Cheek/Face Palette

ColourPop My Perch or Yours Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo My Perch or Yours Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for oz.) features two new shades: a warm pink blush paired with a pale pink with gold shimmer highlighter. The blush performed beautifully with buildable coverage, as…

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ColourPop In a Twitter Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo In a Twitter Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for 0.61 oz.) is a new cream blush and highlighter duo, which featured a warm, coral blush and a shimmering, peachy-coral highlighter (which may be a highlighting blush for lighter skin tones).…

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Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Holiday 2019 Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set ($48.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three loose highighters, which are part of the brand’s permanent selection of shades so any shade could be purchased individually if preferred. All three shades performed consistently with the original, individual…

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Lancome Holiday 2019 Dual-Finish Highlighter Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Holiday 2019 Lancome Holiday 2019 Dual-Finish Highlighter Trio ($39.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio for the holiday season. It features the Dual Finish Highlighter formula with two new shades and one existing one. The powders can be used dry or wet depending on how intense of a glow you want to achieve. All three shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with Sparkling Peche being the best performing of the three. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia…

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MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Medium Deep MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that includes a bronzer, one blush, and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. Three of the four shades in the quad have been seen before, though this is the first time MAC has housed them in a quad format, which makes the price point a lot more palatable (they can get quite pricey as standalone purchases). The…

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MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Light MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features two blushes and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. All four shades had semi-opaque (or greater) pigmentation, had smooth, denser consistencies, and applied and blended out beautifully on my skin. The key to working with this formula is understanding that they tend to be a bit denser, firmer, so they work better with a moderate hand and…

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NARS Free Lover Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Free Lover NARS Free Lover Cheek Palette ($41.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features one highlighter and five blushes, which is exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warmer mix of corals, so if you’re a big fan of coral blushes and aren’t already stocked up, it might be worth considering. I think that NARS’ satin and matte blush shades tends to be best suited to those who pair them with a drier base (like drier skin…

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NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As I mentioned in my review of Hustle, I…

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NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied to skin, which gives them a smoother, more skin-like…

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Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

9 Ways to Shine Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe ($35.00 for 0.69 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of stacked cheek colors. Each stack contains three shades–technically, a highlighter, blush, and bronzer–with a flip-top mirror and swiveling compacts underneath the first shade. There are three stacks included in the set, which I love seeing in a holiday set as it would be easy to gift any of the stacks to a friend or family member (either as…

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Laura Mercier Paint with Light Radiant Face Illuminator Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Paint with Light Laura Mercier Paint with Light Radiant Face Illuminator Palette ($52.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of highlighters for the holiday season. Obsession is new and exclusive to the palette, while the other two shades are available in the brand’s permanent range. The standalone Face Illuminators retail for $45.00 and contain 0.30 oz. of product or cost $150.00 per ounce, so the palette contains $94.50 worth of product. All three shades performed consistently with…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two finishing powders, one highlighter, one bronzer, and two blushes. The top three shades are all part of the core range of shades, so they can be purchased individually, while the bottom three shades are new and exclusive to the palette. The quality of the products was lovely–blendable, easy to work with, sat well on skin–and the “downside” was that the…

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Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Up Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of blushes with warmer undertones. The three shades performed consistently with the Cheek Pop formula: denser, firmer textures that work better with moderately dense brushes, but then they go on effortlessly, blend seamlessly, and have a skin-like finish that sits well on skin. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks! Clinique Blush Pop Cheek Pop Blush…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Quad (Holiday 2019) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost (Holiday 2019) Ambient Lighting Blush Quad ($58.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two brand-new shades, one repromote (but never sold individually), and one permanently available shade (Brilliant Nude). Most of the shades had buildable pigmentation (as marketed), natural-to-luminous finishes, were blendable and easy to use, and performed consistently with past shades in the formula. Hourglass’ blushes retail for $40.00 for 0.15 oz. or $266.67/oz. They also sell miniature sizes in four…

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Natasha Denona Gold Glow Highlight Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glow Gold Natasha Denona Gold Glow Highlight Duo ($42.00 for 0.5 oz.) is for someone who loves warm, gold highlighter and never feels like their highlighter has enough glitter in it. The Diamond Powder is a more sparkly formula, and that particular shade is described “sparkling,” though I’d say it’s teetering on the side of full-on glitter, while the Super Glow formula is more finely-milled with a shiny sheen but less overt sparkle… but it, too, had a good amount…

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Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

My Day One Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, coppery highlighter and a slightly muted, cooler-toned blush. The two shades definitely played well off of each other. Both shades had rich pigmentation and were fairly blendable, easy to use, and lasted for at least eight hours on me, though the blush took some extra time to blend out (workable but not effortless). My Day…

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Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Prove My Loyalty Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, silvery-white glittering highlight and a deep, matte red blush. The two shades were quite pigmented and easy enough to apply (even that red!), and the highlighter seemed to have more of a transparent base with tons of shimmer and sparkle, so it worked well for layering and may not be as prone to turning ashy…

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Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Damage Control Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a sparkling, peachy gold highlighter and a bright, deeper pink blush with a matte finish. Both shades had semi-opaque or better pigmentation that lasted between eight and nine hours on me, but the blush was on the thinner side and worked better over more matte skin (or matte/powdered base products) or else it was more challenging to blend…

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Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Call the Shots Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a muted copper highlighter paired with a richer coral-red blush. Both shades had good pigmentation and sat well on my skin, while the textures were creamier but a bit thicker/denser, which made them a bit harder to pick up with some brushes. Call the Shots (Highlighter) Call the Shots (Highlighter) is a light-medium copper with moderate,…

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Laura Mercier Tres Chic Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tres Chic Laura Mercier Tres Chic Cheek Palette ($52.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes two blushes, two highlighters, and two bronzers. Both the blush and highlighter formulas were described as buildable, and the blush in particular was described as sheer and buildable. The texture of most shades was on the dustier side–thin, drier, and dusty–and my experience over time has shown thinner powder products tend to harder to apply and blend, which was true with some of the shades in the…

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NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Motu Tapu NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette ($42.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. The highlighter and blush had decent pigmentation, application, and wear, though not stellar, while the bronzer, Casino, had a disappointing texture that made it harder to work with. NARS Moana Highlighting Blush NARS Moana Highlighting Blush NARS Moana Highlighting Blush NARS Moana Highlighting Blush Moana Moana is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had buildable color…

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NARS Motu Tane Face Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Motu Tane NARS Motu Tane Face Palette ($42.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. The highlighter and blush are both new shades, and they performed well, while the bronzer is Laguna, and that did not perform well (which is, sadly, consistent with my experience of the shade when included in palettes over the years). It’s bad enough that it makes the rest of the palette hard to justify, unfortunately. Makatea Makatea is a bright pop of light…

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Jouer Cheeky Summer Blush Bouquet Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cheeky Summer Jouer Cheeky Summer Blush Bouquet ($30.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new duo for summer that features a mid-tone copper and a lighter, rose gold hue; both have some shimmer but aren’t overtly shimmery or in metallic territory. Both shades had good pigmentation, were blendable, and lasted between eight and nine hours on me. Jouer Terracotta Sands Blush Bouquet Blush Jouer Terracotta Sands Blush Bouquet Blush Jouer Terracotta Sands Blush Bouquet Blush Jouer Terracotta Sands Blush Bouquet Blush…

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MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ignite Wonder MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette ($40.50 for 0.63 oz.) includes six, warmer-toned shimmery cheek colors from pale gold to plum. The formula felt new-to-me; it was much creamier, more emollient, and in that genre of cream-to-powder that was still obviously a powder with elements of creaminess. Per MAC, the formula has the most coverage when applied with fingertips and then more buildable coverage when applied with a brush. I found this varied from shade to shade, which is…

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