L’Oreal Infallible Paints Pro Artist Blush Palette ($14.99) is a new four shade blush palette with brush which launched with the L’Oreal Spring 2017 Collection. I think most people are going to be drawn to the L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette due to the very vibrant colors of blush in the palette. I know that was a key selling point for me. I looked at and thought how pretty, bright, and bold the shades were and instantly decided to give it a try even though I’m not a major fan of matte blushes.
And that my friends, is exactly what you’re getting here. These are all matte shades of blush without any shimmer, sparkle, or glitter of any kind.
Let’s take a peek at my review and swatches.
L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette is proof positive that drugstore makeup has becoming increasing higher priced in recent years. This palette comes housed in a plastic black compact which holds a total of 0.29 oz of blush as well as a brush. The brush is a rather sad affair and likely will get tossed side as it sheds, it’s terribly scratchy, and it isn’t a great blush for application in the least. Overall, the palette is priced anywhere from $15 to $17 at a variety of different drugstores. The cheapest I’ve seen it would be $13 on amazon.com. I think the price is a little crazy for drugstore makeup especially at this mediocre quality. That isn’t to say I didn’t like this palette, I did, but the quality isn’t here for the price I paid for the palette.
It’s an appealing palette visually or at least it is to me. The shades fairly leap out at you with the bolder hues of orange and fuchsia combined with more subtle lighter peaches and pinks. Some people might shy away from it but as a fan of bolder blushes I found it very appealing.
I liked it a lot but I’m not shy to say the quality sucks. The blushes are dense, dry, and difficult to blend. You need to find a really good brush to work with these for the best possible finish as in most cases I felt the brushes applied very patchy on my drier skin and looked a little too bright and clown-like. Find yourself a very dense brush to work with and gently pat the color onto your cheeks and blend out with a fluffier blush for the smoothest finish. No doubt the shades pop beautifully when applied correctly but they can be a nightmare to apply at times due to the dryness and density of the powder combined with the fact that the louder shades are very pigmented. Speaking of pigmentation, this is a mix of sheer to pigmented shades. The two middle shades are without a double the most pigmented in the palette with the outer two being quite sheer. I found that combining a lighter shade with a bolder one works to create a more natural look as the more sheerer of the two shades will act to tone down the brighter, bolder ones. I did this in my phone below by wearing the bright orange shade and the lighter peach together.
If you can find it on the cheap, I’d recommend checking it out. I liked it but didn’t love it because it has quirks and I feel the original price is too high to pay for the quality they are serving you up on this little guy. But if you have coupons and can snag it on sale it might be worth checking out.
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