I can’t stop thinking about that slumber party on Saturday…
I know, I know — what’s a 30-something-year-old woman doing talking about slumber parties? Well, it was probably the most fun I’ve had in months.
Sorry! I keep re-living it over and over in my mind. Please bear with me a little longer before we get to the new $29 Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush from Too Faced…
That night, Jen and I had a conversation about babies. She has a son, Nico, who’s a little over a year old now. Jen says he has a sixth sense where he’s able to detect whenever she’s nearby.
Even if she’s hidden from view (like behind a wall), he’ll shoot his arms out in her direction, like he’s sending out invisible baby radar waves to pinpoint her exact location, and I’ve been wondering if a sense like that might exist for makeup.
Here’s my theory: beauty gals/guys give off a signal that alerts all makeup artists within a 2-mile radius to their presence, letting them known that “easy prey” is approaching.
It’s like, I walk up to a beauty counter, and a silent alarm goes off — beep, beep, beep! “She’s coming! Hurry, everyone! Get ready!”
When I’m vulnerable like that, all I have to do is see something cute at a counter, like the Too Faced Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow, a tasty trio of pink, coral and peach colors all striped together like Neapolitan ice cream, and I’m like, “Sold, bitches!”
Don’t get me wrong — I love edgy, tough girl makeup, too. Products that make me growl, “GRRRR!” and get me ready to rumble!
Too Faced, though, they’re not that kind of brand. They like pink and unabashedly embrace girly-girl accents like ribbons and hearts, and a big part of me loves them for that.
Too Faced Cosmetics Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino says that he designed Sweethearts for two reasons: 1) to take the guesswork out of cheek color, and 2) to suit a wide range of skin tones.
As in, one blush to rule them all!
You can use it in a couple different ways. First, you could wear the colors individually, like by doing a pink cheek one day, a coral cheek the next, and then a peach cheek the day after that.
Now, you might want to use a thin brush for this because the stripes aren’t very wide, and even when you’re just aiming for one, it’s easy to pick up pigments from the neighboring colors.
Or, you could use it the way I like to, throwing caution to the wind with a big fluffy brush! — swirling all three shades together and buffing one or two layers of that on the apples of your cheeks for a peachy, pinkish coral glow with a soft, satiny finish.
Looks a little like Benefit’s Sugabomb, doesn’t it? Except a little less frosty, and more coral than plum.
I put it on yesterday around 11 a.m. before leaving the house for San Francisco, and when I went to remove my makeup nine hours later, it was still there!
It wasn’t as fresh as it was in the morning — I’d say it had mostly faded — but a kiss of color remained, and I could still see it on my cheeks.
I’d probably bring it with me next time I’m out and about to touch up halfway through the day…
Candy Glow is a fabulously easy blush that layers and lasts, but darker divas may choose to use it more as a highlighter, as it might not be dark enough for a deep, rich flush on darker skin.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora and Ulta stores, and available now at toofaced.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,