For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

by Paris B on · 48 comments

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On January 6, 2014
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Summary:

I love the Diorblush <- yes, it’s actually one word, so calling it the Dior Diorblush is a bit of a redundancy. But I love them because they give my skin the loveliest kiss of colour and glow without ever looking like I fell into a vat of clown makeup, and they’re light so mistakes are minimised. Late last year when news came out that they had been reformulated, I approached it with some trepidation. I don’t like it when my favourite items get discontinued and reformulated. It’s like if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, ya know?

dior coral cruise blush For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

But fix it they did and Dior rather quietly launched their new Vibrant Color Blush in 12/13 new shades with more to come. The new Dior blushes don’t come in the split pan 2 formulas anymore. Now, we get the rather more conventional 1 shade blush, packaged rather similarly with the Rosy Glow Blush in Petal which has been made permanent (I love that one!). Externally, it looks the same. Internally, it’s different.

But is it a good difference? I purchased one last year in Coral Cruise 676 after hemming and hawing at the counter for ages. I now tend to gravitate to pink blushes but coral. I could work with that!

dior coral cruise blush3 For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

The colour in pan is pretty vibrant. In fact, they all are, and that certainly lives up to their name. Coral Cruise is a peachy coral-pink shade of blush that I might have passed on if the SA did not insist that I try it. Happily, she did know better. I love this colour!

Despite the rather frightening bright coral in pan, the blush isn’t as pigmented as the name implies. Colour is easily picked up by a brush and I find that it diffuses quite prettily on cheeks. There is no discernible shimmer but there is a glow and it does give me that blush from within, that we all seek.

If you like bright pops of colour therefore, you may wrinkle your nose at this because it may not live up to your expectations. However, Dior in anticipating this, now has some very interesting deep shades of blush that rival that of NARS so if you like the texture and have a deeper skintone, or just want a brighter colour blush, you now can wear Dior blushes unlike the rather paltry pale offerings before this.

Here is a picture of all the new Dior Vibrant Color blushes available as of now and the colour range is quite friendly to most skintones, which makes me happy of course. The texture is lovely and fine milled and now, if you have deeper skintones, you can quite easily find a colour to suit you icon smile For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

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I am considering that rose toned one that’s 4th in row from the top though. I think it’ll be pretty albeit a challenge to work with. We’ll see. Maybe the next time I’m feeling flush – after all I can always do with another blush icon wink For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

Here’s a small swatch comparison of Coral Cruise alongside some other blushes I own of similar tone.

dior coral cruise swatch For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

(1) Dior Vibrant Color Blush – Coral Cruise 676 (2) Benefit Coralista blush (3) Bobbi Brown Apricot blush (4) Lancome Blush Subtle in Peach Nuance

You may notice from the swatch on skin that it isn’t shimmery nor is it purely matte. The shade is also a nice touch of coral, with just the right amount of pink. On my skin, I find it quite flattering and it’s very easy to build up colour if I want it to look a little more obvious, or just wear it as a very light barely there flush of colour.

Is she blushing? Is she not? icon wink For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

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So here’s how it looks on me. A very pretty pop of colour on cheeks. I’ve been using it so often since I got it simply because it’s so easy to get it right, and to blend it into my skin. Love it? Oh yeah. Dior got this reformulation right!

In a nutshell

The new Dior Vibrant Color blushes have been reformulated and repackaged. The new blushes come in only 1 colour instead of the split pan and the colours now come in more vibrant shades ranging from the very light to the very deep red to suit most skintones. Despite the vibrancy of colour in the pan, the product does not swatch as strong so it’s quite easy to control the colour on skin. I find a soft natural hair brush applies the colour in a softer more diffused manner and it gives a lovely glow from within that lasts for hours. I love these and am already thinking of the next shade to get!

Pros: Soft, diffused colour on skin, new vibrant shades of blush for variety, not shimmery, easy to blend on skin for a transparent natural flush

Cons: Pricey, Some people may find it too sheer, but it can be layered and colour controlled

Who will like this: Anyone who likes soft coloured blushes that can be layered for intensity

dior coral cruise blush2 For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

The brush included works in a pinch so don’t toss it out just yet. I rarely use it but it can come in handy if you’re on the go and want a quick touch up. It does pick up a little more colour than I like so be lighthanded!

Have you tried the new Dior Vibrant Colour blushes? Is there a colour you think I should take a look at?

I was worried I wouldn’t like these but I shouldn’t have. They’re pricey, I’d admit so I can’t in good conscience tell you to run out and buy one but if you are in the market for a nice high end blush, in this price category, it’s absolutely worth taking a look. Dior knows their blushes and they did well with these new ones. I think the new brighter colours will also appeal to a wider group of people, which is great icon smile For a Vibrant Color flush my pick is the new Dior Coral Cruise blush

Paris B

Dior Vibrant Colour Blushes come in 13 new shades Price: RM150 Availability: Dior counters & Sephora

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LeGeeque January 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

Oooh those are yummy! Thankfully they’re permanent, I can wait :) Hey, have they got a dupe for Dandelion? :D And I love the look of the tapered brush – looks like a winner!:)

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

They are and they are :) I’ll go look for a Dandelion dupe for you. Will be fun!

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liyeun January 6, 2014 at 9:13 am

I do find these new brushes not as pigmented. The good thing is you will never do too much on ur cheeks, giving a natural flush. I act wanted to try the reddest one as that was really pigmented and loud, but my faint heart wouldnt allow me to! Hehe
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I find them more pigmented than the previous versions but less so when compared to other brands. But I like it that way because in the mornings when you’re in a hurry, you don’t really want to hassle with mistakes LOL I was quite keen on that red one too but I’ve been there with Nars Taos and it just got too much for me so I had to give it away. When done well, it’s pretty though!

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Lily
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January 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

I am a fan of Diorblush myself. I wanted to get another bolder one and I got my eye on the red – it’s the one on the top row, far right. I’m just waiting for my resolve to break and I’ll spend RM150 on this blush. LOL!

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I was eyeing that one too. It’s interesting, that’s for sure! I almost got it but remembered how I eventually gave away my Nars Taos because it just got to be too much work so I passed. But I might go for the rosy one instead :)

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kassie January 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

love like every color in this collection, such pretty vibrant tones!

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

They most certainly got the name Vibrant Color blush spot on! :)

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Victoria January 6, 2014 at 11:01 am

I have been waiting for this review so thanks! The blush looks pretty similar to Bobbi Brown’s Apricot? Anyway, is this blush number 6 on the bottom row? For a medium skin tone girl like me who might be interested in a berry pink blush, which one would you recommend from the picture? For comparison purposes, I tried Bobbi Brown’s Apricot and it did not really show up on my face. But Tarte’s Natural Beauty really looks lovely on me.

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Glad to be of assistance Victoria :) In pan, it looks similar to Apricot but Apricot is more pink and is harder in texture. This one’s Blush No. 3 from left in the bottom row. Heaven knows why the shade looks different in different lighting LOL! I think you’d like #889 (That’s the one I’m eyeing next) which will be easier for you to wear than for me or maybe even try #896 that bright red one. It looks scary but don’t be put off. You have the Lunasol brush! :D

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Tracy January 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

Looks amazing on you! I have that one you’re eyeing nest actually-all I can say is GET it. It’s amazing!
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Thank you Tracy and you’re not helping my resolve! LOL I think that one’s in the bag ;)

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Sze Ling January 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Coral blushes are my favorite! You’ve just sold me on that. It looks so pretty on you.

My current obsession is the NARS Amore. :)

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Ooh I love Nars Amor! It’s gorgeous but peachier compared to Coral Cruise, I feel. Also more pigmented. But if you like Amore you’ll love Coral Cruise :D

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Sze Ling January 7, 2014 at 7:01 am

Added Coral Cruise to my Sephora shopping list already. ;)

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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Yay! I hope you’ll like it Sze Ling :)

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Tuti January 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Hi PB, since I don’t use blush, I can’t comment anything. But I keep looking at your top, it is very nice green colour. Nor dark, nor light green. Very fresh to my eyes.

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Hi Tuti, thank you! It’s one of my favourite tops and it’s knitwear so no ironing! yay! LOL!

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Vesna January 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I don’t own Dior blushes, never found them interesting but I might check out this range. I’ve already seen some shades at their counter but haven’t tried them, don’t know why :D
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I did like the older Dior blushes but they were boring, even I will admit to that! These are fun and I think will appeal to more people. Would love to hear what you think of them once you’ve had the chance to try them at the counter :) Are you eyeing the brighter colours?

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Vesna January 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Yes, the old blushes were boring. :)
I’ve been eyeing that 4th shade in the 1st row from the left. I bet it’s nice looking <3

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Oh high 5 Vesna! I’m eyeing that one too! It’s #889 if you’re wondering ;)

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joanne January 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I have Lucky Pink, its lovely shade of natural pink when applied. Now you have got be thinking of coral…hmmm…

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Mmmm that sounds like such a pretty colour! I shall have to look it up when I’m next at the counter – now YOU have me thinking of that one hehe…

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Shreya
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January 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Such a beautiful blush colour .. I’m planning to get this colour soon…
thanks for the lovely review
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I think it’ll look lovely on you Shreya :) It’s a gorgeous colour!

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Shari January 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Oh nooooo, this looks too good to pass up on. I, too, found Dior’s old blushes bohohoring. These new ones look incredibly enticing, though. Especially seeing them on your cheeks, oh how tempting. Do you think the brown one up there would work as a contour like NARS Laguna? :-) Thanks PB!

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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Haha I think I’m the exception who actually likes the old Dior blushes :D But these are certainly enticing! Just look at the new colours! :D I think the brown one may work as a very light contour shade, Shari. Can’t be too sure coz I don’t remember it much but it’s always worth taking a look! Can’t wait to see which you pick hehe ;)

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Parita January 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Its definitely a pretty shade and looks lovely on you!
I don’t own a single Dior blush yet…may be someday I’ll get my hands on these babies!
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Take heart, these are permanent and there are so many shades available! Whenever you’re ready to get one the problem will be in trying to decide which :)

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Carina January 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

That’s such a beautiful shade on you, Paris! :)
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Paris B
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January 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Thank you Carina! It’s a lovely shade that I’m sure will suit most ;)

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Arianne
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January 6, 2014 at 9:35 pm

This looks so dreamy on your skin, and now I want one! I may have hovered around that photo of all the Dior blushes together for 10 seconds or so. LOL.
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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Haha thanks Arianne and you know, I’m quite sure this one would look as dreamy on you too! Aren’t they a treat for the eyes?

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Shirley January 6, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Oh gosh, the blush look so pretty but the price tag @.@ hehe, shall wait for CNY first then purchase it..

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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Haha yeah, luxury items come with a luxury price tag :) No harm going to take a look first and wait for the department stores to give out their promotional vouchers before buying! ;)

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Evan Chang
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January 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I just might buy this blush XD, since I don’t own a single Dior product at all
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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Haha you’re a brave and experimental one, Evan ;) Even if you don’t end up getting Coral Cruise, there are a couple of light ones that might do the job too! ;)

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Anthea January 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I wonder, how do you work that blush at the top left corner? It looks like pale purple to me :P

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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm

It will be more of a highlighter and you know, if you have a very cool skintone then a purple blush can be very flattering because it is brightening. I know, almost inconceivable. I used to have a lilac blush from Shu Uemura. It was interesting :)

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Tine @ Beautyholics Anonymous
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January 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

Oooh this is a pretty one! I haven’t been too taken by a lot of blushes lately (SAY WHAT???) so this one is a sight for sore eyes :D

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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Haha yes this is very pretty indeed and I think 2014 is goign to be the year of blush for me coz I suddenly found so many I haven’t featured! LOL!

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Ting January 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Well, if you don’t try it (reformulate), how’d you know if you don’t get a eureka moment for EVEN better formula? heeeheeheee

That said, this blush looks perfect on you. Really lighten up the whole look. And your green top is a perfect match too! :D xx

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Paris B
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January 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Haha true true… it’s when they reformulate and it sucks that causes problems :P Thanks Ting. I love this blush too. I’d never have bought it if the SA didn’t insist I should so I guess I have to thank her for pushing me in this direction!

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Jacqueline January 11, 2014 at 10:46 am

I am going to put this in my to buy list, I love coral colours. I am thinking of either Coral Cruise or the new spring shade Coral Bagatelle.

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Paris B
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January 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm

I haven’t seen Coral Bagatelle but I think they’d both be very pretty esp on your skin! You’d carry off corals beautifully

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Jennifer January 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Looks good on you as usual, oh my Blush Queen :) Like a blushing school girl if I may so. Haha, the magpie in me is also attracted to Benefit Coralista blush in your swatch.

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Paris B
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January 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Aww thank you Jennifer :D Coralista is a very lovely shade too but the problem with shimmer blushes is that they tend to show up skin imperfections like scars more than matte blushes. But if you like it, then its a lovely colour

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