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