What It Is:
Clarins Blush Prodige in 02 Soft Peach
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
We haven’t seen a blush in Makeup Bag in far too long! Honestly, I have a huge blush collection and they are not something I pick up very often. However, I was extremely excited to try Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color in 02 Soft Peach, as I’m a massive Clarins fan. Their blush formulation contains mineral and plant extracts and promises to add “colour and luminosity to cheeks for an instant, healthy-looking glow”. Sounds just about perfect!
How To Use It:
The blush comes with a tiny brush that actually performs half okay! I usually prefer to use a regular, full-size blush brush for application, but I would definitely opt for the included brush if I tote Soft Peach around for touch-ups. As for application, I simply swipe this on my cheekbones and apples of my face. Ta-da!
CC Rating: A-
Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color in 02 Soft Peach has quickly become one of my go-tos. On my pale (NW10-15) skin, Soft Peach shows up quite well and adds warmth and glow; exactly what I expect of my blush! I find that a highlighter isn’t really necessary with this shade, which also appeals to me and my time-strapped tendencies.
The only thing I would change about this product is the amount of shimmer. It’s not glittery, but the shimmer is definitely evident on my cheeks. If you’re a fan of more “satin” or sheen finishes, you will probably find Soft Peach too shimmery for your tastes. In an ideal world, I would tone down the shimmer ever so slightly on this one!
However, I’m clearly a fan! 02 Soft Peach is going to be a great shade for light to medium-toned skin ladies, but darker-skinned gals fear not; the Blush Prodige shade features lots of deeper colors. The formula itself is great and I definitely recommend you swatch a few when you next visit your Clarins counter. Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Color in 02 Soft Peach retails for $28.50 USD/$32 CAD.
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