Review | Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in 001 Petal

There are all manners of pinks in the world of blushes but a clean pink always catches my eye.

Dior Rosy Glow is no exception. A Dior Spring 2012 offering, this blush is a true blue-based pink. I like the clarity of the cool-toned pink pan and its subtle violet undertone.

ROSY GLOW reacts with the moisture in each skin type, giving a delicious and subtle blush to the cheeks. When applied, the initially fresh, light colour develops into a rosy blush to suit each individual complexion, for an ultra-natural, tailor-made healthy glow that lasts all day.

– Dior

This blush also promises to adjust to a blush shade that complements one’s skin tone.

A gentle swipe of my preview sample revealed trueness of colour: it’s a true blue-pink when swatched.

However, on my cheeks, it’s a flattering soft clean pink with just a hint of rose for a natural flush. (I’m glad for this extra note because blushing pure fuchsia would be artificial and odd on my skin tone.)

I’m not certain if this can be attributed to the blush’s purported colour-adjusting properties or its reaction to the base products I use but for the most part, it keeps pretty cool-toned true on me, the colour approaching the pan hue more closely with a heavier application.

A few reviews I’ve read attest to this blush adjusting to a healthy natural glow. If cool-toned blushes suit you, I think you’d love Rosy Glow but if you’re someone on whom warm blushes are much more flattering, I’d advise you to try it before purchasing as it distinctively pulls cool.

Beautifully monogrammed with the Dior insignia, Rosy Glow – when used with a light hand – can impart a delightful healthy flush of glowing-from-within-colour. However, its strength of colour might be a deterrent to ladies who want a fail-safe blush. It swatches semi-sheer with a fingertip but this matte blush is actually very pigmented – blush brushes so easily lift and deposit the colour that a slightly more generous touch with a brush will inevitably (and very easily) give you an overdone look. The strong colour payoff is great for people with deeper skintones, though.

Using this prudently also means that you will get many uses out of the blush pan before the monograms lose their distinctive edges – the gentle grazing will barely fade them.

The flat brush that is included in the compact is fairly soft but tends to pick up quite a bit of colour because of its shape, so I have to be careful when lifting and depositing the blush powder. It is a usable tool and thank goodness for this; I’ve had enough of dinky applicators in high-end makeup compacts.

Besides the pretty pink of this blush, I also like the powdery smooth texture which no doubt enhances its natural appearance on the cheeks, melding nicely into the skin and base makeup products. Happily, it lasts for several hours without fading. In the photo above, I’d applied it with a light touch and had worn it on its own, sans a cream blush base. Incredibly, it was still visible after 6 hours, despite the horribly sunny and humid weather of that particular day.

Do you need this? Well, no. There is a universe of pinks out there to choose from, after all and this is a good S$70. But if you are intrigued by the colour-changing concept and love a good – pigmented – clear pink in your makeup repertoire like I do, I’m certain you’ll enjoy this a lot! Fans/Collectors of Dior makeup will love it too, given the well-embossed Dior monograms with their beautiful 3-dimensional effect.


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