Being a bit of a blush fiend, one of the first items I always look out for in a new collection is the blush. If the blush catches my eye, I will pay a little more attention to the collection. If it doesn’t, I tend to overlook it. Which is why I felt that Dior’s Spring 2012 blush jarred a little with the rest of the collection.
The Dior Spring 2012 collection is called Garden Party and the star product as well as the eye shadow palettes bear imprints of flowers. I rather expected that the blush would be the same.
However, it is embossed instead with the Dior logo. That reminds me of Dior monogram canvas bags. I thought it a little unusual because Dior is usually quite meticulous in their themes. The Lace Dentelle collection had a consistent theme of lace throughout.
But that is otherwise, the only fly in the very beautiful ointment because I urge you to head down the Dior counter and get your hands on the Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush before its all gone. I’m told its already flying off the shelves as we speak!
The colour is 001 Petal/Petale, but it is just 1 shade. In the pan and swatched on hand, it looks a light matte cool pink. However, I will urge you to give it a try on your cheeks because this Dior Rosy Glow blush is supposed to adapt itself to your skintone, to give you a perfect healthy glow every time.
I must also confess to a little bit of disappointment when I opened the cover of the blush, because as you can see, the product is only one half of the case. It is packaged like the powder foundation as opposed to the regular Diorblushes. It is even different from the Lace Dentelle blush that was HUGE!
The colour in the pan is a bit of a shocker. You get a flat matte looking vibrant pink. It is one of those colours you’d look at and think “How on earth do I wear this?!” But there isn’t much to worry about because it actually applies on the skin a lot lighter than you might expect. Good and bad, I guess, depending on your preferences.
The texture of the blush is soft and very smooth. I suggest that you only dab on the surface once with your blush brush because you may end up picking up too much. I use a natural hair brush and 1 dab or a gentle swipe is more than sufficient. If you use a synthetic bristle brush, you may find it does not pick as up as much colour with just 1 swipe. You could just as easily use the brush included. It is fairly good in a pinch, but may pick up more colour than you intend so use a light hand.
As you can see, on the brush, it isn’t as scary pink as it looks in the pan. It is in fact, a very gentle sort of colour on the skin as as promised, it will adapt itself to your skintone. On my skin, I find it takes on a slightly rosy tone, which is very nice and as promised, looks very healthy.
I used this in my review of the Garden Roses eyeshadow palette so I’ll just repeat the photo here.
Its a very sweet colour and because you don’t need very much, it looks very natural. Oh and remember I mentioned that it was matte? On the skin, it takes on a glow which is rather unique. There is no shimmer at all, but it gives a glow without looking chalky. Its very pretty and I personally would say that this is the surprise hit for me from the Dior Spring Garden Party collection. I could quite easily overlook the other products in the collection, but the Rosy Glow blush gets a thumbs up! :D
In a nutshell
A matte bright pink blush in the pan that applies on the skin lighter than it looks. The colour is supposed to adjust itself to your skintone to give a healthy glow and this is exactly what it does. I find that very little is enough for a more natural colour as it may deepen slightly throughout the day. I use just 1 swipe and that is enough. I wish it wasn’t limited edition because this is a worthy addition to the permanent Dior blush range!
Pros: Fine sheer powder, Pretty colour that adapts itself slightly to your skin to give you a perfect healthy glow, The brush included is serviceable but one needs a light hand with it.
Cons: Limited Edition
I have here a comparison of the Rosy Glow Petal blush with a few others I own. I thought it might be similar to Nars Angelika or Desire but I don’t have those 2 colours anymore so it may or may not be similar. I also realized that this is the only straight pink blush I have in my collection. Every other blush I own either has peachy or rosy tones!
(1) Canmake Cheek & Cheek Rose Tiara (2) Chanel Joues Contraste Pink Explosion (3) Dior Rosy Glow Petal (4) Chanel Joues Contraste Caprice (5) Chanel Joues Contraste Narcisse (6) Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush Pink Coral
You will also note that it looks much more pink on my hand than it does on my cheeks which is much better than expected :) I wonder if this might be the start of a new (permanent) blush range in Dior. Rosy Glow is but a description, not the name of the blush itself, which is 001 – Petal/Petale. If so, I think it would be awesome to see what other shades they may come out with! :D
Does the Dior Rosy Glow blush catch your eye? Do you like pink blushes? Its sometimes hard to wear a straight pink blush, I’ve realised. It might be why I don’t own any… well… until now! :D
Dior Rosy Glow 001 Petale blush Price: RM150 Availability: Dior counters Limited Edition: Yes