Each day I use this product, that we’re going to discuss today, more and more, even though I might have never even had a thought that a spontaneous purchase of this Mini Blush & Glow will make me fall for it so much.
So, I’m really eager to show you the product in action but at first, I still have to be reasonable and tell you a few words of theory about it.
✔ Outer appearance: just the first glance at this palette already ensures that you’ll want to touch it and use it all the time.
It was packed with a sturdy glossy white cardboard cover. When I opened it, I took out a neat rose gold plastic palette which deceitfully appeared metal.
But it’s plastic, though very good quality plastic. It’s light to some extent and willingly gathering all the fingerprints and all other stains, which can be easily removed with a cloth, though. Despite the mirrored plastic, it’s still better not to use it as a mirror because the real mirror is actually waiting for you inside of the palette.
By the way, it is handy, and of normal size to touch-up your makeup.
There was no included brush in the compact.
The top lid isn’t an issue to open and it closes with a characteristic Tom Ford click which you can’t confuse with anything. :) So, the design is chic, the palette grabs the attention and stands out of all my makeup. I always reach for it. It was only about the outer appearance but the real magic is waiting inside.
✔ Texture: the blush and the highlighter are silky and soft in texture which is a perfect hybrid of a dry and powder product. That's the first time I saw something like that. The blush and highlighter are super to blend. They don’t dust when I pick them up and always apply with a thin coverage that can be layered afterwards.
No spots or problems, they always go well on top of powder and cream products without breaking the layers underneath.
The highlighter shows my skin texture a little bit while the blush doesn’t.
✔ Shades: this palette consists of All Over Glow highlighter in the shade 01 Light and Golden Coral blush from the Blush Duo #14 from Natasha Denona.
All the shades aren’t saturated with pigments much but they are easy to pack.
So, the All Over Glow highlighter is a semi-sheer finely milled champagne shade with a barely detectable shimmer that shines under sunbeams and electric lights.
It may and can be polished into my skin if I want to see a more dewy finish. If needed, I can also just highlight my skin a little with a few accents and 2 layers. However, it’s always difficult to get enough of this highlighter, even though I’m not a glow fan.
I mean you won’t shine like a disco glow queen with this highlighter. It’s just a delicate shine like from within with a subtle dewy finish.
The Golden Coral blush seems to be resembling the NARS Orgasm at first sight but when I compare them I can see they are different.
The shade from Natasha Denona is a neutral pink color with the finest golden shimmer which forms a warm-toned glow on my skin.
In the refill it appears pinker, in the swatch it’s more warm and coral, while in life it’s just a light, semi-sheer pink color with a golden shift. For me, it’s not a coral color after all. This product alone can revive me, make my complexion glowing with health that doesn’t look fake or anything.
This blush looks delicate and gentle in my makeup, so, I can’t even see the edges where I applied it.
I also love applying it to the crease of my eyelids so as to fake a light and freshy look on my face. If I add some highlighter here, then my makeup is already complete, accented and all the products are smooth on the skin. This way, my face doesn’t ever look flat or boring.
✔ Size: 4g
✔ Price: $19
Staying power and performance:
The staying power of these products is different: the highlighter is able to live through my working day, while it is more complicated with the blush. My skin is mixed and it can stay put over it for 4 hours maximum. After that, the saturated pigment fades, leaving a slight colored hint behind.
What’s my final opinion?
Mini Blush & Glow palette from Natasha Denona just drives me crazy! It literally makes me reach it every day! It’s perfect at all sides, starting with its outward appearance and finishing with the formula and the quality of the products and shades.
The highlighter shade is gentle and delicate. It brings the glow to my skin within seconds. The blush is flawless in the shade which looks natural, polished and really healthy.
But I still want to highlight the formula of the palette. I’ve never had softer and silkier products before.
Thanks for your attention and see you soon! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ