Review: Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette

It’s a pretty-in-pink kinda Monday…for my makeup!

Pink cheeks, pink blush! I liked my glow so much today, so I had to write a quick post about this blush.

Pink cheeks, pink blush! I liked my glow so much today, so I had to write a quick post about this blush.

I wish I could give you a better photo of my cheeks, but this was just a quick snap before I left for work. I was really sick over the past few days (that’s why I wasn’t able to post so much—sorry!), so I’m really liking how this blush made me look more…alive! Haha!

I used the Clique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette. P.S. For a cleaner shot of the palette and a review of the lippie I'm using, click here to check it out.

I used the Clinique Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette, P1,900. P.S. For a cleaner shot of the palette and a review of the lippie I’m using, click here to check them out.

So tri-color blushes are huge right now and I’m seeing them pop up all over (I used another one from ArtDeco here). Thanks to the Kardashians, beauty girls know now how contouring can change the way you look. But because not everyone goes around with a lighting and camera crew, brands have found a way to make shading look a little more natural with these types of blushes.

Here's how: Use the lighter shade to highlight, the middle shade as an all-over blush, and the darker shade to contour.

Here’s how: Use the lighter shade to highlight, the middle shade as an all-over blush, and the darker shade to contour.

I’m not really into contouring, so I dab my brush over all the colors. After that, I stipple it a bit over the back of my hand before brushing it over my cheeks (it’s less splotchy this way). Then, I finish by going over my cheekbones with a little highlighter again to make ’em pop.

Swatched! The contour shade is more reddish-pink, so I don't put too much of that. Don't ignore it completely though, since it still adds depth to the color when blended all together.

Swatched! The contour shade is more reddish-pink, so I don’t put too much of that. Don’t ignore it completely though, since it still adds depth to the color when blended all together.

I’m thrilled that this blush has a nice sheen without the usual light-grabbing flecks, because that’s what makes your skin look naturally radiant. It was also easy to blend, and as long as you prep your skin well, it should last you throughout your work day with minimal retouching. I don’t really spend on blush, but if you ask me, this one’s a good makeup investment!

What do you think of this tri-color cheek palette? Think it’s worthy of being a part of your beauty arsenal? ♥

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