Too Faced Blushes Review

I recently bought the semi-new Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer in Rachel & Ross from Too Faced and I wanted to do a swatch/review comparison with my other Too Faced blush that I purchased half a year ago, due to the high popularity of both of them.

Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer from Sephora

When I first swatched this blush and bronzer duo, I was surprised to see that the pigmentation actually exists, unlike the next blush. Rachel & Ross is one of the TWO Blushing Bronzers that Too Faced has, the other being Carrie & Big, which is more of a coral and orange blush bronzer duo. I already had an orange/warm toned bronzer (e.g. NYC Sunny), so I decided to go with the raspberry pink blush. Both blush and bronzer have a very light and smooth shimmery finish WITHOUT any glitters for the best natural look. I've been mixing my usual blush and bronzer onto the same brush to "contour" my cheeks, and this duo makes it a little more easier to do just that.

Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush from Sephora

When I first saw this online, I was extremely attracted to this blush since the packaging was undeniably adorable. I read some reviews and ordered it ASAP. However, after I received and swatched it, I realized that the label "blush" wasn't very fitting to this product. It's more like a colored highlighter. The shimmers are chunky compared to the Blushing Bronzer, and when applied to the face, the pigmentation is very sheer (the pigmentation shown on my fingers in the photo was after several swirls). Maybe the sheerness is due to the shade I chose? Overall, it was a miss for me. I stuck this thing in the back of my makeup drawer and I took it out for the first time in months for the sole purpose of this review. If you're looking for a pretty peach or pink hued highlighter or a cute heart shaped box for room decor, this would be a hit for you. :-)

Sheer Stripes

Wearing H&M top, boyfriend jeans, leather belt, and holographic flatforms from UO, and bag from Target

This outfit could possibly be the most "sporty-chic" I can get to follow the trend that's currently on a flare (okay, I guess I could have added a black cap and white sneakers, but I don't have that in my wardrobe.. yet). I decided to deviate from the usual "forest-y" setting and go with something different on a whim—a tennis court. Now, this setting was far from what I'm used to, especially since I don't even play tennis, but it was surprisingly fun, especially when random passer-bys would give me strange looks after realizing that I'm not in the court to play tennis. Anyway, this ensemble consists of my must-haves for the past winter, and even the upcoming spring months, and I can't wait to wear the crap out of these jeans (AND THIS BELT) once again. Greatest investment ever.

Spring Lace

First, I'd like to thank my sister for finding this secret bridge passage into the forest in my neighborhood 0:-)

Second, a rant. Being away from home in an even more rural/suburban environment made me into a victim of a loss of creativity, especially with my classes being heavily focused on the maths and sciences. I lost my camera charger during my move nearly half a year ago, and I never bothered to repurchase since I found myself completely uninterested in documenting anything about myself. Of course, I never lost interest in fashion or beauty, but being surrounded by peers that hardly ever dress up or wear make up to class (not saying there's anything wrong with that) made me become susceptible to pure aesthetic laziness. Anyway, my creative drive is starting back up again since spring has come around, and there's no longer days and weeks of gray bleak weather. I hope to find myself updating as much as possible, and creating more content in the midst of this seemingly uncreative environment.

dress/ F21
boots/ H&M
hat/ H&M
belt/ UO