A blush palette is such a handy thing to have as a make-up staple in your stash. While obviously something like the Crownbrush Blush Palette isn’t in the least bit portable, it does offer such a good variations of colour within the same tone range that you’ll never be stuck for a shade. It’s also very handy for changing seasonal tones. I was talking yesterday on Persicope about talc in products and getting some answers to some burning questions on it. Crownbrush list talc as their first ingredient, which I had always thought was not a good thing, but apparently, the measure of quality is how other ingredients are used with talc as a base (so pigment ratio for example). And – something I’d never thought about – a powder product is only as good as its pressing – overpressed and it’s hard to use, underpressed and – well, the same!
Interestingly, I found the top and bottom rows of the Crownbrush Blush Palette well pigmented and blendable, but the middle row was much lighter on pigment. Maybe deliberately so. Within the palette there are matte and shimmer texture, although I noticed that they’re light on shimmer (a good thing in my book!).
Here’s how the top and middle row fared in swatching.
And the third row. I think it’s excellent value for £17.99 HERE. (Although it looks nothing like the reality…) Actually, Crownbrush have some stellar (and enormous) palettes coming up – I’ll be blogging the eye palettes in the next couple of days.
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NB!!! No wonder this looks nothing like the blush palette on the website.. inexplicably (lots of head scratching going on at Crownbush!!) I seem to have got a palette that doesn’t actually exist. They can’t find another like it in the warehouse… so I will swatch the real thing when I get it. I’m secretly a bit thrilled about this!