Up until a couple of years ago, I was a one-blush kind of girl. I never saw the need to have more than one blush on hand. Since then, my blush collection has definitely grown, but I still didn’t really see the need for an entire palette of just blushes – it just kind of seemed like a waste to me. I couldn’t see myself possibly liking or actually using that many blushes, so what was the point?
Enter Too Faced’s Love Flush Blush Wardrobe. When this launched late last year, I thought it looked nice but didn’t really feel the need to run out and buy it. But then I kept coming across bloggers and You-tubers raving about it. So I took a closer look at it and it didn’t take long before I was convinced I needed it. So I picked up my own at Sephora sale a few months ago and I’m so glad I did! I gave a brief review on it in my Sephora Haul & First Impressions it but I’ve been loving it so much that I feel it warrants its very own review.
So, a little about this palette; it contains all 6 shades of their Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 hour blushes, sized at 0.07 oz each and retailing for $45 CAD (although Too Faced’s website is selling it for $50 CAD so buy it at Sephora). For comparison’s sake, a full-sized (0.21 oz) blush retails for $32 CAD. So all in all, this is a pretty good value.
The packaging is made of a sturdy yet lightweight cardboard; I’m not a fan of cardboard packaging as I find it damages and stains easily and it doesn’t take long for it to look worn. As a result I won’t be traveling with this, but I rarely travel with more than one blush anyway so for me it’s not a big deal. Also included inside is a long, albeit decent-sized mirror.
The blushes are set out in a horizontal strip and contained in heart-shaped pans. At first I wasn’t sure how it well this would work with a brush but I’ve had no issues. I like using my e.l.f angled blush brush to apply these and it works really well. If you prefer using a larger fluffier blush brush you might have an issue with it not picking up the product on all of your brush or picking up some of the neighbouring blush.
The blush shades included are:
Love Hangover (described as a perfect warm pink)
Baby Love (described as a dusty nude with gold sparkle)
I Will Always Love You (described as a gilded peach)
How Deep is Your Love (described as a watermelon pink)
Your Love is King (described as a plumy rose)
Justify My Love (described as as a bright pink with gold sparkle)
I have to say, swatching these doesn’t really do them justice. They aren’t the highest pigmented blushes I’ve tried but they are extremely buildable, and that’s exactly what I love about them. I find I rarely use highly pigmented blushes because I’m on the paler side and they require me to use a very light and careful hand. With these I can get a nice wash of colour with one application and more intense application with a second.
Note that Baby Love and Justify My Love are described as having “sparkle’ in them but I don’t experience any sparkle or glitter when applied at all. I’d describe the finish on all of them to be satin, with I Will Always Love You leaning towards a more shimmery, almost subtle highlight-type finish. The formula on these is great – it’s soft and extremely bendable but not at all powdery.
The only caveat – they claim to provide 16 hours of wear time. I have to dispute that because there’s no way that these last that long on me. On average I’m getting about 6-8 hours of wear, depending on what foundation I’m wearing that day. I feel like 16 hours is a LONG time though…does anyone really need their blush to last that long? Regardless, I can’t say it lives up to that claim.
I love all the options it gives me and the fact that it’s expanded my blush horizons. Baby Love and Your Love is King are not shades I would not normally reach for as I tend to stick with peach and pink tones. I didn’t realize how versatile and flattering a neutral blush could be, nor did I think I could pull off a plum hue – turns out I was wrong!
If you’re interested in this palette, I’d recommend you pick it up sooner rather than later as it’s limited edition. I’m not sure how much longer its slated to be around but I really don’t think you’d regret this purchase – I certainly don’t!
Thanks for reading!