Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Product Review -- Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in Soft Peach

When you're a makeup junkie like I am, you wind up making quite a few impulsive beauty purchases.

I certainly didn't need another blush, but I was poking around on the Clarins website -- a brand that I've never purchased from before -- and something about the Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colours caught my eye.

So I decided to try one out, despite their somewhat steep $32 price tag.

The blushes come in a very sleek gold metallic compact. There is a decent size mirror on the inside, as well as a small, pretty flimsy brush. Clarins also includes a red, velvet-like pouch for the compact that makes the packaging even more special.

Clarins Blush Prodige

Clarins Blush Prodige
(I am a sucker for brands that provide these kinds of pouches for their products. It's silly because it's usually the more expensive brands that do it, so you really are paying for the pouch/sleeve in a way, but I always feel like I'm getting a little something extra.)

The blushes themselves feature a mosaic of several shades from the same color family. For example, I purchased the blush in 02 Soft Peach, and it contains all light shades of peach and coral. I'm not sure about the other shades, but Soft Peach also has subtle gold shimmer running through all of the shades in the mosaic.

Clarins Blush Prodige in Soft Peach

Clarins Blush Prodige in Soft Peach

The formula for the blush is extremely lightweight and it blends into the skin very easily, so it has an incredibly natural look. The subtle gold shimmer does give it a glow-y look too, so it's a blush that you don't necessarily have to wear a highlighter with.

Soft Peach is a lovely, natural shade. It's definitely warm-toned, but I feel like it's soft enough that it would work with a variety of skin tones. However, it's fairly light so it might not show up that well on darker skin tones.

The Blush Prodige comes in four other colors, though, so if the Soft Peach doesn't work for you, one of the other shades might.

All in all, I'm really happy with this blush.

I would absolutely buy another shade in the future -- though the price does give me pause.

It's definitely a lovely blush, but I'm not sure it's so much nicer than cheaper options that it justifies the $32 price tag. I guess it really depends on what your beauty budget is.

Bottom-line, if you're in a position to splurge on a blush that's easy to use and wear and looks beautifully natural on the skin, these are a winner.

Otherwise, you can probably find blushes that are similar at a lower price point.

You can purchase the blushes on the Clarins website or at Ulta.

Have you tried the Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color? Which shade is your favorite?

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