Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Here is how Guerlain presents it [with slight edits]...
Discover spring limited-edition Rose aux Joues, a Blush Duo is offered two colors: a satiny red and an extremely delicate pink to express your joy in this new season. In its new shiny metallic red pack, the word SMILE appears in the powder: SMILE is an invitation to use this new Duo Blush to reveal your joyful face.
Its Pink Booster pigments capture natural light and enhance your complexion's natural pink hue in perfect affinity with your skin. Rosy cheeks with a delicate glow, as if you had just spent a day in the fresh air [I did], with a lightweight imperceptible finish. A feat made possible by the Duo Blush Rose aux Joues which brings a pink flush to your cheeks with a single sweep of the brush.
It's a conservative blush - the way I like my blushes to be. However, you can layer on more color or use the darker shade more heavily it you want it to pop. This powder blush is all about the application.
I am thoroughly delighted with SMILE, and yes, it does make me smile. I think of winter as the season of death, and this winter has given us way too many deaths already: David Bowie, Glenn Frey of The Eagles, Alan Rickman, Celine Dion's husband René Angélil, Natalie Cole, Craig Strickland, and Lemmy Kilmister among them. I am sure that we will be hearing about the homeless dying outdoors soon. It's nice that one of our favorite cosmetics companies has given us a reason to smile and be positive. Spring will come.
Don't forget, this blush is a limited edition. If you want one, try to purchase it soon wherever Guerlain is carried. I bought mine at Neiman Marcus. You can also shop online at Guerlain's site or your favorite online source.
Photo at top courtesy of Guerlain; other photos by Best Things in Beauty