I’ve been pretty boring with my cheek options by reaching for the same palette months after months. It’s been so long since a powder blush caught my eye. But when I saw the Iconic London Silk Glow Duo palette, color combination and stunning packaging definitely made me want to try right away!
Name: Iconic London Silk Glow Duo
Shade: 2 combinations
Price: $51 CAD
Last year I was introduced to Iconic London for the first time. Their best selling illuminator is a in your face highlighter that will make you glow! I also discovered their lip oil which has been a go to all year!
This blush palette comes in a sleek metal feeling case with magnetic closures. The shades themselves have a beautiful pattern baked in with “Iconic London” in the center. When I first tried it, I have to say I was a little disappointed. From the pan, the shades look like it would be boom in your face but I didn’t get the color transfer on my cheeks. However, after playing with it a bit more, I really fell in love with it!
The colors are more buildable and when I use 2 or 3 layers on my face, I get such a beautiful glow and the colors stay on all day! The pearlescent pigments provide a luminous finish while emollients provide a silky and blurring effect. I really enjoy the finished look of a radiant blush and highlighter.
Swatches of Iconic London Silk Glow Duo
The color combination I have is called Coral Glow. The blush shade is a bright strawberry pink while being complemented by a bold gold highlighter. When I first swatched this palette, I was slightly confused. For years, I feel YouTube videos have equated creaminess to quality. So I was a bit shocked when the two colors felt hard to the touch.
The swatches above have about two or three coats on them so you can see it’s quite natural. I’ve learned that super pigmented cheek products is not necessarily a good thing because it’s easy to end up with clown cheeks. It’s much better to build up the product which must have been the aim of the Iconic London Silk Glow Duo.
Try On of the Iconic London Silk Glow Duo
Here is a before and after of the shade Coral Glow. As you can see, it adds a really pretty uplifting glow to my cheeks. I’m also very impressed by how well it stays on all day.
Overall 37/40 A