MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “brown with pearl [with a Sheertone Shimmer finish].” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark brown with very fine copper and bronze shimmer. It had a satiny finish–just a little luminosity and sheen. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, rosy. MAC Exotic Ember (LE, $25.00) is darker, browner. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is slightly warmer and less brown. Bobbi Brown Bahama (LE, $38.00) is rosier, lighter. See comparison swatches.

Sweet as Cocoa is part of MAC’s permanent range, which means it can also be purchased in pan-form for $17, and there’s no mad dash to grab it! It had good color payoff that was mostly buildable from medium coverage to full coverage.  On my medium complexion (with a light application), it adds warmth, luminosity, and a subtle reddish-brown color. This could work well as an every day color for medium and deeper complexions. The subtle shimmer yields a lovely glow when buffed and blended into the skin, and it doesn’t emphasize pores at all. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade.  The only downside is that the texture is a little on the drier side; it could be softer and more finely-milled.

MAC Powder Blush Sweet As Cocoa
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%

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MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush
MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush (with Tarte Pure lipstick on lips)

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