Did I intend on spending £64 x 2 on some blush/bronze/highlight palettes? Er, no. Was I swept away by two utterly gorgeous beautiful face palettes on one rainy afternoon? YES! And for once I don’t think I made a mistake.
By Terry as you will probably know is a very high end cosmetic brand. It’s not a brand I buy from all the time, their products are definitely on the very pricey side (I absolutely adore their brow gel by the way – it’s amazing). I did do a lip and eyeshadow pencil haul a while ago (I will post about it eventually) but it’s not a counter I just randomly browse usually.
But then I saw these…
There are 2 Sun Designer Palettes, both consist of 6 colours and I absolutely move multi tasking palettes. These palettes contain blush, bronze and highlight in one luxury palette (it feels heavy and comes in a velvet sleeve). For the price, I do not want this to just look good it has to be good too.
1. Tan and Flash Cruise – is the more colourful of the two.
The blush size has a satin raspberry, a orange coral shimmer and a blue based pink. They look like 3 completely deferent shades, you can mix them for a bizarre mix of brightness, but they work so well separately it is like carrying 3 blushers in one.
The right hand side has a cream beige matte, a medium shimmer bronze and a medium peach with very slight shimmer.
A note on the pigmentation on both of these palettes – it’s high. They are very very pigmented.
They are also both extremely buttery creamy smooth – like really beautiful. It’s so velvety and lovely to feel.
Now, this first palette I imagine will be the less popular one because the colours look scary bright on the blusher side but it’s really gorgeous if you like a pop of colour.
The three blush shades are a real pop of colour – perfect for summer. I like the middle shade the most, the other two are cooler in comparison.
The skin tones are very practical. The cream colour works as a highlighter but on my tanned skin tone could even work as a setting powder. The bronzer shade is a tad warm but so very pigmented and works well. The peach is somewhere between a blush and highlight, again very pretty
2 – Light and Tan Vibes – a more natural and glowing palette.
This one has less ‘blush’ than the other palette, but a bigger assortment of highlighters.
The blusher side has a absolutely stunning golden warm light peach highlighter, a shimmery gold pink peach blush, and a pale pinky shimmery highlighter. The face side has a matte cream, a medium light beige pink and a shimmery medium warm bronze.
Although there is less choice here in terms of blush, this is more of an “all over face” palette – quite foolproof, one you can take anywhere with you to fulfil a number of things.
The blusher side has two absolutely drop dead beautiful shimmery highlighters – do we need two in a palette? Who cares? They are GORGEOUS and they have saved me money because I was thinking about buying a few other raved about highlighters. The pink is quite shimmery but very pretty and would suit most skin tones.
The face side has the matte cream which for me works as a setting powder. The medium peach I guess can be used as a light blush or a subtle way to add warmth and the tan is quite a warm one (I would usually wear a cooler tone if contouring) and there’s this gold shimmer in it. However as a general bronzer it’s still pretty and it’s by no means a weak link.
If I had any criticism about this palette is that the zig zags make it trick to pick up individual colours. Of course you can swish a few together but I think they colours are all so pigmented and all work so well separately it would’ve been easier to pick up colours if they were say in straight lines rather than blocks.
For example, with Tan and Flash (the brighter palette) once I went to pick up the medium peach colour on the face side, it was so hard not to pick up the bronze too and I ended up with bronzer on the top of my cheek! It would’ve made more sense to divide the colours up with the pale cream in the middle as there’s of course less of a disaster if you pick that she up accidentally.
Then there is the price. There are lots of lovely palettes like this if it is out of your budget. If it is in your budget however then it’s definitely something worth seeing in person. The palettes are really truly lovely and it’s been a while since I’ve been this excited by a palette. Also, I’ve realised I spend a lot of £6 here and there on odd make up items I use once then never touch. A palette like this, like most of my more treasured high end palettes, I tend to use regularly and therefore it’s a better ‘investment’. Honest!
Of the two I love both but Light and Tan is just easy going glow in one place so it is my favourite but I still adore Tan and Flash too.
Buy them (Spacenk).
*purchased by me