Hello! I want to apologize for the unannounced hiatus! Things in life have been a bit hectic these days. That’s life, that’s life…
Leaving the little rant aside! No, I didn’t break my ‘cosmetics-no-buy’ (again)! The product that I’m going to talk about in this post, namely Clarins Blush Prodige 01 Lovely Rose, is a pick up from last month! For some reason I always forgot to show you. Not that I’m not loving it!!
The blush comes in a protective red velvet pouch that adds a luxury feel to the product.
The compact itself is kept very clean and comes in a cool toned gold that looks very elegant, but catches every fingerprint. Have a look at the design of the back! A shiny red surface! I personally like the design of this compact a lot as it nicely stands out from other brands.
As you can see, the powder has two different shades and textures. The bright pinks (the smaller sections) are shimmery as they have silvery glitter particles to it, whereas the peachier pink sections are more towards the matte side. I like to sweep my blush brush allover the blush to pick up the color for a bright pink flush with a very fine sheen to it.
If you got shattered when you read ‘silver glitters’, don’t worry! You won’t end up like you had sequins on your cheeks! The silver glitter particles are actually barely noticeable on the cheeks.
Lovely Rose looks especially pretty on fair cool toned skin. The color payoff is more on the sheer side, which makes this a 100% foolproof blush. Despite the sheerness, the intensity is easily build-able.
Here is how it looks on me! Please excuse the blotchy-ness and gross pores!
All in all, I’m very fond of this blush, because it gives me a cute bright pink flush without intensifying the pink undertone of my skin too much for the pink is a little more on the cool side. I won’t recommend it to skintones darker than NC 25 though, as it probably won’t show up.
Have you found your perfect pink blush yet? If so, please tell me about it! I’d love to know!