2017 was the first time I put together a post featuring my favorite cheek palettes from the year, which was mostly a result of there being enough variety to merit picking favorites, and 2019 didn’t see a slowdown. I reviewed 62 cheek palettes from duos to trios and larger. Once you read through my list, it’ll be exceedingly obvious that I favor duos! I find that duos offer better value–two for the price of one–but are easier to work with, store, and you can pick the duo that’ll work perfectly for you rather than a larger palette where a couple of shades might not work well at all.
CoverFX’s Monochromatic Cheek Duos were one of my favorite products that I reviewed this past year. I was also happy to see Natasha Denona extend her cheek palettes with the Icy Nude/Pink-Champagne duo along with the Bloom and Tan quads. Clinique continued to release new Cheek Pop trios this year and long-time readers will know I love me a good Cheek Pop!
If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2019, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the year (though they will tend to be better rated, naturally!). (You can check out best of 2018 if you missed it.)
Temptalia’s Favorite Cheek Duos & Palettes | 2019
Your Year in Review: Cheek Palettes
I thought it would be interesting to read through how readers used products throughout the year, what favorites emerged, what products fell by the wayside… so, if you want to join in, copy and paste the questions below and add your answers via a comment!
- Is there a cheek palette that became a go-to?
- Did you travel with any cheek palettes this year?
- Do you think you’d purchase another cheek palette in 2020?