you can go from nudes, to rainbows, to thick lines or thin; false lashes, rhinestones, layers of mascara or subtle definition; literally every color imaginable for the lips from blue, to pink, to purple in an infinite number of formulas and finishes. But blush? It's pink, red, or berry (or a mixture of those three) with either a matte or shimmer finish… not very exciting in comparison if you ask me.
However, those feelings of indifference as to what graces my cheeks on the daily changed when I saw the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in "Candy Glow". It's a freaking heart for Beyzus sake! I had to have it and promptly begged Santa for its inclusion in my Christmas bounty… and squealed with schoolgirl delight when I opened it on Christmas morning.
Even though the packaging had me at hello, I was fairly skeptical upon first interactions with my new blush-friend. Too Faced knows how to make a pretty package but I've swatched many of their palettes and heard plenty of reviews mirroring my disappointment in terms of consistently poor formula quality. Their powder products (shadows, blushes, what have you) can tend towards the patchy and dry rather than the smooth and buttery we all gluttonously covet. Since I hadn't really heard anyone talk about this blush though I was hoping that meant it was at least mediocre… at least, theoretically, it wasn't going to be bad enough to have warranted ranting reviews thus far.
The one comment I've heard sprinkled around the internet (mainly in reviews on Sephora) is that this blush doesn't show up on the skin… well, I'm happy to report that the human race is consistently cray and these reviews were wrong. Okay, okay, to say they were wrong is harsh of me but I truly do believe their claims are at least 98% unwarranted. While this blush isn't wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am pigmented like tarte's "natural beauty" it definitely has color to it; if you're fairer skinned this will be a beautifully natural looking blush or else it will be a delightful highlight on darker skin colors, different from your typical white/yellow shades.
I absolutely adore how light and natural this is on the skin and how it lends a subtle glow that truly invigorates your complexion. No need for the extra step of a highlighter as it's basically built into the shimmer (though honestly it's more of a 'warmth' and/or 'glow' since only one of the colors in the blush has noticeable shimmer to it) and no need for touchups during the day because this lasts a good 6-8 hours depending on how often you're running, sweating, or participating in other activities that don't fare well with makeup.
Too Faced's "Candy Glow" is a gorgeous blush for any season and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates the beauty of a subtle blush (you know, to go along with those obnoxiously fabulous purple lipsticks you wear all too often).
By the way: Galileo says hello/meow/zzz~
Have you tried the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (it now comes in three color options!)?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your favorite natural looking blush?
xoxo - Cassie