I have the ultra-rare double post for you today. This is the last of the Spring 2014 collections, and since I'm already testing and posting about summer, I didn't want to delay for another day!
I know I'm a bit late with this Spring 2014 collection, but this particular item had been haunting me for months. I first saw promotional photos of the Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Duo on a number of European beauty blogs, but it was never available at any US-based YSL counter or store website. Consider my shock when I spotted it on the US YSL Beauty site.
The Rosy Blush Duo contains 0.15oz/4.5g of product and retails for $46. As far as I can tell, it's a YSL online exclusive here in the US.
This is such a beautiful and glorious piece. It will be a shame to mess it up. I have a silly number of photos for you to admire it.
The compact itself has a lovely "cracked" pattern:
And here's a look at the bottom:
Some more photos of this stunning blush:
Except... this product is mis-named.
You're going to have a very difficult time identifying the blush on my hand. Remember, I'm a Bobbi Brown Alabaster/Marc Jacobs Ivory Light/NARS Mont Blanc/MAC NC10/NW15. Blushes usually jump off my skin!
In direct sun:
Do you see it? I promise there's a strip there.
Let me annotate some other photos for you.
Outside, no flash (not in sunlight):
Inside, with flash:
Let's be honest with each other and really talk about this stunning product. It's not a blush. YSL did themselves a huge disservice by naming it a blush duo. The pink and peach mixed together (or used apart) are simply a lovely highlighter duo. There are some obvious flecks of glitter, but they appear to be surface spray. This makes a beautiful highlighter for me- and I'll be using it as such. Applied as a highlighter, I get a luminous effect which is very flattering on my light skintone. It's like Dior Shimmer Block Rose Diamond went to the beach and came back with a peachy tan. I'll use this to its last bits- but had to adjust accordingly.
This prouct is lovely to stare at, but do not expect to get a blush duo. It's a lovely highlighter duo.