The new $26 Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes are named after famous love songs (aw!), and one of them is called I Will Always Love You.
So, of course, I’m wondering which version.
Of the song.
The one by Whitney Houston or the one by Dolly Parton?
I get chills whenever I hear Whitney’s powerful version, but I’ve always kind of preferred Dolly’s sadder, sweeter rendition because…you know, that’s kind of like how love is, right? Sweetness mixed with a bit of sadness?
But I digress…
In this case, it’s mostly sweetness, because with all the bunnies, hearts and flowers, this blush is quite possibly the cutest darned thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Possibly even cuter than a teal rainbow pegasus or a tabby’s fluffy tum.
This girlie gang of long-wearing blushes is the latest to join the Too Faced permanent collection. They’re designed to last 16 hours, thereby eliminating the need to reapply throughout the day, and therefore leaving you with more free time to break hearts, chase dreams, make it rain and whatnot.
Choose from six seductive shades in plummy rose Your Love Is King, watermelon pink How Deep Is Your Love, warm pink Love Hangover, shimmery golden peach I Will Always Love You, golden bright pink Justify My Love and dusty golden nude Baby Love, and in true Too Faced fashion, the blushes are cruelty free and made without parabens, sulfates and pthalates.
These finely milled powders sure look sweet and natural on cheeks, which is great, but I’ll just come out and say it — they don’t last 16 hours on me.
With most of them I only need one or two layers because they’re very pigmented, and that will last five and six hours on my combination dry/oily cheeks, which in the grand scheme of blush wear times is solidly average.
I don’t really mind, though, because having to reapply means being able to see the bunnies on the pans. 🙂 (Even though I have a hard time opening the compacts due, in part, to my T. rex claws).
It’s not a deal-breaker, but they are 26 bucks…so a 16-hour wear time would have been nice.
Does anybody else think that these would’ve also been cool if they were shaped like actual hearts, like with the left and right ventricles and all the arteries and valves up in the mix?!
C’mon, science nerds. Back me up! That would have been so rad! 🙂
PRICE: $26 each
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now online and at Too Faced counters in six shades
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (I think they’re easy to use and natural-looking, but I’d love a longer wear time)
But I will always love you…
GURL, you know I had to post this video. This one has a short intro with Dolly talking, and then a live version of the song.
Heads up — don’t listen to this if you’re PMS-ing and/or if you’re looking into your 9-year-old cat’s eyes and wishing he’d live forever, because you might start bawling.
In other news, have I ever told you about my obsession with Dolly Parton?? She’s such a prolific songwriter and obviously into makeup and hair, and she says funny things in interviews, like one I remember in Vanity Fair when someone asked her, “What is your idea of perfect happiness?” and Dolly said, “A big loaded baked potato and a good book with the time to eat it and read it.”
I want to hang out with her and talk shop about beauty and writing.
If you feel so inclined, here are a couple of her interviews…
- The Proust Questionnaire: Dolly Parton, from vanityfair.com
- Dolly Parton: Confessions of a Songwriter, from biography.com
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you had a nice Monday.