Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio Review

When Alamar Cosmetics was first released and introduced to me in last year’s June Boxycharm, I was so interested to learn more about the brand and see what kind of quality their products had to offer. I spoke about some concerns I had in my review of their Reina del Caribe eyeshadow palette, but ended up really loving the majority of the eyeshadows in that palette. Based on my previous experience, I kept my hopes and expectations high with this new Colorete Blush Trio.

I received this palette in my May Boxycharm and as far as I know, it’s only available to purchase on the Alamar Cosmetics website. It retails for $22 and comes in three different shade ranges: Fair/Light, Medium/Tan, and Dark/Rich. The packaging is some sort of cardboard that has a magnetic closure. I always appreciate shade names and I’m happy to see that they’re now including mirrors in their products.
The palette I have is in the medium/tan range and includes shades Seclusion, Isla, and Toasted. Seclusion is a peach, Isla is a coral, and Toasted is a rosey toned blush. Isla and Toasted are gorgeous on their own, but Seclusion is a little too light by itself. I typically apply that over top of Isla and it provides the most gorgeous natural color to the cheeks.

They do include micro shimmers that you can see in the pan, but thankfully they’re not very noticeable once applied to the face. It gives a healthy glow without accentuating any pores or texture. The formula is also talc free! Talc breaks me out like crazy, so that is definitely what I was most excited about with these blushes.

The formula blends out nicely, but you do have to be careful or you can very easily blend away all the pigment. The wear time isn’t the best, at least not on my oily skin. They tend to slip around throughout the day, which is probably due to their buttery soft texture. If you have dry skin, that might not be an issue.
They have expanded their brand quite a bit since I was last on their site, but they still don’t accept returns or exchanges which is the only reason I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this palette. It doesn’t leave me feeling very confident when a brand won’t allow a customer to return a product if they’re not completely satisfied.

Their payment methods also seem a little sketchy and not something I’d feel safe using. It’s such a shame because although I have enjoyed their products, I wouldn’t make a purchase on their website until they start allowing returns and change their payment processing.

Aside from the issues I have with the website and their policies, I do really like this blush palette and have been reaching for it often. The pigmentation is good, the price is acceptable for three blushes, and (most importantly) the formula is talc free.

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~Mani Monday~
I’ve had this color on my toes since last week and I loved it so much, I wanted to put it on my nails too! This is Hot Blooded by L.A. Colors. I actually found it at the Dollar Tree about a month ago and wanted to see the quality of it. I’m really impressed! The formula’s not streaky, it’s very easy to apply, and the color is perfect. It’s a beautiful classic deep red shade that is flattering on all skin tones.
What’s on your nails this week?

XO ♥ Christina ♥

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