Saturday, 15 December 2012

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour 02 Soft peach - review


"A silky, lightweight powder blush containing the perfect combination of mineral and plant extracts. Adds colour and luminosity to cheeks for an instant, healthy-looking glow. The stunning mosaic palette contains different shades and finishes, enabling you to illuminate your complexion and enhance its natural radiance and beauty.This soft mineral blush powder glides perfectly over skin and blends naturally and evenly. Each luminous harmony is accompanied by a complementary shade duo to highlight cheekbones with an immediate and natural-looking glow. Matte colours for a natural result and iridescent effects to complement. Catches light and enhances facial features."

The Illuminating Cheek Colour in Soft Peach is my first blusher from Clarins, but I am already planning to treat myself to another shade :) I am pleasantly surprised with the pigmentation of this product. Most peachy blushers are not pigmented enough, but this one is totally different. One sweep is enough to add a hint of colour to my cheeks and after blending it looks very natural and flattering.

You can see in one of the swatches below that the blusher contains a little bit of shimmer, but don't worry, it has a semi-matte finish and it won't make you look glittery.
It gives a gorgeous illuminating effect and it reflects light beautifully, creating a healthy glow. 
Soft peach is a pale, peachy pink and would complement most skin tones.

The texture is silky and there is no product fallout, which makes the blusher very luxurious.
In terms of wear- it starts fading (slightly) after 8 hours, so you don't need to reapply it during the day, unless you are going out after work and you want to look 100% perfect :)

It comes in signature Clarins packaging - a beautiful gold case with a mirror and a little brush inside.
I normally use a Real Techniques blusher brush to apply cheek colour, but this little baby is perfect for contouring!
I have been using it to accentuate my cheekbones and it creates a perfect, soft line.

Overall, the quality of the blusher is amazing. It is very pigmented and the texture is really lovely.
It is also very lightweight and I love the way it looks on my skin.

Another extremely gorgeous products to add to your Christmas wishlist :)

You can buy it online from www.clarins.co.uk , www.feelunique.com and from Clarins counters in department stores.

swatches with flash, L-R- light shade, dark shade, both shades together
swatches in daylight, L-R- light shade, dark shade, both shades together
 picture taken before blending.

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