"Each palette features a beautiful shade of blush plus a complementary highlighting shade that blends easily and helps define the cheekbones.
- Rich, vibrant shades look great on a range of skin tones.
- Brightens your look for a radiant, luminous glow.
- Wear it sheer or build it up bold.
- Colour stays true and lasts all day." - Mary Kay
The formula of these duos is a little bit on the drier side, and the blushes can apply a bit patchy at times. I do like that the blushes can easily be applied sheer, or built up to a deeper colour. Spiced Poppy has a deep poppy/burnt orange blush with a shimmery champagne highlighter. Ripe Watermelon combines a bright Barbie pink with a shimmery/glittery pale pink highlighter. The blush in this duo can be quite chalky and hard to blend. Finally we have Juicy Guava, which pairs together a coral blush with faint shimmers with a champagne highlighter. Again, this blush shade is a bit chalky, as you can see in the swatch below. The highlighters in all three duos are very similar, especially Juicy Guava and Spiced Poppy. I wish that Mary Kay switched up the highlight shades a bit more - I think Ripe Watermelon would have looked great with a silver based highlighter!
For $20, you get both a decently sized blush and highlighter. These duos would be great for travel, but honestly none of the three duos won me over. The blushes are a bit dry and chalky, and the highlighters are nothing to write home about. If you're a major Mary Kay fan then check these out, otherwise I don't think you'll miss out on much if you give them a pass.