Tuesday, April 22, 2014

some days you just make me blush.


Review time!  In a recent haul post from Born Pretty, I showed off a blush palette that I ordered. Let me just tell you, it was love at first swatch. When I ordered this blush palette, I didn't exactly have high expectations. I mean, the entire set was $9! For such a low price, my only goal was to try out a few new shades. Then the palette arrived....and I fell head over heels for it. Why? Intense pigmentation, a wide range of colours, some totally unique shades, and a seriously silky texture.

I. Was. Shocked. Truly, I didn't expect the quality as high as it is. I mean, it's not NARS but it's pretty darn good! This was more of an I'll give it a whirl kind of purchase. Well, I am certainly glad that I did. Ready to find out more? Here goes.

Let's start with the packaging. It came in a surprisingly sturdy black case. Unfortunately, the case collects fingerprints like nothing else. It's not a huge deal, but it can be a little annoying. I hate when my makeup looks messy. The colours themselves, though, were gorgeous. There was a really nice variety - bright pinks, fuchsia, berry, orange, baby pink, and more. If you couldn't tell already, this is a set for someone who likes to be a little adventurous with their blush.

My favourite shade is either: the fourth one in on the top row or the fourth one on the bottom row. The first is a bright tangerine shade while the other is a dramatic pink. Both are gorgeous - but should probably be used sparingly.

These swatches will help you get a better feel for the colours....and help you pick out your own favourite!


And here is a picture of this blush palette in action:


As you can tell, I kind of love this set. There are so many gorgeous colours to play with! I am definitely a fan.

What do you think of these blush shades? Which one is your favourite?

xo Shannon

26 comments:

  1. That's a lot of blushes and for a great price too! I love when "under dog" products really exceed our expectations.

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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  2. i really love these colors! :)
    xoxo
    http://myheartaintabrain.blogspot.pt/

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  3. Gorgeous palette! Sounds like a real winner! My fav colors would be #3 top row and #4 bottom row.
    xoxo
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  4. That photo of you is beyond gorgeous. Love!
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  5. This palette looks perfect!
    All the colours looks so wearable and pretty! I think I need it.

    New followerrr <3

    Sarah xx
    www.coloursofautumn.com

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  6. Oh man, this is beautiful! I really need a blush palette in my life like this one!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  7. So pretty - love your subtle flush.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  8. Very beautiful blushes ;) Amazing colours ;)

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  9. this is so cute :) I have a new outfit post on my blog and I would die if you could check it out and give me some feedback <3 have a great wednesday! (follow for follow? comment if you do :))

    xoxo chloewithadash.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a great blushes **_**

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  12. Beautiful shades :)

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  14. Wow thats a stunning selection of blushes !

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautiful colours!!! Great post dear!

    XOXO!

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  16. Why have I not seen this blush palette on Born Pretty Store yet!? Its gorgeous, and I love the blush you've used, it really suits you :)

    I'll hopefully be buying this next time I order from them!

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog :)

    Laura x | http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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  17. I love the colours in this blush palette, so many nice shades to choose from! I love your blog and I am following you with Bloglovin and Google+. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted!
    Thanks :)

    Camille xo

    cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. wow...loved it...
    love all colours..

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2014/04/bourjois-blush-rose-ambre-review.html

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  19. You look gorgeous. You can wear make up so well.

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  20. What a steal ! They look fantastic !

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  21. The palette looks indeed amazing, gorgeous colour and they look so pigmented! This is the perfect palette when you want to try different shades and find out which of them look good on you.x I would have never thought that a palette at thi price could be so perfect, definitely need to give this a try! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for sharing.
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Also if you don't mind me asking, which blush brush would you recommend? :)

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