Friends and regular readers will know I’m crazy over blushes. Show me a pretty blush and never mind that I may have similar shades (I probably do), I’d be all over it. Honestly, how different or unique can a blush be right? I will tend to agree. But we can’t help our addictions
So while everyone was going ooh and ahh over the Dior Smoking Blue palette and the Smokey Eye trios, my line of sight went straight for the bright pink Diorblush Glowing Colour Powder Blush right there by its lonesome in a corner. No. 889 is its number and Pink in Love is its name. I seriously think this one deserves a lot of love from this Fall 2011 Dior collection. But for some reason, it seems to have been skipped over.
Well, not by me! I love this blush!
This is the Diorblush Glowing Colour Powder Blush which is a blush duo. I have a couple of other Dior duo blushes in my collection (and it appears I’ve never reviewed them before this) so I’m familiar with the quality. Dior blushes are also one of the more overlooked items in their makeup range. They don’t deserve it. Their blushes are lovely – smooth and sheer buildable colours, sturdy packaging and easy to wear shades for everyone.
The whole compact is quite large and you get 7.5g of product which is really big. The blush duos are usually matte on one side and slightly shimmery on the other. Not super shimmery like their Shimmer powders – but just a touch to keep things interesting.
Pink in Love 889 has a raspberry pink on the darker side, and a medium light pink on the lighter side. The colours are very pigmented so I caution a light hand with this one.
Diorblush 889 Pink in Love swatches – swiped once
Each colour can be used on its own – the surface area of the blush is large enough for your brush to get right in there. But I think the colour really comes into its own when blended. When blended it applies a strawberry pink shade that you can tweak to be lighter or darker at will, depending on how you mix them.
I like to just dab my brush across both shades, dab on the back of my hand and then apply to cheeks.
I wore it a little light in this picture but I hope you get the hint of colour. Should have piled it on for emphasis yes? But in person, its a bit more obvious, applying a pinky-rose on my skin. I also sometimes like to apply just the darker shade on my cheeks and then use the lighter shade as a highlight – when layered, the colour is again a little different compared to when mixed.
Pink in Love is new in the Blue Tie 2011 Fall collection but it is permanent (yay!!) so I do think its worth taking a look at it even if the rest of the collection didn’t do it for you. The eye part of the collection may not be super interesting, but the cheeks! Oh the cheeks!
In a nutshell
A lovely pink-rose-berry blush that can be tweaked for the perfect colour to suit most skintones and skin colour. The texture is smooth and fine milled and it blends very easily into the skin for a natural looking flush. Pigmentation is strong so a light hand is essential. Do not swipe the blush with your brush but dab for a sheerer application and then build up for colour. It offers less opportunity for mistakes. A Diorblush worth investing in as you get at least 3 colours in one compact.
Pros: Lovely blush shade in both colours in the pan, Colours can be mixed and blended according to personal preferences as you go, Large blush compact, Smooth and fine milled texture, Blends beautifully on the skin to give a glow from within, Permanent in Diorblush collection
As I noted above, I have a couple of Diorblushes I didn’t tell you about. I think they are mostly still available (hopefully) so I will try to remember to bring you a review soon If you do own one of these, do let me know which you have. I think mine are Lucky Pink (very very light neutral beige-pink) and Plaza Pink (rose-pink). You can see pictures of them here.
Do holler if you might like a review of them
Diorblush Glowing Colour Powder Blush retails at RM130 at all Dior counters. Pink in Love 889 and Vintage Pink 839 are new in the Fall 2011 and are permanent.