Thursday, 8 December 2016

Too Faced 'Papa Don't Peach' Blush - Review, Comparison Swatches, and Look

Part two of 'Sweet Peach Week' is upon us, and today it's all about blush (Part 1, reviewing the glosses is HERE).

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Meet the Too Faced peach-infused blush, 'Papa Don't Peach'.

'Our iconic Papa Don't Peach blush has been brought back from the archives and reborn with the skin-loving essence of peach and a fresh juicy scent.  It's the perfect bronzy peach that adds a pop of warmth and a sexy glow to any complexion."

That's right, 'Papa Don't Peach', the blush released in the summer of 2009, is back and improved.

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The blush comes housed in an peach ombre tin (similar style to the Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette), with a smiling peachy fellow, and complete with a mirror on the inside.

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The blush itself has an embossed peach shape, with the Too Faced initials, and the name of the blush.  And yes, it does indeed smell like peaches!

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Just above my Too Faced bronzer in 'Milk Chocolate Soleil', I applied 'Papa Don't Peach' onto the apples of my cheeks using the "XO" method that I saw on the Too Faced youtube page (apply onto your cheek in an X shape, and blend in an O shape).

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This blush was just stunning!  It's what my cheeks have been longing for - I see why it had such a cult following.  It gives a very "lit from within" type of glow.

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The closest drugstore options I could find are the elf Studio Blush in 'Peachy Keen', and Milani's Baked Blush in 'Luminoso', however, 'Papa Don't Peach' is much more pink.  The elf blush is more of an orange shade and it's also chalkier, and the Milani blush is more of a light coral.

'Papa Don't Peach' retails for $30 USD/$38 CAD - don't freak out!   Yes, I know that seems like a hefty price to pay for a blush, but for the price that you're paying, you get a lot of product.  In the photo below you can see 'Papa Don't Peach', sitting next to a Too Faced Love Flush Blush.  Although they appear to be similar in size, 'Papa Don't Peach' is about double the height of the Love Flush Blushes.

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I'll let the math do the talking.  'Papa Don't Peach' contains 9 g of product.  Let's break that down to determine the cost per 1 gram, and compare it to other popular blushes.

  • Too Faced 'Papa Don't Peach' Blush
    • 9 g of product, priced at $30 USD/$38 CAD = $3.33 USD/$4.22 CAD per gram
  • Too Faced Sweetheart Blush
    • 5.5 g of product, priced at $30 USD/$38 CAD = $5.45 USD/$6.91 CAD per gram
  • NARS Blush
    • 4.8 g of product, priced at $30 USD/$38 CAD = $6.25 USD/$7.92 CAD per gram
  • Benefit Box o' Powder
    • 9 g of product, priced at $29 USD/$36 CAD = $3.22 USD/$4.00 CAD per gram

As you can see, Too Faced Sweetheart Blushes and NARS Blushes cost the same as 'Papa Don't Peach', but contain a significantly smaller amount of product.  Compared to Benefit's Box o' Powder, 'Papa Don't Peach' is the same size, but slightly pricier.  So even though $30/$38 seems like a lot for a single blush, compared to other popular blush brands, 'Papa Don't Peach' is still a front runner.

You can find the Too Faced 'Papa Don't Peach' Blush on the Too Faced website on December 14th at midnight EST, online on Sephora and Ulta's websites on December 15th, and in-store at Sephora starting January 5th.

Review of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Lip Oil Gloss HERE, and Sweet Peach Glow HERE.

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