|DiorBlush Cheek Crème in Bikini|
I know, I know. I am months late to the DiorBlush Cheek Crème party. I blame it on a moderate case of MME (Momentary Makeup Ennui) that I suffered from this summer. It was just too hot and I was too busy to be interested in any of the summer collections. But now that I am fully recovered, I am playing catch up! I recently ordered Bikini from Macys.com, which still has all four of the DiorBlushes and some of the Jelly Lip Pens for those of you who dropped the ball (as I did).
Bikini is a cool-leaning hot pink. For some reason I expected it to be more of a pinky red, but it is beautiful nonetheless. Texture-wise, I was again surprised. Based on appearance alone, I expected the Cheek Crème to be somewhat spongey (a bit like the Chanel Illusion d'Ombres, I think). They aren't spongey, though. Rather, the texture is silky and they are nicely pigmented.
I applied Bikini with a stippling brush, my prefered method, and the application was very smooth. It didn't apply patchy nor was it difficult to blend. The end result was a natural flush. The lasting power wasn't anywhere near as long as, say, the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelées, but it did stick around for about six hours on my oily skin. Given that it was an exceptionally humid day, as well, I'm not disappointed by the staying power. Plus, I feel that cream blushes are particularly suited to mid-day brushless touchups!
|L to R: Bikini Swatched Heavily, Blended Out|
Did you guys pick up a DiorBlush Cheek Crème this summer, or did you skip this collection?