Two blushes were released in conjunction with Dior Spring 2013 Cherie Bow edition: one pink, another coral. I’m very glad I got the coral one because I fear I might suffer from pink overload. You can spam me with neutrals, khakis and purples, but pink… hhmmm… there’s a limit, especially when it comes to eye shadows. So anyway, I have with me Tender Coral. Stay with me if you want to know more!

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Nearly everyone I know is going gaga over the houndstooth design. I think it’s cute, but I prefer the exquisite design of last year’s Spring collection. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I prefer those pastels over the generous amount of pinks this year. At least there were some gorgeous seafoam greens and smoky violets last year -_- Anyhoo, I digress, and I’m ranting over and over again. Back to this blush. When I saw the colour on the pan, truthfully, it didn’t interest me. I thought it looked a little dull, a little brown. So you can imagine the awesome surprise when I finally swatched it.


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Like all Dior’s blush duos, one is matte and another is shimmery. I like to swirl my brush to mix both colours and apply it on the apple of my cheeks. This one is no different. The shimmers are soft and muted, as the photo below shows. On me, Tender Coral doesn’t pull much orange, but it adds just the right touch of warmth to my cheeks. No, it doesn’t look like I’ve run a mile in the cold weather, nor does it make me look like I’m flushing from embarrassment. I would say it just gives me that added touch of colour, which might look like pink, or coral or both :-)


tender coral swatch


This is what it looks like worn. On my eyes, I’m wearing Dior Twinset in Grey Sigh and on my lips, Dior Charmante.


tender coral look 1


I am wearing Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup SPF15 on my face and brows are drawn in using Shu Uemura hard pencil in Stone Grey.


tender coral look 2


For me, Tender Coral is my pick out of all the Dior Spring 2013 offerings. Have you tried this blush yet? I think this will be quite popular, so get your hands on it soon. It is limited edition after all.


xoxo Lily


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  • Claire

    love it! I think dior has done a great job with this collex in general (ok, the twin set e/s may be not so good but still). I really like how soft and flushed your cheeks look :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Claire :-) I love this most! I’ve been using it so much. It’s my every day blush until a new one comes along. Hehe

  • peach_

    It’s a nice pinky flush on you! Besides the nail polishes, I was most excited about this blush before seeing it in person, but I wish it were more coral, like the name suggests. Still, a very pretty blush!

    • Lily

      You’re right, peach_! It would be lovely if it was more coral. However, I also love that in some lighting, this looks pink, and in others, it looks coral 😀

  • sooyun eniey

    love the color !!!!!!!!!

    • Lily

      Gorgeous, isn’t it?

  • Charlotte

    How do you find the GA Maestro foundation? I am getting one for myself soon 😀

    Lovely blush by the way! And love your eye make up! xx

    • Lily

      Review of the foundation will be up soon :-) Eye makeup looks good for the first hour or two, then blah. The Twinset eyeshadow is a dud in my books

  • Parita

    I think I agree I too loved the last year’s design more! but this shade is beautiful and the shimmery side is not too over the top too..looks gorgeous on you <3

    • Lily

      Thanks Parita. You should go have a look. This shade should complement lots of skin tone :-)

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    So gorgeous on you Lily!! It’s a really pretty coral flush! My fave!

    • Lily

      My fave too!! Glad it’s Tracy-approved 😀

  • Rocaille

    That blush looks gorgeous on you, Lily, as does the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation! Such a pretty, effortless look!

    • Lily

      Thanks Monika :-) And thanks for dropping by!

  • leimun

    I love this look!
    Soft and sweettttt

    • Lily

      Thanks leimun :-)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    This is SO pretty on you, Lily!! I was so disappointed when I found out your guys got Tender Coral and we only got the pink, but that disappointed quickly disappeared when I realized that Burberry was releasing Coral Pink 😀

    • Lily

      OK, I MUST go check out Burberry when I go to KL. I had a look when I was in Singapore, but kid in tow made it difficult -_- You guys rave about Burberry too much. All yours faultz!!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Lovely color!
    I am so tempted because of the pretty prints :) I prefer the Rosy Dior Glow from last spring because of its popping pink color but this one seems very pretty too!

    • Lily

      Oh Tender Coral and Rosy Glow are very different. One is warmer than the other, and while the bright pink of Rosy Glow is gorgeous, this soft coral is feminine too :-)

  • Sunny

    I swatched this at the counter the other day and I was so impressed! My plan is to wait till Chanel Frivole hits the store, and maybe pick one of them if they turn out to be similar enough. Pink Happiness isn’t as silky compared to this one, though I still have a lot of love for it!

    • Lily

      I think Frivole is more orange on the pan but who knows what it looks like worn? Maybe they look very similar :-) Can’t wait to find out what your pick is.

  • Jennifer

    Ahh beautiful!!! Love the way you put together the beautiful look :) Looks natural on you.

    • Lily

      Thank you Jennifer!

  • Taylor

    When I saw this color it excited me! Haha, I love my dull blushes. But it dosnt look dull on at all! I’m loving it on you. I definitely agree this is the best of the bunch. The houndstooth is very pretty alone but compared to others it’s definitely not as exciting.

    • Lily

      Ooh I have some dull blushes too and they work quite well :-)

  • Liz


    I also love the houndstooth pattern but then I’m a sucker for a pretty pan of blush to begin with. :DDD

    I’m severely tempted to get this but can’t justify it without purging at least 10 crap blushes from the current stash. Project time!

    • Lily

      Oh, you should write a post about the crap blushes you want to purge. That would be an interesting post. LOL!

  • Precious Pearl

    wow! love the color on you :)

    • Lily

      Thank you, Precious Pearl and thanks for dropping by! Hope you’re enjoying your browse :-)

      • Precious Pearl

        yeah totally! I love reading your reviews :)

        • Lily

          Thank you! Humbled :-)

  • Pink Sith

    This blush is really beautiful. You’re right. it’s not much to look at in the pan, but when applied it is tranformed. So lovely. And now I need to track down that Dior Twinset in Grey Sigh!

    • Lily

      Hi Elvira, Grey Sigh looks pretty on, but if you have oily lids, I suggest staying away :-( It’s such a pity but it slips and slides and on my lids, it started creasing and fading by the second hour…

  • gin

    Lovely shade! I am very into coral recently too! XD
    But the no shimmer type. Rmk holographic soft coral became my fav blusher.. Perfect for the no makeup look!!

    • Lily

      Oh, I’ve only ever tried RMK liquid foundation. Haven’t tried anything else. Looks like I’m gonna have to take a closer look at what they have to offer :-)

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    PRETTY :)

    • Lily

      Yes yes it is!