ULTA Blush Trio Review

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  • $15.00 Retail

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  • Forgiving in color
  • Blends easily


  • Not very pigmented

Ulta Blush Trio Palette Review

This blush palette from Ulta contains three, monochromatic shades. Blush Trio provides a sheer, blendable cheek colors for any skin type.

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Ulta Blush Trio is a convenient blush palette for beginners.

While bronzer warms up the complexion, blush adds color back. Whether you like a little blush or a lotta blush, you can’t deny the healthy glow it gives you cheeks. In a fun makeup test (video above), I tested Sephora and Ulta brand makeup head to head to see which performed better across the categories. Spoiler alert: this Ulta blush palette is better than Sephora’s. But does that mean its the best drugstore palette? Not quite. Let’s jump into the Ulta Blush Trio Palette Review.

Promises vs. Performance: Ulta says their Blush Trio is highly pigmented.

Blush Trio from Ulta features three, monochromatic shades in one convenient palette in a combination of matte and satin finishes. The shades are said to wear perfect on any skin tone. The product description on Ulta’s website claims this blush to be highly pigmented and “super fun to wear!” This blush is a superfine pressed powder that contains oil absorbing properties, making it great for any type of skin. It is free of talc, gluten, and parabens.

My Review Thoughts: Ulta Blush Trio Palette

I have a few review thoughts on Ulta Blush Trio Palette. I chose the ‘Sweet Rose’ palette, and, I must say, the colors are stunning. It features matte cool pink, matte mauve pink, and shimmering pink shades. The blush is really easy to blend out and has a smooth application. It does have a decent wear time, but it isn’t the longest wearing blush out there. I do experience some fading and my cheeks don’t stay vivid all day long.

The one claim it doesn’t meet is being highly pigmented. It is more of a sheer coverage, but that makes it forgiving in color. For those that like a more sheer, natural cheek look, this could be seen as a pro. Because of its sheer pigment, I’m much more inclined to wear this overtop of a liquid or cream blush rather than on its own.

How It Compares: Convenient, but does its performance make it the best blush palette?

With how forgiving in color Blush Trio from Ulta is, this would be the perfect blush palette for beginners. It is super easy to blend and you don’t get an immediate intense color payoff. The blush wore decent on the cheeks, but I don’t think it is the longest wearing formula out there. Let’s review Ulta Blush Palette vs top picks.

The best performing drugstore blush is by far e.l.f Primer-Infused Powder Blush. For just $6, there’s not much this blush doesn’t do. It is long wearing, highly pigmented, blendable, and contains moisturizing ingredients. It is definitely one my favorite powder blushes from the drugstore and others must agree, with its impressive 4.7 star rating on Ulta.com.

Here at Milabu Co., we’ve put together a list of our favorite drugstore powder blush formulas. In our opinion, these are the best of the best in each category. You’ll find iconic formulas like Covergirl Cheekers and fun shade ranges like ColourPop Supershock on the list. Click here to check it out!

Milabu Beauty Method: Add some color to your cheeks with this blush palette.

  1. Bronze. Warm up your complexion with a bronzer. Butter Bronzer from Physician’s Formula ($15.99) is, in my opinion, the best drugstore bronzer. It’s super easy to use and the application is very user friendly.
  2. Pop of color. Use Blush Trio from Ulta to add a pop of color to your cheeks. You could even mix and match the any (or all) of the thee shades to create a custom color!
  3. Highlight. Top off your look with some highlight! e.l.f. Baked Highlighter ($4) gives a stunning glow, and is a drugstore dupe for MAC Mineralize Skinfinish ($38).

Tip: If you’e looking for some great brushes, this set from e.l.f. is a steal at just $50 for 19 brushes!

Advertised Product Highlights

Ulta Beauty Blush Trio Palatte

SHADE: Sweet Rose

COLOR: Matte Cool Pink; Matte Mauve Pink; Shimmering Pink

FORMULATION: Pressed powder

FINISH: Matte; Satin


LONGEVITY: No claims

SKIN TYPE: All skin types

BENEFITS: Contains Vitamin E; Superfine powders have oil absorbing properties; Formulated for minimal fallout

OTHER: Available in three color palettes

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Free of gluten, talc, and parabens

Edited by Maddie

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