Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Dior Spring 2010:   A Lacy, Floral Confection

Dior Vintage Pink (#839) Blush ($40.00) is a prettily designed blush duo from Dior’s Spring collection. Nearly all of the powder-based products from Dior’s Spring collection feature a raised lacy, floral embellishment. The design is fitting for the blossoms of spring, but it does fade away quickly once you start using the product. I am sure there are at least a few who will be buying just to admire, though! :)

Vintage Rose is a blush duo that I’d likely wear swirled together, but you could apply from either side to pull the color one way or the other. It’s not a huge compact, but a brush can fit on each side for the most part (though opt for a smaller brush-head!).

The darker side is a medium-dark pink with just a lingering of peach in it and no real shimmer. The lighter side is much more of a peach with a little pink to it–this side reminded me of a softer, more finely milled NARS Orgasm (maybe a little pinker, too).

Together, they merge and create a pinker, slightly shimmered, but still lighter than the darker side color. Whether you use one side, the other, or them together, the result is lovely–but seriously, when I have I said “Stay away!” to a peachy-pink blush? Please, this had my name all over it!  (Although, personally, I thought it was going to be rosier and not so warm, but it worked out for me.)

I’m a really big fan of Dior’s cheek products. I think they are particularly adept at creating and delivering very useable, universal shades of color that work on a variety of skin tones and ages. You won’t find disco-ball glitter here, but you will find a smooth, silky product with buildable coverage and fine, subtle shimmer.

As far as price goes, Dior is slightly cheaper ($150/oz. vs. $156/oz.) than NARS blushes, because they give you plenty of product for your money. Whether you want to plunk down $40 on one blush is another story, of course! I can’t imagine using this up unless it’s one of just a few blushes you use, but even then, you’ll have plenty to get through.

I’m hoping to check out the rest of the collection in person at Nordstrom later this week!

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love peachy-pink or coral blushes, definitely take a peek at Vintage Rose!

Availability: Nordstrom

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Dior Vintage Pink (839) Blush

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34 thoughts on “Dior Vintage Pink (#839) Blush (Dior Spring 2010 Collection) Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, I love this! I’m a huge fan of Dior cheek products like you, and I love how their blushes have 2 finishes in one. I will definitely be getting this one =D

  2. Anitacska

    Ooh, very pretty! I have big plans for this collection, will be buying a lot of stuff from it, including this blush! :)

  3. I’m actually planning to purchase this myself to review for my blog but I would buy it even if I didn’t have a blog! It’s just lovely. I’m afraid I won’t be able to bring myself to use this OR the quad though because of the lovely lace patterns…

  4. Oh my…. this is just positively gorgeous! I didn’t really expect to like this based on the promo images but it looks so incredibly pretty in the swatch! I might have to get this one first instead of the two NARS I was planning on … those will always be there LOL.

  5. Ooh gorgeous. Plus the lace pattern totally sucked me in. Is the compact the normal blue color?

  6. Nicole

    Ooooh I really like this! Will you be reviewing the eyeshadow quints from this collection, by chance? Not that I need any more temptations, LOL.

  7. Nicci

    wow, looks really nice. I don’t own any Dior blushes, this one is so tempting! Think I’ll pick it up :)

  8. Tiff

    I love Dior! I am definately getting this!

  9. Tiffany

    is this not available at sephora.com?

  10. Avatar of sarath penelope

    very pretty. I have been waiting for your review for the dior spring collection of 2010. I am glad that you like the blush b/c I was not sure if is a great buy costing $40 usd, but I will definately will purchase this now by looking at your review and swatches. Thanks Christine for the review.

  11. Jenny

    Looks a little like Chanel’s tweed. Would you say get this or sugerbomb?

    • I’d probably get Sugarbomb, but both are nice. This one is more pigmented, overall, than Sugarbomb. If you’re light in skin tone, then it’s probably not a big selling point :)

  12. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    In all of my 25 years I’ve only purchased 3 blushes, and this is one of them. The color is so flattering. It gives just the right amount of shimmer to make your cheeks glow, but isn’t over-the-top. I don’t know why Sephora doesn’t include this in their offerings for the Dior Dentelle collection. They don’t have the eyeshadows or the nail polish either. Just the lip products and the face powder.

  13. Andrea

    Sooo pretty!!! Dior definitely makes some good cheek products!! Now I’m totally torn between this one and Guerlain’s Cherry Blossom. Do they seem similar to you?

  14. adriana

    i think, it looks like my clinique blush xD

  15. Eve

    I got it today and I’m in love :) It also seems that the lacey design will last slightly longer than on the highlighter and it actually works well on nw15-ish complexion! <3

  16. Chau

    I’m kind of late to get my hands on this blush:(( Is there a dupe from Dior’s permanent blush?

  17. mary

    tryin to find Dior so cheek in pink and peach. HELP !!!!!!