Tested on animals:No
Paula's Choice Blush it On Contour Palette is an excellent and worthy addition to the fresh crop of color palette makeup. Consisting of four blushes, a highlighter and bronzer, this fragrance-free palette offers rich color in a diverse range of wearable shades that works for any skin tone.
If you've ever purchased a makeup palette, you're likely familiar with the disappointment that there are invariably one or two shades that are unusable, too sheer or blends choppily. Not so with the Blush it On Contour Palette, as each of the four blush shades are highly pigmented, yet blend well and sheer out easily on skin—ideal for adding a "barely there" touch of color (or layered for a sexier, flushed effect).
Here are the color details:
- Delicate Coral: A vibrant, peachy shade
- Peony: Light-to-medium toned muted pink
- Dusty Rose: Medium pink with a hint of coral
- Soft Mauve: A rich, medium berry-pink shade
The buildable nature of these blushes is what makes them workable for any skin tone—from the super fair to the deep, you'll find each is true to the pan in terms of color delivery. All four blushes are matte shades (without even a hint of shimmer). The powder formula is suitable for all skin types and concerns.
The highlighter shade, "Pearl", is more luminescent than shimmery and lends a soft radiance to skin, rather than visible sparkles. Pearl blends well and has a pale, silver-pink undertone. The bronzer shade is simply titled, "Bronze," and is a warm brown shade. This is perhaps the least pigmented of the range and works best for those with lighter skin tones (those with medium skin tones may find the color payoff too soft as a bronzer).
We should note that as the Bronze tone is on the warm side, it makes this a less than ideal choice as a true contour color. Nevertheless, there is a lot to love here, and Blush it On Contour Palette earned its high rating due to its impressive, well-pigmented range of wearable blush tones that works on nearly any skin tone. The highlighter and bronze shades are pure icing on the cake, and at this price this palette is an overall beauty steal!
- Exceptional range of shades (something for everyone).
- Highly-pigmented blushes, yet sheers out easily.
- Works for a range of skin tones.
- The contour shade is slightly too warm to work as a true contour powder on some skin tones.