Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush Review & Swatches

01/09

Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush
Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush

Independent (823)

Dior Indpendent (823) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a drier, more powdery texture that had some excess that kicked up in the pan. I’d recommend tapping off excess to ensure precision during application.

I applied this more as a contour powder in order to avoid unnecessary comments about it looking “bruised,” due to the way this type of hue interacts with my skin tone and undertone; the shadowy quality of the color certainly makes it usable as a contour shade for some skin tones and as a more barely-there neutral blush for deeper skin tones. The color went on evenly and blended out easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

  • Chanel Notorious (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Shadow (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar).
  • Inglot #504 (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Fawn (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Dusk (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sephora Tranquil (26) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NYX Taupe (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Sepia (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Anastasia Mink (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Kevyn Aucoin Deep (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I have Tranquil and use it as a contour when I do contour. It isn’t a shade that I would wear as a blush for the very reason you stated, Christine. It would look like a bruise on me, so I am set with Tranquil and I also have ABH Fawn.

If I hadn’t ever discovered Nyx Taupe, I would HAVE to go for this as my contour powder, because it has enough depth and a shadowy effect. It is beautiful!

Hi Christine, thank you for your swatches and review! I stumbled upon this on the Dior site last night and was really curious how the color would look & it’s best use. I think the color is really pretty, although probably not for me.

I submitted MAC Prolongwear Fashion Fix as a dupe!

I almost jumped on this because I wanted Chanel Notorious way back when but I have a suitable dupe and would only be using it as a contour eyeshadow, not contour cheek product.

I was going to say…this is probably the closest to Notorious I’ve seen in awhile from a higher end brand. Shame Chanel refuses to bring that one back. Gorgeous color, though. I’ve stopped wearing contour due to time constraints in the morning for full face, but this will look lovely for cooler skin tones that struggle to find contours that aren’t too warm.

I love Dior products. Unfortunately where I live (Peterborough Ontario) there are no stores that carry Dior…….much to my dismay. How may I receive Dior products?

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