It’s Wednesday which means it’s halfway through the work week and we didn’t even have to deal with Monday. YAY. Sorry if you don’t live in Canada and/or had to work Monday. I was supposed to spend the day doing a ton of blogging but that didn’t really happen so instead it’s Tuesday at 11 PM and it’s finally time for me to write all about the gorgeous new Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Pacific Coast Pink.
Smashbox recently released thhe new L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palettes, available in three different shades, and I have Pacific Coast Pink, which is unsurprisingly pink-themed. The packaging is a very slender black plastic compact with a large mirror on the lid and three pans of powder inside. The pans are fairly close together but I had no issues using my regular blush and highlight brushes because they aren’t at all powdery.
While the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Pacific Coast Pink doesn’t have the fanciest packaging out there, I’ll be honest, the reason I tend not to reach for blush palettes is how bulky they are. This option from Smashbox is pretty much perfect for me. If all my makeup palettes were this compact I could own 10x as much…Just saying. It’s also perfect for travel.
The Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Pacific Coast Pink includes two blushes and a highlight. Rich Pink is the darker pink but it has a slightly harder formula although it’s definitely still pigmented and buildable. True Pink is a medium pink with a smooth, creamy, pigmented formula. I do find the shades look more different in person than I could capture in the swatch, but I still would have preferred a little more difference between them. Both shades are quite warm and also matte. I feel like I never review totally matte blushes so they must be a lot less common, but these were super flattering on the skin.
The palette also contains Highlight Pink which is a light shimmery golden pink, which is also very creamy and pigmented. It’s not a super intense highlight, but it is a really pretty glow.
For the above look I’m wearing all three shades from the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Pacific Coast Pink. I applied Rich Pink on the tops of my cheeks and True Pink on the apples. I then applied the Highlight Pink shade along my cheekbones. The highlight shade isn’t actually what I would normally use to highlight–it’s quite pink so I didn’t use it on my brow bone and the bridge of my nose, for example. However it pairs great with the blushes, and could definitely work on its own for a more shimmery glow.
So the pigmentation is great, the blending is perfect, and the final thing to say about the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight Palette in Pacific Coast Pink? It lasted all day on me with no issues at all. Finally, I just really really love the compact packaging because it makes a blush palette something I’ve actually been reaching for. Especially with lovely shades like this!
Yup, I think you’re going to need this one…
Do you use blush palettes? What do you think of this one?