Hey beauties! I bought the Sisley Paris L'Orchidee Highlighting Blush from Neiman Marcus a few weeks ago and it's about time I review and swatch it for you all. =)
Packaging: It comes in a silver compact that's highly reflective and prone to fingerprints. However, the product itself, which is embossed with a lovely petal design, makes up for the exterior packaging. Also, the compact features a full size mirror inside, which is useful for those who apply their makeup on the go or touch-up throughout the day.
The Sisley Paris L'Orchidee blush contains 3 different shades, including a peachy-pink, peachy-gold and a pinky-coral shade. The center of the petal is sprinkled with a shimmery gold and fuschia overspray that disappears after a few swipes.
The texture of the product feels silky smooth and it applies flawlessly without looking powdery or patchy. Also, it's not too sheer or too pigmented, but it has good pigmentation and is very easy to work with. When I swirl my MAC 168 brush (full review) all over the compact and apply it onto my cheeks, it translates into a pinky-peach shade on my NC30/35 skin tone and leaves my skin with a glowy finish. The shimmers are so fine that I can barely see them, even when I'm up close in the mirror. It just looks like I have a natural gorgeous sheen on my cheeks. Also, it lasts at least 11 hours without fading when worn over liquid foundation + setting powder.
Bottom Line: I love that it gives me a gorgeous flush of color and the illusion of radiant skin without looking overly shimmery or sparkly. It just makes me look fresh, awake and most importantly, natural. Also, it feels so lightweight and silky smooth on my skin. Not only is the quality amazing, but the packaging is simply irresistible. I'm considering getting a backup!
Note: The Sisley Paris L'Orchidee Highlighting Blush contains 15g. It is limited edition and sold out online at Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bloomingdales, but is still available at Sisley Paris counters in Neiman Marcus for $108. If you don't have a counter near you, then you can still get it online at StrawberryNet* for $98, which is about 9% less than retail price and they ship worldwide for free. John Lewis also has it in stock online for £60, but if you live outside the UK, you will get hit hard with shipping fees and customs.
Have you tried this blusher?