Friday, October 9, 2015

#FrenchFriday : DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood (Review)



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DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood: photos, swatches, review

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to #FrenchFriday, our weekly post featuring French beauty brands and products. This week, we'll talk about Dior again: I'll show you my only purchase from the brand's Fall 2015 color collection called Cosmopolite, the DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood (765). 

Described as a "velvet colour creme blush", the Cheek Stick is a limited edition product that comes in 3 shades this season. Cream blushes are big these days and I'm not sure why Dior hasn't added such a formula to their permanent range! If you've been reading Beaumiroir for a while, you know that I'm addicted to cream blush, and I love the convenience of a stick if the formula is done right. It's not always the case though: I've tried a lot of blush sticks that were too creamy, felt greasy or sticky, or some that were too dry and sheer. 


DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood: photos, swatches, review

I'm happy to report that the DiorBlush Cheek Stick is a fantastic formula that is as close to perfect as blush stick can get! It has a cream-to-powder texture that feels really light (you know how cream blush can be heavy sometimes? Not this one!), and velvety. It's absolutely not greasy or sticky, in fact there isn't much creaminess to the formula, just enough to make application a breeze. 

DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood: photos, swatches, review

It is very easy to blend and diffuse, whether I use my fingers or a brush. I do prefer a brush for this one since it feels almost like powder when applied (I use a small firm synthetic brush, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush). It sits really well on the skin with a natural matte finish and a "zero texture" effect, I really can't feel like I'm wearing anything. 

When I review anything by Dior, two of the questions I get asked the most are "is it heavily scented" and "is it pigmented enough". My answers will be "no" and "oh yeah"! 

The Cheek Stick appears unscented and after killing my eyes to decipher the ingredients list on the cardboard box, I can confirm that it doesn't contain fragrance. 

DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood: swatch

In terms of pigmentation, and considering we're talking about Dior here, I would say that it's between mind-blowing and jaw-dropping. I know that many Dior products disappoint US customers because of their lack of intensity and pigment, but let me tell you, this is NOT the case here. I first swatched all 3 existing shades at a counter and I was so surprised by the level of pigmentation that I couldn't help saying a loud "WOW". If I had to compare the pigmentation to another cream blush, I'd say that they're similar in that department to Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge - except that they're a lot more lightweight and easier to blend (so you don't have to be afraid to overdo it as much). 

The seasonal range of DiorBlush Cheek Stick includes a light pink (used on me by a Dior makeup artist here), a coral, and the shade I picked, Cosmopolite Rosewood. I'm usually more of a coral kind of girl, but I already own a bunch of coral cream blushes so I decided to go down a less traveled path (for me) with Rosewood, a medium warm pink with a hint of brown. I really like this color, it looks very natural on my skin tone and it's a perfect nude-ish yet intense shade for fall. It wears all day without much fading on me.

DiorBlush Cheek Stick in Cosmopolite Rosewood: worn on cheeks, swatches, fotd

Overall: DiorBlush Cheek Stick is one of the best seasonal products I've tried from Dior in a while. It's very lightweight, intensely pigmented, blendable, all that in a convenient and portable stick form. I highly recommend it, and I'm crossing my fingers in the hope that Dior will add this product to the permanent line! 

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The product featured in this review was purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.



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