EXCLUSIVE REVIEW ALERT: Labelle Makeup's "So Cheek" Highlighter and Blush Palette*


Hi there babes, I know it's been a while so I'd firstly like to apologise for my leave of absence (exam period has been absolutely CRAZY) - I honestly can't forgive myself for depriving you guys of your weekly makeup and skincare fix for so long! However, you'll be happy to hear that I'm back now and I won't be going ANYWHERE, so sit down and get comfy because we're coming back with a bang. And, by that, I mean some new, unreleased makeup (that's right - you'll see it here first!) from one of my favourite brands, as you may well know by now if you've read my haul and recent palette unboxing post from them, Labelle Makeup.

Labelle Makeup have been so incredibly consistent with the quality of cosmetics that I, personally, have tried and tested, so when a beautiful PR package containing their newest creation arrived through my door, I was thoroughly excited before even setting eyes the product.



Packaging wise, again, Labelle have knocked it out of the park and fully illustrated the contents of the palette all over the box with the inclusion of several patches in glittering gold and varying shades of pink - the packaging is very much coherent with the palette, which is, aesthetically, a major positive and prevents colour clashes between the actual shades and the box. As well as having a stunning and original look, this palette also feels lightweight yet sturdy in the hand (meaning that you can indeed bring it with you on trips/holidays without fear of being greeted by a mound of shattered powders upon reopening the palette - anybody's worst nightmare) and also passes the all important "magnetic closure test" with flying colours. 



Upon opening up the palette, I genuinely felt a sense of real pride in the brand as, being a mixed raced girl, I come across products that I know weren't made with myself and other melanin sisters in mind ALL THE TIME, however, here, Labelle Makeup have definitely put all brands making excuses about their shade ranges (and that's a lot of them) to shame. Within the palette, from right to left on my arm, you're getting:

  • Starlight (an off-white "lunar style" highlight)
  • Obsession (a light peach highlight with a subtle pink reflect)
  • Delight (a true rose gold highlight)
  • Pinch Me (a candyfloss pink blush)
  • Makay (a spiced mauve blush)
  • Gold Crush (a rusty gold highlight)

What I especially love about this range is that there really is something to suit everyone in here, ranging from the fairest to deepest of people - nobody is left out with this warm and, quite frankly, GORGEOUS spectrum of hues. The ratio of blush to highlight shades is fairly accurate and the size of the pans and amount of product stored within them (6x6g) is very generous for the price of £17.99 (£15.99 if preordered) in comparison to the likes of the Ultimate Glow Kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills, costing a shocking £47 for 6 pans containing only 4.5g of product each - you're, without a shadow of a doubt, getting your money's worth here. 


With regards to the formula of the shades within the palette, I've been bowled over by the sheer power behind each and every swipe of product, as all of the shades are rich and pigmented AF when applied, although the highlighters still remain on the buildable side, allowing you to decide whether or not you want just a subtle sparkle or a true glow capable of burning the eyes of anyone who dares to even take a quick glance (I normally go with the latter of the two options...). 

The two blushes are both genuinely faultless and very similar formula wise (they're both velvety smooth, blendable and long-wearing), however, with the highlighters, 'Obsession' is slightly more powdery than the rest. This shouldn't be too much of an issue though, as a light spritz of setting spray (I like to use Mac's Prep and Prime Fix +, which I talk about A LOT, so you probably already knew that) takes 'Obsession' to the next level and allows it to instantly achieve the same buttery texture as the other three highlight shades - problem SOLVED. Overall, despite that minor hiccup, you've got to be impressed with the formula of these given the price point; they deliver an effortless shine to the skin (sans chunky glitter - thank GOD) and once they're on, you won't lose that glow for the entire day, so there's no worry about having to reapply at all. 

In conclusion, Labelle Makeup have yet again formulated and produced a palette that's not only stunning, but also something of an example for the remainder of the modern day beauty industry that still insists on producing the same non inclusive, expensive garbage. Therefore, I totally recommend, if you have a spare £15.99, catching the preorder of this palette, as it's totally worth it and won't let you down if you're looking for a versatile (they can also be used as shadows on the lid or inner corner for that extra pop of highlight) and reasonably priced item to add to your makeup collection. This product officially launches on the 28th of April, so if you do manage to miss the preorder, don't hesitate to pick it up then (for an additional £2.00) - the "So Cheek" Highlighter and Blush Palette* is a great product to experiment with. I, personally, know I'll be continuing to play with it when creating looks in the near future, and so should you be. 


Thank you so much for reading my comeback post! I'm so excited to be reunited with my passion for writing on my blog and interacting with you guys - I've truly missed that. 

What do you think of the "So Cheek" Highlighter and Blush Palette? Would you consider picking it up this month?

Let me know in the comment section below, along with any other notes, questions or constructive criticism you may like to contribute - I appreciate all feedback on my writeups. Also, if you enjoyed this post, don't hesitate to follow my blog before leaving today to receive updates whenever I post! That way, you'll never miss any of the beauty related tea I may have to spill each and every week.

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 

90 comments

  1. These are adorable! Def gonna take a closer look at this brand because I have never heard of it.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading - aren't they just?! Yes, Labelle Makeup is definitely one to check out - I reckon they're gonna BLOW UP! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. I don't have any highlighter or blush, but these colours are so pretty! I love makeup 💜❤💜

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    1. Haha, story of my life Seanna - I love makeup too, wayyyy too much for my own good! xx If you don't have any highlighter or blush, this is a fabulous way to bring some into your collection for the first time!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  3. That Makay blush is so pretty! I definitely need it in my life.

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    1. I Know right?! It's absolutely perfect for deeper skintones! I don't normally wear blush and even I was smitten upon first glance! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. This looks so pretty. I'd love to try the shade Obsession. x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. Yesss, it'd be perfect for your skin tone Jordan - you'd look stunning in it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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    1. Totally agreed - so gorgeous from Labelle Makeup! Pretty and pink!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. some real spring colours here :) pretty pinky <3 :)

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    1. Yes, the colours are so fresh and vibrant! I love the pink theme here! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. Loveeeee it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. No, thank you for reading! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. mmm this palette looks so pretty! I love all the pink shades and the pinch me blush is my favourite here. Lovely post!
    Ell xxx

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    1. Thank you very much for reading Ellie! Isn't it stunning?! Yess, I, too, adore the running theme of pink with the packaging and product itself - yess, 'Makay' blush is more for my skintone but 'Pinch Me' is such a beautiful, light shade of pink. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. Wow, so gorgeous! I've never heard of this brand. Love the post. Thanks for sharing. Xx.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Julia, so glad you enjoyed! x It is just such a stunning palette - you need some Labelle Makeup in your life! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Oh wauw! The palette looks very pretty!

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    1. I know, it couldn't be more beautiful Iris! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. I hope your exams went okay! This palette looks absolutely stunning, such a great range of colours! Delight and Gold Crush are everything!! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thank you so much for reading beauts and also for asking about my exams - it's been hectic but I think I did pretty well to be honest! x I know right, this palette is absolutely stunning - Delight and Gold Crush are my two favourite shades in here! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  12. I haven't heard of this brand before but I love the packaging of their products and how cute is the palette!!!Welcome back and I hope you are doing well!! x

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy/

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    1. Hi there Yiota, thank you very much, I'm doing wonderfully and I hope you're doing well yourself! x Yess, I'm honestly LIVING for how stunning the packaging is as well as the palette itself - such a great new addition to my collection!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. These are some perfect colours for spring! Would definitely love to try them out!

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    1. This has definitely got that Spring sort of vibe Cristina, well spotted! You should FO SHO order this either now or when it comes out - SO worth it for the money! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  14. Lovely and attractive colours for the springtime. thank you for sharing :) I would love to try them

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    1. The pink colour scheme has me looking like the heart eyes emoji too Nisha! You're very welcome, thanks for reading - I'm glad to have been able to introduce you to a product that interests you! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  15. This palette looks beautiful! I love there is something for everyone, so beauties with fair and deeper skin tones can both use it! x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com.ee/

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    1. SO nice to hear from you Laura - I've missed interacting with you, I really have! I'm glad you like the look of this beauty and the inclusive nature of it - I'm fed up of people being left out by brands and this is a great example of what makeup for everyone should look like!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  16. I love blush and highlighter and keep on buying it - but then I hardly ever use it since I find that my skin 'glows' enough. However, love this pallet and the colors!

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    1. Thank you very much for reading! Ha, you lucky thing - naturally dewy skin?! I'm so jealous! Nevertheless, we can agree on the fact that you can never have enough highlighters! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  17. Such a lovely review! It sounds like stunning quality for a small price...
    The packaging reminds me a bit of Barry M and how they typically do their palettes.

    I've never heard of this brand before, is it available in store in the UK?

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog  

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    1. Thank you so much Charline, I love your blog - so happy to see you here! x It is honestly such a good quality product and YES, I totally see the Barry M resemblance! I'm not 100% sure myself if they actually own a store or if this is a strictly online run brand but it is UK based hun so you'll definitely be able to get hold of some bits! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  18. This palette lok so pretty and can go with any skin tone which is always a plus for me.

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    1. Yesss, a fellow melanin princess! You'll absolutely love the highlight shade 'Gold Crush' - I can see it looking beautiful on your skin Joan! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  19. This palette looks so good! Your photos are stunning too.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

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    1. Thank you so much Anna, I really appreciate that - your photos are always gorgeous as well! x It is such a pretty palette anyway, so it was easy to photograph.
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  20. I've never heard of the brand and I'm mainly just a simple gal who uses some foundation and mascara. However, I've been thinking about revamping myself lol. So, I'll definitely have to check this brand out more!

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    1. Haha, revamping yourself - I LOVE that! Although sometimes the simplest looks can make the natural beauty of a person stand out a whole lot more. But, yes, I've you'd like to add more to your look, Labelle has a whole host makeup to choose from!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  21. This palette looks so dreamy! I haven't heard of Labelle yet, is this a European brand?

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    1. I know, I'm in love! Yes, this brand is UK based! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  22. Those lip colors look amazing. I love the palette as well.

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    1. Yess, I reviewed those in my haul (if you'd like to check it out), they're beautiful and so longwearing as well! Labelle know how to produce quality! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  23. I will have to check this out. The colors are really beautiful.

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    1. Yes, you totally should! The shades are gorgeous! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  24. Oh this is so awesome...I love these colors. Such a pretty palette...so perfect.

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    1. Honestly, being a makeup junkie, these shades and this palette are heaven for me as well haha! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  25. Thanks a lot :D

    all shades are fantastic my friend :D loved it!

    NEW OUTFIT POST | BREAK DOWN: It was a week too complicated!
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    1. Thank you for reading Miguel! So glad you enjoyed the post and the wonderful shades this palette has to offer! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  26. This is a brilliant post! I never got a summer glow this year,
    which I don't mind but great post for those who want to keep it!

    Buy notebooks in bulk

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    1. Thank you very much for reading Shweta and enjoying the post! Awe, well you can 100% get your spring/summer glow with this palette, meaning you're not going to miss out this year! Xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  28. That palette is so pretty!
    http://lambassadrice.com/

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    1. My thoughts exactly! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  29. They know how to cater to women. The packaging is just as important as the product.

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    1. Exactly, you're so right! The packaging looks beautiful within my makeup collection and is just as girly as I am, haha! xx
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      Marina Rosie x

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  30. Thanks for the great review. This palette looks really awesome

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    1. Awe you're so welcome Dee! I'm glad I could introduce you to something new and beautiful! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  31. Thanks for the review. The colours are very pretty!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Great to see you here Gemma! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read! x I totally agree - the colours are gorgeous! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  32. Thanks for visit, dear! I followed you) https://kireikana.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Nataly! I'll pop over and follow you back! x
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      Marina Rosie x

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  33. Fab article, love the palette colours. I only ever use one colour I might look at changing that now ��

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Sheleen, so glad you enjoyed! Yesss, it's great to switch up and experiment with shades and that's definitely possible with this bad boy! x
      Lots of love,
      Marine Rosie xx

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  34. These products look lovely, i have never heard of this brand before! I love the look of those highlighters-they seem crazy good, especially for the price! x

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    1. Such a lovely comment - I"m so glad you enjoyed hearing about these products! x Honestly, some of these highlighters are like gold dust! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  35. That is a stunning face palette! I've never heard about this brand before so what a great introduction!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It's so good to see you here Shireen! I'm so glad that I could introduce you to Labelle Makeup - This palette isn't the only bit of beautiful makeup that comes from them, so you should 100% check out their website!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  36. Beautiful highlighters and blush. It also looks so pretty the outside of the product as well. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/bella-in-miami-beach.html

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    1. Thank you for reading again gorgeous! I totally love the aesthetics of this palette and the shades within, so I can definitely agree with you there - it's beautiful! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  37. Gold Crush is seriously calling out to me! Love that colour

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Yasss Jasmine - that's my kinda shade too, really makes caramel to chocolate skin pop! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  38. First of all, how pretty is the palette and the packaging! Love the shades especially Obsession, Makay and Pinch Me! I need to get these now!
    Hope you are having a wonderful start to this week! :)
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    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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    1. This comment made my day Ankita! So glad you enjoyed the post - I hope you're also having an amzing start to the week darl! xx Some great shades you've chosen as your favourites there, especially the blushes - they're perfection! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  39. The palette looks amazing! I love that it's super pigmented too!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting today Di! x Yesss - got to have that intense pigment! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  40. Those blushes are so gorgeous! It looks like a great deal x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. They are aren't they?! SO smooth, creamy and pigmented Katie! x It is such a wonderful deal for what you're getting! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  41. I can't say I've ever heard of or used this brand of cosmetics before, but u really like the look and sound of the fold crush highlighter. That looks perfect for my skin tone x

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    1. Yes, Labelle Makeup is an Indie brand, Becca, but I still reckon they'll blow up at some point! x Definitely, gold crush is the one for my skin too - twinning! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  42. I've been wearing the same brand and color blush for 20 years, so this is something I really should check out to freshen my look! Thx for review!

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    1. WOW Paula - now that is dedication haha! xx Although I do admire that, yes, I totally recommend switching your makeup routine up a bit from time to time - you never know, you could discover some awesome new products! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  43. i gotta try this. It looks like a great palette!!!

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    1. It really is - it's so stunning! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  44. You did a great review of the products. It is especially nice to see that they catered to variety of skin tones. Nice palette!

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    1. Thank you very much hun, I'm glad you enjoyed reading about this gem! Yess, when a brand's inclusive, it's so good to see! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  45. I love your makeup article reviews. Good job, gal!
    Best natural looking foundations

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    1. Awe thank you so much, that's the sweetest thing to say! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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