The DIOR Tie Dye Summer 2015 Collection is absolutely stunning, and I instantly fell in love as soon as I saw the amazing DIOR Nude Tan Tie Dye Blushes. There are two different shades of the Tie Dye Blushes; Pink Sunrise and Coral Sunrise, and both shades are incredibly pretty. I opted for Pink Sunrise as DIOR recommend it for lighter skintones, whereas their Coral Sunrise shade is suited for tanned skintones. The DIOR Pink Sunrise Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush is £40, but Escentual have it on sale for £36 as they’re always so competitively priced.
The DIOR Pink Sunrise Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush is housed within a beautiful, cannage, silver metal compact which feels so weighty and luxurious. The blush compact comes with a DIOR navy velvet pouch to keep the compact protected, as well as a mini kabuki brush which is so adorable. The compact has a magnetised closure which I really like, as it’s very secure.
The kabuki brush is made from natural goat hair, and the bristles are quite densely packed. I personally don’t think the brush is appropriate for the blush as it’s just too dense for applying blush, it’s quite hard to blend the blush out and the bristles kick up so much excess powder in the pan and it becomes very messy.
I was initially worried that it was the blush that had the issue, and that it was super powdery but it isn’t at all.. when using a softer, fluffier brush, there’s hardly any kick up at all. I do like the brush, but it’d be better suited for a powder or powder foundation than a blusher in my honest opinion plus, I would have liked the velvet pouch to have been big enough to house both the blush and the brush together.
The blush has the most amazing design with a tie dye design of four shades, including a matte pale pink, a matte medium blush pink, a shimmery mauvey purple and a shimmery white. Due to the positioning of the waves of colour, it’s not possible to use them individually but when blended together, Pink Sunrise is a pretty, warm toned pink but I’ve found by concentrating my brush over the purple section, the shade can be darkened slightly.
When I applied the blush with the kabuki brush, I found that it picked up a lot of the shimmer particles which made my cheeks look glittery, which I really didn’t like. However with a fluffier brush, it picks up a much smaller amount of shimmer so it looks a lot more subtle and not at all glittery – thankfully. The DIOR Pink Sunrise Nude Tan Tie Dye Blush is such a beautiful blush, both aesthetically and on the cheeks as it imparts a lovely glow to my cheeks.
The first couple of times I used the blush, I was so lighthanded as I was worried about ruining the pattern incase it was an overspray. When you swirl your brush over the powder, the colours do like like they’ve blended together but the pattern looks brand new when swirled again with a new brush.
The Nude Tan Tie Dye Blushes are definitely a splurge purchase, but in my opinion, a totally worthwhile one.. I’ve never seen such a beautiful blush, and it contains a generous 10 grams of product too. I’m now trying to resist reading any reviews of the Coral Sunrise Blush, as I know I’m going to want it too as it looks equally stunning….