You may remember this beauty from a haul post back at the end of December. Have you any idea of how long I looked at this before I used it? Is it not a thing of beauty? I’m sure it’s not just me. Anyway enough drooling, let’s get on with the review.
This retails for £30.50* for 7.5g. Which makes this the most expensive blush I’ve bought. This is definitely more of a Want than a Need blush, that could be said about most makeup to be fair! The packaging is quite heavy plastic, with a nice sized mirror and a brush that may actually be worth keeping! It has a click closure on it, which feels secure when it is closed and of course it comes in a beautiful little pouch. So a win on the packaging front. Did I also mention the raised Dior print on the blush? Adore.
This is a lovely creamy blush and not powder on the cheeks. I tend to use a natural bristle blusher brush to apply it (it’s in the top picture), little by little and it it builds up quite nicely. Below are a few swatches of blushes to get an idea, obviously it will be slightly different on each person – it reacts with the moisture on your skin to change shade.
From left to right Benefit Hervana, Benefit Dandelion, Dior Rosy Glow and Tarte Amazonian clay Dollface.
When I initially apply the blush it is similar to Benefit Hervana and it ends up closer to Dollface from Tarte. It’s quite a cool toned mid-pink shade.
This last for about 9 hours on my face, which is pretty good in my opinion! I applied it about 7.30am and about an hour later it had changed colour to the darker pink. I noticed at 4.30pm that it was less vibrant and there wasn’t as much of it left on my cheeks, although it was still there.
I would recommend caution when applying it, as I noticed it becomes much more obvious after it has adjusted and you may realise that you’ve applied it on more of your face than expected! Below is what it actually looks like on my cheeks (applied a bit better!). I’ve actually done a tutorial on this look, which you can check out here.
So all in all, I am really pleased with my purchase, I’d recommend getting it tested out on your skin before purchasing to make sure you’re happy with the colour it becomes.