I am head over heels for YSL in general, but it was this range of cream blushes which ignited the spark in my heart for the brand.
I adore the packaging that these blushes come in, the little gold topped glass pots are very sturdy and I think they are really beautiful.
The blush is a cream to powder formula, and I would describe the finish as velvety but still very natural on the skin. It is a very buildable colour, and looks beautiful applied sheerly or layered on for a stronger look (which is how I prefer to wear this shade)
I like to keep my YSL products in their original packaging, not too sure why but they sure look pretty all lined up!
I love the way that these resemble ltitle creamy cups of colour, and they smell fresh and fruity, but in a subtle way that isn't too overpowering for me.
#05 Fuschia Temptation is a bright pink shades which leans on the cool side, and gives a nice flush to the cheeks.
I decided to compare this to the other shade I have in this formula, which is #02 Powdery Rose. It is a warm pink shade that is absolutely amazing, and my favourite out of the two.The reason for the texture of Powdery Rose is because I apply this with my Royal & Langnickel stippling brush. I find that dabbing it into the pot and then pushing it into the cheek works well, and I finish by buffing it out with the same brush to get the perfect flushed look that lasts all day long.
Unblended swatches of the two shades.
Blended swatches of the two shades.
The Creme de Blushes were limited edition last year, but I recently saw one of the shades available at a Myer counter so they may be repromoted soon. You can purchase this shade along with others at Strawberrynet here, the price there swings between $35 and $40. From memory Chris paid $65 for Powdery Rose at Myer and I purchased Fuschia Temptation from Strawberrynet for $36. If I had to choose one blush formula to use for the rest of my life, it would be this one, no doubt in my mind. I love Fuschia Temptation and though Powdery Rose is my favourite shade, I still think this is a must have!
Have you tried the YSL Creme De Blush range?
What is your ultimate blush formulation?