Review: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Gives You Natural Glowing Cheeks With A Hint of Pink

As much as I love blushers, I am not the type who would use heavily to have rosy pink cheeks. Instead, I like just a hint of pink to create that natural glow pink flushed cheeks. Often times you could hardly see me in heavy pink cheeks. Couldn’t deny the fact that I was very much attracted to the packaging of Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush which made me pick them.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow

‘Choose from three no-fail color palette blushes to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. In each baked, heart shaped blush there are three individual color swatches. The baking process and multiple colors create dimensional color to provide the look of younger, brighter, healthier skin. It’s like having Hollywood lighting wherever you go. 
Blush is like dessert, you didn’t know you loved it until you had a taste of it. Our blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color palette in mind—to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. It’s the little black dress of blushes.’

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Front Back

The heart shape cardboard box was attractive to me because it looked vintage and sweet at the same time. Plus with the shade that I have chosen, the combination of pink and cold makes the packaging even lovely.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Shade

The shade that I have chosen is Candy Glow and let’s check on how the texture looks like on a close up.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Close Up

The blush is 3 dimensional which normally baked makeup is. The blusher may seem shiny and all but after careful observation, it isn’t give that extreme shine as it can be seen here. Comes with 3 tones to create that natural pink flush where I do recommend to swirl your makeup brush to get an even shade over your cheeks.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Swatch

From the swatch, you are able to witness that the shades aren’t as shimmery, in fact one of the shade is matte. From left to right, there is cold pink with fine silver glitters, matte peach and coral with fine gold glitters.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Ingredients

This blusher contains mica, talc and silica, great to know if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow How To

Applying this blusher is simple and easy, just swirl your makeup brush over it and brush it over the cheeks. The swirling will mix 3 of the blush shades to create a beautiful faint pink shade.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Before & After

From the before and after, the blusher creates a beautiful glow with a hint of pink. The shimmer is not overly done and it is not flaky that it settles in the pores. The shade is buildable.

Above all…

I love this blush! Though it could be hefty on the price, this is just what I am looking for. A blusher that gives me the glow with a hint of pink that is not overly done. I have came across some shimmering blusher that the shimmer or glitters actually settles in the pores which accentuates the size of the pores and this doesn’t. In fact, I quite like to apply this blusher and I would dust a little on my forehead and nose bridge to highlight them mildly. Because of the packaging, I would place it on my beauty counter to be part of a decorative item.

Price: MYR119.00

Weight: 5.5g/ 0.19oz

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Natural glow with a hint of pink
  • The glitters does not settle into pores
  • Buildable shade
  • Lovely and attractive packaging
  • Easy to use
  • Never overly done

CONs:

  • Hefty price for selective people

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush in Orange Punchy Sunbaked, Affordable, Unscented & No Paraben

Blush oh blush, it’s a makeup that brings the glow in you. As long as you use in adequate amount and the right technique, you will look naturally blushing, glowing and radiant. To a certain extend, it would act as a bronzer to contour at the hollows of your cheek for an illusion of slimmer face. SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush is one of the blushers that has stayed in my makeup pouch for more than a month and been using it almost everyday.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked

What it is:
‘A collection of blushes with smooth, longwearing coverage to define the cheeks.

What it does:
Available in two beautiful finishes, matte or shimmer, each blush delivers a healthy glow. Now with enhanced mineral and organic pigments, these blushes feature smoother application, boosted color intensity, and longer wear. Enriched with moisturizing ingredients, including the extract of the portulaca plant and a natural peptide, cheeks look smoother, more hydrated, and fresher-looking.

What else you need to know:
This non-comedogenic formula is paraben-free and tested under dermatological supervision.

Research results:
In a 28-day satisfaction test with 20 volunteers:
-95% of women reported that the blush’s color lasted all day long
-90% of women reported that the blush gave their complexion a polished, flawless look’

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked 2

It comes with a medium pan sized of 3.2 grams and I would consider this in a handy size because it is travel friendly and still be able to make space for other products in my makeup pouch.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked Ingredients

At the back of the blusher is where the description is stuck upon and the description stripped open where inside is the ingredients listing. It is paraben and alcohol free. However it does contain silica.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked Up Close

The blusher is imprint with Sephora logo and even at the close up, I could tell that this blusher could go smoothly and softly over the skin. It doesn’t have much scent to it, say yay for those sensitive nose and skin.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked Swatch

It goes really pretty over the swatch, just like it’s name it an orange-peachy tone blusher. Great for fair and tan skin. It finishes off powdery matte smooth.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked Application

Applying this blusher is easy. Simply pick a normal or angled blush brush, swirl over the blusher and dust over the cheeks and lightly apply around the face as well as nose to balance out the entire skin tone. Apply more if you desire heavier blushing effect.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush Orange Punchy Sunbaked Before & After

I would normally go light with blushers, sometimes almost look like I did not apply any. However without blusher, I could look pale. Even though I have applied lightly over my cheeks for this blusher,  you could tell how well and smooth it went on my skin. Definitely look very natural.

Above all…

Not only that they are affordable, this is better than I expected. They are well pigmented, unscented with no paraben as it’s ingredients. Apply lightly and voila, you get that natural blushing effect. So natural that you could hardly tell that there’s blusher until you make a comparison.

Price: MYR49.00

Availability: Sephora stores

PROs:

  • Handy packaging
  • Affordable
  • Well pigmented
  • Unscented
  • No paraben
  • Gives natural blushing effect

CONs:

  • Can’t think of any yet!

My Rating: 5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote, I Could Not Find Any Reason Not To Love This Blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is one of the highly raved blusher among the makeup junkies and I finally get my hands on it. YAY! Tarte has hit into Sephora Malaysia stores since November 2013 and I really wonder why many would love this blusher. Now I get my hands on it and I’m a happy girl that been using it for 2 weeks.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote‘A long-wearing, supremely soft blush infused with Amazonian clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun.

Product Performance: This 12-hour blush universally benefits all skin types for a fade-free, flawless finish in shades ranging from soft to vivid and matte to shimmer to suit a wide variety of skin tones.

Powered By: Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place while also hydrating the skin naturally to restore moisture, reducing the appearance of dry, flaky skin.’

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote 2

Tarte designs is usually more towards the nature where you could see vines, leaves or wood elements. For the blush, the case is designated round with spiral vines and leaves on the front of the case. The casing is made of plastic yet sturdy.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote Open

It’s a flip open case with full length mirror and the blusher is imprint nature motives including the name of Tarte.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote Close Up

A closer look to the imprint on the blusher. Whenever there is imprint on any makeup, it’s hard for me to put myself to use it because they look pretty! The shade does look dark from the pan but always keep in mind, less is better.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote Swatch

The shade that I have here is called Achiote, it’s rose color with orange undertone. Almost like an apricot color but redder. Though from the pan, it may look dark but it is not as it seems.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote Application

I would normally apply the blusher with makeup brush and I prefer to have light blush. I apply this by swirling my brush onto the blusher, gently pat in the middle of my cheeks with a smile and blend them in. Because I have oblong face, I tend to blend the blusher vertically across to shorten my facial feature.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Achiote Before & After

I applied light handed and it’s good enough to make me blush. The before and after might not seem dramatic but I’m able to noticed that the blush can be blended effortlessly and looks natural on me.

Ingredients: Talc, zinc stearate, polyethylene, tricaprylin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera alba/beeswax/cire d’abeille, PEG-150 distearate, lanolin, laureth-4, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, bixa orellana seed oil, kaolin, polysorbate 20, chlorphenesin, tetrasodium EDTA, potassium sorbate. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), red 7 lake (CI 15850), red 27 (CI 45410), manganese violet (CI 77742), red 6 (CI 15850), ultramarines (CI 77007).

Above all…

I could understand why this blush is highly raved. It is well pigmented that when it comes to applying and blending, it felt so easy and effortless. There is no need to swirl the brush over the pan as much. The blush appears so natural on the skin because it doesn’t look chalky and as though I’m naturally blushing. It gives a matte and soft finish, great for all skin types. I have yet to hear it for 12 hours but I could say that it lasted very well throughout 9 hours. I could not find any reason not to love this blush.

Price: TBC

Weight: 5.6 grams / 0.2oz

Availability: Sephora

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PROs:

  • Easy to apply and blend
  • Well pigmented, less is more
  • Look natural, not chalky
  • Matte and soft finish
  • Last for 9 hours

CONs:

  • None

My Rating: 5/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed & Coral Reef Plus Swatches

About 2 months ago, I went to Bangkok and I vowed to grab some beauty products that isn’t available here yet. I found Revlon Photoready Cream Blush at the duty-free store in the airport and without hesitation, I decided to pick them. I have been great fan of Revlon products and this was definitely an eye-catching. For each blusher, I paid for 350 baht which is approximately about MYR 35.00.

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed & Coral Reef 2

‘Revlon PhotoReady™ Cream Blush was created by Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman for the Spring 2012 collection. Inspired by the glowing skin of a beach beauty, these silky cream blushes glide on smoothly provide a dewy flush of color for a healthy, gorgeous glow.’ – Revlon

  • Creamy blush provides buildable, beautiful flush of color
  • Lightweight formula with silky soft feel on skin
  • Blends evenly over cheeks for smooth application
  • Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to provide cheeks with a beautiful glow

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed & Coral Reef 3

There are 3 shades to pick from and I picked Flushed and Coral Reef. They come in plastic jars weighing at 12.4 grams or 0.44 oz and its a very decent amount looking at how much that I have paid for. Although the jar is plastic, the entire design doesn’t look flimsy at all. It looks simple yet elegant.Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed & Coral Reef 4

For the shade Flushed is a fushia shade while Coral Reef is coral orange shade. They seem really creamy just by the look of it. Let’s go through the swatch!

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed & Coral Reef Swatches

I’m impressed that they don’t feel oily at all. The texture is silky and glides on easily through the swatch. It is definitely buildable and from the swatch, I layered it 3 times and the color pay-off is quite good. It finishes off matte and isn’t cakey at all.

For Malaysia, these cream blushers will be available either end of August or September, available only at Sogo Kuala Lumpur and will be retailing at MYR 42.90. I think the price isn’t too bad considering that taxes are included by importing them in. After swatching it, I think I’m in love with the texture and matte finish. I will review this blusher in another post, so please stay tuned!

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh