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Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush

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Brand: Too Faced / Type: Blushers / Suitable for: Face

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      14.02.2012 20:26
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      A really pretty blush for all occasions!

      This is actually my only powder blush right now and I really feel that I don't need to try any other blushes out since it suits my needs pretty well!

      ~~Product Description~~
      (toofaced.com) What It Is: Brighten and accentuate cheeks with any one ofour [sic] three shades that will give your cheeks an instant lovely lift. Ourslightly [sic] shimmering, sheer pigments are universal and can be layered for avariety [sic] of color tones and depths. More To Love: Playful Packaging: Our bombshell boxes are sassy and classy. Build Your Look: Apply one coat for a natural look or go for the glam with multiple layers.

      ~~Current Price & Additional Information~~
      BeautyBay are selling this specific shade for £16.50 for 6.69g of product. They also sell a deeper shade called La Vie en Rose for the same price.

      ~~Ingredients~~
      Mica, talc, zinc stearate, tricaprylin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, boron nitride, nylon-12, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben. (+/-): Iron oxides (CI 77491), CI 77492, CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), carmine (CI 75470), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360).

      ~~Packaging~~
      The cardboard packaging is really feminine. My one has a picture of the face of a pin-up poster classic blonde which I think is quite pretty. There are peaches in the background too. The box humorously says that the product is "tested on celebrities not animals"! There are pink polka dot prints on a black background at the flaps, and when you open the box up, you see that the actually packaging of the box is exactly the same.

      The box is made from thick card and has a magnetic flap lid. It's pretty compact with the lid opening up to reveal a small square mirror that is sufficient for on-the-go application. The inside is just pink polka dots on a black background.

      ~~My Thoughts~~
      I ordered this over a year ago from BeautyBay and paid £14 for it back then. The packaging, colours, and weight has remained the same since then. From the colours on the website, I opted for Papa Don't Peach since it looked to be a more subtle, natural shade than the other ones. When the product came I was a bit disappointed, since the colour in the box actually looked several shades darker than in the picture!

      Upon application though, it looks really lovely, light and natural like I wanted! What a relief! It was £14 (for me) after all! There is a really nice sheen to it - shimmery but doesn't scream at you at all! I bought their TooFaced retractable Kabuki brush at the same time and find that it works really well as an applicator. You can layer it pretty effectively if you want your blush to show up more. I've found though that it can be very easy to overdo it by applying too much, so I make sure to really tap off any excess and apply a little at a time to check how it looks!

      My skin colour is quite pale (I wear studio moisture tint by Mac most of the time for my foundation), but I tan quite easily. The colour looks noticeable on my skin, but I don't know how well it would show up on darker skin tones. I did experiment with layering but found that it was quite easy to end up looking very cakey when going for very noticeable, deep blush!

      ~~Overall~~
      I personally really love this blush and think it looks quite flattering! It works really well on me and the shimmer is beautiful! I think the packaging is really nice too. I'd give it 4.5/5!

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        18.09.2010 14:13
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        As any regular reader of my reviews knows, I'm a bit of a makeup junkie. Some may even say that it's an addiction and I should go to rehab (okay, none of you have ever said that, but my Dad and boyfriend have both joked about it!). I go through different phases of 'not being able to live without' certain products, and most recently, that has been blush. Too Faced Papa Don't Peach blush in particular. I've been using this blush everyday for around 3 months now, and it's finally found itself to the top of my list of things I'd like to review.

        Papa Don't Peach is one of the brightening blushes in the Too Faced range, the collection contains four shades, but as you've probably guessed I'll only be reviewing the one.

        I initially picked this up after looking for a cheaper dupe for Benefit Coralista, so you Coralista lovers might just want to pay some extra attention!

        Papa Don't Peach comes in packaged in a little cardboard box which you then open to remove the actual product. The blush pan is fitted into a square, flip open compact and has been designed beautifully, definitely something you'd want to have in your makeup bag! The front of the compact shows images of peaches and a beautiful blonde girl whilst telling us in black font the the blush inside is in fact Too Faced Papa Don't Peach blush. Once you flip the lid open (held down by magnets, so no fiddly bits here!) you then reveal the blush pan and a small mirror. This is all surrounded by a black background covered in little peach polka dots. Come on now, say it with me - CUTE!

        As I've been using this blush for so long, I can't remember for the life of me if the brand logo is imprinted on the blush, but more often than not, this happens with blush. The blush looks to be a very pigmented coral colour with an iridescent shimmer to it. This is not to be confused with glitter or chunky sparkles, we have none of that tat going on here.

        As I do with all new makeup, I quickly swatched the blush on the back of my hand to see the colour on my skin tone and the pigmentation. It shows up as a beautiful mid tone coral (it's definitely more coral than peach) which looks great against my pale skin tone. I've also used this whilst wearing fake tan, and a few of my much darker friends swear by this too, so this is one for all skin tones!

        Now onto application, I simply tapped a bit onto my blush brush and applied it to the apples of my cheeks. I only needed a tiny little bit to the colour payoff that I wanted and my skin was left looking glowy and fresh. For a more striking look, you can certainly build this blush up, but don't go overboard or you'll end up looking like the trashy girls that only seem to leave home on Friday and Saturday nights!

        The shimmer in this blush has been absolutely no problem whatsoever, even though I'm not one for shimmery blushes at all. Although I'd like to add that if you have problem skin then you should stick to matte shades as shimmer can enhance the problem areas. I've found that whilst wearing this blush, I don't need to add an additional highlight to my cheekbones as this acts as both a highlight and a blush. Perfect for a girl on the go.

        As previously mentioned, I've been using this for 3 months now and I haven't even hit pan yet (this is when you use so much of the product that the little silver pan starts to show through). I don't suspect I'll hit pan anytime soon either, as I've only made a tiny little dent in the product. Talk about good value for money!

        As with any skin products reviews, I'd like to point out that I have had no additional skin troubles since using this product.

        The blush is available from any Too Faced stockist, Boots being one of them. The 6.69g product will cost you £14 which is fantastic value for such a long lasting, flattering product! This is also £9.50 cheaper than it's rival blush - Benefit Coralista.
        Boots are also having a 3 for 2 offer on all Too Faced cosmetics products at the minute.

        Please note - I'm wearing this blush in my profile picture, just a light tapping of it, but you can see for yourself that my skin looks glowy and fresh.

        Thanks for reading.

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