Instant Flush ($30) is a powder blush. It comes in one of those crazy-tiny cardboard containers. I choose to use them as-is. I don't want to spend more for extras.
My photo of Instant Flush #2 was taken before the product was used. Odd that it appears "worn" a bit. That's the way I received it from the Claudio Riaz e-commerce site. I trust that it was new, and the "wear" was a manufacturing defect. Perhaps I did it trying to get the product out of its "shell." It's a tight fit.
Instant Flush #2 is pink - a beautiful, bright pink. Need proof? Check out my swatch photos, which were taken in full, late-afternoon sun. I applied the blush in a heavy band at the top of my arm with a sponge tipped applicator. I used the same applicator to show a moderate application below. The color is much more subtle when applied with a fluffy brush.
Although Barneys has the best Web photos, they are frequently out of the most desirable shades. Claudio Riaz has a Web site. The photos aren't great, and it's hard to select colors there. They both make it hard to shop if you aren't familiar with the line.
I am smitten with these products, except for their packaging. Most of the Claudio Riaz products come in a cardboard box. The box fits tightly into its "shell" and hard to get into. The open box slides out of the box shell, but not easily. Riaz intended that you purchase multiple products and put them into one of his Refillable Makeup Palettes ($28). I'm not really into "systems." I don't want (or have anywhere to keep) bulky planners, and big palettes fall into that category.
If you'd like to know more about Claudio Riaz, check one of my early features here. Check out Gaia's Claudio Riaz features at The Non-Blonde.
Distribution of his products is limited. You can find Claudio Riaz at Barneys New York and the Claudio Riaz Web site. While you may not get carried away shopping online, you will standing at the counter as soon as you can - trust me. I want so much more.
Photo at top courtesy of Barneys New York; other photos by Best Things in Beauty