I first bought this blush several years ago but, rather mystifyingly, forgot about it pretty quickly. Rediscovered it about six months ago when I was sorting through my stuff and totally fell in love! Since then, I've been wearing it pretty much everyday. Guys, this blush may look intimidating in the pan but do not let that scare you off!
Sweet as Cocoa is a truly beautiful brick rose colour which, applied with an appropriately light hand, looks immensely flattering on the face. Despite the fact that it's classified as a sheertone shimmer, the finish is pretty much matte (at least to my eyes) which makes it perfect for daytime wear. I like to tap it on lightly with a skunk brush under my cheekbones and I find it really adds a subtle layer of definition to my face. It's somewhere in between a blush and a bronzer for me - it has the contouring effect of a bronzer while also lending a bit of a flush to my cheeks in a very natural way. On days when I'm feeling too lazy to bother with separate blushes and/or bronzer, this is a really great go-to which makes a world of difference for very little effort.
I personally think Sweet as Cocoa would be wearable for pretty much any skin tone. The undertone to it is very, very neutral. It is not at all orange based which is the main issue I have with most bronzers and contour powders. I'd describe it as more of a chocolate berry - a good contour color for fairer skin tones and a beautiful all around blush for those with darker skin.
On a final note, the one thing that I don't like about this product is the packaging which is par for the course with me when it comes to MAC products. I find that the plastic part of the lid on the containers pops off really easily if you accidentally drop them. This is a real pain in the a** - makes a mess, unhygienic and impossible to travel with. Other than that, great product - I just repurchased it this week and I'm sure I will do so again.