Sunday, 4 June 2017

Focallure 03 Blush Highlight Contour Palette | Review, Swatches



I never knew I would ever spend my money on a blush-highlight-contour palette. I always used my dark brown eyeshadow to contour and I already owned a highlighter and a blush for other purposes. But this palette persuaded me to spend. I don't regret this decision at all! So yes, read my detailed review to know more:


PACKAGING
The packaging is really classy and looks like a high end product. The packaging of all the Focallure products is classy and really attractive. This one comes in a round palette with the three cakes divided like in the images. There's no brush given, which is a drawback. Also, there's a mirror attached. The palette comes in a black cardboard box.


APPLICATION
All the three cakes are powdery, which is a truly bad aspect of this. There is no brush provided, so you'll have to use your own brushes. Overall, I'm not impressed with its application.


 
COLOUR & LOOK
In their shade card, the colour was peach, but this is clearly a baby pink. I already own a hot pink blush so I wanted something in orange or a peach hue. Nevertheless, this pink is subtle. The cakes are less pigmented, so you'll have to apply more layers. The brown is great, perfect to contour. The highlight shade is a bit towards yellow, and I have no complaints regarding that. Overall, the palette does give you a defined look.

 
HOW I USE IT
 After the foundation, I first apply the contour cake using a flat foundation brush on the areas I want to contour (hollows of my cheek, jawline, side of my forehead). Then with the same brush, I apply the highlighter on my cheekbones. Then I take the angular brush and apply highlighter under my eyebrows and my nose. I take the blush brush and apply blush on the apple of my cheeks and a little on the tip of my nose and chin. Lastly, I blend everything using my fingers.

PROS
 - Inexpensive
- Does the job properly

CONS
 - Dry, chalky cakes
- Not pigmented
- Not available everywhere

CONCLUSION
The palette is really inexpensive and does the job pretty nicely, so I think if you're looking for something inexpensive to try your makeup skills, then you should go ahead with this.


EXTRA DETAILS
WEIGHT: 8.4 g
SHADE: 03

Do you own a blush-highlight-contour palette?
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