Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review: Of Makeup, Hearts and Bunnies



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Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King


Close your eyes and picture fluffy bunnies leaping among gold and crystal chandeliers, on a background of floating pink hearts. There, now you have a good idea of what Too Faced's universe looks like. 
The whimsical makeup brand stayed true to its pink-loving tradition with their new blush line released for Fall, the Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush: each blush comes in a heart-shaped compact, and the powder is embossed with bunnies, pearls and floral embellishment. I'm not really into pink and cheesy girly stuff in general, but I have to say these little blushes are really cute. 



Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King


A few months ago I was the lucky winner of a giveaway on Phyrra, and two of these new blushes found their way to my loving home: Baby Love, a warm, peachy nude with a little bit of fine shimmer, and Your Love Is King, a matte rosy plum. Let's look at some pretty pictures, and I'll tell you what I like and didn't like about these little blushers. 


Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King
Love Flush Blush in Baby Love


Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King
Love Flush Blush in Your Love Is King



The Pros 

- The plastic heart-shaped compact isn't just cute, it's also sturdy and practical. The secure magnetic closure makes it safe to carry around, and the good sized mirror inside the lid is perfect for touch ups. 

- The blush is extremely finely milled. It's one of these powders that have no detectable "grains" in them: you don't see powder on your brush after swirling it in the pan, you just see color. 

- The buildable medium pigmentation allows you to get the color intensity you desire on your cheeks, from soft and sheer to bold and opaque, and makes application a breeze. 

- Both shades sit on skin beautifully with a gorgeous, natural finish. Baby Love's shimmer is barely visible on skin but provides a subtle sheen, and Your Love Is King, although matte, doesn't look flat or powdery at all. They fuse with the skin for a seamless, luminous look, and yes "Love Flush" is a good description! 

- I don't know about 16 hours, but these blushes do last all day, which is a very good performance for a powder blush on me (I have this annoying tendency to touch my face and most powder blushes don't survive long). 




Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King
Baby Love


Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Your Love Is King
Your Love Is King



The Cons 

I really couldn't find much that I didn't like about these blushes, so this is me being really picky: the blush doesn't feel super soft to the touch when you swipe your finger on the surface. It's pretty typical of super fine powders that are firmly pressed (and it has to be firmly pressed so the bunnies and embossed decor don't crumble), and it doesn't affect the performance of the product in any way. 




Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review, Photos, Swatches: Baby Love and Your Love Is King
Top: Your Love Is King
Bottom: Baby Love



Overall 

Whether you like hearts and bunnies or just a great cheek color, Too Faced's new Love Flush blush will make you happy. It's cute as a button (can a native English-speaker explain that expression to me? What's so cute about a button??), it looks absolutely beautiful on the skin, it lasts all day, and it's fairly affordable all things considered. I think this is a really fantastic new launch by the brand - unlike their Born This Way foundationThere are 6 shades available at this time, but I'm thinking that they might eventually add more if this blush sells well enough, like they did with the Melted Lipstick.



Wearing Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in Baby Love, fotd
Wearing Baby Love


Wearing Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in Your Love Is King, fotd
Wearing Your Love Is King



Shade Comparison

I've swatched my two Love Flush blushes next to the most similar shades I could find in my stash, which both happened to be Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, in Exposed and Blushing Bride:



As you can see, Too Faced Baby Love is more luminous, peachy and beige than Tarte Exposed, which is a lot rosier. Too Faced Your Love is King is much warmer and rosier than Tarte Blushing Bride, which is darker, cooler and leans more purple. You might not need both Baby Love and Exposed, and if you have to choose I'd go for Baby Love: as much as I like Exposed, the fact that the surface of the blush hardens when I don't use it for a while is getting on my nerves.


Where to buy? Too Faced's website, and you get 20% off until 11/14 with code BFF20



I won the products featured in this review in a giveaway. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

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