Dior Rosy Glow ($44) Healthy Glow Awakening Blush is billed as flattering on all skin tones. The finely milled light pink powder is said to adjust to the skin's chemistry to create a customized look of naturally flushed, rosy cheeks.
Rosy Glow was introduced with Dior's Garden Party Collection for Spring 2012. It's exclusive to Sephora, and I ordered mine online. Rosy Glow is a perfect companion to the Corolle Pink Rouge Dior I had selected from Garden Party. I think it would also be a beautiful complement to the the eye shadow palettes in the collection.
Does Rosy Glow adjust its color on me? I don't see a color change on my skin. Whether I apply it to my arm or my face, it goes on as a cool baby-pink blush and stays that way. It's a color I can wear, and I like it. The transparent pink flush it provides enlivens my face. Perhaps it doesn't morph on my skin because its "native" color is perfect for me?
I've read that others have experienced the color adjustment. If you purchase it, hoping for a warmer shade or a different color, you may be disappointed. I can verify only that it looks smashing on my cheeks.
I took my photos in full sun. I applied the blush heavily with a sponge-tipped applicator at the top of my arm, and I used a brush for a lighter application below. On my cheeks, I apply Rosy Glow with a much lighter hand.
I see no difference between my swatches and the color that blooms on my cheeks. Rosy Glow is cool pink in the pan and cool pink on my cheeks. It's beautiful. I like it. I just can't verify its magical qualities.
Rosy Glow's rose fragrance makes me happy. When I open the sleek silver case and take a whiff, I smell a fresh rose bouquet. The powder has a divine fragrance in the compact that transfers to the skin. Once I apply Rosy Glow to my cheeks, I lose track of the scent. The experience of application, though, is like diving into a David Austin rose.
Dior's Rosy Glow is available at Sephora. If you want to test its color on your skin, you'll have to pop into a store.
Photo at top courtesy of Sephora; other photos by Best Things in Beauty