When we first opened up Sunday Riley’s Blush in Blushing (101), we were not bowled over. In the beautiful pan, it’s an unassuming pale, neutral pink. There’s some very finely-milled, subtle shimmer, too, which we usually consider a no-go.
In case you couldn’t anticipate it from that build-up, appearances can be deceiving.
From the folks at Sunday Riley:
A beautiful blush that leaves cheeks with a universally flattering, sunkissed radiance. This blush contains round-shaped pigments that give a silky feel and diffuse light for natural, luminous cheek color.
On the subject of first impressions, the packaging is gorgeous. It comes in a small flocked black pouch, embossed with the Sunday Riley logo. Inside it is a weighty black plastic case that’s in a word, elegant.
As for Blushing itself? It’s one of those ever so rare Perfect Pinks that doesn’t scream when applied, but simply makes you look like a healthier, more radiant version of yourself. Despite our hardened product junkie nature, these blushes are few and far between. Dior’s Rosy Glow blush is a more vibrant version. In the swatch below you can see a fainter swatch towards the top of the hand and a heavier swatch below.
Blushing is, as we mentioned, a neutral pink. We tested it out on a couple of friends and they were delighted. While we’re reluctant to call things ‘universally’ anything, this blush approaches some level of universally flattering.
For a powder blush, this one is truly creamy. The formula is so finely milled that it melts into the skin easily. What’s left behind is a glowy looking flush. The shimmer is imperceptible.
The best part? Its longevity is superior to similarly-priced blushes we’ve tried in past.
If you’re looking for a phenomenal everyday blush, we are smitten with this one. Well worth the splurge, in our opinion.