These are some of the nicest blushes on the market. I am not a major fan of other Dior beauty products in general, but the blushes are fabulous. The texture is very soft and blendable, almost buttery, which is an odd way to describe a non-cream blush! The colours are diverse, with anything from vibrant pinks, to muted roses and natural peach shades. All of them come with two shades, one light and the other dark. You can use the shades for contouring and highlighting, or simply blend. The light shade sections all seem to have a hint of shimmer, which lends vibrancy and dimension, without looking glittery. I have found that even though I am quite pale (NW10) everything from the bright/cool Pink in Love to the soft, warm Peachy Keen is quite wearable for me. I think this is due to how buildable the colour is. Also I never have to reapply these during the day, which is nice because many lesser quality blushes simply disappear shortly after application. They are staples of blush collection and I find myself reaching for a Diorblush at least a few times a week. Definitely worth the $42.00 price tag as each one could last forever.
Sugar and Spice: after having the lovely, sweet rose Strawberry Sorbet I decided to get a 2nd color blush. I chose Amour by Nars, but was soon disappointed: it was clownishly pigmented then disipated within two hours. Back to Dior and Sugar and Spice. It is a subdued terra cotta, not much orange in it. It reminds me a bit of Tarte exposed, but less muddy or cakey.It is a brown rose, but the brown is less muddy, the rose less bright. It could be worn with cool or warm colors. As wish all my blush wear, I start with Shisedo accentuating stick in Rosy Glow then apply blush over it, as did I with Sugar and Spice. Once more, a true 8 hour wear, beautiful texture, etc. I think Dior makes the best blush products and will not stray again. They do not have the color range of Nars, but they do have the essential colors, and the quality is far superior.
I have this in #919 Paradise Glow/Rose Tahiti, a pale cool pink that easily shows up on my skin (EL DWL Intensity 1.0, Lancome Teint Miracle Ivoire 1N, Revlon Buff). The "glowing" side has subtle silver shimmer that produces a whitish sheen when applied. The brush it comes with is pretty decent, and it's the only brush I use to apply this blush. It's big (7.5g), so it's good value for money; it lasts a long while.
Dior makes the best powders. They are so finely milled and goes on your skin very smoothly and naturally. I have purchased Dior's blush a few times now and each compact lasts almost a year before I have to buy a new one (I use this every day).
I was thinking about looking for some more blush options, being unable to access my favourite Scott Barnes blush in the UK any more. I'd been using (in tandem with my precious stockpile SB) Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale which is a very nice product but thought I'd look for something with maybe a hint less red in it. I tried DiorBlush in 'English Rose' by adding to my birthday list- big mistake as hubby bought two by accident (having forgotten he'd bought the first in duty free!). So here I am with two of these products, no receipts to return one of them, and despite being very impressed with the scores here, I'm very unimpressed with how it works on me! I'll use them up on 'down days' at home, but it's going to take me years).
So why don't I like it? Having been used to SB and Chanel which both cover evenly in an effortless fashion this grabs horribly so that I end up with a mottled effect, even over light powder, unless very very careful. It has a variable look in different lights also so it can look barely 'done' in one light only to look very garish and red in another light. The illuminating bit of it seems very unilluminating too..doesn't seem any different to the matte colour on me. Finally, and this seems to be an issue with many French brands, their idea of 'english rose' or any sort of Anglo Saxon or Celtic colouring is quite weird. This is too florid for a true pale English Rose complexion I'd argue...it could do with a bit more in terms of peachy undertones and less almost lilac-ey undertones.
I'm going to have a good look at other brands and see what else is out there...pondering Clarins peachy colour..but if all else fails I'll be back to Chanel methinks!
I have Passion Fruit and Rose Bud and loved it for the first few months. Then I found that out of the two shades in the compact, only the left one really deposits color. The right shade is supposed to be a highlighter, but 1) the first shade is already so glowy a highlighter is not necessary and 2) the second shade is incredibly hard and unpigmented. If you lightly press on the first and second shades, you can see that the textures are completely different. I really feel like they should do away with the second shade altogether and make the packaging less clunky. (Also, this is a personal pet peeve, but there are too many preservatives in such a pretty everyday blush!)
"A Touch of Blush" is my fourth Dior Blush in over 10 years because the stuff just lasts and lasts and there's just nothing like it. It is the only blush product I have ever used where I've actually used a toothpick to get at the last few crumbs!!!! Need I say more?
Thing is: great color that looks good on anyone that lasts and is almost goof proof. Few products stood the test of time with me but I have a feeling I'll be using this when I'm 90. Costly but worth every cent.
I'm buying This for third time it has a perfect colour i like it but it has a only problem İt's not Spread easily İt's colour isn't dark so you must push hardly or spread for a long time.
I have this in English Rose, which I wore for the first time today. I love it. This color and the consistancy is the closest I have found to a discontinued blush by Meryl Norman called Cafe Rose. Now that was thirty years ago. It was a muted, non shimmery dusty rose. I guess that dates me.
I have English Rose, it is a beautiful classic colour that is suitable for wear and long lasting throughout the day. Needs to be applied with proper big blush brush applicator as the small one included just doesn't cut it. I also have No 533 and it is fantastic. Subtle shimmer in it is not overpowering and is soft and lovely to wear. Dior blush applicator brings out best features of this beautful blush. Would definitely buy again and highly recommended. I have used many different brands of blush and this is the best I have ever used.