Hey everyone and welcome to day 10 of my review challenge. When I first saw that today’s review was supposed to be of a palette, of course my first thought was to review an eyeshadow palette. However, the Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette has absolutely been my favourite “palette” of the year so far. So instead, I decided to review this.
Packaging and First Impressions
The packaging of this face palette is like none other. It both looks and feels luxurious. When I first saw it advertised, the packaging alone made me know that I HAD to get it!! The front has rose-coloured marble with the gold metallic writing and the back and the inside of the palette have a shiny metallic cool pink finish. The palette has a good weight to it as well.
Price and Quantity
This palette is limited edition and is priced at $56 CAD ($46 USD) and comes with two highlighters, one bronzer, and one blush. The highlighter pans are the biggest, with 5.1 grams (0.18 oz), while the bronzer and blush have 2.4 grams (0.085 oz) of product. I actually think this pan arrangement is a bit bizarre, with having larger pans for the highlighters than for the bronzer and blush. However, I guess this palette is supposed to be all about that glow!
For me it’s a little difficult to think of comparative products that are still available for purchase. Smashbox does have the L.A. Lights Blush & Highlight palettes which go for $40 CAD ($35 USD), that have two blushes (0.2 oz each) and one highlighter (0.1 oz). There is also the Illume Sheer Color Trio by Hourglass, priced at $75 CAD ($62 USD) which has a blush (0.21 oz), bronzer (0.21 oz) and highlight (0.17 oz). However, the products in this trio are cream-satin based. There is also the Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette, which is priced at $52 CAD ($42 USD), and has one bronzer (0.10 oz), one blush (0.19 oz) and one highlight (0.10 oz). This product hasn’t done that well in terms of reviews though, with a lot of people saying that each powder inside is too sparkly. Here is a comparison, adding all of the product up in each palette, organized from best to worst deal.
|Rank||Company’s Product Mentioned Above||Cost
|Quantity (oz)||Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product|
|2||Becca X Chrissy||$56||0.53||$106/oz|
Clearly you can see that some of these palettes are better deals than others, however what you buy will obviously depend on what type of products you are looking for. Do you want a bronzer in the palette or does that not matter to you? Then maybe try out one of the smashbox palettes. If having a bronzer included is important to you, then I would definitely suggest the Becca X Chrissy Teigen palette.
“What it is:
A limited-edition glow face palette, created in collaboration with the model, mom, cookbook author, and ultimate California-cool beauty, Chrissy Teigen.
What it does:
Achieve the ultimate endless summer glow with the BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette. Chrissy Teigen captures the essence of what BECCA stands for: effortless, natural, authentic beauty. Together, they’ve collaborated for a gorgeous face palette full of warm, lush, sultry shades of highlighter, blush, and bronzer—all hand-picked by Chrissy herself.
Each shade in this limited-edition palette features BECCA’s iconic, one-of-a-kind formula that blends pigments with liquids to impart an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies like seamless silk and never cakes. Spotlight features with the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Beach Nectar—a just-released, exclusive, juicy apricot shade that’s infused with gold, and the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Rose Gold—Chrissy’s favorite subtle gold that’s infused with sweet rose. The Sunlit Bronzer in Malibu Soleil has a medium amber hue that evokes a dreamy day at the beach tan, with a soft splash of light so that your skin looks sunkissed. Flush cheeks with the Luminous Blush in Hibiscus Bloom—a new, limited-edition, golden pink coral color. Just mix, layer, and blend these formulas to get your perfect summer glow.”
This palette is also formulated without sulfates. Becca is a cruelty free company, however they were just acquired by Estee Lauder which is NOT cruelty free.
Pigmentation and Performance
The two highlighters are absolutely stunning. I think most people agree that Becca’s highlighter formula is one of the best out there. Beach Nectar is a beautiful light peachy shade that would work on the majority of skin tones. Rose Gold looks absolutely amazing on deeper skin tones. I love to wear it when I am tanned! If either of these shades don’t look quite right as a highlighter on you, wear them as eyeshadow! They add an amazing shine to the eye.
My favourite part of this palette is the Malibu Soleil bronzer, it is the perfect tone. It is neutral with a bit of warmth. I love to use this to make my skin look more alive. I will definitely be looking for another bronzer that has a similar tone when I run out of this one! This is definitely the product that I have used the most in my palette, too bad it is in the smaller pan size 😭.
To be honest, I haven’t worn the Hibiscus Bloom blush a lot. It looks fine on my cheeks, but it isn’t my favourite tone on myself. I also haven’t tried this blush when I am not tanned, and I may like it better at that point.
These products all apply very smoothly and blend really nicely. I would not describe any of them as overly powdery. The highlighters have the best pigment, whereas the bronzer and blush are the tiniest bit more muted. This is good, since you want to be able to build up your bronzer and blush, and not go overboard with one swipe. However, because of the colour of the blush, I would still be careful with that one. All of the products in this palette last all day when you wear them, at least 10 hours. I am very happy with their lasting power.
I love this palette and I am very sad that it is LE. However, I will probably be able to find a close dupe of my favourite part, the bronzer. I also can’t see myself running out of these highlighters any time soon, or the blush. I have so many highlighters and blushes to use that it will take me a long time to get through these. I am hoping that the bronzer Bronzed Bondi in the Sunlit Bronzer line by Becca will be a close dupe to this Malibu Soleil. So I might pick that one up when I run out of this one.
Have you used this face palette? What do you think?