Sunday Riley Blush in Blushing

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.

Sunday Riley Blush in Blushing

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.

Sunday Riley Blush, $30, is available in six shades, and you can purchase it at Sephora and Barney’s.

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