{new & swatched} Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

~purchased by me~

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I am beyond excited. I just got the box from the delivery person and here it is!

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I have all of the ambient lighting blushes and use them on rotation (that’s how much I love them).  Now it’s easier to travel as the ambient lighting powder palette has now it’s travel buddy. And the swatch photo below is swatched heavily to show the color. And this is what I love about these blushes. The quality is consistent.

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The powder is fine, applies smooth and silky and easy to apply and blend. The color selection in this palette is perfect for those looking into owning their first own blush palette. It includes Luminous Flush (champagne rose, permanent), Incandescent Electra (cool peach, limited edition in this palette) and Mood Exposure (soft plum, permanent). It will definitely suit a variety of skin tones, in different looks.

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I got mine at Sephora during the VIB Rouge Sneak Peak for $58. It will be available for sale beginning October 1. Regular individual ambient lighting blush is 0.15 oz at $35 each and in the palette, each blush is 0.11 oz (x3 per palette) for $58. Definitely worth it. I highly recommend you to avail of this limited edition palette as soon as it is available.

xo, Emilie

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

~purchased by me~

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

Tarina Tarantino is back again today on Hautelook (clicking through this link will give me $20 credit on HL if you decide to purchase). I was never really able to purchase anything from the brand while they were in Sephora. So when they were featured on Hautelook* some time ago, I did not hesitate to purchase some items.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

Overall, this palette is pretty well-rounded. It has a peachy shade, warmish pink, cool pink and pink with sparkles. Definitely perfect for traveling. The blushes in my experience is not super-pigmented but can be built up. So if you are heavy handed, these are perfect for you. All four shades have soft silky finish. Not dry or powdery nor are they of the finely milled, buttery kind. They are sort of in-between. All four are easy to apply and blend as well. I tested them out in the middle of a humid, heatwave in Southern California and they lasted on my cheeks about 4-6 hours.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

The blushes are housed in a plastic gunmetal mirrored compact roughly the size of a CD case. They are sturdy and houses a huge mirror inside which is a plus when traveling. The only thing missing is a good size brush and you can eliminate a brush from your already heavy cosmetic case, right?

So, let’s check out the blushes in close up plus their swatches.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

 

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

 

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

 

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

 

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

 

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

Candy Cameo happens to be my least favorite because of the sparkles that are visible in this shot.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

As well as in this swatch picture. But I think this would be perfect for that night out in the town.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

I recommend this palette if you are looking into Tarina Tarantino blushes or blushes in general. Normally $45, it is now $25 on Hautelook *. Individual blushes are normally $27, now $12 on Hautelook*. It is still a steal either way, but I recommend snatching it now while it’s hot on Hautelook*.

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Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette

Let me know what you think of this product or the brand in general. Have a good one, beauties!

xo, Emilie

(*) linked with my personal referral link which gets me $20 for every client that signs up and purchases through this link.