Squash Beauty: Update and Review

Squash Beauty: Update and Review

A few weeks ago, I made this post with swatches and first impressions of Squash Beauty. I took both the Amara Luminizer and Suzy Blush for test spins and I am happy to say I loved them both!

For application, I applied grabbed some of Suzy (the blush) with my stippling brush. I then lightly tapped my face where I wanted the blush and gently blended it out with the same brush. I had gone very lightly, so I grabbed a little more and applied it in the same method. It built very nicely and didn’t pull or grab at my foundation beneath.

With Amara, I applied it with my fingers since I don’t really have another brush that would work well with this type of product. I dropped a little onto the back of my hand and picked it up with my middle finger. I then patted it onto my cheekbone with a light tapping motion, passing over the area to blend it out. I actually like this a lot for the highlighter! I feel like it gave me a lot of control over the pigmentation and placement. It was also easy to build up and didn’t effect my foundation or blush. I found it to provide a nice glow, so if you’re someone who prefers their highlight to be seen from space, this isn’t for you. If you like more of a natural highlight then this is right up your alley!

They both dried down rather quickly, but not so fast that I wasn’t able to work with them. I found them both long wearing, still going strong after the 10-hour mark.

I give both of these products glowing (haha) reviews! I am interested to see how this packaging holds up to the test of time. I know that they were clearing out existing stock to implement new packaging. This is definitely a brand I plan on keeping my eye on! Give them a look and see what you think – maybe you’ll find a new fave.

Here’s a look I did with the products below! You can see the glow from Amara better in the second picture.

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Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy palette on the eyes, Squash Beauty Suzy and Amara on the face, and Fyrinnae We The People on the lips
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Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy on the eyes, Squash Beauty Amara and Suzy on the face, Fyrinnae We The People on the lips

 

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Squash Beauty First Impressions

Squash Beauty First Impressions

Hello there! It’s been a long time! I’ve been upping my Instagram game, so I figured it was time to up my blogging game as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up as a nice space for first impressions, reviews, and swatches.

Today I’ve got some gorgeous products from  a brand called Squash Beauty. The owner’s goal is to provide products that will work on a variety of skin tones, based on her own frustrations attempting to find cosmetics that work on darker skin. Currently the shop offers liquid blushes and luminizers as well as some pressed highlighters. The liquid products are on sale as they rotate stock to offer up some new packaging, too!

I picked up the Liquid Blush in the shade Suzy and a Liquid Luminizer in the shade Amara. They come in glass bottles with glass droppers to get out the product. The labels are simple and clean, which I can appreciate. They are not waterproof, which makes me a little worried for how quickly they’ll get dirty with this kind of product. Knowing how clumsy I am, I can see this labels being a little worse for wear in a couple of months.

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On to the swatches! To apply the product, I applied some straight from the dropper onto my arm and blended out with the brush below. With how easy the product blends out, in the future I’ll skip the brush for highlight and just blend it out with my fingers. I’ll probably stick to this brush for using the blush, though.

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Amara Luminizer: A gold toned highlighter with a yellow base, this glowing luminizer has a natural satin finish.

I would say that description is spot on. I’ve been looking for a nice, yellow toned gold highlighter and I think I found it. If you are at all cool toned, I would avoid this. Also this would not work on fairer skin tones. If you have a deeper skin tone and have issues with a gold highlighter showing up on your skin, I would definitely give this a shot. I found it easy to blend and build up in turn. This is very versatile and easy to use. I love that Amara has a nice soft sheen, as opposed to an outright blinding glow. This will be a lot of fun paired with a more sparkly blush.

Suzy Blush: This vibrant satin pink blush can be worn alone or topped with a highlighter for extra glow.

This was a little more coral leaning than I expected, but it’s definitely still a happy pink. I was surprised by how easy this was to blend. This will work for people with a variety of skin tones, from pale to deep. This is extremely easy to build and the more it was blended out the more the small sparkles showed up, which I am all about.

Below the products are over bare skin. One the left the product is more heavily applied and the right side is more blended out.

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Full swatches

I wore Amara the other day and started blending it out with the brush and realized it was easy enough to blend out with my fingers. I haven’t used Suzy yet, but I think I’ll wind up using the brush. The product itself is more watery than I expected, which makes it both easier to blend and build. Amara layered nicely over foundation and blush, so I’m looking forward to using Suzy to see if it works just as well!

After I’ve used both products more extensively, I’ll report back with a full review. In the mean time, make sure you check out Squash Beauty and see if anything catches your fancy!