Review: Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush (Too Faced)

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I got this blush from the Too Faced Peaches & Cream collection for my birthday and, honestly, the little story behind it makes me so happy (and although I don’t think my friends will be reading this review, I will still thank them here for being thoughtful). The story behind them choosing this blush is that I’ve nagged them a lot about using their fingers for make up application – I generally don’t like to use my hands for anything, even though I went a long time applying my BB cream with nothing but my fingertips. Because of that, I have difficulty with most cream based products, whether it is eyeshadow, highlighter or blush. Even if it’s a great formula, I won’t reach for it because it doesn’t fit into my make up routine so my friends made sure that this was a product that could be used with a brush!

This is the Peach my Cheeks Melting Powder Blush, which has a cream to powder formula that actually applies best with a brush (surprising since it is technically a cream blusher). The fact that I reach for this blush over many others so often proves this point – because I wouldn’t use it otherwise. It has easily become one of my favourite products in this collection and my only disappointment is that there isn’t a bigger shade range. According to the Mecca website, this comes in six shades (of which I have one so far) and there is also a similar highlighter and bronzer shade.

If you’re keen to get your hands on this, you can find it at Mecca for AUD$44 or on the official Too Faced website for USD$30 depending on where you’re from. Otherwise, let’s jump into the review!

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Product Description

Aside from the Peach and Sweet Fig Cream scent, the Peaches & Cream collection is all about matte formulas – matte shadows, foundations and blushes. Naturally, all of the shades are inspired by peaches, and “these products offer a skin-loving matte finish with a few shimmering (non-matte) products to add glamorous dimension for day to night perfection.”

According to the Too Faced website, this “creamy, buttery textured blush instantly transforms into a lightweight powder once applied. Buildable, blendable formula leaves cheeks looking and smelling like dreamy peaches and cream.” Although it is primarily a blush, the website also claims that this can be used on the lips. Since it has a more powdery finish though, I have only used it as a blush.

There are the main points from the product page:

  • Creamy, buttery texture
  • Can be used on face and lips
  • Buildable finish for soft, blendable color
  • Radiant matte finish
  • Soft glow compliments matte skin
  • Smells like Peaches & Cream

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Packaging

The blush comes housed in a really cute matte-finish pink box – with a pink graphic design and gold foil detailing. This is consistent with the rest of the collection and, as usual with Too Faced, they’re doing really good with it. Sometimes, I find that their designs a over the top (such as with the puffy unicorn design they came out with before) but this one is a good balance between quality and cuteness.

Opening up the unit carton, the blush is cased in a peach shaped compact which is really cute but, to be honest, is a little inconvenient. The compact is thick with rounded edges, so it is a bit more difficult to store as well. It is also a bit tricky to open with its magnetic closure and awkward opening point – I’m often worried that I’ll damage it when I go to open it up too.

Overall, the aesthetic of the packaging design is more cute than it is functional. I would have preferred something simpler – like with their Sweetie Pie Bronzer but I can see why they needed the rounded form (the blush has a dome shape so the case needs to allow for this).

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Shade Range

For this blush, I have the shade Ginger Peach, which is like an coral-peach shade. As I previously mentioned, this blush comes in six shades and there are also two others in a similar formula (a bronzer and a highlighter). Here is the list of shades:

  • Pinch my Peach: Antique peach
  • Spiced Peach: Spiced mauve
  • Peach Dream: Ballet Slipper Peach
  • Ginger Peach: Coral-Peach
  • Peach Berry: Toasted Berry
  • So Peachy: Peachy Pink

I would love to see them either expand this range or use the same formula for more blushes in the future, as I do love the cream to powder finish of this, but feel like they need more shades. Out of these six, I may look into getting Spiced Peach and So Peachy – the darker shades are pretty too but wouldn’t suit my skin tone unless they were somehow really sheer and buildable.

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Application & Personal Experiences

This blush definitely applies really well with a brush – it picks up evenly and also applies in a light and buildable manner. I feel like these lighter shades would be really adaptable for different skin tones. This specific shade (Ginger Peach) is really flattering on my skin tone too; it is a warm peachy shade with a hint of orange, that gives the complexion an almost sunkissed look.

Unlike a lot of other cream formulas, this product also blends in naturally without picking up any of the base foundation. It has a very powdery finish so, while it has the intensity and smoothness of a cream, the effect of it is like a standard pressed powder blush – which I personally love as I find most cream blushes would affect the rest of my foundation and wear off. It also applies well on both a powdered and unpowdered face.

The longevity of this blush is decent too. I find that it will wear as long as your foundation does, with no fading or caking.

That being said, the only real downside I find to this whole collection is the scent. Some people absolutely love it but, personally, I hate the scent – though it isn’t as strong with this blush as it is in the foundation. Everything is ‘infused’ with peach and sweet fig milk – giving it a very uniquely sweet scent. A lot of people love it but I prefer the scent of the Sweet Peach collection. This really comes down to personal preference and the scent does fade once it is applied, but I would recommend checking the product out in store first.

So, here’s the verdict!

SO WHAT IS IT?

A cream to powder matte blush that can be applied with both fingers or a brush

THE GOOD

  • Cute packaging design
  • Applies really well with a brush
  • Sheer and buildable pigmentation to suit multiple skin tones
  • Blends in naturally on top of any foundation (doesn’t pick up base make up)
  • No skipping without powder
  • Decent wear time with no fading or caking
  • Scent fades on application

THE BAD

  • Packaging is bulky and hard to open
  • High end cosmetic prices (relatively expensive)
  • Limited shade range
  • Strong scent

RATINGS

  • PACKAGING | 3/5
  • PRICE POINT | 3/5
  • FORMULA | 5/5
  • PIGMENTATION | 5/5
  • BLENDABILITY | 5/5
  • COLOUR RANGE | 3/5

OVERALL RATING? 9/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND?

This is certainly a highly rated product from me and I absolutely love it. I reach for it so much that there is just no doubt really, and I will definitely be recommending this to people who like the smoothness of cream formulas but find them difficult to use – especially if you like matte finishes.

The weaknesses of the product is definitely in the lack of shade range and the packaging, so I hope that they improve on that soon. The price is also relatively expensive but, to be honest, to be expected from a high end make up brand.

WHERE TO GET IT FROM

For Australians, this product is available at at Mecca for AUD$44 or you can check the official Too Faced website (where it is selling for USD$30) to see if they ship to your country.

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