I know, I know the Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette ($55) launched months ago and I’m just getting a review up now. Do you hate me? Please don’t! I promise it was sort of worth the wait depending on how you look at it. We’re starting to get into those really long, hot days of Summer and I always associate those days with glowing cheeks! This palette may have released for the Spring but it feels all Summer!
I happen to be a die hard fan and user of the original Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette and I was really hoping they’d introduce more shades in the palette! Let’s say a golden pink version was on my list for sure! They did not. The Bloom Blush & Glow Palette released March 2019 and three months later in May they launched the Natasha Denona Tan Bronze & Glow Palette. Damn…..! I was grumbling about the bronze for sure because I don’t bronzer! I was so hoping for another blush and highlighter palette but no dice!
But just as Valentine’s Day was about to arrive Natasha surprised us with the Love Glow Cheek Palette and all was right with my beauty world again! Here was the pink palette I was hoping for! Not quite golden pink but hey, there was pink!
But maybe not…
I think I have the same intense feelings for the Love Glow Cheek Palette as I did for the Bloom Blush & Glow Palette but it’s definitely in my heart. At a glance I think I automatically saw a lot of pink here but that was actually more the packaging than the actually colors in the palette. Have you ever glanced at an blush or an eyeshadow palette and think it looks like one assortment of shades but you get it and it’s sort of an entirely different range of colors than you imagined. Your eyes sort of play tricks on you with this stuff. That happened to me with this palette. I think I saw more pink than there actually was in the palette!
In someways, the shade range here aren’t as cohesive as the ones in the original palette. I mean you have coral here, pink, and even champagne. It’s sort of a really odd mix up of colors but they do actually work interestingly together. I get more peach from the final look than pink and that’s either a really good thing or a really bad one. If you go into thinking this is going to give you a pretty pink glow, well, you might be disappointed. If you love peachy corals looks, like me, you’ll be happy with the results.
Unlike the original palette this contains one Glow Cream Base. In the original palette there were two cream products and a plastic prevented them from getting cross pollinated by the powders. This time around you may see some messiness because that plastic is still there but it covers not only the Glow Cream base but a Super Glow Powder as well. So far, I’ve used the palette several times and I have yet to see any of the powder from that Super Glow Powder dust up into the Glow Cream Base but I know some people find the addition of powders and creams in one palette irritating so I do think this deserves mentioning.
The palette is still $55 and still holds 0.48 oz total product. It’s Made in Italy and it arrives in a pink compact with mirror and a pretty snowglobe-like face plate that has water and sparkly hearts and confetti inside. I heard that the palette is permanent but this packaging is limited edition. As of now it is still very much available in this compact for purchase. As I described above there is clear lift up lid that protects the Glow Cream base from the two powders below it but not the one beside it. It’s designed exactly like the original palette in size and shape. The shades are not individually named.
You get a Glow Cream Base, Super Glow Powder, Diamond Powder, and Glow Impact Powder. All four have very different textures.
The Glow Cream Base is lovely especially compared to the harsher red that was in the original palette. This is one of the first items you’ll apply when using this palette. Or you can use it alone as a sheer, natural flush of color. The color appears darker than it applies! On my cheeks it adds a pinky peach flush with a luminous, glossy finish.
After allowing the Glow Cream Base you can follow up with the Super Glow Powder which is a gorgeous coral that has fine golden shimmer. It works fantastic as a blush but apply carefully as I feel like it was easy to overdo it! The color is very pretty when mixed with the Glow Cream Base. That cream base really allows the powder to adhere nicely to cheeks.
Next up you’ll apply the Glow Impact Powder which has a firmer texture and a gel-like formula. This is a great shade to add a luminous sheen but it also acts to add warmth and sheers out some of the pop that you get from the Super Glow Powder.
As the last step you’ll apply the Diamond Powder which can be overkill when combined with the Super Glow Powder. My recommendation is if you want to use this just use it over the Glow Cream Base for a nice highlighted look but not with the Super Glow Powder. This contains sparkle and glitter which results in a truly discoball glow when combined with the Super Glow Powder. It is firm and drier and does have a bit of flakyiness to it so the best way to apply it is to tab it on using your fingers.
I don’t see the pink in this palette unless I’m using the Diamond Powder and Glow Cream Base only. It’s technically not very pink at all when you use all four shades. It’s more of a peachy look. But that’s not a bad thing as I do like peach. The thing I like best about the palette is all the shades combine and work well with the original Bloom Blush & Glow Palette. You can really create some interesting looks combining the two palettes.
The other thing I love is the glow factor. I don’t really like highlighters and I don’t really like too much of a glow since I have a fuller face but Natasha’s palette just produce such a great beautiful glow on skin that it’s hard to not love them!
I admit I do love the Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette a bit more than the Love Glow Cheek Palette but I don’t regret this purchase at all and I’d recommend grabbing if you love a glowing blush look!
All in all, a great little palette!
Anyone own it?
Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette is $55, 0.48 oz in size, and contains one Glow Cream Blush, Super Glow Powder, Diamond Powder, and Glow Impact Powder. This looks like a dominantly pink palette but in reality it pulls more coral or peach on my skin tone. I had success with all four shades. They applied flawlessly and looked amazing. I didn’t love this as much as the original palette but I do think it was a great purchase none the less and I love how these the two palettes can easily work together.
- Beautifully packaged.
- Works great with the original Bloom Blush & Glow Palette.
- Produces a gorgeous glow on cheeks.
- Isn’t really a blush palette but some shades act perfectly as blushes!
- Doesn’t pull as pink as you might think.
Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette is a perfect pick for anyone that wants to glow brighter than the sun!