If you’re looking for a new blush palette that’s cruelty free and contains shimmer and matte shades then keep on reading. The e.l.f blush palette comes in the shades light and dark so there’s options for different skin tones.
On first impressions the palette box does not accurately represent the shades inside as I was expecting deeper shades and for the bottom right to be a more brown tone shade, I actually thought from the box it included a bronzer.
The shades consist of 3 mattes and 1 shimmer shade, they are pigmented, buildable and blend easily. Although I have pale skin I found I could still use the palette with a light hand.
My favourite shade is the more peachy toned shade and will be the one I use the most, I don’t think i’ll use the deeper shimmery pink colour as it is quite dark and I tend to go for peachy pink blushes anyway.
This palette has the option of popping the shades out so I think it could be for the use of magnetic palettes or so that you can easily replace any shade you run out of.
This palette retails for £7.50
Contour, highlight and add a pop of colour to your face in one handy sculpting kit presented by Rimmel London as part of the Kate Moss collection. There are currently two shades to choose from 002 Coral Glow and 003 Golden Bronze. As far as I’m aware there is not a 001 which is odd to me but I could be wrong (let me know in the comments!). This retails for £6.99.
As you can see it’s pretty standard packaging with a window to show off the colours, it’s a decent size for travel, however, it doesn’t contain a brush or mirrors. I like to use the PS Angled Brush from Primark for the contour shade.
If you are new to contouring then it makes a great starter palette, if however, you use contour a lot then it probably isn’t for you if I’m being honest due to the lack of shade options.
The powders can easily be built up but you do have to tap a lot of the excess off of your brush, for lack of a better word it is quite ‘powdery’ and as you tap your brush in the palette you can see it starting to come away in the air.
I love the blush colour and find that the contour shade works well for me, its on the warm side so if you use cool toned highlighters then again this isn’t for you. The highlighter is a nice golden shade but personally I think there’s better highlighters on the market.
Rimmel London are against animal testing but I think they’re sold in China where animal testing still takes place so it depends on your personal preferences whether or not you would use this palette.
I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts come in a great range of shades and products, currently you can get blushers, highlighters and bronzers for a price point of £4.99. I only own the shade Peachy Pink Kisses at present but I would buy more from this collection.
First of all how cute is the packaging? It does come with an outer box but I threw mine away. The shades are super shimmery, pigmented and can be applied separately or you can swirl your brush over all 3.
The blusher container as well is quite large and will last a while, it’s definitely a bargain at £4.99. The packaging is just cardboard packaging hence the low price.
The shades are buildable but due to the high amount of shimmer they’d work just as well, if not better as highlighting shades depending on your own preferences. If you aren’t really into shimmer products then this won’t be for you.
The peachy colours are great and make a nice change from the standard pink blushers on the market. It’s the perfect shade for the summer or to take on holiday.
I personally found it is easier to remove with micellar water over face wipes.
Currently you can buy the Blushing Hearts range from Superdrug and TamBeauty.com