Flower Beauty has had a surprisingly impressive Spring release this year. As I mentioned in my Flower Beauty Blush post, this is not a brand that I buy from often. I mean it’s on the radar, but in the past I have found the price a little on the high side for the quality of the products and have made several returns for this reason, but they have pulled some kind of makeup miracle for this Spring release. Every product from this Spring release has been on point and quality- and worth the price. Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette (shade SP1) along with the Flower Beauty Lift & Sculpt Contouring Palette in the light to medium shade- there is a deeper version as well (could not find on walmart.com, will update with link when possible). These palettes are much like the individual blushes in terms of having a buttery, smooth, blendable consistency with pigmentation and they are $12.98 each. I mean your face could probably land planes with these highlight shades. So let’s get into it!
Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette (shade SP1, .28oz/8g): If you are loving the highlighting trend right now (I am!), then this is an AWESOME drugstore highlight trio. You are getting three highlight shades (pearl/neutral, pink/cool, light gold/warm) that will work even on the fairest of skin tones. This palette also comes with a brush as well, similar to what you find at the bottom of a round drugstore compact i.e. Physicians Formula. I’ll be honest I haven’t used the brush, but it was soft and fairly dense for its size, so you could use it in a pinch. I find the packaging on this palette a little more substantial than the blushes. There is also a pretty gold flower outline on the outside of the packaging. The very best thing about these highlighters though is the formula. It’s soft and buttery, but not so soft that the powder gets kicked up or goes everywhere, or comes apart/breaks down (looking at you Physicians Formula Shimmer Strobing palette). You could almost swear that these are creams. On top of this wonderful formula- there is not a glitter or sparkle to be seen- just pure pearlescent shimmer-as if you had ground up a pearl. You can mix the shades if you like to have a unique shade or use these on the eyes as well. I would also like to point out that this palette is made in Canada and does not test on animals. To me these highlighters in this palette are on par with a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector and those retail for $42 a highlight. I’ll take $12.98 thanks!
Lift & Sculpt Contouring Palette (shade light to medium, .29 oz/8.2g)- This palette is a little more encompassing with a bronzer, blush and highlight. I would not call this a contour shade because it is definitely warmer like a bronzer. I like my contour shades to be cooler toned so they actually resemble a shadow and not a weird stripey tan on my face. At first I wasn’t sure I was going to keep this palette due to evident glitter/sparkle I could see on the blush AND bronzer. ick. The thought of dusting my face with a glitter bomb of bronze makes me want to throwup. Upon further inspection, and use- I believe that this apparent glitter on the bronzer and blush is an overlay. The actual product is more of a satin finish with no shimmer for both blush and bronzer (looking at the swatches in sunlight right now as I write this). #perfect #rejoice #keepingitafterall I like that they came out with two shades of this palette. I picked up the light to medium (the lightest one) and it is in deed perfect for my light skin tone. The shade for the bronzer is perfect as a bronzer- a warm bronze that is easy to blend, not too strong of a color but still pigmented suiting to paler complexions, The blush shade is a Peachy Pink leaning more towards a neutral pink that anyone could wear. The highlight is gorgeous in this palette! It’s maybe the same color as the first shade in the highlighting trio. It’s a beautiful cream pearl shade and the same quality as the highlighting trio from above. This is a good “everything” palette where you are getting a great formula in a bronzer, blush, and highlighter. For each item to have a nice pigmentation and formula in one palette is a rarity in drugstore or mid-range or even high end for that matter. All three of these shades are going to show up without being too strong. Perfect face palette!
Do either of these palettes intrigue you? I promise you won’t regret either one. Even if you are not into highlighting your face- you could still use these for shadow, on the brow bone, or in the inner corner of the eye. Good luck tracking these down at your local Walmart!
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