Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Fair Maidens Get Swept Away with Buxom

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a pale peach with a hint of pink and a subtle sheen. MAC Stay By Me is actually a bit similar. NARS Sex Appeal is a bit more peach, less pink.  It has a lot in common with Sex Appeal, as it’s the kind of shade that isn’t universal but works really well for some.

Buxom’s True Hue formula is supposed to be “silky, sheer, and ultra-buildable.” It’s both sheer and very, very light in color, period, which means it’s not really an appropriate shade for my coloring (it’s just hard to see it!). From what I was able to see and gather from trying it out was that it’s mostly buildable, but it did seem to be just shy of true-to-pan color even when layered heavily. This was actually more likely due to the slightly dry texture, which made getting color more difficult than had it had a softer, creamier texture. Applied to my skin, it worked more as a highlighter; there was a soft, barely-there shimmer-sheen–nice and glowy–without much color. It looked nice, and the glowy sheen lasted a full eight hours on me. I would only recommend this shade for fairer complexions, though.

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Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

If the texture was a little softer, it would be more buildable, and then it'd be really as marketed. This is a particular shade that will be best on those with very fair skin who like soft color, because the pan color is fairly light!











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Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush
Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Illamasqua Expose is darker, less bright. MAC Optimistic Orange is a touch darker. NARS Gina is browner, more subdued.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Hourglass Suede Eyeshadow Duo (beige), Hourglass Gypsy Eyeshadow Duo (burgundy), Inglot #452 Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet Eyeliner, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Mascara. On face: Guerlain Parure Gold (02 and 03), Guerlain Les Voilettes (03), Buxom Swept Away. On lips: Guerlain Bee Rouge G Lipstick.

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19 thoughts on “Buxom Swept Away True Hue Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m quite fair but I’m still always afraid to try shades like this. I’m afraid they’ll make me look…I don’t know…ghostly? Or like my skin is really ashy? I need to branch out and try it! It looks nice on you!

  2. I think this colour wouldn’t show up on my skin, yet it looks very pretty.

  3. mirian

    your lip color is FANTASTIC

  4. You wont even be able to see this color on Snow White. So little amount. Not pigmented.

  5. I’m pretty fair so this is a color I’d like. Also your lips looks AMAZING!!

  6. blueraccoon

    I like the blush on you, but I LOVE the lip color. The blush might work for me, since I’m fair–I’ll check it out!

  7. Aileen

    Christine, that lip color is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  8. Sarah

    Are you aware you rated the application as 9/5?
    But anyway, this looks like something I will be buying!

  9. xamyx

    This looks like it’d be a good highlighter.

  10. becca

    I have this blush but i don’t use it much. I have very fair skin and the color shows up very well but I don’t think it goes too well with my cool toned skin. I agree with the texture being dry. Also, after using it a few times a darker layer formed on parts of the blush as if i had used a dirty brush or something…i don’t know what that is???

    I also have the tom ford frantic pink blush which on my skin tone looks just like swept away but the TF has the gold sheen.

  11. Samantha

    I bought this blush and after about a month it became hard and chalky. Am I the only peopn who expierenced this?

  12. rachel

    you look absolutely stunning in the bottom photo: honestly the best i’ve seen on your website! you should definitely wear that makeup look!

  13. It looks good on you. I would like to try it out too and see if it looks good on me too. But I bet that it will just look natural. I am just worried of knowing the fact that it gets dry after some time.