More YSL Spring! – Flower Crush Rosy Blush Palette

I believe this is likely to be of stock and I don’t want to be too much of a tease but for my own archiving purposes (hey come on, I shot these pics already, I can’t let them sit around unloved) and to beautify my blog a little with its presence, let me speed through this feature.

If you don’t have your hands on it because you weren’t fast enough or it was all snatched up while you were contemplating, let me make you feel better – you really aren’t missing much.

I wouldn’t deny, this is rather gorgeous – both packaging and product but is it a stellar one-of-a-kind item that everyone must have one-of in their stash? No, not quite.

Unless you are rather fair and always in search of a kiss of a sheened soft pink on your cheeks, this palette (awesome sauce packaging aside) rates lukewarm in my books.

I like to reach for it on no-brainer days simply because it’s so easy to apply, and impossible to over-apply.

You see, the pigmentation for this is on the light side and those who are tanner than perhaps an NC30 will find that the flush of this hardly shows up on their skintone. What you will get from this instead is a soft sheen, nothing too gritty or ‘shiny’.

I understand that the true beauty of this lies in its airy-ness, both in the soft smooth texture and also the color.

While the eyeshadows weren’t as creamy as hoped, the Rosy Blush makes up for it and proves that YSL can do creamy-powder if they want to.

Though the formulation is still a little way from perfect, it is dreamy and soft albeit a tiny bit crumbly too if you’re too rough with it.

Though this is quite a common issue with softer textures and I can’t entirely fault this. After all, it looks so gorgeous in the pan.

Mimic-ing that veined collage of colors seen on delicate flower petals (or maybe a peach, mood killer, oops), the powder is a beauty to admire. Part of me wishes that coral tone in the pan translated a little more, what you do see when you swatch its softly embossed surface is a cool-toned pink that while a little frosty, has flecks of gold thrown in.

I will admit it is lovely but it isn’t amazing.

I did swatch it a little more just to see if that mix of gold is an overspray but it seems to hold up quite well beneath the layers. I can’t bear to jab the powder or dig it up to see so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

A little like the Pivoine Crush Eye Palette, this had so much potential but just fell a tiny bit short which is why I feel you don’t really miss much if you didn’t get a chance with this.

Though to give it credit it gives a soft glow on the cheeks and on me, just that pale hint of pink. Not quite rosey but I do enjoy the refined glowy sheen this gives, especially when I don’t want too much going on.

Pretty to have, not a must. Though if you do enjoy collecting, you can still try searching around if it is in stock!

Released with YSL’s Spring 2014 Flower Crush Collection, this Rosy Blush palette is a limited edition item.

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