I walked into Sephora with the full intention of getting a blush. One of the products I had in mind was the Marc Jacobs Air Blush. But the particular shade I was looking for was sold out.
I probably had a really disappointed look on my face or the sales assistant was really looking to make a sale that day and she redirected my attention to the display of Becca holiday palettes. When she showed me the three blush shades in the palette, I was sold.
The Blushed with Light palette is housed in a rose gold plastic packaging (so on trend these days) with designs that remind me of bursts of light on the top. The bottom of the case has the names of the blush shades. The palette in itself comes in a cardboard pack that mirrors the same design as the palette.
What I love about the palette is that it has a pretty big mirror in it. Great for when you want to glow on the go! The packaging is quite slim and it doesn’t feel cheaply made. It has good weighted balance to it and it doesn’t feel like the clasp will just pop open like some palette’s I’ve used.
Colours / Texture
The palette contains three blushes, Wisteria (a nude pink shade), Songbird (a warm brown) and Snapdragon (a coral shade). Wisteria and Songbird have a satin finish, but they are certainly not glittery. Wisteria is a limited edition shade and has just been created for this palette. Songbird and Snapdragon are two of Becca‘s best selling blushes.
Wisteria is a perfect shade for when I want to achieve a no makeup look. It’s that natural flush that makes you look like you’ve just been back from holiday and are enjoying life.
Songbird is perfect for a summery glow if you have a warmer skin tone than me. You can use it like a bronzer or in my case, it could also pass as an all over powder for the face.
I find that Snapdragon works beautifully when layered on top of a nude pink shade like Wisteria (aka nontouring).
With application, I love to layer my blushes. So I usually start off with either the nude blush or the brown one and then add the coral shade just on the apples of the cheeks as a pop of colour. For some reason, I find that Snapdragon actually goes brighter on my skin as it settles during the day. Has this happened to you?
The blushes are quite pigmented and weren’t patchy at all. I was quite surprised because usually in a palette, it is hard to get all the shades equally pigmented. I did notice that there is a bit of powder kick off when you use a brush. So tap off the excess off the brush for a more natural glow.
I wore the layered blushes – Wisteria and Snapdragon – on a warm day and it lasted quite well without getting blotchy or my skin getting oily for 5 hours straight. The light shimmer in the blush also means that there is a subtle hint of luminosity on the skin (ohhhh! THAT’s why it’s called Blushed with LIGHT palette).
I’m thoroughly impressed with the quality of the product. The packaging is quite sturdy and I love the design on the cardboard pack as well as the palette. While you each pan doesn’t have the same quantity as that of a full sized single blush, it is an excellent way to try out the range of blushes from Becca. It also means that it’s a great gift for someone who is a beauty junkie (I know I would be jumping for joy if I received this as a present). This is a limited edition palette (AUD 60) for the holidays and you can find it at Sephora. If you’re keen on getting it, I would suggest go sooner rather than later. So I guess what started off as an initial disappointment turned out for the better – in your face Marc! (Just kidding, I’m probably going to get the Marc Jacobs blush the next time I hit pay day).
Have you tried the Blushed With Light Palette? What are your thoughts on this?