We spend so much time in front of the mirror just to get the perfect look, then we try to keep it perfect throughout the day, so we carry around tons of makeup in our bags. Instead of carrying tons of separate products, having a multipurpose palette would come handy. The brand new Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette is one these palettes that you might want to check out.

My fiancé is definitely a keeper! He didn’t only travel thousands of miles to surprise me on our anniversary but also he picked up a few bits for me to try out. I can say he probably feels more comfortable visiting Boots and walking through makeup isles just to make me happy. I am really happy with his picks, this Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette is one of them. And it is not officially released in the UK yet and I am excited to be one of the first to get it (sales lady said they will put it in the shelfs beginning of March). Let’s start talking about it…

Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette Review

Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette contains mix of blush, bronzer and highlighter, basically everything that you need to finish off your makeup. Smahbox Crush On Blush Palette has four blushes in Warm Apricot, Guava, Rosy and Posette, one bronzer in Suntan and one highlighter in Shimmer. Two of these blushes are pink toned and other two are peachy toned.

Suntan is a neutral toned (closer to warm), light bronzer. It’s very soft and natural so if you’re looking for a bronzer, which would give that sun kissed skin, you would love it. Warm Apricot is a peachy apricot blush with tiny shimmer is not glittery, so the shimmers give a nice glow and they don’t make you look like a disco ball. If you’re after a subtle look then you should skip highlighter when you wear this blush. On the other hand, Guava is a mid-tone deeper peachy- pink blush; it is more on the peachy side. It is a kinda matte blush with a subtle shimmer, it is hard to notice on the skin, only when the sun hits yours face you can see some glow and it gives silky finish. It would be an ideal colour for every day wear. Rosy is a dusty pink blush with plum undertone. It has a subtle shimmer like Guava. This would be perfect for people who love deep toned pinks. Rosette is a cool-toned light pink blush, which I could say is sparkle free like Sun Tan. This type of cool toned pinks is perfect for fresh spring look. Lastly, Shimmer is a pale pink/champagne toned highlight with tons of micro shimmers. If you like highlighters which give you glow but not sparkle then this might be a miss for you. It would be ideal for a night out makeup rather than casual day makeup. You can also use it on the inner corners of your eyes.

Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette Swatches

These products are so pigmented, unlike MAC Sheetone Blush, all you need to do is a quick dip in the products then you will have more than enough to work with. Just make sure to apply lightly, very little goes a long way!  They have silky and smooth texture and they blend really smoothly onto the skin, so it is not hard to achieve natural looking makeup with these powders. Wear time is also pretty good, I haven’t noticed them fading throughout the day. If you hate reapplying your blush/bronzer as much as I do, then you better check this out, It will save you! Also since ombre blush is a thing now, you can easily achieve ombre look with these blushes as there’re two of each shades.

Smashbox Crush On Blush Palette packaging is compact and sleek, even though it is cardboard, it is really solid and the magnetic closure makes it safer. It has a full-sized mirror and it is perfect for travelling. It offers a nice colour range, so if you like pink and peach, then you don’t need to carry around extra products.

Overall, I am really happy with this palette. Even though I don’t really prefer pigmented face powders, these products are really easy to work with and give such a nice finish. I wonder how they will be in long summer days…

Do you carry many makeup products with you? What are your essentials? Which shades do you prefer on your cheeks?

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  • I rarely carry blushes with me, usually just some powder and maybe a concealer for touch-ups. Most blushes tend to last long enough for a work day on my face, so I don’t really have to touch up.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Even though some of the blushes don’t last on me, I just can’t be bothered to carry one with me. I mostly carry a lipstick and maybe powder. There are so many people carry a huge bag of makeup products in their handbag, i am just not one of them.

      • I did try, because I figured I´d get more use out of byproducts that way, but I just never used them, I just carried them and some broke, so I quit.

  • I only take lipstick and powder with me, I can’t be bothered to carry a whole bag around all day.
    I like that Warm Apricot shade in it, I love shimmery blushes and peachy colours.

    • I carry the same things, I wonder how some people carry a huge makeup bag all the time 🙂

  • I don’t carry a lot of makeup with me yet this palette is gorgeous, the shade Guava is beautiful, I like a little bit of a silky finish!


    • I mostly carry a lipstick and powder, I’ve never been one of those people who carry a huge makeup bag.

  • This palette is gorgeous and the shades are all very wearable. Whenever I carry makeup products with me they’re usually mostly lipsticks and concealer.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Erin Russell

    “Rosy” is my ideal shade 🙂 I don’t carry anything other than lipstick with me, my bag is usually heavy enough lol

    This palette is beautiful though, its a shame its so pigmented, I am the same with mine. I am so obsessed with MACs blushbaby.
    Love the post lovely 🙂


    • I don’t like carrying huge and heavy bags, so I only carry a few makeup products, mostly a lipstick 🙂

  • I really like the warmer shades, great palette! I usually carry just one blush with me when I travel but I’ve never really looked into palettes before.

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • Palettes are perfect for trips, but except that I wouldn’t ever carry one.

  • What a pretty palette, love the swatches!

    Makeup Monster

  • What a beautiful palette – full of very wearable shades! xx


  • How lovely of your fiancé to surprise you with some makeup on your anniversary! It’s a lovely palette, I like the look of all the blushes but the highlighter is too shimmery for my liking. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I am not a fan of the highlighter except that all others are pretty and wearable x

  • Roberta Romeo

    OMG this palette is amazing!! Your fiancé is great!
    I love all the shades, they are so warm!
    My makeup essentials are: a lipstick, a lipbalm and eye pencil ^-^

    • He is the best 🙂 he knows how to make me happy!
      Lipstick is an essential for me 🙂

  • You definitely have a winner with you, Ela, that is so freaking sweet of him! That looks like a gorgeous palette and I love your swatch of Warm Apricot, looks like the perfect peachy shade for my skin tone.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • He knows how to make a makeup junkie happy 🙂 Warm apricot is what I’ve been wearing most of the time, it looks pretty.

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    This palette is so perfect, all shades are wearable and pretty!



  • I neeeed this palette! I love the peachy shades. I carry far to many beauty products with me :/ xx

  • Aisha

    I saw this palette on Instagram and it looks sooo pretty! Now that I’ve seen the swatches I love it 🙂 xx


  • Charlotte

    I love that there’s such a wide variety of shades within the palette!
    Charlotte // http://www.charlottespicks.com

  • Looks like a great palette. I love soft pinks on my cheeks ☺
    Nati xx

  • This looks gorgeous! I love blush palettes! I have a Smashbox contour palette and I’m sure if the quality matches these blushes they are amazing!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • This is the first face product I’ve used from Smashbox and I’m impressed. All these products are so soft and blends in well.

  • Where can I find a man like that?! Lol! My boyfriend scoffs at any makeup claiming I don’t need it (typical man) oh well. This looks like a nice palette, it has loads of variety which is especially good! rather than the typical shades of pink you might see.


    • He didn’t know much about makeup until I started my blog:) now he picks up a few things when he comes to visit me, which I don’t complain 🙂

  • I normally only carry lipsticks around, not that I reapply them haha! I think the shade ‘Rosy’ will have to be my favourite out of the bunch 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • Lipstick is my essential, I make sure to reapply otherwise I can never finish them 🙂

  • A* Fiance right there ! He needs some serious brownie points , thousands of miles and this perfect set , you’re right , carrying around loads of different stuff to touch up your make up through the day is a nightmare so palettes like this are the perfect solution 🙂 My favorites are the blushes , especially Guava and Rosette ! I love that they’re super pigmented it makes them so much more enjoyable to use 🙂

    lots of love, Marianne xxx


    • He definitely knows how to make me happy:) I’m really happy with his pick, this palette is so pretty and every shade is wearable:) xx

  • I love the names of those blushers! Mind you, the shades are lovely too. And they look really pigmented. The palette all in all looks really lovely, and how nice was it for your fiance to pick it up for you. My hubby is still in training, since he starts feeling rather annoyed everytime he walks into boots and his first reaction is “oh no”.. 😀 oh well, we’re getting there haha.
    Thanks for the lovely review. I’ll definitely have to keep this palette in mind 🙂
    Have a lovely week honey <3
    Emma xxx


    • He was almost the same before I started my blog, but now sometimes he tells me when he sees new things online or on the tv:) I’m sure your hubby will get used to it too, in the end they are with beauty addicts 🙂
      Have a lovely day, Hun! xx

  • Such lovely shades, especially apricot and guava!


  • It’s literally the most beatiful blush palette I’ve ever seen! Suntan was definitly my favourite 🙂


  • Diana Horsfall
  • The colours in the palette are lovely. Red to oranges to pink – nice.

  • Pretty blush palette Ela! I’m so keen to try the rosy colors on my cheeks after seeing your swatches!

    xoxo, Aldora
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  • thisgirlloveschic

    such gorgeous colours

    This Girl Loves Chic xx

  • This is sooo pretty!!! And your fiancé really does sound amazing! 😉
    On a daily basis, I don’t really carry any makeup around apart from my lipstick (if I’m wearing one).

    • He is great, he knows a way to woman’s heart ha ha 😉 This is what I carry most of the time. I’ve never been one of those girls who carry tons of makeup in their bags.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Aw, how sweet of your fiance to pick up such wonderful products for you. 🙂 <3 I sometimes get my boyfriend to pick up a foundation for me on his way back from work, since the store near his work place is the only one that stocks my shade! He hates doing it, but hey, that's love, lol! x I have to say, I absolutely adore the look of this palette. 🙂 The shades really are pigmented, like you said, but I like that a lot! And how lovely it is to see some gorgeous swatches, you did a fab job! I'll definietly be adding this to my wishlist, thank you for sharing, darling. x


    • I am so happy with his pick and also happy that he doesn’t mind picking up things for me. Our men are definitely keepers 🙂 These blushes would look beautiful on you. x

  • Emily

    Ahhh I love how comfortable your fiancé is venturing into boots! My boyfriend would definitely flounder. I’ve not actually used any smashbox products because of the price, but I can’t deny they seem like a great brand! I also love the look of that highlighter!

    Musings & More

    • Before my fiance, I only used a few samples, price kinda put me off. He got me a few things which I really love. Smashbox is definitely worth checking out, there are so many great products.

  • Becky Hughff

    These look like incredible shades – I like the look of Guava!


  • It’s true that this palette is super handy, you have basically everything you need there! The texture sounds nice as well, I guess it’s a good one for the price. And lucky you, to have got it before anyone else 😉

    Julia x | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

    • I love the silky feeling, it feels so good on the skin 🙂 x

  • Wow! This blush palette looks amazing. We don’t have access to smashbox in India. I will ask my friend to get it for me. Have a great day sweety!

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  • Oh this palette looks beautiful Ela! The shades are just so gorgeous!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • OMG this is beautiful! Lately Smashbox cant do any wrong, launch after launch the products are beautiful.


    • I am really impressed with the quality, they are really good!

  • I need more blushes in my collection and had my eye on this. These are gorgeous! Love the shades and thanks for warning us about the pigmentation.

    • These colours are gorgeous, it would be a perfect palette for spring/summer.

  • This is such a stunning palette! The shades are gorgeous especially Rosy & Rozette!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    • Rosy and Rozette are gorgeous, they are perfect for spring!

  • Your fiance sounds really thoughtful! I’m a fan of Smashbox and I particularly like their primers

    • He is really thoughtful! I have a sample of their primer oil, I wonder how good it is.

  • Lauren Letizio

    I carry around a little makeup bag everyday just in case a touch up is crucial, although I rarely use it. Usually if I do I will just touch up with a little cover up here and there. This palette looks really cool!

    Blame it on Barneys

    • I only carry a few products, I just don’t want to weigh down my bag and I am always lazy when it comes to touch up. x

  • This is such a beautiful palette, Ela! I just splurged on a contouring palette by Kat Von D, but want another one with blushes now, lol.
    P.S. You are so lucky to be engaged to a guy who understands how much girls love makeup 🙂


    • I want to get my hands on KVD contouring palette, it looks gorgeous! He definitely knows how to make me happy, not many guy understand how much we love makeup 🙂

  • Trang Do

    Beautiful palette! Such a lovely shades!

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  • Wow I love it. Guava is so pretty 🙂


  • Molly Hogan

    Love this!! I totally want this palette now!


  • These colours are so pretty – my favourite shade is rozette 🙂


  • Your fiancé is definitely a keeper. It’s really sweet of him to venture to Boots to get you make up.

    I’ve never used any palettes but I think I should invest in one. I’m fed up of carrying a bulging make up bag with me everywhere I go.


    • I only carry a few products which I actually need, like a lipstick.

  • AngeliePangilinan

    Lovely shades! Might get this one after my spending ban! <3

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  • I love coral or rosy looking blush.
    This palette seems pretty cool.
    Great review dear.

    Have a great day!


  • The shades look so lovely!

    Hannie Arden from missingwanderer.org.

  • You are one lucky woman! Hahah but I bet he’s a very lucky guy as well! Such a wonderful surprise of him! The shades are lovely! I think rosy would be my fave!

    Love, Layla Rosita

    • I am definitely a lucky one, I love this little surprises 🙂 Rosy is a gorgeous shade, it would be perfect for spring.

  • Corinne C

    What a lovely palette. I think I’m probably the worst girl ever because I don’t carry any makeup with me! I put it on before I leave and hope for the best, ha.

    Corinne x

  • Oh wow this looks so good! I feel like I need to invest in a good palette. Gemma x

  • He definitely is a keeper if he managed to pick something like that up.. and before the release date 😀 I think the palette is amazing, and I can’t even tell which one is my favorite 🙂 xx


  • This looks gorgeous! I’ve not really seen or heard anything about this palette before but it seems perfect 🙂 will keep an eye out for the UK release xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • It is available in Boots store and online now. You should definitely check it out 🙂 x

  • These colors are so beautiful and perfect for spring and summer! I’ve been hearing so much buzz lately about Smashbox products. I tried one of their primers a few years ago and it broke me out badly, so it turned me off from the brand. It seems as thought I need to give it a second chance because the products I’ve been reading about and seeing look gorgeous and I’m reading great things about them! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far, girlie!



    • Oh no, when a product does that to me, it puts me off and I don’t want to try anything from that brand, so I understand you. Have a great weekend, lovely! x

  • Dominique

    What a pretty palette, I really like some of the more coral-y tones. Great review! xx


  • These colors are great and lovely palette. I need to have all of them 🙂


  • Katie

    I don’t wear a lot of blush but I like the idea of having so many options in one palette! The peachy shades look beautiful x

    • Palettes like that come handy, especially for travelling. x

  • Nadia

    It looks like a fab product for spring and summer, sweetie. Your fiance is a keeper, hon! How amazing it is to have men in our lives who support us and spoil us like that. It’s not even about the gift, it’s the thought that matters – it’s just so kind of them <3
    Looking forward for this palette to be released here and thanks for a great review – I will be on the look out for this one 😉
    xox Nadia

    • It is a good feeling that he is actually supporting me, I really appreciate that <3 x

  • I fell in love with this palette! It looks amazing, especially the shade of shimmer! Nice post!


    Nazlıgül | on my own way

  • I don’t honestly carry blushes around with me simply because it’s not something I’ve explored to such an extent in the makeup world that’s allowed me to want to carry it around. It doesn’t really last on my skin so I can’t be bothered to always have to carry it around.

    Mostly, I carry around my foundation, concealer, powder and a lipstick (or more really).

    Which is why I agree with you – having multipurpose products is so darn helpful. It makes wanting to retouch your makeup more interesting and light to carry. I’m going to look forward to trying this one out – maybe I’ll finally find one I like.

    Ella Pinto xx

    • I only a few products as I am so lazy when it comes to touching up my make up. Most of the time, I only reapply my lipstick then that’a about it.
      Palettes come handy for travelling, then you don’t have to carry many products so it keeps the makeup bag light. x

  • Aww that’s so lovely of your fiancé to do that! I felt the exact same way when my boyfriend bought me make-up for Christmas. The palette looks gorgeous and I love how it has a mixture of blushes, bronzers and highlighters in it. Although, I’ve never really carried around any make-up other than the lip colour I’m wearing for that day. But this would be perfect for me when I’m travelling though, the colours look so pretty.

    http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – Gold Smokey Eye with a Pink Liquid Lip

    • Our men are the best, they know how to make us happy 🙂 Most of the time I only carry a lipstick, but nothing more.

  • Wow! Some of these are to pretty…Really like the shimmer one as a highlight! Thanks for sharing!

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  • This palette is stunning, although the shades look quite similar to those in the NARS One Shocking Moment palette, which I already own. Warm Apricot looks beautiful though!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  • I thought this was NARS at first! Nice to hear that Smashbox is coming out with their own blush palette too!