The Clarins spring collection is truly stunning, and one of my favourite pieces from the collection is their Clarins Sweet Rose Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour. This is the first Clarins blusher I’ve ever tried, and I am seriously kicking myself for not trying them sooner. The Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colours are described as having a silky, lightweight powder which contains the perfect combination of mineral and plant extracts. The blush is designed to add both colour and luminosity to the cheeks for an instant healthy looking glow.
What makes the Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour £26* powders so special is that they contain two different blush shades in two different finishes, laid out in a pretty mosaic pattern allowing you to use the shades individually or mix them together. The larger and the top left corner section are matte so they’re designed to be used to sculpt the face whilst the other shade is slightly shimmery to catch the light and give radiance to the skin.
I think it’s a brilliant idea to have two shades and finishes within one compact, as you’re essentially getting three different blush options (matte individually, shimmery individually or both shades swirled altogether) all in one.
The Blush Prodige is housed within an elegant, gold compact complete with a red velvet pouch which just adds to the elegance. The mirrored compact contains a small brush which is actually pretty good quality, and it doesn’t pick up too much product, plus it doubles up as an handy contouring brush too.
Both of the shades within the Clarins Sweet Rose Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour are gorgeous; the matte shade is a medium, rosy pink shade which actually contains micro shimmer particles which are only detectable under direct sun/daylight making it even more pretty when it catches the light. The shimmery shade within the palette is a lovely peachy pink, and both shades complement each other perfectly.
The Clarins Sweet Rose Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour is so finely milled and silky, with very little powder kick-up in the pan. I really like that the colour isn’t super pigmented so you can go for a subtle flush of colour, or you can apply a little more for a more intense effect.
The weartime of both shades is really good, at around six hours before fading but even when they do begin to fade, it’s very gradual. I would really recommend this beautiful blusher, and I’m planning on indulging in the Soft Peach shade in time for Summer.
The Clarins Garden Escape Collection launches on the Clarins website and Clarins counters on the 12th of January.