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Here are swatches and photos of all six of the Too Faced Cloud Crush Blurring Blushes. These are fairly straightforward, no-nonsense powder blushes with the main claim of having a diffusing/blurring quality to them. These are $29 each and available from several retailers including Sephora, Ulta, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and of course, Too Faced.
Blurring has been a trendy term in the past couple months and I can see how that might be useful in a product that can sometimes end up on an area of the face with larger and more visible pores and texture. I wouldn’t say these actually blur or reduce the look of texture/pores more than any other matte or satin finish blush would but they certainly do not emphasize texture either. In my experience, blushes with a very shimmery or frosty finish tend to emphasize texture more and none of these fit that finish. The one with the most shimmer in it is the shade Golden Hour but even that only reflects light very subtly, so no issue with emphasizing texture there.
These were the first blush release in a while that sparked my interest and I have to say it was partly and shallowly for the experience besides the product inside that seemed to add something to these. They are scented which is always a draw for some reason and Too Faced usually does a nice job with scented products. Too Faced describes the scent as smelling like a tropical beach. To me they have a warm, rounded, sweet, nutty kind of scent that isn’t something that resembles previous scented product I’ve tried from them. The packaging has a nice look and feel with the rounded enamel-looking outside and the raised golden logo. One major downside to the packaging is that they can be kind of hard to open. Trying to pry the lid open, I find the pointy bottom of the heart kind of stabs my fingers and I have to use more force than expected to get it to open up. A couple times, they have slipped and fallen out of my hands LOL.
As for how they apply, these work perfectly well as blushes. They are all easy to use with some modifications depending on the shade I decide to wear. I can go a little more heavy handed with the lighter shades but they have plenty of color payoff. With the darker shades, I prefer to use a more sparing amount to keep it still looking somewhat natural but they blend out easily. I haven’t noticed them fade throughout the day and I felt they all went on evenly.
For the swatches below, the left side is a heavy finger swatch and the right side is a brush swatch. In swatching these, the powder felt like a drier formula which was more noticeable when using a brush on the right side. The color went on evenly but quite sheer and didn’t seem to grip onto the skin as easily. With that said, I didn’t feel I had any problems with these adhering when used on the face.
Candy Clouds is a matte pale pink with cool undertones. It has buildable color payoff and shows up well. Similar to Dior Rosy Glow Blush.
Golden Hour is a light pink with a small amount of shimmer. It is warmer than Candy Clouds, but I find this still looks very pink and cool toned on me in real life. The name and photos make it appear warmer than it actually is. Out of them all, this is the one with the most shimmer.
Velvet Crush is a matte brownish pink. It looks similar to Head In The Clouds, but this one is noticeably more neutral on me. This is the one I’ve been reaching for most often because it just looks natural on me.
Head In The Clouds
Head In The Clouds is a medium mauvey pink. This one looks a bit lighter in the pan than it swatches for some reason. Another good “everyday” kind of option if you prefer more pink-toned blushes.
Tequila Sunset is a light somewhat muted orange with a matte finish. This one is more pigmented/darker and I need to use a lighter hand when applying it than the previous shades. It is easy to blend out though.
Watermelon Rain is a raspberry pink with a nearly matte finish. It has the tiniest bit of a satin finish but for the most part it just ends up looking matte on me. This has somewhat of a purplish tone to it when applied sheered out. Quite pigmented and requires using a light hand on my skin tone. Easy to blend out.