Pretty sure this is the longest post title in Just A Little Blush’s history. But, there’s no other way to describe what this post is about. Initially, I ordered the newly launched Becca X Chrissy Teigen palette to review on the blog. I did the same when the Jaclyn Hill palette launched last year and that post still gets tons of views. However, somehow, in the process of ordering, I managed to throw in a $108 Tom Ford face palette. GULP. So much for living a simpler life right?
But friends, it did not end there. After experimenting with both of those palettes I thought to myself, well, at this point may as well throw in another one right? Charlotte Tilbury ALSO launched a face palette as part of all the summer launches. That is now in my possession as well.
I’ve gone back and forth on how to discuss these face palettes on the blog. At one point I toyed with the idea of writing a battle of the face palettes post and declare a winner. However, since we know I’m on the verbose side of the blogging spectrum I figured I’d break it up into three posts. Each palette deserves it’s own moment right?
Note that I did not say “moment to shine”. We will get to that part shortly.
So, today we will start with my thought’s on the Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette.
This is a limited edition collaboration palette. It comes with two highlight shades, a bronzer and a limited edition blush. It costs $46 and it sold everywhere Becca is sold.
+ As always, Becca kills it with the packaging. The palette is perfectly pink and gold, sturdy and has a giant mirror.
+ Unlike the Jaclyn Hill palette, this palette also comes with a bronzer. So, (in theory) you get all you need to give the face a little color.
+ All the colors individually are really beautiful, the bronzer is not too warm and not too shimmery. The highlighters are the same insanely pigmented Becca formula, and the blush is a really pretty satin finish.
+ You can use any of the powders as eye shadows, so if you’re in a rush, you can do a lot with this one palette. Use the bronzer to define the crease and the highlighters as lid shades. I even used the bronzer as very subtle eye liner.
+ The pan size proportions drive me up the wall. Like, why would the bronzer be smaller than the highlighters?! I go through 4x more bronzer than I do highlighter. I just don’t understand how they make these decisions. Someone please explain this to me! If anyone used all these shades daily, they would use up all the bronzer before even making a dent in the highlighters.
+ I don’t understand the shade range choices. The highlighters are pretty deep shades so they would suit someone with medium to medium deep skin tones. The bronzer on the other hand would suit someone like me with a light-medium to medium skin tone. So, my question is: what skin type is this palette for? Because of the highlighters, this is too dark for me. But the bronzer wouldn’t be dark enough for someone much darker than I am either.
Also, I asked Avital to volunteer as tribute and test this out for my fairer skinned readers. ALL the shades were too dark for her. It’s almost like you’d have to be a perfectly medium skin tone for all of the shades to work.
+ This is so random and picky, but the material of the lid on the palette is REALLY sticky. As in, other products will glue themselves onto it.
Top to bottom compared to the Jaclyn Hill Palette: JH Rose Spritz, CT Hibiscus Bloom, JC Pamplemousse, CT Beach Nectar, JC Proseco Pop, CT Rose Gold, JH Champage Pop, CT Malibu Soleil & JC Amaretto
+ The Hibiscus Bloom blush is literally the same as the Becca X Jaclyn Hill Pamplemousse blush. EXACTLY the same, yet both were labeled exclusive, limited edition shades.
+ Hibiscus Bloom & Pamplemousse are essentially the same color as Snapdragon (a permanent blush in Becca’s collection). That leaves me with three full pans of a bright pink (not every day type) blush.
I’m SO SAD to say that I would not recommend this palette. Even though I had high hopes for this since I love Becca, and I loved that this also came with a bronzer – ultimately I was disappointed. Unless you have perfectly medium skin tones (think MAC NC40), these shades won’t work for you. It’s sooo beautiful, and the idea of the palette is excellent. However, shade choice isn’t great. It just won’t work for a wide range of people.
Stay tuned for my thoughts on the $108 Tom Ford Soleil face palette on Wednesday.