Dior 999 Rouge Blush Review & Swatches

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Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush
Dior 999 Rouge Blush

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Dior 999 Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich coral-red with warm undertones and cooler, pink pearl that gives it a luminous sheen when applied to the skin. The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff, and velvety to the touch, so it picked up easily with a brush and could be used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage or a moderate hand for more opaque coverage. A little went a long way with this shade, though, so I highly recommend using less than you anticipate and building up as needed for the desired effect. I was so pleased that the intense blush color blended out easily along the edges, while the glowing finish looked skin-like without being overtly shimmery. It wore well for almost nine hours before it started to show signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$44.00/0.23 oz. - $191.30 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense, ultra-pigmented color that lasts," though under "formula," the brand states that it has "bold, yet buildable color." Most of the shades I tried were quite pigmented, but the denser, smoother consistency of the powder made it possible to apply less for more buildable coverage as they weren't too powdery nor too stiff in the pan to work with. They applied easily, blended out well, and stayed on for eight to nine hours on me. The powders did have a floral scent to them, though I did not notice the scent when applied to my skin (more in the compact).

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Ingredients

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Rouge Blush
Dior
$44.00/0.23 oz.

91%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Laura Mercier Looser Setting Powder
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On lips:
  • Too Faced Melted Clover II Liquid Lipstick
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I can see this being amazing on darker skin tones! I guess even on me, if I were going for tuberculitic chic…

If I didn’t have UD Quiver Afterglow Blush, I would so buy this absolutely fantastic red blush! It is truly gorgeous and applies so nicely! 🌹

I purchased this at a Dior counter a couple of weeks ago, reviews unread. The shade is unlike anything I have in my largish blush stash. I use my Suqqu cheek brush for this, and it works really well. I agree with your rating, one of the best blushes I have purchased in year. I am loving my new Shiseido powder blush as well. These companies are really raising the bar for blush standards.

Beautiful, stunning and I think the pigmentation is really tops, but I would never to rarely wear this and there’s just too much product. Here’s an example where a smaller amount for less price would make me consider purchasing it because it’s so beautiful, yet not very useful so I’d only want a little bit.

This blush is stunning. I stopped briefly at a Dior counter to pick up a lipstick and Charnelle blush. I saw this blush and thought it was matte (not that I had any time to try it on), so didn’t give it any thought. It’s on the “buy” list.

This is stunning. It reminds me a fair bit of MAC’s Frankly Scarlet, which I have and love but have to be careful with. Same with 999 – I think it might be a bit too much for my fair skin but I’ll probably take a look at it the next time I’m at The Bay.

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