Spring Blush Palette Picks

April 2nd, 2014 By  |  6 Comments   

Spring is upon us! It’s the perfect time to perk up your skin with a new blush… and blush palettes are making it easy to do that. They combine a variety of blush shades, giving you options and more bang for your buck. Whether you prefer powder, cream, or both- I’ve found some great options for you! While the swatches shown will give you an idea of how pigmented these blushes are, you probably wouldn’t wear them so concentrated on your skin. If you’d like to learn more about each blush and see them in action, I’ve linked to additional videos where you can do just that!

E.L.F. Studio Blush Palette ($6, eyeslipsface.com)

The brand Eyes Lips Face or “E.L.F.” has become the mother of all bargain makeup brands, and every so often they release a product that just  makes my jaw drop. This blush palette is one of them! I have it in the shade “Light” and there’s one called “Dark” available as well. If you love powder blushes, this will be right up your alley. You’re getting a matte light pink, a matte golden/bronze, and a matte berry shade, along with a coral that contains just a hint of shimmer. All are very pigmented, but can easily be sheered out for a natural look. For $6, you’re getting a generous amount of product, not to mention a large mirror. Also, each shade pops out of the palette, leading many to wonder if ELF will soon release more shades, allowing users to create their own custom mix of shades! Click here for an extended video review and tutorial.

The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples Cheek & Lip Cream Palette ($32, thebalm.com)

If you’re a fan of cream blushes or the thought of a palette that can multitask, you might want to look into this newly released creation from The Balm. This palette pairs adorable packaging (did you notice those cowboys?) with high quality blush creams that can double as lip colors. I personally don’t love cream blushes that have a tacky/dewy feel on my skin once they’ve been applied, so I was really glad to see that these blushes kind of dry on the skin once you blend them in. They don’t change your skin’s overall texture, which translates into great staying power. Only one of the shades (Crisp) contains shimmer. It’s also fun to coordinate your look and apply your cheek color on your lips as well! For my application tips and a full review, click here.

 Sleek Blush by 3 Palette in Pink Lemonade ($14.99, sleekmakeup.com)

If you’re not familiar with London-based makeup brand Sleek, their blushes are a great introduction. This particular blush palette combines two powder shades with one cream (in the center), for a surprising amount of options. You can layer the powders over the cream for enhanced staying power and intensity, or just apply any of the shades on their own. One thing that I particularly love about this palette is that while your cream blush is a classic pink, each powder takes on a different tone. One is a soft, baby pink and the other is more of a warm, coral-toned pink. So you can take the tone of your blush in two totally different directions. Keep in mind that both of the powder blushes contain shimmer, so that’s something you like to steer clear of, you might want to scope out the other options. Click here for more details and my tips for application.

If you’re needing a blush update for spring, hopefully one of these palettes can help you out! Thanks for taking time to check out this post, and have a great day!


6 Comments + Add Comment

  • Awesome! I always love palettes. Easy for travel and storing.

  • Oh Emily this is an awesome review. I watch your youtube videos and i am sooo proud if you and how long you’ve come! Your the best at your job! I love you!

  • need to try some of the sleek blushes.


  • I can’t wait to try the Balm palette. I have been keeping an eye out at kohl’s no luck yet :(

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