Melt Cosmetics Monarca Blush Palette Review & Swatches

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Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette
Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette

Monarca

Melt Cosmetics Monarca 6-Pan Blush Palette ($58.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a new, limited edition blush palette that was warmer-toned and more coral/orange leaning overall. There was more overlap within the palette than seems necessary for a color grouping, so I wish they had differentiated by finish more, though greater variety of actual color/depth likely would have made it a more versatile palette. The blushes were very pigmented (but are marketed as buildable), blendable, and lasted around eight hours.

Ingredients

Monarca

LELimited Edition. $58.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush
Melt Cosmetics Milagritos Blush

Milagritos

Milagritos is a darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. There was a subtle sheen to it, though it didn’t appear overtly shimmery. The consistency was lightly powdery in the pan but picked up evenly with a dry brush and blended out well. It had opaque color payoff, which was more than marketed, that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, MICA, ZINC STEARATE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, SILICA, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, TALC, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Milagritos

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush
Melt Cosmetics Vida Blush

Vida

Vida is a light coral with moderate, warm undertones and slightly lighter, peachy-gold pearl woven throughout that gave it a satin finish. The blush had opaque color coverage, though the texture was lightly powdery, so it could be used with a lighter hand to achieve more medium coverage that could be built up, which would have been closer to the marketing. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Blush swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, CETYL DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, TALC, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, LAUROYL LYSINE, TIN OXIDE, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER. MAY CONTAIN: ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, RED 30 LAKE CI 73360, RED 6 LAKE CI 15850, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Vida

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush
Melt Cosmetics Flor Blush

Flor

Flor is a vibrant, deeper pink with subtlew, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly-pressed into the pan, which ensured I could control the amount picked up while keeping the product spreadable and blendable on bare skin. It wore well for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Blush swatches.

Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, MICA, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, NYLON-12, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, GLYCERIN, LAUROYL LYSINE, TALC, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. MAY CONTAIN: ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, RED 30 LAKE CI 73360, RED 6 LAKE CI 15850, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Flor

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush
Melt Cosmetics Feliz Blush

Feliz

Feliz is a bright, light-medium orange-coral base with lighter, golden pearl throughout that gave it a more pearl-like sheen. It had opaque color payoff paired with a soft, smooth consistency that was thin without being stiff or too powdery. It applied evenly to bare skin and lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Blush swatches.

Ingredients

MICA, BORON NITRIDE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, TALC, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN. MAY CONTAIN: ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, RED 30 LAKE CI 73360, RED 6 LAKE CI 15850, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Feliz

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush
Melt Cosmetics Sonrisa Blush

Sonrisa

Sonrisa is a rich, medium-dark orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it was blendable and easy to work with on bare skin. The blush had opaque color coverage–definitely not buildable by default–that applied evenly and stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Blush swatches.

Ingredients

ZINC STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, MICA, SILICA, DIMETHICONE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, NYLON-12, LAUROYL LYSINE, TALC, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN. MAY CONTAIN: ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, RED 30 LAKE CI 73360, RED 6 LAKE CI 15850, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sonrisa

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush
Melt Cosmetics Conmigo Blush

Conmigo

Conmingo is a deep, reddish-orange with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It had a slightly thinner, firmer consistency compared to the other shades but still yielded opaque color coverage that blended out without too much effort. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.17 oz. - $129.41 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage that "melts into skin flawlessly." They were quite pigmented--opaque in one layer--where less was more, particularly if you actually desired buildable coverage out of the product. The texture was thin, smooth, and silky with moderate powderiness in the pan. The blush blended out well on my skin and didn't appear dry nor were they prone to emphasizing my skin texture. They lasted eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Melt Cosmetics Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, MICA, ZINC STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, SILICA, MAGNESIUM CARBONATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, DIMETHICONE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCERIN. MAY CONTAIN: ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, RED 30 LAKE CI 73360, RED 6 LAKE CI 15850, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 LAKE CI 15850, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Conmigo

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Mariella Avatar

….and this is what I meant about my personal difficulty with blush palettes (and cheek ones or highlight ones too) – of the 6 shades in this, there’s only 1 (or possibly 2) that I would actually wear and which would flatter me or look natural for my skin colouring.

CeeBee Avatar

It’s super pretty but it’s just too one dimensional for me to shell out for it (and I just got Nars High Profile anyway) with 3 peach shades and Feliz is BEAUTIFUL but yeah, there needs to be some mauve, plum or raspberry in here, even a neutral brown toned matte blush or bronzer would have given it more variety.

It is beautiful to look at though!

Cara Avatar

I was disappointed by this; 5 out of the 6 blushes are very warm peaches of varying depth. With a butterfly themed collection, this was a missed opportunity to create a blush palette with 6 very different colors.

xamyx Avatar

It is more specifically a Monarch butterfly-themed collection, so the shade selection is appropriate. Plus, the orangey tone are very “on-brand” for Melt Cosmetics, so it’s not very surprising… That said, I would personally love to see the brand expand their range of permanent products, powder & cream, to include tones other than orange…

Katie Avatar

The layout of this one reminds me a bit of Jaclyn Hill’s new Bougie Rouge blush palettes. Any plan to review products from her line as she continues to expand?

xamyx Avatar

I did pick this up, and while the shades are out of my comfort zone, I have no regrets. Aside from my cream blush products from the brand, which I’ve actually been getting more comfortable with in terms of color, this palette does fill a gap in my collection.

Z Avatar

I was never going to buy this – ingredients keep me from being able to use it – but I’m not missing out on much as these colors aren’t for me anyway… they look a little dry too? Or like there is too much white in the mix?

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