|Clarins Skin Illusion Blush, Golden Havana|
Clarins Skin Illusion Blush is the perfect balance between an innovative, pretty product and super cute packaging.
The Clarins Skin Illusion Blush is housed in the top of the pot. To apply, I dabbed the sponge applicator, which makes up the bottom half of the pot, into the powder. The top of the pot has a spring inside which allowed me to load the sponge with as much blush as I wanted for a very sheer natural look, or one with a lot more color.
I would apply it by first smiling and then pressing down on my cheeks with a"stamping" motion. It would leave the perfect circle of natural color on my cheeks. From there I could easily smooth and blend the Clarins Skin Illusion Blush with the sponge applicator itself, my fingers, or a blush brush. For travel, I especially love that I wouldn't need any additional tools
The texture of the Clarins Skin Illusion Blush was smooth and silky and the color was long lasting. After a morning application, I still had fresh looking color long into the evening hours.
My favorite shade, and the one that will work for most brown and dark brown skin tones is Golden Havana, (shown, above) a dark rose with bronze undertones. It also has a the most pigment out of the three shades in the line. The other two are a pretty medium pink (Luminous Pink) and a coral (Luminous Coral) shade, but these shades are much sheerer, so these are perfect for a more natural look, or for very fair skin tones. - RLB
*This product was provided courtesy of Clarins PR for reviewing purposes.