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I will be honest and admit that I could not bear to dip into the palette with a brush for a week until after it arrived on my doorstep. It was simply too pretty to mar! I, however, finally worked up the courage while I was in Singapore last month and ended up wearing this blush multiple times. For those who have followed my work for years, most will realize this is big news because I do not wear blush regularly! I prefer bronzer or contour to blush for the sake of creating an illusion of a slimmer face, but the My Lady blush performed so well that I could not resist it.
My Lady in 002 Pink is the smoothest, creamiest, and most pigmented Dior blush I have ever tried! The powder adheres well to the skin without accentuating large pores, wearing for a good eight hours before fading. I highly recommend this blush, especially if you haven't tried Dior before. The rope detailing and hatched pattern make this a collectible stunner that's equally pleasurable to admire and apply. The subtly shimmering color is warmer — more so than the swatches reveal — once applied to the cheeks, but many pinks oxidize on me.
The cool Pepto-pink hatching, medium rose rope, and pale coral base create a unique, multi-dimensional shade that make this My Lady palette a must-have. It looks different in every lighting situation, but if you'd like to see how it actually translates on my cheeks, please refer to my Dior Summer 2014 Transatlantique Makeup Tutorial!
The limited edition silver casing has a subtle magnetic closure. I love this particular style since it has only made an appearance a handful of times in the last seven years. Since a follower on Instagram asked, I also find it worth mentioning that this blush does not have a traditional click-close mechanism the way the standard blue Dior plastic compacts do. I personally do not mind it since I never manhandle my cosmetics. The blush did come with complimentary mini kabuki brush (similar to the ones included with most Dior bronzers and highlighters nowadays), but I toss mine into a drawer since I find them far too dense for blush.
Now, I do not own a color that is an exact dupe for 002 Pink, but I pulled the closest blushes possible. MAC Pink Swoon (most powdery/chalky) and Givenchy It-Girl Purple (creamiest) are much brighter and cooler. Tom Ford's Wicked is darker, leans strongly rose and has a frosty finish. Chanel's Pink Explosion (Euro baked) is deeper and slightly warmer with chunky silver glitter bits. Pink Explosion is also on the sheerer side, not as creamy or smooth as Dior's My Lady 002 Pink. Benefit's Hervana is the sheerest of the five here, and it leans strongly warm with no shimmer.
Bottom Line: Order one (or two or three) Dior My Lady Glowing Blush immediately!!