I’m supposed to be on a makeup “diet” this Spring, but somehow, I think it may be my disappointment over the Pivoine Crush palette (reviewed here), that left me lemming for more. And I just woke up one day and decided, I needed to get my hands on the other limited edition YSL Flower Crush palette: Rosy Blush.
I had completely skipped this earlier because I really don’t need more blushes, and the diet, the diet! But when I finally touched this… omg, my heart just simply melted! What Pivoine Crush lacked in terms of texture, Rosy Blush excelled at! YSL boasts of an innovative creamy-powder texture, and my goodness, it is all that and more. It feels soft and creamy to the touch, but is easy to apply like powder.
“The very lightly colored nude blush creates fresh radiance and subtly sculpts the cheekbones with powdery light-catching pearls. Like an explosion of roses that light up the complexion with soft freshness.”
— Lloyd Simmonds
The palette itself is a work of art on its own. No photos can do it justice. It has an ondulating surface, like a flower’s inner petals unfurled, and laser-cut ridges that mimic the veins of a petal. The blush comprises of both a mauve pink and a coral nude swirled together to give greater depth to the color.
At first glance, Rosy Blush may seem something of a let-down due to its sheer color, and the presence of shimmers. Indeed, Rosy Blush is much lighter in pigmentation than most blushes. However, this was precisely what qualified it for a spot in my overcrowded blush collection, as its sheerness allows it to be used as a highlighter layered over another blush. Sweep it on top of the cheek bones to sculpt, or add a pop on the apples of the cheeks for greater luminescence. On my NC20-25 complexion, I was able to build it up to a light blush on its own.
Here is a rather heavily-layered swatch, which proves it is not impossible as a blush on its own… in fact, I find it really quite pretty!
And on the issue of shimmer, I found Rosy Blush to have the same quality as Chanel Accent (reviewed here), in which the shimmers simply fell away when applied with a brush, leaving a satiny finish.
YSL Rosy Blush is incredibly beautiful both on its own and when worn on the face. I can certainly see myself reaching for it quite often in the coming months! Unfortunately, I think most of the Spring Flower Crush collection is already soldout (hopefully they will be bringing in more!), but the YSL counter at TANGS Orchard may still have a couple of pieces of this Rosy Blush.