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Patrick Ta is a celebrity makeup artist who has taken the beauty world by storm with his stunningly beautiful makeup looks. His latest launch, the Major Headlines Volume 2 Blush Palette, has been highly anticipated by beauty enthusiasts everywhere after Volume 1 was a huge success last year.
But what makes these two Patrick Ta Blush Palettes different? In this blog post, I’ll compare the Major Headlines Volume 1 and 2 Blush Palettes to find out which is the best for you. We’ll be looking at the shades, finishes, and pigmentation so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing these two palettes.
The Patrick Ta Major Headlines Volume 1 palette isn’t available as a palette anymore, as this was a limited edition. However, all three shades in the palette are available separately, so you can still get the whole palette or just buy the shade you like the most.
The Volume 2 palette is still only available as a limited edition palette. Still, chances are that this palette will get released as separate shades in a couple of months too. We just have to wait and see but if you want to be sure, just grab the palette while you can!
Patrick Ta Blush Palette I Review
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Volume 1 contains three cream blushes and three powder blushes. If you’re familiar with Patrick Ta, you know he sells single blush duos with a cream and a powder side of the same shade. This palette is its big sister, containing the blush duos x 3, basically.
The palette contains bright shades, as you can tell, so this palette might not be the perfect fit for everybody. I have light skin and can make this palette work, but I have to go in with a light hand to avoid too much color payoff.
On top of that, the shades in this palette are all matte. By just using the cream blush side, you will get some natural dewy effect, but in general, the finish is supposed to be matte or satin to matte.
The pigmentation is genuinely amazing! It’s exactly what I’m used to from Patrick Ta. As I said before, it might be too pigmented or too bright for some skin tones, but applying them with a light hand makes it wearable for even lighter skin tones.
The cream and powder sides are both pigmented, whereas the cream side is a little less pigmented/more buildable compared to the powder when swatched, but this is a regular thing.
The formula is one of the best blush formulas out there. The cream blush melts into the skin! It’s easy to blend and build it up in pigment if you want to. It won’t ever look patchy or mess with the foundation beneath. However, I always dab my cream blush which is a tip if you see your foundation moving under cream products. Never swipe; always dab a cream product for the best results.
The powder side is very pigmented, giving some slight kickback in the pan but no fallout on the face whatsoever. What I like about the powder formula is that it doesn’t look like a powder. It doesn’t lay on top of the skin but also blends into the skin, just like the cream side.
As expected, the cream and powder formulas are a match made in heaven and work well together. Just as well as the work separately, too, so that’s a huge pro.
The cream and the powder blush sides apply very easily without looking patchy or messing with the products beneath. Before I apply the powder to my face, I always tap off the brush as this side is a tiny bit powdery. Nothing to worry about. For the best application I use my Sephora Collection Pro #93 Brush for the cream side and I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush for the powder side.
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Volume 1 stays on all day, with no smudging, fading, or sliding throughout the day at all. It’s very long-wearing! I like to apply the cream first, then the powder to make it even more long-wearing (this will ensure it doesn’t budge all day), but I know Patrick Ta is famous for his reversed method. Aka powder first and cream on top. This also works well and is long-wearing, so either way, it’ll last all day!
Patrick Ta Blush Palette II Review
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Volume 2 is probably designed for lighter skin tones and people who don’t want their blush to be super popping, as the shades here are less bright. On top of that, this palette actually contains a highlighter in a cream and powder side which is different from the first version.
Moreover, not only is the highlighter (obviously) glittery – the blush shades also contain soft glitters. As this is a palette launched around the Holidays, I get the glittery touch, and I have to say that it’s not too much on the face, thankfully, so this doesn’t have to be a no-go. But you do have to be aware that it contains glitters.
The pigmentation, compared to the first palette, is way different. The shades are lighter, so they’ll obviously appear less bright on my arm, but I had quite a hard time making the shades show up properly in photos. It felt like the pigment was just a bit off compared to all the other blushes I’ve tried from Patrick Ta. However, it is a buildable formula, making it less of a problem for me.
The cream side of the highlighter is translucent, even though it looks goldish/champagne in the pan. I would say that the cream is more of a glossy formula. I couldn’t see glitters, but it has a shiny/glossy finish on the face. The pigmentation of the powder side is also less visible compared to how it looks in the pan, and it contains quite some glitters. I wouldn’t say they’re chunky, but you can tell they’re there. Not my personal favorite type of highlighter.
The formula is, just like the pigment, quite off compared to all the other blushes I own from Patrick Ta. I think it might be because of the added glitters, but I’m obviously not sure if that’s truly the reason why. Either way, it just feels a bit different than usual. The highlighter, both the cream and powder sides, aren’t my favorite. I don’t hate them, but I don’t think I’ll use them much.
The blushes are less pigmented and contain glitter, but they’re still buildable and blend fairly well into the skin. The glitters in the blushes don’t bother me, as I don’t think it’s too much or overly visible. Especially around the Holidays or for events, I think it’s a fun touch!
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Volume 2 requires a bit more blending work, but overall, I still think it’s quite easy to work with. I just don’t like the glossy highlighter and haven’t found another way to apply it than with my fingers. It works, but it’s just a bet ‘meh.’
I haven’t noticed any difference in the longevity of the palettes; only the highlighter seems a little less long-wearing. Especially the glossy side is gone after a couple of hours. As if it got absorbed into the skin or something. But the blushes in both palettes are long-wearing.
Patrick Ta Blush Palette I And II Comparison
Before I purchased the Patrick Ta Blush Palette Volume 2, I heard some negativity about the glitters in the palette, and the highlighter wasn’t a favorite of many. I have to agree, but not completely. The glitters, in general, don’t really bother me, but the highlighter isn’t my favorite due to the glitters and the formula.
The second palette slightly disappointed me because it felt different and was less pigmented. It’s not bad, and it doesn’t deserve a lot of negativity, but I wish Patrick Ta didn’t include the highlighter. I think another blush shade would’ve made this palette better.
But if you can see in the swatches, the highlighter side is basically not showing up in swatch photos. It does show up on the face a bit but is quite natural, with some bigger glitters in there. Not my style of highlighter.
The blush shades are quite a bit softer in pigment this time around but not necessarily bad. I don’t think darker skin tones can wear this palette, though, the shades wouldn’t appear.
If you have a light to dark skin tone and love a matte-looking blush with quite some pigment and a colorful finish, I recommend the first blush palette (now available as singles). I recommend the second blush palette if you have a pale to medium skin tone, love glitters, and a glossy highlighter.
What Is The Patrick Ta Blush Palette
If you’re familiar with Patrick Ta Beauty, you know they have blush duos in their assortment. A blush duo comes with a cream and a powder side in one compact. The Patrick Ta Blush Palette is part of their Holiday Launch for the second year now and includes their famous blush duos BUT in a palette form.
You get three blushes – or in this year’s case, two blushes and a highlighter – in a cream and powder version. You can use the cream and powder on their own, but you can also use them together to make them even longer-lasting and pigmented. It’s basically a six-in-one palette and is great for the blush lovers out there.
Last year’s palette, Patrick Ta Blush Palette Major Headlines Vol. I, came with bright but matte-finished blushes. This year’s palette, Major Headlines Vol. II has two lighter and luminous blushes and one highlighter in balm and powder versions.
How To Use
Layer on crème with fingertips or a sponge to give the complexion a luminous, glowing finish. Using a fluffy blush brush, apply powder where desired.
Things To Note
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Major Headlines Vol. I and II are cruelty-free and free of parabens and phthalates.
Where To Buy
The Patrick Ta Blush Palette Major Headlines Vol. 1 isn’t available anymore as a palette, but you can purchase all the shades in single blush duos for $34 each at the Patrick Ta Beauty website patricktabeauty.com, Sephora, and Cult Beauty.
The Patrick Ta Blush Palettes Major Headlines Vol. II is still available (but it is a limited edition, so be quick), retails for $58, and is available at the Patrick Ta Beauty website patricktabeauty.com, Sephora, and Cult Beauty.
|PRODUCT NAME||Major Headlines Blush Palette Vol. I & Major Headlines Blush Palette Vol. II|
|PRODUCT BRAND||Patrick Ta Beauty|
Major Headlines Blush Palette Vol II
Crème Blush – Giving Flirty (Bp031022o-1): Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/hexarosinate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Farnesol, Linalool, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 6 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).
Crème Blush – Giving Sunkissed (Bp031022n-1): Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/hexarosinate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Farnesol, Linalool, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491/77492 (Iron Oxides).
Crème Balm – Giving Glossy (Bp011222a-7): Ethylhexyl Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Ceresin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C18-21 Alkane, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C9-12 Alkane, Nylon-12, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di- T-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trihydroxystearin, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Trioleate, Glucomannan, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides).
Powder Blush – Giving Flirty (Bp021822a-9): Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Glyceryl Triacetyl Ricinoleate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Trimyristin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).
Powder Blush – Giving Sunkissed (Bp030922w-1): Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Glyceryl Triacetyl Ricinoleate, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Trimyristin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).
Powder Blush – Highlighter – Giving Glossy (Bp030822d-10): Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Bis-stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimyristin, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides).Show All Ingredients +
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Both palettes look absolutely stunning, I’m gonna have to buy something by Patrick Ta someday for sure! <3