I FINALLY found one of these at my local Walmart after over a month of looking... it wasn't like I was checking every day, but if I was in there, I'd check to see if they had any. I finally saw this and one of the duo bronzer things and decided that the blush color would be more flattering on me.
One of the blogs I read regularly reviewed a lighter shade here: http://productrater.blogspot.com/2011/03/review-hard-candy-smooth-talker-blush.html (Justine is awesome, check her blog out!) and so I became interested that way.
First off, how CUTE is the packaging? I'm a sucker for polka dots and the little box is just adorable.
A comparison to my hand so you can see how tiny the box is. I have small hands (read: I have to buy children's gloves) so this little box is just perfect for traveling.
The box opens via magnetics to reveal a little square pan with 4 different shades of 'blush'. There's also a little brush attached to the inside but it honestly looked scratchier than a mountain man's beard... so I left it there. The box closes magnetically and is pretty secure. The outer packaging is cardboard, but I don't feel like it's crazy flimsy... just lightweight. This contains 0.20oz (5.7g) of product, which is a pretty decent amount for such a small little box. The price is around $6, it may be higher in some areas but as my Walmart is always destroyed, the price tags are always missing.
I got the shade Spicy & Sweet which looked dark in the pan but lightens up on application.
I swatched each section separately and then along the bottom did a swirled swatch:
As you can tell, the farthest right shade is the dominant color in the palette while the one next to it helps to lighten it and make it glowy/shimmery. I don't see much of the two left shades, I guess the brown intensifies the shade and the lighter shade neutralizes red tones? Not sure to be honest.
This looks really lovely on the skin and is well-pigmented without making you look like a clown. I can give it a good swirl with my powder brush maybe twice and then apply it, and it's just the right amount and blends easily. I get pretty good wear out of it... about 6-8 hours before I see any noticeable fading. I use a foundation primer so I'm guessing that helps it to last longer. Even when it does begin to fade, it leaves a nice glow behind.
Top photo is with flash and bottom is without. I don't have any foundation on in either pic so my face is a bit blotchy, but you get an idea of the color at least.
Overall, love this. Great blush for the price and the size is perfect for traveling! Recommended for purchase :)