Review: Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette

Hello! Recently, Natasha Denona released her Love Glow Cheek palette ($55 US), her Valentine’s Day themed cheek palette for Spring. I was a huge fan of the Bloom cheek palette, reviewed HERE, so I just had to grab this one as well. I’ve had it for over a week now and I’m finally ready to give my thoughts on it. I will also provide comparison swatches to her bigger Diamond & Blush palettes.

The packaging of this palette is exactly the same as the Bloom and Tan cheek palettes, with the exception of the cover being raised to house the cute swimming glitter. I think this was a nice touch since it is Valentine’s Day themed.

The inside of the palette also has a plastic cover that protects the cream base from coming into contact with the bottom two powders; I’m not sure if the Super Glow shade (to the right) would be able to cross over, but it is also in the plastic cover

When I received it I immediately took pictures and began to use it. I think the Glow Cream base is nicely pigmented and can be built up on the cheeks. I use a beauty sponge to apply, but I think a stipple brush would work well, too.

The Super Glow and Glow Impact Powders are also really nice. They’re both powder formulas with a beautiful sheen that can be layered over the glow cream base or other blushes you might want to pair them with. These can be easily applied with your fingers or a denser highlight brush.

The Diamond Powder is where things go kind of south for me. It swatches exceptionally beautiful and I used it immediately. This powder is complete glitter, so if you’re not a fan of adding glitter particles to your cheeks, you will not like this.

I looked at different reviews about it. Some people were totally fine with it, but I wore it one day and had coworkers concerned about “all the glitter on my face” lol! I read others will just use it as an eyeshadow topper and I’ve done so since then..

I’m just not sure at the moment if that would be worth keeping the palette, but I will have to think about it some more. For now, I’ve been happy with the other 3 shades! They perform really well, stay on for hours and no fading. If you’re not a fan of glitter, this palette may not be worth it for you.

Because I do have the large Diamond & Glow blush palettes, I thought I’d do comparison swatches of them all just to see how alike or different the shades are.

First up are swatches between Love Glow and Darya. I think there are some similarities, since Darya is mostly pink, but of course if you have one you might not need the other.

The second swatch comparisons are between Love Glow and Citrus. Here, I think the shades look different in the pan, but there are definitely some similarities. Not exact, but close. I still think you could justify having both of these if you wanted to.

Last, I’m comparing Love Glow to Bloom, because these also both house pink shades. To me, personally, Bloom is more of a blush palette with some highlights while Love Glow is mostly highlighters. I think you could use at least 2-3 of the shades in Bloom as your blush versus only one (cream base) in Love Glow.

Well, what do you think? If you have the palette how are you liking it? Most importantly, how are you using the Diamond Powder?! Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Denise

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