Karity – Blush Bomb in Burgandy Blast – Review Time

I am such a sucker for small brands. It’s not that I’m a hater for a Too Faced or Colourpop, but there is something about a good David and Goliath story that gets me going. Therefore, I’m following up my less than stellar opinion of the new Karity Picante Palette, with a bouncy review of their Blush Bomb kit in Burgandy Blast.

I mean, if you check out their story, you can’t help but root for them. Their vision to bring you quality products without handing over half your paycheck really resonates with me. Mostly because I’m just your typical working class mom who has bills to pay, but also because it’s nice to see a small brand succeed.

While I didn’t particularly hate the Picante Palette, it really didn’t impress me much. Just the same warm toned colors regurgitated over with hit and miss success in pigmentation. Their Blush Bomb in the other hand, is a top shelf product in my makeup cart.

Yes, they came out with your usual pink, coral and peach palette, but it’s the fact that they also produced a dark berry Burgundy palette that really got me all excited.

Immediately, when I saw the matte shade “yas”, I thought of Kat Von D’s Lolita blush/eyeshadow pan that she came out with a few years back. However, unlike KVD’s berry blush that was patchy and hard to blend, the red in this palette is pigmented and blends beautifully.

In fact, I would really just lightly dip your brush and apply the tiniest bit, because it can quickly eacalate. Fair warning!

When we move one shade to the right with “sumptuous”, we land on my favorite. At first glance, you are like, that’s too shimmery to be a blush and, yes, it’s probably more of a blush topper, but I use it all on its own. Honestly, it’s not that shimmery and gives you a beautiful healthy glow. Once again, a little goes a long way, so need to go ham on this shade either.

The last shade is a golden highlighter called “lush” that I thought I would never be able to use because it would be too dark for me, but somehow it works. I find that it translates much lighter than it looks, which may disappoint darker complexions. Also, it’s not a particularly blinding highlight, but rather a more lit from within type of glow.

I also want to add that all three shades can do double duty as eyeshadows in a blink of an eye.

No pun intended.

One last thing, the Blush Bomb kits will run you $14.99, which I think is freaking awesome!!! For the quality and pigmentation, I think that is a winner.

Anyone else, pick one of these puppies up yet? If so, let me know what you think in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!



Karity Picante Palette – Review Time

Raise your hand if you never heard of Karity until around October when they sent a bunch of influencers PR packages and then your Instagram feed was diluted with pictures of their Picante and Rose All Day palettes.

(Raises Hand)

I may have been living under a hole, but I was like “Karity-who?” Well, their marketing campaign worked because not only did I pre-order the darn Picante palette, but apparently so did a crap load of other people, which created a bunch of shipping delays.

If you followed their Instagram, they sent out an apology email, blamed it on a shipping “glitch”, and now everyone loves them again.

Blah, blah, blah… just send me my damn palette, please.

Anyways, I got my palette like 2 weeks after the release, and I was begrudgingly impressed….somewhat. It’s quite a large palette, with 21 pans (11 shimmers, 10 mattes) and goes from light yellow all the way to dark purple. The colors are all warm, which keeps with the theme of the Picante or “Hot” theme and it’s actually beautiful for fall.

The mattes are fine. They are not super pigmented at application, but certainly buildable, which I actually prefer. I like blown out eye looks, so I find mattes that can be built and blended to my preferred strength are ideal for me. Flamenco, a bright coral, and Harvest, a deep pumpkin shade are the ones that I am naturally drawn too and I find perform really well.

Eyes: Delia, Aish, Bittersweet, Sass and Flora

The shimmers are equally nice. I wouldn’t say they are the blinding in any way, but if you go in with your finger or a wet brush you will get a nice pay off. A dry brush will definitely leave you disappointed. Flora, a spirited purple and Fuego, a peachy pink, are my standouts.

I will also mention that I didn’t feel that they had a lot of staying power unless I used an eye primer and used a setting spray like the Urban Decay All Nighter.

First Row Left to Right: Delia, Fearless, Dune, Embers, Pimento, Bronzed, Mornin
Second Row Left to Right: Sunrise, Bobble, Fuego, Harvest, Hayley, Flamenco, Fahrenheit
Third Row Left to Right: Spicy, Passion, Epice, Sass, Flora, Aish, Bitterness

If I sound a little blasé with my review, its because after I took inventory of my palettes, I realized that I already have these colors in my arsenal. I don’t find this palette to be very revolutionary in its color story or formula and as a makeup junkie, I felt a little let down.

For example, if you own the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk, ABH Modern Renaissance or even Colourpop’s The Zodiac palettes, then you have all these shades in one way or another.

Yes, for $29.99 you probably get way more for your bang, so if you are just starting to get into makeup or aren’t very much into warm colors and want one palette to cover all your bases, then this is a good investment. However, if you are like me and have palettes coming out of your wazoo, then you might want to skip.

This is not a knock on Karity, as I ordered a Blush Bomb kit and was really impressed by it, but this palette was just ok.

What do you think? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!