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.

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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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This is one of my neutral blushes (I’m MUFE 177/NC 50). Like Christine said , it has a slight shimmer. Good all year round blush for WOC.

So glad to hear that this works well on your skin tone, Erica! It just seemed like a perfect shade for deeper complexions, so it is great to get confirmation – now I can recommend it with confidence 😀

I love Sweet as Cocoa!!! Its one of my all-time faves and I haven’t even had it that long. It gives me a nice flush without it looking dirty on my skin. I hope they never retire this shade. It looks great on you Christine!!!

I love this blush! I’ve a medium/medium light warm complexion and, with a light hand, it actually looks rosy on my cheeks. It gives a healthy and natural look. I can also apply it with a heavier hand sort of below the cheekbone for a different look and it’s amazing.

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