I’m not entirely sure why but Superdrug have been running a lot of free gift offers recently where if you spend over X amount, you get a free gift. It used to be that these offers would crop up in December in the run up to Christmas to encourage festive spending, but Superdrug have had free gift offers on almost all of their makeup brands they stock, changing every couple of weeks.
Back in March, they had a L’Oreal free gift offer where if you spent over £15 you got a lucky bag worth £30 and as I was already buying their new foundation and mascara, the gift was included. Sometimes brands chuck in a load of random products they can’t shift, but the L’Oreal Infallible Paint Blush Palette was included and it’s £14.99 to purchase alone, which I thought was pretty impressive as one of the free gifts.
The L’Oreal Infallible Paint Blush Palette is available in two colour options; The Pinks (which is the one I have) and also The Ambers. If I had the opportunity to choose out of the two, it would have been The Pinks I would have chosen as the shades really are pretty.
This blush palette has been out for quite a while now but I’ve never seen a review before so I had no idea if it was any good. I do think £15 is quite pricey for L’Oreal, which might be why it’s not one of their best-selling products. I think it would be a lot more popular around the £10 mark as it’d be more competitive with the likes of Revolution.
“Introducing the Infallible Paint Blush Palette. 5 high-impact blush shades in a mix of bold and luminous for a customisable, versatile blush look.
Mix shades to sculpt and highlight or use a single colour for a natural flush or statement colour pop. Available in both Pink and Amber to suit a range of skintones.
For a natural flush choose the shade which most resembles your natural lip colour and apply a stroke of blush paint on the apple of the cheeks, blending outward.
For a bold colour statement apply multiple layers of your choosen shade to the apple of your cheeks and lightly buff outward.
For a sculpted look apply one of the matte shades under your cheekbone to add definition and a luminous shade on the cheekbone to highlight.“
The five blush shades have a strange creamy consistency which really reminds me of the ColourPop Super Shock formula where it applies like a powder, but it has the bouncy texture of a cream.
Although this palette is ‘pink’ it does contain some more peachy shades inside too. DesPinkable Me and Peony Rose have a subtle shimmer to them, but the other three shades are matte.
The shades are all very pigmented, but they can be applied more sheerly with a duo-fiber brush which is my preference for cream texture blushes. They are quite bold colours, but that’s to be expected from a palette with “paint” in the title, so they won’t be for everyone but I really like them.
It’s not a palette I’d pay £15 for, but if you can get it on special offer I think it’s really nice and they will be so pretty for summer.
Have you tried the Infallible Paint Palettes?