Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder Swatches & Review - Summer 2013

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The Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder is the visual stand out of the Too FacedSummer 2013 Collection. But does it perform as well as it looks?

What Sephora has to say about Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder:


What it is:
A face powder of multicolored heart pearls that blend to impart a glowing radiance.

What it does:
Catch the light with buildable color and a hint of shimmer. Set makeup and provide an all-over radiant glow. These colors work together to create the perfect combination of color, coverage, and glow for healthy radiance. Inspired by nature’s most flattering pink and golden-dusk colors, this face powder illuminates and brightens for a romantic lit-from-within finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is cruelty-free.

Sweetheart Beads are clearly adorable to look at, but as you can tell from the swatch not much happens (you really need to focus to see the swatch to the left and you can't even see the one on the right because it's blended out). I think because of the beads that were darker I expected a bit more color... but this didn't show up at all on my skin tone (MAC NW20-25, neutral). On the plus side, I didn't find it to be overly glittery.


Color is said to be buildable, but I do disagree with that. I layered like crazy and it just emphasized my pores. As a "setting powder" it just didn't work at all. As a highlighter it gave a very, very faint glow but not enough to warrant the price tag.

I think if you're very, very fair that you will love this. I'm sad because the heart beads are too cute and I can't stop staring at them. Hopefully Too Faced will release a similar product geared towards bronzing, or perhaps a blush for those with darker tones.

Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder retails for $32.00 and is available at Sephora, Ulta and