We're Putting this Profusion Bargain Palette (and a few other items) to the Test
If you were always curious about Profusion Cosmetics, trust us when we say that it’s a steal! Profusion products can be found in a lot of Target stores around the country and is a great drugstore brand with a range of palettes and face kits for $10 and under.
If you are new to makeup or want to experiment with a range of colors, they have things like the Naturals or Sultry eye palettes for only $10. To me, they are great for the budding Makeup Gurus or Glam Babes! The brand itself is very similar to Morphe in how it offers good quality products for beauty lovers on a budget.
I spent a week playing around and creating a few looks with Profusion products, here's what I thought....
Peach Metals Eyeshadow Palette
With 9 shades, there are rusty oranges, plums, and pinks to create a nice look. My favorite shades would have to be Outspoken, a dark orange burgundy and Certain, a metallic copper.
Outspoken is perfect for medium and lighter tones to darken up their crease or outer corners. For darker tones, it can be perfect for a monochromatic look all across the lid and even for a little bit of blush! The quality of the shadows were pretty surprising for the cost.
Just $10 for 9 versatile shades that are buildable and last for a long time throughout the day. They wore nicely without primer too! They are actually very pigmented with just one dip into the palette, but take a little more effort to blend out on the face. I’d say to start with small amounts first so that you get a sense of how it applies. The colors can be applied nicely with a brush or with your fingers.
They blended together smoothly and you can create some pigmented looks by applying only a couple layers. You can be as natural or as extra as you want. As a spring palette, there are plenty of combinations of the shadows you can use to create a pink or peachy look. Adding the darker colors, you can also transition well into a night time glam.
Blush Studio Icon Collection
I was surprisingly pleased by the powder blushes! The texture feels a little different from traditional blushes at first, but with a light touch and some blending effort you can look ready for spring. You only need a little bit of the product in order to get a good transfer of product. The pigments for most of them though are light, so you may have to mix them with other colors if you have a darker complexion. There are only two matte shades and the rest have a slight pearlescent shimmer to them. They are very vibrant! The ones that I find are the best for universal skin tones are Great, a shimmering plum, and Juicy, which is a fuschia pink. The blushes stayed on my face for most of the day and can be blended together to help make it more natural. In this palette you get 6 shades for only $5! Definitely try it out if you want to experiment with pinks and blushes. They could be doubled as eyeshadow too.
Highlight | Pro Makeup Case
The palette comes with five shades, each with varying undertones. There is a copper bronze color that is perfect for dark tones that want a glowy highlight. Cool toned skins can even try out the silvery purple highlight, Tempting.
The texture of the powder highlight is very soft and easy to blend out to get a soft shimmer. With one swipe, it’s perfect for that natural shine with just one application.
The grains of the glitter are very fine, so it doesn’t look like you have large chunks of shimmer on your face. You could easily get a strobe effect though, with some setting spray or a liquid highlighter as a base.
Don’t go too much though, as it can look cakey when applying too much. The applicator brush is also easy to use and helps to apply the product naturally. It’s buildable in how it can be applied but definitely gives a glow from within look.
It does stay in place throughout the day too, though it definitely calls for reapplication. For $7, I would say that it is worth getting the five highlighters and an applicator brush! After trying out this product, I still find myself reaching for it when I do my makeup. I have to say, I do love this palette!