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