Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Good Gracious, Blush is Audacious

YSL Crème de Blush
For some truly inexplicable reason, I have never heard much fuss made over the YSL Crème de Blush line. Only by chance did I stumble across these beauties at my local Sephora in my quest to find an orange blush that would suit my cool (NW20) skin. Maybe it wasn't mere chance, but rather an act of the makeup gods as this blush is one of the most unique and gorgeous I have ever seen. 

YSL Crème de Blush #4 Audacious Orange
L to R: Heavy Swatch, Blended Out
I picked up the shade #4 Audacious Orange (at least that's what it's called on Sephora.com, on YSLBeautyUS.com #4 is called Bright Coral) which is a true bright orange. The texture seems to be a hybrid that falls somewhere in between a cream and a mouse. Between the packaging and the texture, I imagine that fingers are the best and only real way to apply this blush. 

Cheek Swatch!
Audacious Orange was wonderfully blendable and felt weightless on my skin. The color appears to be easily buildable for darker skintones, or if you are just looking for a more obvious pop of color. Being wary of an orange blush, however, I applied a light layer which gave my face a gorgeous glow. It's one of those products that just makes you look healthy, dewy, and glowing from within. If you are looking for a blush to make you look fresh and well-rested this spring, look no further! In my book, one couldn't ask for anything more!

On my oily skin, this blush was still going strong after seven hours and I imagine you could up the lasting power in hot weather by setting it with a powder blush (perhaps Tarte Tipsy?), but given that it applies so easily with fingers, you could also throw the pot of blush in your bag and do touch ups on the go. At $38 USD, this blush is on the higher price range, but with it's pigmentation, only the smallest amount is needed so I am sure it will last a long time. 

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