Another must have for the brown skinned beauties, MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush. A shimmering brown with slight red undertones that lights up the entire face with a natural looking glow. Did I say that this was a must have?! Yes, it’s a stunner.
See my sweet and innocent face? *batting my lashes* lol. I’ve had Sweet As Cocoa for about two years now and wore it non stop when I first added it to my collection, but after a while began to ignore it for MAC Raizin… which if you guys haven’t noticed is my absolute fave (full post coming soon.) Trying to keep my makeup as simple as possible lately due to time constraints, I’ve been wearing Sweet As Cocoa for the last four days straight and I’m in love again.
Very pigmented, applies smooth and blends well. Slight shimmer, definitely not over powering. Just a small amount on the apples of the cheeks does wonders. Even better, it’s pretty universal so anyone can wear it. Application is key.
Available at MAC Cosmetics $19.50. Want something similar at a fraction of the cost? Try NYX powder blush in Cocoa which retails for about $6 and is also gorgeous, I had it and used it all up. Only blush I’ve ever finished (although that is when I was first starting out my collection).
Yes girl, it is a must have for all brown beauties:-)
It really is 🙂
Looks gorgeous on u hun,beautiful shade. Mac face products tend to irritate me face every now&again so haven’t got it but I want it haha xxx
Thanks Sharon. For that reason I usually don’t try new face products from MAC and stick to what I know. I had a really bad reaction from the blot powder a few years back. Took almost a yr for my skin to recover completely.
Looks good. Raizin was my first ever Mac blush & I wore it everyday for years. I picked up Sweet as Cocoa in the summer & I’ve found it hard not to use it everyday. It’s great for brown skinned girls
Thank you. When I am getting ready for work, I automatically reach for Raizin since I am so used to wearing it. I’ve been forcing myself to stop wearing it and reach for one of the other 20+ blush in my collection. Lately I tend to rotate between MAC Raizin & NARS Taos, now I can’t pull away from Sweet As Cocoa.
Sweet as Cocoa is an oldie but goodie. I’ve had the same one for 3 years now. Probably need to get a new one. Ha! It looks beautiful on you.
Thx Brit. Definitely an oldie but goodie, I hope they never ever ever discontinue this one! Lol
Yes! I saw this at my local Saks Off 5th 3 days ago and I snapped it up for $14. I’m absolutely in love w/ it and I can’t believe I’ve ignored it until now. I stan for NARS blushes so I’ve tended to ignore MAC ones but this one is just wonderful. I’ve been using it every day and I’m also looking to do a review too. Definitely a brown girl staple.
I bet it looks gorgeous on you, can’t wait to see your review!
Thanks for the update! I’ve tried a few bushes but they either don’t show much or too bright.
No problem. I highly recommend Sweet As Cocoa hon
me likey! i’ve never tried that one, so want it now
Yes Vonnie get it, you NEED it! 🙂
Don’t have it yet, but I will. Once I get Sweet as Cocoa and Dolly Mix, my Mac blush collection will be complete… I’ve been wanting both FOREVER!
I have Dolly Mix too, so pretty!
i always hear about this shade but i never give it any love, i love how it looks on you!
Thx Joanne, you should give it a shot!
I have to try this one. I wear MAC Raszin everyday. I’m a one blush at a time kind of girl.
If I could only have one blush it would be Raizin, but of course I would cheat and have two… The other being Sweet As Cocoa lol
This looks gorgeous on you! Thanks for including a dupe. 🙂
Thank you and no problem at all
Holy crap. That is gorgeous
I love ya and reading ya blog
Rarely commennt but this made me want to say. Simply stunning
My mother said dark skinned do not need blush..so I never really bothered
But I think I need this
She does not know what she is talking about. Obviously. Hehe
Awww thx so much. A lot of “old school moms” say dark skin doesn’t need blush because the colors look un-natural compared to our natural flush, and when not applied properly can look clownish. However, they need to meet Sweet As Cocoa, they will change their mind for sure lol
This looks good on you. It’s one of my go-to shades, especially for neutral looks.
Thank you. I’m on my second week of wearing it everyday
This looks gorgeous on you I need to try it out asap
Thank you 🙂
I love this look! Are you going to do a video tut? (hint hint)
Thank you. Lol, I will try to do one using Sweet As Cocoa ASAP. I am so backed up and have a ton of stuff to share with you guys!
You look amazing. I stumbled upon your blog as I was doing research on make up choices. Now subscribing.
Thank you so much. Don’t be a stranger! 🙂
Just got sweet as cocoa yesterday threw it on before I went out and I fell in love with it 🙂 next I wanna try frankly scarelet by Mac
I’m glad that you like it. I don’t have Frankly Scarlet but it does look gorgeous! 🙂
I have never tried that blush before, but I’ve heard so many great things about it. Please don’t forget another brown skin approved Mac blush is Format which in own! 🙂 Going to check out Sweet as Cocoa and Raizin ASAP..thanks for the recommendations.
No problem at all. I don’t own Format but it looks gorgeous. Think I’ll need to add that one to my collection. Thanks! 🙂
Picked up Format today. So gorgeous, can’t wait to wear it. Thx for the rec! 🙂
You look stunning in this!
Wow, this blush is perfect on you! It gives you the perfect ‘innocent’ flush. Love it! x
Thanks hon. Love it!
I just received Sweet As Cocoa in a beauty swap and it’s so pretty! I love it, can’t wait to wear it. And the look you created with it is so soft and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you so much and no problem. You are going to want to wear it everyday!
Hi, luv this blush but do u thunk dupe for Sahara from skeek?
No, I have Sahara and they are definitely different