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?
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!
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 :)
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 ;)
Here’s a small swatch comparison of Coral Cruise alongside some other blushes I own of similar tone.
(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? ;)
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
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 :)
Dior Vibrant Colour Blushes come in 13 new shades Price: RM150 Availability: Dior counters & Sephora