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When it comes to my makeup and beauty routine, I tend to stick with the same sorts of shades and colours. But, with spring refreshing my take on style and beauty, it’s felt like the perfect time to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
This has also come at a perfect time since in only a few weeks I’ll be going to France, Italy, and the Netherlands and I love packing makeup that offers a bit of versatility like a palette does. Since it has a number of shade options, I’ll be able to use it for my blush as well as eyeshadow.
Paula’s Choice Blush It on Contour Palette Review
This highlighter has a soft blush tone with a slight sheen in it. It’s very natural and blends in beautifully.
I have found some highlighters (especially liquid and cream highlighters) can be difficult to blend and end up creating an obvious highlight line, but this powder effortlessly blends right in and appears very natural.
I wouldn’t consider this a bright or blinding highlight. Instead, it is more of a subtle and natural-looking highlight which makes it a great option for daily makeup looks.
When I talk about being more adventurous with my beauty routine this spring, this is the specific blush shade that I am referring to!
Typically, I go for softer pinks or mauves, and this bright and fun coral is out of my usual comfort zone but I kind of love it for spring. This bright poppy coral blush is very vibrant but it blends out so beautifully once applied and actually looks quite natural and soft on the cheeks.
One of my immediate favourites from this set was Peony. It jumped out at me the instant I opened up the packaging.
Peony is a very delicate peach-pink blush and it applies naturally. This blush has a very light and delicate look to it and it just adds a very soft and subtle flush to the cheeks. This blush, for me, is one that I love using to create “no makeup makeup” looks.
I have always found it difficult to track down a great bronzer that looks natural, blends easily, and doesn’t have a shimmer or is orange-toned, but this one may have solved that.
This bronzer has ticked all the boxes that I needed it to. It’s very blendable, and matte, and doesn’t have an unnatural orange undertone to it. I have really enjoyed using this bronzer and have found it also works great as an eyeshadow.
In general, I have found that lipsticks, nail polishes, and blushes in a dusty rose shade tend to be some of my very favourites. I love romantic rosey tones, and this blush is no exception.
Along with Peony, this has really become one of the most worn blushes in the palette for me. This muted pink applies really beautifully and looks very natural.
My love for a good soft mauve blush all began with my Hourglass Cosmetics blush in Mood Exposure, and now I am hooked on Paula’s Choice matte soft mauve blush too. It’s a very warm-toned blush and adds a natural mauve tone to your cheeks without being too bright or unnatural.[easy-image-collage id=8066]
Overall, I really like this palette. The blushes, bronzer, and highlighter were all shades that were easy to wear and natural – but the shades also varied enough that the palette felt versatile and that it had a number of options.
The best part about this palette is that I found the texture of the powders to be very velvety and blendable. The bronzer blended in easily and didn’t create a muddy look when applied, the highlighter seamlessly blended in and there were no obvious lines or streaks, and all the blushes were easy to blend in and looked very natural on the skin.
This Paula’s Choice Blush it On Contour Palette is $36.00 and is currently noted as a “Limited Edition” product. I really hope this changes as it’s a palette I would definitely want to invest in again.
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