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Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blushes Review + Swatches

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush

 

The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush (0.28 oz: 40 USD) is a very popular blush that a lot of people swear by, myself included. There is something about the quality of each compact and the shade range that seem to make the blush work very well on each and everyone’s cheekbones. On top of that, the aesthetic of the compact looks very elegant, even though its packaging design isn’t the most ergonomic. The whole look of it is just simply stunning and it’s the type of blush you would want to apply on your cheeks all the time.

 

The Cheek to Chic blush is very easy to use and each compact has two shades. One is a center shade that is meant to emphasize and color the cheeks, while the outer shade is meant to contour and sculpt the cheekbones. All you have to do to apply is to swish the outer shade across the cheeks and then apply the inner shade for a multidimensional look. Personally, whenever I apply this, I pretty much just swirl both the shades together especially when I’m in a hurry and I’d still get the same depth or effect more or less.

 

Most of the shades I’ve tried from this particular blush are really well-pigmented and at the same time very buildable and blendable. They really make your cheeks look beautiful and glowy, especially if you find the right tones that complement your skin. For quite some time, the Ecstasy and the Love Glow compacts have been my constant favorites even though a lot of the Cheek to Chic blush shades also look very nice on my skintone. Then the latest Pillow Talk Intense came and it’s also very very good.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush ecstasy review

Ecstasy – peach pink, adds a nice peachy coral glow for light to medium skintone. Reminds me a lot of the Nars Orgasm blush.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush love glow review

Love Glow – pink with surrounding glowy peach, for those who love a dolly pink blush with some hints of peach.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush pillow talk intense review

Pillow Talk Intense – deep rosy pink with very subtle glow, as what I’ve mentioned when I reviewed the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Collection (seen here), don’t be dissuaded by the deep tones of this blush. This gives a nice warm berry pink tone that seems to contour the cheeks especially when you’re lighthanded with your application. The original Pillow Talk blush is way too light for my skintone, but this intense version is a perfect blusher for Fall.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blushes swatch

 

I would describe the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blush as very similar to Hourglass’, Bobbi Brown’s and Nars’. The type that is finely-milled, super soft, and most of the shades are very beautiful and very wearable. Definitely worth trying and collecting.

 

charlotte tilbury cheek to chic blush review

 

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost Palette Review + Swatch

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost Palette review

 

Just when I thought my blush collection was complete, enter the holiday-released Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost Palette (58 USD) and my heart started racing to 200 bpm, lol. Yes, that’s how excited I was the very first time I saw this gorgeous palette.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost

 

Hourglass Cosmetics released their Ghost Collection last holiday (2019), which included the new Ambient Lighting Edit Ghost Face Palette (80 USD) and this new Blush Quad Ghost. Of the two palettes, I was more drawn to this beautiful quad of blushes because each of the shades looks pretty not only upon first glance but also upon swatching them on my arms. The Ghost Full-Face Palette didn’t appeal to me much because I already have and still use the previous Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 (reviewed HERE) which I adore. I try not to use it as much because it’s so pretty. Also, the nice thing about Hourglass products is that they’re really well-pigmented that you don’t need to use up as much color on the face, and even if you’ve used them several times, they still look good as new. Additionally, the packaging of their palettes is so luxurious and so elegant. The Ghost palettes are in a silver mirror-like compact with a translucent plastic packaging.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost Palette review swatch

 

The shades of this quad blush are what Hourglass calls “hybrid” because they’re a mix of a highlighter shade and a vivid shade that seem to create a customized, unique, multidimensional, and soft-focus tone on the skin, in order to naturally enhance the curves of our cheekbones.

 

Three of the shades in this quad are new.

 

hourglass ghost palette

 

1 – Surreal Effect (new, light pink blush)

2 – Brilliant Nude (more like a highlighter)

3 – Lucid Glow (new, medium coral blush)

4 – Infinite Flush (new, medium-pink/somewhat plum blush)

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad Ghost Palette

hourglass ghost palette swatch

 

I really love the radiant finish of each shade in this Hourglass Ambient Lighting Ghost Blush Quad. They don’t look flat because they’re hybrid shades which really add depth and dimension to the cheeks. I also love that they’re all buildable and that they’re made of clean ingredients. Also, the whole product is cruelty-free. Just a few things that I seem to notice is how minimalist and sleek the compact looks, but it tends to attract fingerprints and lint. Also, the bottom of the compact is translucent yet it feels quite plasticky, which I’m not used to since most Hourglass palettes/compacts are metallic, shiny, and super luxe. However, the quality of each blush shade remains superior.

 

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Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Review

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palettes

 

Hello you guys. My apologies if I’m MIA lately. I’m traveling a lot nowadays and life is pretty hectic here on my end. However, I’ll do my best to share with you some of the stuff I’m up to especially when it comes to makeup and beauty.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette review and swatch

 

One of my favorite beauty finds and is a star of my travel makeup pouch is the Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette (0.39 oz: 30 USD, mini: 18 USD). This blush duo palette features complementary shades that are packed with very good pigment. The shades are velvety smooth and they blend easily. I love how they last the whole day on me with just a few light strokes of a fluffy blush brush on my cheeks, using the EcoTools brush you see in the following photos of this review. Each palette is dermatologist-tested, talc-free, gluten-free, and it contains Vitamin E – per Jouer’s description. There are several duo palettes to choose from that cater to different skin tones. Also, most of these Jouer blush compacts come in the regular 0.39 oz/11 gram size, but there is also one shade (Rose Gold) that comes in mini size, which is a very good starter blush palette if you want to try one of these Jouer blushes in the future.

 

I got three palettes of these blushes and check them out below.

 

 

Cheeky Summer – Terracotta Sands (shimmering warm bronze) / Hot Coral (shimmering warm coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Cheeky Summer

 

This is a limited-edition duo palette for the Summer, but it’s still available at Nordstrom and Beautylish. This is the first Jouer Blush Bouquet that I own and I totally love it, especially for the pigment. I was a bit wary at first due to the shimmers, but it didn’t really give me that extreme shine. The duos are of medium coral and bronze shades that are still wearable not just for the Summer but all throughout any season.

 

Rose Gold  – Marigold (warm shimmering golden peach) / Rose Petal (cool shimmering light coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Rose Gold

 

I got this in mini because I couldn’t resist its beautiful shades. This size is ideal for traveling and it looks like a good blend of the Adore and Cheeky Summer palettes. The shades are a bit bronzey + coral/peachy. There’s some shimmer on the Marigold shade but it’s not extremely shimmery.

 

Adore – Adore Me (matte warm dusty peach) / Hold Me (shimmering warm pale-nude peach)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette adore

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette swatch

 

I wasn’t quite sure whether I wanted this palette at first since the colors seem to be too light for my skin tone, however, since this is the bestselling Jouer Blush Bouquet compact, I got really curious. Upon trying this, I then realize why it’s the bestseller. It’s because this palette is probably the perfect everyday blush palette for fair to light-medium skin tone, and they are basically matte. The shades are also on the nude peach/coral side. The colors do show on my skin, and it gives that natural flush on my cheeks, but if you’re medium to deep, might as well pick a palette with deeper tones/shades than this compact.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette

 

Bottom line, I would love to have all the shades of these blush palettes. They are very well-pigmented and totally wearable. The lasting power is also amazing, and the whole packaging just a sight to behold. Therefore, I highly recommend that you try at least one of these, but most likely, you’ll end up with a few more of these, lol.

 

The Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dermstore, and Beautylish

 

 

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