Many of you may have seen my last post where I hauled this little beauty, and I did promise a review! So after playing around with it for the past week or so, here’s my review!
This palette contains 3 colours, all of which are powder and fairly matte as far as I can tell. They are really nice to apply, and don’t come off as chalky like some matte powder products do. They’re also very easy to blend it, and leave a very slight sheen to the skin (although there is no visible shimmer).
The first shade is a lovely bronzer, called ‘Los Cabos’. I don’t think I’ll be exaggerating when I say that this may be my favourite bronzer to date. It’s a very rich bronze shade with an almost golden sheen running through it (it still shows up almost matte on the face though), but doesn’t come off as orangey, which is awesome. It’s superb for contouring or for an all around bronze.
The second shade is a very light baby pink called ‘Blushing Pink’, which actually looked a lot nicer on that I thought it was going to. It’s definitely the least pigmented out of the 3 shades, but that allows you to build up the colour to give you a nice naturally flushed shade. I was scared it was going to end up a bit to bubble-gummy on my cheeks, but instead it gave me a pretty healthy pink glow.
The last shade is called ‘Coral Punch’, and like the name suggests, this colour really packs a punch. It’s a super (and I mean super) pigmented coral shade, that you need to be very careful with when applying. Unlike the other blush shade in the palette, you definitely can’t swirl your blush around and apply to your cheeks without looking like a clown (unless of course that’s the look that you’re going for!). I found that a little goes a long way with this blush, as the colour payoff is pretty intense. Nonetheless, it’s a great colour that I think can be worn year round when you really want to make your cheeks stand out.
Here are the swatches! This is a fairly light swatch of all the shades, and I apologize if the camera doesn’t pick up the colours exactly (my arm is also a little tan right now as well- YAY- so the colours don’t show up as bright).
As for wear, I found that they all started to wear off after about 5 hours, so they are by no means the longest lasting. But the palette is so compact and sleek that I wouldn’t have a problem carrying it around and touching up if need be.
- affordable ($18 CAD)
- great selection of shades
- quite pigmented
- aren’t the longest wearing colours
All in all, this palette is wonderful for the price. I only wish that it contained a highlighter because then it really would be an all-in-one for me.
Have you guys tried this palette out?