Monday, October 29, 2012

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette Swatches and Review

Being the huge blush fanatic that I am, I craved Tarina Tarantino’s Dollskin Cheek Palette from the moment I saw it. And then the overwhelming positive reviews came pouring in. I was *this close* to ordering it from Sephora many times, but never ended up pulling the trigger. And then I found out that Tarina Tarantino was being phased out at Sephora and was selling for 40% off. There were many items I wanted (and ended up ordering!) but this blush palette was listed as sold out at the time. I was crushed. But undeterred I checked Sephora daily to see if it would come back in stock. And it did. I was ecstatic. Okay, I know how ridiculous it sounds to be ecstatic over blush, but if you’re a fellow makeup addict (and if you’re reading this I’m assuming you are), you’ll understand. (Of course, as of writing this post the blush palette is no longer listed. But keep checking, it might come back! I do see it listed on Amazon for $32, which I definitely think is worth it. Still cheaper than it originally was!)

The palette definitely lived up to the hype for me. I LOVE it.


The palette comes in a grey and pink box inside a holographic sleeve. It's pretty, but I definitely think it's a little over-packaged.

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette
Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette
The palette is HUGE. I was expecting the blush pans to be about eyeshadow size, but they look amost like full size blushes to me. I compared the size to a Zoya nail polish bottle so you can see how big it really is.

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette
There are two peachy-coral blushes and two bright bubblegum pink blushes. I wish the names of the blushes were listed somewhere on the palette. The blush colors are/were also sold individual so names would be helpful.

Feather (the top left) is a peach coral shimmer. Parasol (the top right) is a bright pink coral simmer. Carved Rose (the bottom left) is a bright pink matte. Candy Cameo (the bottom left) is almost the same color as Carved Rose, but has heavy silver shimmer. This is definitely the most shimmery of the blushes.

I almost wish they had left out Candy Cameo (I can just wear a highlighter over the matte pink if I want shimmer) and chose one of their other blushes, like Neapolitan Lane or Charm.

From left- Feather, Parasol, Carved Rose, and Candy Cameo
For each color the swatches are applied heavily on the left and blended out on the right.

The formula on all of them is pigmented, soft but not powdery, and easy to blend.

From left- Feather and Parasol
From left- Carved Rose and Candy Cameo

I recommend this palette to those who are blush obsessed and those who aren't. There is a variety of colors and finishes in this palette that will keep you from getting bored. I'm so glad I was finally able to get this!

12 comments:

  1. All 4 shades are so pretty!! :) I would definitely buy it if it was available here. :D

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    1. Aw, I wish it was! I hate when you want something and it isn't available where you live.

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  2. Pretty! I think Feather is my favorite from your swatches.

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    1. I think I like Feather the best too. When the palette wasn't available I actually bought Feather on it's own, but ended up giving it to a friend when I got the palette.

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  3. What's the name of the Zoya polish in the pic above (can you tell I am obsessed with nail polish?).

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    1. It's Zoya Casey. I'm obsessed with nail polish too, so I understand. At one point I decided I didn't like Casey and was going to give it away, but I rediscovered it and love it.

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  4. OH DEAR! <3 Feather looks lovely!

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    1. It's my favorite! It would look really pretty on you, too.

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  5. of course I ordered from Sephora and I totally forgot to get this during their 20% off sale :/ You're so lucky you got it!! great swatches!

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  6. This palette looks amazing! I don't wear a lot of blush and I imagine that if I had this, I would never need to buy any more. Hopefully I can still find one when I go to the states in January.

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  7. The 40% off sale was amazing! I almost got this blush palette but ended up getting one of the eyeshadow palettes and a mascara. xx

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  8. I was eyeballing this and now I think I should have bought it! Those are some gorgeous colours!!!

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