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5.9.15

Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose Glow Review and Swatch

Not impressed.




Revlon Rose Glow, ELF Peachy Cheeky, Nars Orgasm


So, this is supposed to be a multi-tasking palette. It can be used as a highlighter, a blush, and an eyeshadow.

As an eyeshadow? Probably not because the shades are too similar plus there's just too much fallout when you use it first. Don't even get me started on the overlay of chunky glitter at the top. It's actually good news for me that the chunky glitter is gone now that I've swatched and brushed the hell out of it. 

As for a highlighter, well, my skin tone's more on the yellow-side and as you can see from the first swatch above, colors swirled together, it's really more pink. Even if I use just the lightest shade, it still leans pinkish. It's okay as a highlighter but I don't use it that much because I think it's better suited for those fair skinned beauties with colder undertones. Again, nothing too "ohmygawd this is great." Highlighting is quite easy since you can choose to mix colors together or not. But of course, it has to depend on your fan brush right? Fortunately, my Real Techniques fan brush can fit quite perfectly in this small thing.

When it comes to being used as a blush, I'd say it's okay too. Again, I think it would better suit fairer skin tones. Using this on olive skin, you may just want to use a matte blush and then finish it off with this powder for a shimmering blush look on your skin. Used alone, you can't really see it as a blush unless you REALLY pack it on. Like really, really put it heavily on your cheeks. I prefer partnering this blush with my more matte pinks or even rose blushes.

Packaging-wise, it's very sturdy and travel friendly for me because I dropped it and it's still good to go. No cracks whatsoever. Do have in mind that this doesn't have a mirror, an eyeshadow sponge etc. You really need to have a brush for this one. Formula wise, it isn't that powdery, so I'll give it plus points for that. Pigmentation on warmer skin tones are so-so... I think this would go well with fairer skin. And for the price, quite high for something that promises a lot but doesn't deliver that much. Good thing I bought it on sale 50% off.

All in all, I believe it's an okay product. I use it more as a blush but I always have to partner it with my matte blushes. Using this as highlight over the cheeks is okay for me but not in the nose part as it leans pink. For lighter skin tones, I'd definitely recommend trying this one as highlight. As for eyeshadow, ugh well, I'd suggest using a very good primer and be careful of the chunky glitter when you first use it. For warmer skin tones like me, highly recommend to get the two other shades and you might like it as a blush or as a bronzer.

4 comments :

  1. Buti talaga yung peach glow nasakin. :))

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    1. totoo bang mas maganda? i mean colorwise for our skin and more pigmented ba?

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  2. the shade is actually pretty, but I have to agree with you, this wouldn't pass as an eyeshadow. to bad it's chalky though. at least you got it at 50% off hehe
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    1. should've swatched this with milani dolce pink. i forgot hehe. i guess my revlon products are really a big hit or a miss haha

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