The battle of the spring blush is well and truly on – there’s nothing like a pop of pinky-coral to change up your look into something fresher. I’ve put the four main premium contenders side by side, starting with the Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Smile. This one hits stores in February. The shade translates to a vibrant peach although you have the option to go pink, peach or a blend of both. I love the pink brush.
Of the four blushes, the Chanel LA Sunrise Sunkiss Ribbon is the most versatile – that big pink band through the middle is baby pink, but if you blend all of them together, you get a richer, deeper shade of bronze pink. This has already launched in the US although it’s due to launch in the UK this month and I’ll flag up the whole collection when it does.
Dior always adds a little bit of a neon undertone to their pinks – on the one hand, this makes the product look super fresh but on the other, one stroke of the brush too many and you can be just a little bit too glowy! The floral imprint on Diorblush Glowing Gardens though – how gorgeous is that! This product is listed on Selfridges but is showing out of stock. It’s due nationwide on 20th January and by then, hopefully I will have swatched up the whole range.
This is a true pink/peach hybrid that can look warm or cool depending upon how you mix the shades up. Givenchy Lune Rosee I think is very wearable – one waft with your blush brush and your complexion is instantly revived somehow. It’s £32 (and the smallest of the blush shown here) and launches this month. My post on the entire Givenchy spring range is HERE.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated