MAC Sweet As Cocoa is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a satin finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.21 oz.
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MAC Sweet As Cocoa Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum-brown with faint gold sparkle over a satin finish. Though this particular shade was labeled a "Sheertone Shimmer," I wouldn't describe it as sheer in terms of coverage; medium to semi-opaque coverage that was then buildable from there. The consistency was drier, slightly firmer in the pan, so if I used a lighter hand, I could get less coverage, but this is generally true of most powder product and less so that it is inherent in the formula. It was, though, "just enough shimmer" that gave it more of a natural sheen--glowing but not overtly shimmery--once buffed and blended on my cheeks. I didn't have any trouble diffusing the edges of the blush, which I worried about initially. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.
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Designed by and for professionals. Formulated to provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of colour that stays put all day. Five finishes -- Frost. An iridescent, lightly shimmering color that adds highlights and a frosted bloom to your cheeks. Matte. A flat, matte finish that goes on lightly, builds well and blends with the skin. Satin. A light-refractive sheen-style finish that adds subtle highlights to the skin. Sheertone. A sheer-on micro-refined powder with a non-transparent finish that goes on faint and looks real. Sheertone Shimmer. A jet-milled and micro-fine powder with just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks.
Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).