Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Clarins Blush Prodige in 02 Soft Peach Review

I suppose June must be a month of buying my most wanted because I had been contemplating this blush for a while when I decided to purchase it a few weeks ago through Murale. The color name says it all - the fact that it was peachy and very soft in tone really appealed to me after the repetitiveness of the bright coral cheek colors for summer. I wanted something that didn't require a super light touch. I wanted something that wouldn't be too bright. And I wanted something that would go with everything. I think Clarins' Soft Peach fulfilled most of these and I'll tell you why!

The blush came in this gorgeous little pouch. I'm totally going to keep it. It's adorable.
The packaging is gold and has a massive mirror in it. It makes it great for traveling.

As you can tell from this picture, but not necessarily the swatches, is that there is a soft shimmer running through the blush. This barely shows up on my skin which makes me very happy. Since I have large pores and oily skin, I tend to stay away from shimmery blushes.

This is a heavy swatch of the product, and as you can tell, it has a peachy pink tone.

I've got Soft Peach on my cheeks here.

I mentioned that my swatch was heavy - that's because the product isn't uber pigmented à la Sleek or Nars. I personally find this refreshing in a swarm of super pigmented blushes - I name it my lazy day blush. When I don't feel like blending like a mad-person or being super careful and I'm in a rush, I use this. Even if I use a lot of the product on my face (3-4 dabs in the blush as oppose to a 1/2 dab in a pigmented blush) I don't find it looks cakey at all. I suppose it's true that less pigmentation means more product used, but I'm alright with this - I'm loving having a "lazy" blush. It has a great finish on the skin as well - almost like a soft focus. I find peachy blushes can look too orange on my skintone but this isn't the case with Soft Peach - it simply looks healthy. I love it.

If you want something easy to use, and neutral enough to go with any type of makeup, I'd say go for it. If you're used to your very pigmented blushes, I'd say skip it. Even better, swatch it before you buy so you get an idea of the product!

Do you have any "lazy" blushes that require absolutely no thinking? 


  1. It's super pretty, very girly and delicate!

  2. I think Clarins is very underrated! The blush colour looks pretty and very soft and it reallysuits your complexion.

    1. Thank you! I agree that Clarins is underrated - I really enjoy their lipsticks especially! Plus, they always smell really good!