L’Occitane has had their makeup line out for some time now, but I’ve only just managed to get my hands on this blush. It’s everything you’d expect from a L’Occitane makeup line: natural looking colour which is paraben free with a light floral fragrance. The whole range seems to focus on very light, natural looking makeup.
The blush itself is a rosey-pink with a slight bronze undertone, perfect for that spring time flushed-cheek look. It does have a slight sheen, but it barely transfers to the face as you can see in the pictures below. It looks very natural indeed when applied.
As this blush is a little on the sheer side, it’s almost impossible to overdo. The formula also doesn’t grab at dry skin on application and lasts all day. It can also be used as an eyeshadow, but on its own it looks horrible, at least on me. However, when used as a base for another neutral shadow like Urban Decay’s Smog it gives a lovely pink undertone that’s very flattering and lasts all day.
Also, don’t be fooled by the small size. You get 3.5 grams of product in this little pot, yet in a MAC mineralised blush you get 3.2 grams.
This is a product that can easily be overlooked because it’s an easy to apply, nearly-matte, lasts-all-day blush. It doesn’t have glitzy packaging or a whole lot of hype surrounding it, but it is a high quality blush that will suit fair to medium skintones effortlessly.
L’Occitane Nuage Rouge Peony Face Colour Powder is now available from L’Occitane stores in Australia for AUD $25.95.