Review: Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush Palette

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So I know I’m late on this but I just had to talk about this palette. As part of Stila’s Holiday 2013 collection, they came out with a blush palette. This palette is still available on Sephora’s website. I love love love blush palettes so I had to pick this up. The colors are very pigmented and amazing. I think this palette can be used for all seasons because of the mix of vibrant pinks and roses.

Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush is said to be “A collection of five pretty cheek colors for the artist on the go. Discover a collection of cheek colors to help you create the perfect flush. This palette is sure to leave you looking fabulous from caroling to cocktails—and everywhere in between.”

Even though it’s a bit too late for caroling (I cannot believe that it’s already February), you will still look fabulous using any of the five cheek colors. This palette contains three blushes, a highlighter, and a bronzer. Two of the blushes are matte and the other is a shimmer. The highlighter is a shimmer and the bronzer is matte. I was able to get a good 7 to 8 hours of wear before the cheek colors started to fade minimally. I absolutely love the blush and bronzer colors. I like the highlight color as well but I wish it would have been a white or cream instead of a pinky-brown.

The sizes of the blushes/bronzers are VERY small (same size as an eyeshadow), but I think that’s what makes this palette so adorable. The cheek colors are all very pigmented which means that you only need a small amount for a perfect flush of color. I have heard some complaints about it being difficult to use a brush since the colors are so small but I didn’t have any trouble. I thought the application of the blushes and bronzer was very easy because the colors applied smoothly. At $16 for five cheek colors, I would definitely say this product is worth it.

Ingredients:

Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

 

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Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush (0.25 oz x 5 Blush)

 

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Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush

 

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Left to right: Golden, Illume, Pretty Pink, Precious Pink, Rosé

 

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Left to right: Golden, Illume, Pretty Pink, Precious Pink, Rosé

 

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Swatches left to right: Golden, Illume, Pretty Pink, Precious Pink, Rosé

 

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Using blush in Pretty Pink

 

Stila Portrait of a Perfect Blush retails for $16 at Sephora (online only).

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