Paula's Choice Skincare

Blush It On Contour Palette

1.00 compact for $ 36.00
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Note: this product has been discontinued.

Paula's Choice Blush it On Contour Palette is an excellent and worthy addition to the fresh crop of color palette makeup. Consisting of four blushes, a highlighter and bronzer, this fragrance-free palette offers rich color in a diverse range of wearable shades that works for any skin tone.

If you've ever purchased a makeup palette, you're likely familiar with the disappointment that there are invariably one or two shades that are unusable, too sheer or blends choppily. Not so with the Blush it On Contour Palette, as each of the four blush shades are highly pigmented, yet blend well and sheer out easily on skin—ideal for adding a "barely there" touch of color (or layered for a sexier, flushed effect).

The buildable nature of these blushes is what makes them workable for any skin tone—from the super fair to the deep, you'll find each is true to the pan in terms of color delivery. All four blushes are matte shades (without even a hint of shimmer). The powder formula is suitable for all skin types and concerns.

The highlighter shade, "Pearl", is more luminescent than shimmery and lends a soft radiance to skin, rather than visible sparkles. Pearl blends well and has a pale, silver-pink undertone. The bronzer shade is simply titled, "Bronze," and is a warm brown shade. This is perhaps the least pigmented of the range and works best for those with lighter skin tones (those with medium skin tones may find the color payoff too soft as a bronzer).

We should note that as the Bronze tone is on the warm side, it makes this a less than ideal choice as a true contour color. Nevertheless, there is a lot to love here, and Blush it On Contour Palette earned its high rating due to its impressive, well-pigmented range of wearable blush tones that works on nearly any skin tone. The highlighter and bronze shades are pure icing on the cake, and at this price this palette is an overall beauty steal!


  • Exceptional range of shades (something for everyone).
  • Highly-pigmented blushes, yet sheers out easily.
  • Works for a range of skin tones.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Delicate Coral: A vibrant, peachy shade
  • Peony: Light-to-medium toned muted pink
  • Dusty Rose: Medium pink with a hint of coral
  • Soft Mauve: A rich, medium berry-pink shade
  • Exceptional range of shades (something for everyone).
  • Highly-pigmented blushes, yet sheers out easily.
  • Works for a range of skin tones.
  • Inexpensive.
  • The contour shade is slightly too warm to work as a true contour powder on some skin tones.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

An exclusive six-color blush and contour palette featuring one highlighter, one contouring bronzer and four universally-flattering shades.

Mica (Mineral pigment/texture enhancer), Talc (absorbent/texture enhancer), Magnesium Stearate (color additive/bulking agent), Dimethicone (silicone texture enhancer), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollients), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (light stabilizers), Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate (antioxidant), Tin Oxide (metallic cosmetic pigment), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Titanium Dioxide (mineral pigment), Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Iron Oxides (cosmetic pigments).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance


Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

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