Monday, August 13th, 2012

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Goes Two-for-One with New Blushes

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo ($50.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains a vibrant orange-coral with a mostly matte finish and a gold-shimmered peach-coral. Combined, the two work together to create a soft gold-shimmered, light-medium coral-orange. For the dominant shade, the color is more intense than NARS Gilda but less intense than NARS Exhibit A; MAC Modern Mandarin has a soft sheen that makes it appear just a hair lighter, while MAC Out for Fun is very similar. Make Up For Ever #5 is also simimilar in color.

The lighter shade is lighter and less coral compared to Make Up For Ever #153, more golden than Tarina Tarantino Feather, and softer than Tom Ford Lovelust. Together, it reminded me of a pinker MAC Ripe Peach, more shimmered MAC Marine Life, shimmered version of Chanel Tweed Brun Rose, or gold-shimmered Tom Ford Lovelust.

Each blush duo is designed to have a dominant shade that yields a pop of color, while the smaller shade can be used blended in or used to highlight or contour.  In Peach Boy, I think it’s safe to say that the bottom shade is a highlighter, given it’s shimmering content and finish.  It definitely works that way.  The darker shade was soft, had good color payoff, but was never powdery–it wasn’t as blendable as I’d like, though it was not too stubborn to work with. I’d recommend using a light hand with the color; it builds nicely and doesn’t go on true-to-pan with one touch, but it can look heavy quickly.

The lighter shade was soft, a little creamier in a way, and blended out beautiful on the cheeks. The shimmer seemed large when I swatched, but it came together nicely on the cheek; it didn’t emphasize pores and yielded a beautiful sheen.  I liked them best together, though, as the highlighting shade alone doesn’t have a lot of color, and when they’re used blended together, you get something with a lovely sheen and just enough color.

When I tested the wear of the darker shade, it wore for eight hours and had no fading that I could note.  The lighter shade wore for eight hours with minor fading.  Together, they wore for eight hours with very minor fading along the edges.  The textures of Guerlain’s new blush duos are very reminiscent of their eyeshadow palettes, which have a drier texture–just a bit firmer–but still finely-milled and soft.  The duo comes with a brush, which was soft enough to be usable, though I still preferred to use a full-sized brush. Also worth mentioning is that the powder is lightly perfumed (in line with other Guerlain powder products).

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Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

The concept of a blush duo is great--you get a little more bang for your buck, because you get two colors instead of just one, and because the two are meant to work with each other, so you have a lot of layering opportunities available.











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Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo
Guerlain Peach Boy Blush Duo

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Nordstrom, $50.00.

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What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #24 Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow, Burberry Golden Trench Eyeshadow, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, Urban Decay Baked Eyeliner. On lips: Dior Charnelle.

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72 thoughts on “Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is gorgeous! I’m so glad to see that it’s permanent.

  2. This is a gorgeous duo! The second looks lovely on your skin!

  3. mirian

    i love the color! so warm

  4. Kristina

    You look very patrician with this hue. It is lovely. This demonstrates why Guerlain has earned its value to me, I have never been able to replicate its effects or quality of wear with street brands.

  5. My two favorite blush colours and finish in one palette….. I want this but I’m not sure it will be sold in Canada. lol

  6. This was SO the thing I wanted to see reviewed, gonna run to the shelves when it hits in Turkey!
    The duo is amazing but the shimmery side got me much much more!

  7. Leanne UK

    I am very conscious of how I spend my money when it comes to make up and Guerlain is expensive. Having said that, the quality of there make up is always amazing and this is why I have built up quite a collection. I’m definitely interested in these duo blushes. Great idea and great post Christine. Thanks!

  8. This is really pretty, and totally my kind of color.
    I also love the lip color you’re wearing! Is Charnelle a new shade?

  9. GUSnail

    Lovely, just lovely

  10. Michelle

    Hi Christine!! I admire you so much and how honest you are on your reviews!And also your blog pictures are the best by far! That being said, I would LOVE to hear your opinion on the Sigma eyeshadows palettes!I think it would be a great service since they are so commented on youtube… Pretty plz, in temptalia we trust 😉 xo

  11. Very soft and pretty! I may have to try this..

  12. blueraccoon

    This is lovely – the colors are all wrong for me, but it looks great on you. I’ve seen swatches elsewhere that make me doubt the one I originally wanted (too sheer) so I think I need to see this in person and swatch for myself before I decide. Fortunately it’s permanent, so I have time.

  13. Christine, you looks so lovely in these pictures! Really just stunning!!! Never mind the blush, the whole look is perfect!!

  14. baby in a corner

    this is way redder than it looks in the pan! I’ve been looking forward to your reviews on these blushes – thank you!

    • No problem – hope it helps! They’re kind of intensive – essentially three blushes in one, so they’re taking me longer to test and review!

      • baby in a corner

        yay! that means there’s more! :) btw you changed your comments again?!

        • Yes – there were some awesome features that Livefyre had, but we were also experiencing some drawbacks. Livefyre was super, super responsive and were quick to help, but in the end, the best choice was to go back to WordPress’ native system.

  15. The blush looks so lovely on you! I really love the concept of these new blushes. I haven’t yet decided which one I’m going to pick up first though 😛 Also, I LOVE how that Charnelle lipstick looks on you!

  16. KK

    I really like this! It looks natural and pretty.

  17. moena

    Oh no, another lem! :( This is gorgeous!

  18. Helen

    This shade isn’t anything special. But, you look beautiful and radiant, Christine. It must be the bride-to-be glow :)

  19. connie

    Hi Christine, may i ask what lip color you are wearing in your picture. Its very flattering on you!

  20. Monica

    Oh Christine, my wallet is already trembling…this is WOW
    Will you review the other shades? I can´t wait !!!

  21. I tested these sets yesterday…I thought the lighter shade of this set looks like Nars Orgasm at sight without comparison. They are sure pretty….have to get a set later since I just got the Lancome Trio a week ago.

  22. Veronica

    Gorgeous. Way too orange for me, but that works out for my pocket book. 😛

  23. Irita

    Love Guerlain !!!! waiting for a new blush few months now…I’m glad they came out with this new edition.
    your make up looks stunning ? what eye shadows are you wearing here ?

  24. burcu

    Chrsitine you look absolutely stunning! Can i ask you which foundation are you wearing here?

  25. Vanessa

    What are the two other blush duos you are reviewing? I purchased Golden High (05) sight unseen but I am a little nervous it might be too dark for my fair skin. Thanks for the review I look forward to the other ones.

  26. Ooooh, both shades are very pretty! I like them both on you. I’d probably use the lighter shade for myself.

  27. This shade is perfect for you! I actually think it’s the sort of thing that would work on a lot of complexions. I had an MUA apply it to me and it made nice “doll cheeks” (sort of bright in the apples, but not crazy). I’m sort of caught between buying this one and Pink Punk… Glad they’re permanent!

  28. Oooh, I forgot to mention… it when you take pics of the packaging inside and out, upside and down….esp. since I want to know how much is in the container….given that the price is not cheap. I could not decide…but I did buy Red Hot…Now I look like a “hot mama!”

    • How are you liking Red Hot? Is it wearing well on you? I don’t have that one!

      • I just bought Red Hot two days ago. It takes me foreverrrr to open a package and use it. But I tested it on my cheeks along with another color on the other cheek. I have yellow undertones and I like to stay out of corals. I just bought a pink trio blusher from Lancome so I didnt want to pick another pink set. The last trio I had was from Cover Girl over 30 years ago. So I picked Hot Red because it showed better on me. These blushers are finely milled and not as pigmented as I would like. Hot Red I think is like a plum shade more dramatic and more for theatre, a shade that reminds me of the ’80s…what Jerry Hall would wear for YSL back in those days.

  29. Annie

    That blush looks amazing on you!

  30. anne

    If it costs 50$ in US, then I don’t want to know, how much it will be here in Poland :/ But the final effect is just gorgeus… *_*

  31. I’ve got such an obsession as of late with anything peach and coral colored. I love how you can wear either color alone or mix them together to give different intensities. Love it!

  32. SheDaisy

    This is the first blush ever added to my wishlist (usually only polishes and lipsticks grab my attention)! I think it looks lovely on you – there’s something very parisienne about it :)

  33. I love this color as well! And I finally got it last week. I can see it will become my go-to blush from now on!

  34. Yumi

    I bit the bullet and bought this a few days ago. It’s so gorgeous that I had to have it, despite my somewhat vast coral/peach blush stash. My first Guerlain product and probably the most expensive single piece of makeup I own (actually no, I lie, that would be Hourglass’ mineral primer). I haven’t used it yet, too busy enjoying the scent for now! (I’m such a goose)

  35. Susanne

    Love your work! Soooo detailed. You reviewed the Guerlain Les Fauves eye quad.
    I was wondering whether the color/texture of the coral color (in the eye quad) compares to the matte color in this blush duo. They color looks very similar and I was planning on using the more coral color in the eye quad as a blush if you think that would work….
    Thanks for all the hard work!!!

  36. Sandra JT

    I really love both these shades separately & in combination. They look absolutely gorgeous on you! I’ve never been a fan of this brand but I do believe I’m going to have to pick this product up……Regardless of the steep price for so little product. Although I might get lucky and find this or Modern Mandarine through a makeup artist I know in the UK who holds frequent blog sales and has stellar prices for new, boxed products. I wish eBay wasn’t such a minefield of scam artists when it comes to buying cosmetics :-(