I saw this at Target and I just couldn’t resist. I rationalized this purchase by saying that I’ve always wanted to try Sonia Kashuk’s cream blushes, and now there’s a palette of four! Plus, I only have three other cream blushes, two of which are mini sized.
It comes in a cute box, too. Not that that matters. But I did repurpose it to hold my nail care stuff, so now there’s room on my nail polish rack! More nail polish, hooray! (This is really not the correct response.)
I love that this palette is so sleek and minimalist. Contrary to what my spending habits might indicate, I’m very much drawn to minimalism. I’m trying very hard to convince the collector part of me to cede control to the minimalist part of me. Constant struggle.
The back of the palette has little holes that you can poke the blush pans through. I’m guessing that means you can refill them with other pans? As far as I know, Sonia Kashuk doesn’t sell pan-only products, though. However, I like the option of depotting quickly and painlessly, in case I only want to take one or two.
This is a really picture heavy post, so click for swatches!
And now, swatches on my face!! These were all taken days, sometimes weeks apart, so therefore lighting and coloring is again an issue.
I tried color correcting for some semblance of uniformity, but the nuances in color are hard to discern when you’re tired and it’s 2 am. I eventually gave up, because I got bored of staring at four pictures of my own mug.
The blushes are more of a gel consistency than cream. They go on quite pigmented at first and it’s a little scary, but they’re easily sheered out and buildable. They do feel sticky on the cheeks, though. I like to set it with a touch of a matching (ish) powder blush. They add a really nice color to the lips, but it disappears alarmingly fast.
Still, I think it’s a great palette for the summer when you don’t want to fuss with too much makeup because it’s too hot out. If I look sweaty in these pictures, that’s because I am. The positioning of my desk at the window was mainly so I could get good light for my blog pictures, but it also means that I get practically no air circulation, and the light bounces off the wall behind me and makes the area around my desk really hot and stuffy. Feng shui fail.
Anyway, I hope you can at least see that the differences between the four blushes are subtle, but definitely noticeable. I think my favorite is the coral, because coral = summer! I do love all of these though, and I’ve used them quite a lot since I bought them. So even though this set me off on a lot of impulse spending, I’m #sorrynotsorry.
Here’s the link to it on target.com, and even though it says not sold in stores, I think it’s lying. I bought mine at the Salt Lake Target. Krystal says she saw it at the Kapolei Target on sale for $10. I recommend calling your local Target to see if they have it in stock. :)