Too Faced has launched a plethora of new products this summer. A new eye palette that I plan on getting sometime soon. A new foundation, that I’m not sure that I’ll be picking up since I’ve been hearing from the paler and the darker ladies that unless you’re smack dab somewhere in the middle, there’s no shade to be had for you. We’ll see. They also launched a new set of blushes, the Love Flush, that are absolutely gorgeous.
I actually got four of these, the reason only three are pictured is because I ordered that last one on a whim and I didn’t bother photographing it, just swatched it. I loved Too Faced’s Sweethearts blushes, so I had no reservations when ordering these because I kinda knew they’d be stellar.
I also love that all the shades are song names, not really sure how well they coincided with their respective colours, but as a music freak I was completely tickled by this.
The four that I got where How Deep Is Your Love, Your Love Is King, Love Hangover and Justify My Love.
Love the heart shaped compact and the crazy attention to detail on the blush itself. The full sized mirror was a surprise after the Sweetheart’s blush not having one. The compact isn’t very large, and it’s quite thin which makes it a chore to open. Whenever I open it, I have to turn it on the side and kind of pry it open with a nail. If you have no nails, it might be really hard to do since the compact is smooth and has no snap, it closes magnetically.
How Deep Is Your Love (The Bee Gees). A warm, deep coral pink.
Your Love Is King (Sade). Deep, berry pink.
Love Hangover (Diana Ross). Supposedly a warm coral, but more peachy pink than coral.
As stated, I didn’t take pictures of Justify My love, but I do have swatches of everything below. They’re very smooth and finely milled and I was able to build them up without looking cakey or dry with Love Hangover being the only exception because of the peachy undertones.
I really wasn’t expecting much from most of these blushes, I was fully prepared to return almost all of them with the exception of Your Love is King. Imagine my surprise than when not only were they hella pigmented, but they all showed up really well on my NC45 skin tone. I think I mentioned before that I have crappy light in my bathroom, well I couldn’t see well when I applied How Deep Is Your Love, but thanks to the forthright nature of children, I didn’t walk out of the house looking crazy.
All of the ones that I got were matte for the most part. Love Hangover has a very slight iridescence and Justify my love has a smidge of shimmer when you first look at it, but which blends out almost completely to just leaving you with a glow. The tones of these are hard to explain, they provide a very soft flush, yet intense looking colour if that makes any kind of sense. The lasting power is excellent as well. Too Faced claims them to last sixteen hours, I didn’t test that claim, but I did get a solid nine hours at a Father’s Day barbeque in the Georgia heat and humidity from How Deep Is Your Love.
I was especially surprised by both Love Hangover and Justify My Love (which I almost didn’t get). I was surprised by Love Hangover because based on the colour description, it should have been a colour that suited me to a T, but it instead wound up being a bit whitish and odd looking on me. Justify My Love surprised because I got it on a lark as it looked completely cool toned from pictures. I sometimes wear cool pink blushes because if they’re well made enough, they’ll read lilac or lavender on me. So finding out that it is actually a warmer, bright, light pink was a treat, and funny enough it’s become my favourite of all four. Swatches below.
Top to Bottom: How Deep Is Your Love, Your Love Is King, Love Hangover.
Justify My Love.
That last swatch of Justify My Love is admittedly bad, having to do with the time of day and lighting in which I took it, so it’s washed out and I didn’t have time to redo them. Sorry sometimes I suck.
These Blushes are absolutely worth the $27. I’m over the moon that there are so many brown girl friendly shades, it’s become something of a rarity in the beauty industry lately it seems. if you get a chance you should definitely check out a few of these, especially if you’re a girl that likes softer more subtle shades. They really are the perfect addition to any summer makeup routine.
Clicking on any of the links above will take you straight to the blushes on Too Faced’s website!
Oh and sweet coconutty update!! Too Faced is set to launch six new darker shades of the Born This Way Foundation in the fall!! Brown girls rejoice and click here to start checking out your perfect shade!