Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush in “Love Hangover”

It hasn’t been that long since I reviewed the Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush in “Baby Love”, but I’m back at it with another shade! The Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes are slowly becoming my favorite blushes. It’s hard to resist buying more and more shades every time I go to Sephora.

Today’s shade “Love Hangover” is considered to be a “perfect warm pink,” and that’s all very true. It goes with everything, looks great, and is long-lasting in this gross, Texas heat!

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As previously stated in my last post regarding “Baby Love,” the “flush of true love” shades are long lasting, long-wear, fade proof, and smudge proof as well. Whether I wear it alongside liquid, cream, or powder foundations, I find that it lasts great all the same. I’m really liking “Love Hangover” because because it’s still my standard bight pop of pink. However, what makes this different from other blushes I own is that it’s brightening without looking frosty, which is sort of a pet peeve of mine. It looks naturally pretty, but at the same time, allows my skin to show through so it’s more natural.

The long-lasting effects are still an important part of why I really enjoy the blush formulas from Too Faced. Most of all, I like that it’s not difficult to work with. Some overly matte blushes that claim to be long-lasting are difficult to blend, but definitely not this one.

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If you get a chance, take a moment to play around with the blushes shades in this range. Maybe to some the colors provided aren’t anything new since they’re all pretty standard shades; however, the long-lasting formula makes all the different with these blushes. If I didn’t have so many blushes already, I’d totally be down to get more shades. :)

Retails for $26.00 USD.

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush in “Baby Love”

I’ve been hearing a lot about the new Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes, so naturally I was immediately out looking for them. Long-wear blushes are necessary for summer; but realistically, I think no blush can really stay on your skin for 16 hours! I found that the Too Faced Love Flush Blushes were truly long-lasting, which was a pleasant surprise for me. After reading about the shade “Baby Love” on a variety of beauty blogs, I chose this one as my first blush and will definitely be returning for different colors.

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“Baby Love” is a “soft dusty nude with fine gold sparkle.” I thought at first that it may be too dark for my fair skin, but it turned out to be a nice natural flush color. I like that it isn’t too rosey or bronzey, and it looks very natural on the skin without looking muddy. As for the formula, it’s quite soft but not powdery. I like that so I know that the product is going from the pan to the brush to my skin. The Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blushes contain “six pigment-rich, high-impact shades deliver a pretty, pop of color to any skintone with bold color payoff. The long-wear formula is enriched with buttery soft pigments that bond with skin and take on a weightless, suspended look that lasts for up to 16 hours—so you don’t have to worry about reapplication throughout the day. From a soft dusty nude hue with fine gold sparkle to a watermelon pink, you can create an array of looks for daytime and nighttime wear.”

The shades available are not that wide ranged; however, it does cover all the basis such as having pinks, peaches, corals, and rose tones available. I think later on I’ll purchase one of the pinkier shades.

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I felt that the product was truly long-wearing. Even in the Texas heat, the color stayed on despite humidity and sweat. It blends nicely and is pigmented enough to show some real color. It’s buildable, which I’m more comfortable with since I tend to wear my blushes on the subtle side. I think the packaging is pretty and the quality of the product is nice too. I like that the compact is heart-shaped, but I also like that it’s flat too.

Retails for $26.00 USD.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

I’m back on my primer kick so I picked up the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer after reading some reviews. As a “replenishing face primer that hydrates, smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish,” this primer is very soothing and helps the skin look and feel good (hence, the name of the product, I suppose). Although it’s as a way to “cure your next beauty hangover,” I find that this primer helped condition my skin allowing it to look healthy and natural, and most of all, I liked that it didn’t interfere with my makeup application process afterwards.

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Too Faced claims that this is “a revolutionary makeup primer that’s infused with coconut water, a probiotic-based ingredient, and skin revivers which work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity.” The product has a light coconut scent but it’s not strong and it doesn’t linger after application. It feels cooling on the skin and spreads easily onto the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. It absorbs quickly without feeling overly matte or sticky; and, I found that the primer helped hydrate my skin while “locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear.”

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“Too Faced harnessed the science of hydration to create a creamy, penetrating primer that acts like an energy drink for the skin by replenishing moisture levels. It can be worn alone for a dewy, healthy looking finish, or under bronzers, foundations, and powders to create the perfect canvas.” I like primers that work double-duty — meaning that it does everything it needs to in conjunction with base/face makeup + it wears wonderfully on its own. For no makeup days, I like to apply some primer to keep my skin, pores, and imperfections somewhat in check. This primer is lightweight and feels very breathable on the skin. Makeup applies smoothly because your skin is smoothed out without any silicones.

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My only gripe is that it’s really not that great at controlling oil, but then again, it never claimed to. While it doesn’t necessarily plug in pores or blur imperfections like the Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer, the liquidy texture is perfect for slapping on the face before heading out the door. It provides superb hydration so your skin feels and look awake and healthy; and, it somehow seems to plump your skin up — which is probably why it’s a great “hangover” option, lol. I recommend this primer and I think your skin will drink it right up — especially in this summer heat!

Made in Italy.
Retails for $32.00 USD.
Item contains 1.35 oz.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Candy Glow”

A few months ago, I fell in love with the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Something About Berry,” and I wrote a review about it because it’s the cutest blush I owned. Soon after, I purchased the Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Candy Glow” because of the softer pink tone, and I’m happy to report that I love this blush too.

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“Candy Glow” is a “rose pink shimmer” color that contains a “soft coral pink [with] peachy pink shimmer.” As a “trio-color blush packed into one pretty heart,” the concept of this blush is really cute packaging that houses a shimmery blush color. I like that “Candy Glow” is a good amount of pinky tones and coral tones, because I find that this combination is the most flattering on my skintone. Because of the multi-colored shades, it allows you to either swirl the colors together or apply it using more than one shade. As a “custom flush or highlight,” this blush gives you options depending on your mood or occasion.

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Despite its bulky packaging and not-so-travel-friendly-appearance, this blush is so pretty and easy to use. A little goes a long ways, so it’s important to tap off the excess or layer the color on slowly so you can avoid looking clownish. The “sweet, romantic flush” this creates is the best part of this product, and with a baked color formula, the blush will work with many different skin tones and has a buildable finish that’s easy to work with.

Made in Italy.
Item contains 0.19 oz.
Retails for $30.00 USD.

REVIEW: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Despite its name, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara has performed surprisingly well and has quickly become ‘one of my go-to’ mascaras. While nothing will replace my trusty Japanese mascaras, I find that this mascara works great on top of a layer of a Japanese mascara that I’m in the mood for that day.

This mascara “contains a film-forming polymer for smudge-proof all day wear,” and claims to thicken the lashes, keep the curl in place, and volumize beyond belief. The “unique peptides” create the deepest, intense black color and is marketed for more than just the false-lash-effect. The more layers you add, the more spidery your lashes get — but, that also means you get a lot of volume and thickness as well. For me, just 2 coats is enough.

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The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is “an intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.” The shape of the brush is “inspired by the curves of a woman’s body” and is “hourglass-shaped…with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance of this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula.” The bristles on the brush are thick and compact, but transfer a lot of pigment and formula onto the lashes.

Apply one coat for lashes that are full and defined; two coats for lashes that are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic; and, three coats to help you achieve the “most intense, black, multidimensional lashes possible.”

This mascara can get clumpy and messy looking if you get carried away. For most, 1-2 coats is probably enough — even though it depends on what kind of look you’re going for! I’ve used this mascara alone, and it works pretty decent on Asian lashes. While it volumizes and thickens the lashes, the curl power is pretty weak. It weighs down my lashes easily so the curl tends to fall. That’s why I like to apply my Japanese mascara of choice and add the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara on top for the volumizing and thickening effect.

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This is a good mascara, but isn’t life-changing and isn’t totally a necessity. Seeing as how I still rely on my Japanese mascara for length and curl, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is just an added step for volume that I can’t get with other mascaras — which is why I’m loving it right now. The removal process is decent but takes a bit more effort. However, if you use a separate eye makeup remover in conjunction with a cleansing oil, it should be no problem. I recommend this mascara if what you’re looking for is intense volume, and you’ve already got a fantastic set of natural lashes on your lids.

If you’ve got stubborn, sparse, and straight lashes, this mascara can only do so much; and, you’ll probably get more out of mascaras like the Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, the Shiseido Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister Mascara, the Fasio Ultra Curl Lock Volume Mascara, the Fasio Hyper-Stay Mascara Magne-Plus Curl Long, and the Kiss Me Heroine Volume and Curl Mascara. To read about my favorite mascaras bases, read my post called All About Mascara Bases for more info and product suggestions.

Retails for $23.00 USD.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Something About Berry”

I’m really not one for gimmicky products, but I do have a weakness for products with pretty packaging. While I did fall victim to a marketing ploy created by Too Faced, I’m happy to report that the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Something About Berry” surprised me with its superb quality. Also note that I haven’t really tried Too Faced products in general, so I’m unfamiliar with its track record regarding product performance.

As a ” trio-color blush packed into one pretty heart,” this product is all about the packaging — until you realize the product is really great too. Currently, luminosity seems to be key with the blush trend — as we’ve seen in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in “Dim Infusion” and also in the shades “Luminous Flush” and “Ethereal Glow.”

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The Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush come in three ‘shades’ available in the range: “Candy Glow” (rose pink shimmer/soft coral pink / peachy pink shimmer); “Peach Beach” (shimmering peach/rosy pink/shimmering light golden bronze); and, “Something About Berry” (shimmering mauve pink/golden peach/shimmering magenta pink). Designed with “three perfect swatches of ultra-flattering” colors, these blushes “allow you to either swirl the colors together and apply or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight.”

Primarily, Too Faced claims that this range of blushes were developed for easy application as a “no-fail color palette to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush.” Much like many of the blushes we’re seeing these days, the Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blushes are made with a “baked color formula” that allows it to work on all skintones. This blush can be worn sheer and is also buildable for a more dramatic finish.

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The texture of this blush, much like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes and the MAC Mineralize Blushes, the Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in “Something About Berry” provides luminosity and glow without compromising pigmentation and quality. This blush is long-wearing and stays put all day with no re-application. The added shimmer in this product worried me a bit in the beginning, but the shimmer isn’t a problem on the skin. I think it just adds a little bit more power to the glow-factor.

“Something About Berry” is a bright pink color that is quite cool-toned — almost lavender. It contains a shimmering mauve pink shade that blends into golden peach and magenta pink shades in the container. The mix of colors in the blush really does allow for customization to a certain extent, but I like to swirl my blush brush all around before applying. This blush is highly pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. The packaging is bulky and tends to take up a lot of space; but, I don’t plan on traveling with this blush so I think I’m ok.

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In general, this blush isn’t a necessity in your collection — BUT, if you do want to make a shameless purchase, I’d still recommend the product. The concept of this kind of baked, mineralized, luminous blush is not new and there are certainly other options out there. For a more budget friendly option, the Milani Baked Blushes are just as great for $7.99 USD and they’ve received rave reviews as well.

Made in Italy.
Item contains 0.19 oz.
Retails for $30.00 USD.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder

Designed to be a “pressed powder that turns any foundation into high definition makeup,” I was persuaded to purchase this product when I watched Claire Marshall’s video about her 2013 Beauty Favorites. While I’m pretty new to the Too Faced line, they’ve come out with some good products I’ve read about. I’m curious to see what else I can try next!

First off, before I begin, this powder is perfect for oily-skinned people. This gives some seriously major oil-control without looking too matte, too flat, or too dry. Second, as a “silky, translucent finishing veil,” this powder is extremely finely milled and thin — so much so that it disappears on contact and somehow buffs away pores and lines on the face. Amazing. How did I not notice this product before?

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Too Faced claims that this powder “adjust to any skintone while minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines.” The “weightless formulation” is ideal for wearing over foundation or in oilier areas (like the nose and forehead). It’s also recommended that the powder “can be worn alone or under and over foundation to prep skin, lock down makeup, and control shine for a complexion smoothing, flawless finish. High-resolution, reflective powder technology transforms skin by visually minimizing pores, fine lines, and imperfections for an airbrushed-looking finish.”

For me, I like to to just use this in my t-zone and I’m good with oil control for the rest of the day! It’s so thin and lightweight it doesn’t feel heavy or look cakey on the skin, so it’s great to pair with whatever base makeup you choose — whether it’s a foundation, BB cream, or CC cream. This powder does not provide any coverage — even though it does cover pores and lines. But, it’s not expected to provide coverage since this is NOT a powder foundation.

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If you have oily, combination skin; or, you’re just wanting something to really seal your makeup when you’re out and about, this powder is for you. I don’t think this would cause any dryness, so I’d like to loosely say that anyone can use this — but, I’d be careful if you don’t have at least combination skin — since it may make your makeup look dry and flat. This is great for touch-ups and on-the-go and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Made in Italy.
Retails for $30.00 USD.
Product contains 0.35 oz.