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Brown & Blushin': The brown girl's must have - Clumps of Mascara
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Brown & Blushin': The brown girl’s must have

Please excuse me for just NOW reviewing a product that has been a staple in my stash for like….two years now. I mean, it’s very rare that you catch me NOT wearing it. It is the blush love of my life. It is…

MAC’s Sweet As Cocoa

I don’t know who introduced me this majestic powder but I am eternally grateful to them. Check out how I apply and wear it.


I wear Sweet As Cocoa just about every day. It goes right on top of my concealer and gives me that minimal coverage that I feel like I need. Even though I don’t wear foundation, I still like to even out my skintone just a wee bit. Sweet As Cocoa works beautifully because it a notch or two darker than my skint one but gives the bronzer-effect.

See…

I usually apply it with a kabuki-like brush from the tail of my brow to my cheeks.

Cheek without Sweet As Cocoa

Cheek WITH Sweet As Cocoa

See the difference! If I’m feeling like a little more color, I’ll dab another blush with more color on the apples of the cheeks. I think Sweet As Cocoa is the perfect introductory blush for the woman of color who STILL thinks she can’t wear blush. But it’s quite simple, brown girls…you NEED MAC’s Sweet As Cocoa.

Run run…get it now. Thank me later. :)

Anyone have Sweet As Cocoa? Tell me you love it as much as I do…

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  • anhimals

    It is such a pretty color blush! How many times do you apply the blush? Is it one swipe or do you have to apply more than once?

    And your skin looks gorgeous! I am still waiting for my scars to fade. I am in the process of trying to find the right skin regime.

  • christen.nicole

    This is one of my staple blushes. I love it. I use it just about every day.

  • Askmewhats

    you're right, its a very natural blush that's sweet :) you look gorgeous wearing it!

  • Chelle

    It does look great on brown skin tone plus the name sounds yummy!

  • princessvalecia

    Ok Brit I am sold! I will be making this purchase very very soon!

  • B

    anhimals—> I usually swirl my brush in the blush one good time and swipe it back and forth on each cheek. I still have some scars I am trying to fade. It's a looong process, so hang in there, hon!

    christen.nicole—> We're blush twins. Weeee!!

    Nikki—> Thanks sweetums.

    Chelle—> Sweet As Cocoa, yuuuuum.

    Princess Valecia—> Oh yay! Can't wait to see it on you, mama!

  • adorepink

    Is that an ecotools brush youre using?
    I'm one of those brown girls who has not ventured into blush yet, but I hear a lot about this one. I want to try it…

  • B

    adorepink—> Why, yes it is! I'll be reviewing it soon. And what the…girl, you better get you some blush. Don't make me come over there. LOL!

  • Rai

    Gorgeous! It's on my list of things to buy. lol

  • slackey210

    Oh I so need a blush for brown girls 101 class. No matter how many pics I see I just never feel like I'm doing it right.

  • Karla

    That's on my MAC wishlist! I've decided to let blush into my life, and that one looks like a good candidate.

  • JENSMAKEUPBAG

    oooh that's a beautiful blush! i like lovejoy on darker skintones too.

  • Mia

    Your skin looks AWESOME!!!!!!

  • Amina

    I looove sweet as cocoa. That blush and ambering rose are must haves for WOC

  • Milan

    YES!! You know I love it! Great post and rec, sis! ;)

  • Ashwini

    Thanks for targeting this to brown folk! I'm off to make this blush mine!!

  • vimsbehavin

    I love this blush! One of my first MAC purchases!

  • avanna

    I think I'll pick that up next time i see it. And your skin is looking great!

  • S.L.I.M.

    I was at my cco today and saw this color and I remembered how many times I've seen this blush come up in your fotd. I wanted to try it but since I'm just getting into wearing blushes I was scared to try because of the dark color. I have a lighter complexion and wasn't sure what to do with it. I always thought of bluses as pinks, plums and corals. I think I will pick it up on my next trip though.

  • ashleygrnt

    Can Sweet as Cocoa be compared to NARS Lovejoy?

  • SoFrolushes

    This blush looks so nice. I am going to find a way to justify the splurge. In the meantime I will try and see if I can find an alternative

  • Lauryn King

    OMG! I was a makeup artist for M.A.C. before I went away to college and I promise this was my favorite blush…good choice mija!!!

  • BrooklynShoeBabe

    I am one of those black women who feels she can't wear blush, but I do want on occasion. That MAC blush looks very nice. Sometimes I want more of a rosy tone to my cheeks as opposed to brown on brown. So far, I keep eying N.Y.C. mosaic wheel in red as an answer to this v. low grade dilemma.

  • Ms. Deety

    It looks beautiful on you!

  • scrapandthecity

    I have it! LOVES IT!

  • Edyne

    I just went out and got this- I AM IN LOVE!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! I don't wear tons of make-up on the regular, I wear mascara, pressed powder chapstick and I'm out the door but this- THIS has become apart of my regiment since I got it.