Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel Amazonian Clay palette for Holidays 2016 – swatches and first impressions

tarte-color-wheel amazonian clay blush palette holiday 2016

As I showed in my American Haul #1 video on my channel, I managed to snatch the Tarte Cosmetics Color Wheel palette during its first release on Tarte’s website. I have been longing to try their Amazonian Clay blushes forever and this palette was the perfect occasion. I recorded a video to show you the palette and in this post I will give you more details and swatches.

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H&M Beauty Powder Blushes: swatches, review and depotting in a ZPalette

h&m blushes swatch and review
The H&M Beauty Department stole my heart from the launch back in October (haul here), and since then I have made countless trips to my local shop and ordered online for makeup bits. Of the many valid products in the line, they surely hit the target with the blushes. They come in powder or cream form and over 20 shades. Today I’m going to share my collection of  powder blushes and a small tutorial on how to store them in a ZPalette.
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Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette review and swatches

urban decay gwen stefani blush palette
One of my new obsessions is blush, so when the new Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette was released, I was immediately tempted. I had never tried Urban Decay blushes before and reviews are extremely positive for the their quality and pigmentation. Plus I have a weak spot for palettes, as we all know. Pile on top of that a 20% discount code on Feelunique, and this baby came home with me immediately. I am star struck since I put my eyes on it, so let’s take a look.
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The Fall Blush Edit: my top 5 most used

Long gone is our summer glow and welcome candid skin. Every year losing my tan makes me quite unhappy, and although I have been known to use the occasional tinting lotion, this year I decided to embrace the mozzarella inside me. One of the positive notes is that I have infuse some healthy color using typically autumnal blushes. Here are my 5 most used blushes in these cold months. 

The colors range from darker reds to mauve and rosy pinks. Whereas in summer shimmer is a big no-no for me since I got my own shine going on with my oily skin, in winter I like adding a sheen on my cheeks and here come out a few blushes with some shimmer as well. So let’s check them out.

  • Essence Silky Touch Blush in 070 Kissable (2.59€ here and at the drugstore): this is a mid tone rose color with a golden shimmer that really warms up the complexion.
  • Kiko Soft Touch Blush in 107 Tomato (7.50€ here): this matte formula is super pigmented and needs a light hand, but it gives the most beautiful red-but-pink flush. You can see it in action here and here.
  • NYX blush in Dusty Rose (6.99€ here): the newcomer, is the satin peachy-pink one that reminds you of summer but has the darker rose tone in there that brings it on strong for fall.
  • E.L.F. Cosmetics Studio Blush in Blushing Rose (4.00€ here): is the darker and more mauvy of these but has a beautiful golden satin sheen, not shimmer.
  • Sleek Blush by 3 in Sugar (12.99€ here): this is a triple threat and contains three gorgeous shades for fall. The first from the left is a matte dark red that is not too pigmented and just looks vampy on the cheeks (see it here), the second looks the scariest and gives a rusty color with gold shimmer and finally the third is a matte pumpkin orange that fits all your warmer looks.
So here are my picks for fall blushes coincidentally all drugstore and affordable products, you know me. Which one is your favorite? Do you have any other blush you would suggest?
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