Makeup Favorite: An Ode to the Cheek Palette

Let’s hit pause on the Fall/Winter 2015 runways to talk about a revolutionary product that makes my mornings SO much simpler: the face palette trio! One emerging trend in 2014 were these great little gems that make doing your face LITERALLY as easy as one, two three! And let’s face it, when hovering over a strong cup of coffee in the morning just trying to hold it together…I appreciate the foolproof approach to getting my face done with little to no thought at all. When it comes down to it, it really is the little things in life that make all the difference.

Let’s take hands and kumbaya about our love for the three-step palette!

Tarte, Nars and Urban Decay Cheek Palette trios

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Cheek palette

Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Cheek Palette
I love the bronzer and blush of this palette so much that I find myself reaching for this palette more than any other face powder in my collection. In fact, I wager I haven’t used one of my solo bronzers since I picked up this bad boy right after Christmas. The blush warms your face, without being overbearingly bright, and the coloring flatters multiple skin tones. Tarte once again steals the show!

Urban Decay Naked Flush palette

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Native
I confess, when this launched I wasn’t that excited about it. But eventually I caved and added this to my collection and any doubts have washed away. The shade you most commonly see around the internet is this version Native. But there are other selections worth looking at to find the combo most flattering to your skin tone. Only issue? There is quite a bit of fallout and I find myself having to blow that off before storing back in my vanity. But the powders themselves are nicely pigmented and blend smoothly.

NARSisst Cheek Palette

NARS Cheek Palette (similar)
Favorite trio for on the go? NARs’ cheek palette. These apply so evenly that I think you could master a face look without even needing to look in the mirror. Thus, when I’m in a SUPER rush…I grab this to apply on-the-go. Badabing badaboom.

What face palettes are you loving for easy morning makeup routines? Has anyone discovered a palette in the drugstore that’s worth its weight in gold? Let me know!

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