The Dream Cream! Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 23 - 2014

In all my years of makeup-hustling, I’ve never once gotten used to the idea of applying cream blush with my fingers.  On paper, how hard could it be?  Dap, dap, rub, rub, rub.  A child could do it…

Except, that my blush-fearing soul has the tendency to rub a little too hard and I always – not occasionally – but ALWAYS end up blending the colour away to nothingness.  My fear of being clowned by a blush knows no bounds, my uber-ghostly complexion simply won’t allow for mistakes and after lots of experimenting, I usually revert back to my “safe” blushers.

Clarins Cream Blush Grenadine Rosewood
Clarins Cream Blush Grenadine Rosewood 1

Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blushes are particularly kind to blush-fearing souls like me.  When you usually read a statement like that, you can scan between the lines for the word “sheer” and discover it, but not in this case.  It’s not that these blushes are for wimpy types, it’s more than they have a magical ability to blend themselves.

“Oh, hang on!  Let’s not carried away here… blend themselves?  Are we talking revolutionary-style, robotic blushes with superhuman capabilities?”

Err, not quite… it’s just that they’re so damn blendy, it feels as though they’re doing more of the work than you are.  These new blushes, due on counter next month, are incredibly lightweight and enriched with floral waxes from rose, mimosa, jojoba, and sunflower to help create a flawless application over even the most dehydrated of skin-types.

Clarins Cream Blush Grenadine Rosewood 2

I’ve got two shades sat in front of me: Grenadine, on the left in the picture above is a warm pink-coral, and Rosewood is more your skin-friendly neutral rose.

Both pans are generously sized with plenty of room for fingers (or brushes) to get right in there without the need for contortion and each compact comes complete with a mirror.  I’m wearing Grenadine today and I need to tell you about how completely curious it feels to apply…

Clarins Cream Blush Grenadine Rosewood Swatches

When you apply a cream blush, you can feel your skin move under your fingers… there’s a resistance against the motion of application.  Using my index and middle fingers together for application here, my finger pads glide over my cheeks and nothing moves underneath.  The application feels bone-dry to the touch, almost as though I’m applying a powder in the oddest of ways, except that when I’m done… there’s no patchiness, just a smooth and even application of colour.

I tell ya, this stuff has been formulated with fairy-pee.  You need to get to a counter and try it yourself, then you’ll all be… “AHHHHH! I can see what she means now!”

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that you won’t have long to wait…

The new Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blushes arrive on-counter and online in February as part of the new Opalescence Spring collection.  They’ll be available in four shades: 01 Peach, 02 Candy, 03 Grenadine, 04 Rosewood and priced at £18 each. 

Go for a snoop and tell me what you think!

* press sample

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4 Responses to “The Dream Cream! Clarins Multi-Blush Cream Blush”

  1. Siri says:

    They are gorgeous, aren’t they? I got to try ’em when the Clarins rep visited before christmas. I want these!

  2. Vesna says:

    I’m waiting for these patiently to pop on Clarins counters in Croatia. They look so lovely! I’m definitely getting one shade for sure! :)

  3. “Formulated with fairy-pee.” WELL THEN.

    *puts on wishlist*

  4. Sylirael says:

    I know *exactly* what you mean by being a super pale person afraid of the clown effect! I’m only just getting into blush now because of that…

    My go-to blush is actually Chanel’s cream blush in Affinite, for how supremely blend able it is. These look like they would do the same for me! Grenadine is very pretty here – thanks for flagging these, I don’t see many reviews of Clarins stuff, somehow!

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