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Maybe it’s because I can finally enjoy the most welcomed Spring weather ( hello May! ), but lately I’ve been trying to do less of a “heavy” makeup. And with the weather changing and getting warmer, I finally ditched the bold, dark, plummy, wine lip and the festive reds ( well, that’s not entirely true! ) for softer pink colours. I also reached more for my BB Creams and my lightweight formula foundations from NARS and Dior, instead of a heavy-duty base, like the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk.


My blush preferences also changed inevitably! Not only the colours I wanted were more pink and peachy, but I didn’t wanted my blushes to be obvious, to sit on my skin, if that makes any sense…

I couldn’t wait to use the Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour, since I purchased them last autumn and they’ve been waiting in their drawer as impatiently as myself, for the first signs of Spring!

These two blushes are exactly what I’m looking for at the moment! They do an amazing job at just “melting” into your makeup base, giving you that partially translucent look, yet “enough” amount of colour for a fresh-looking face appropriate for the Spring season.

image – this is a photo I published on my Instagram account that everybody seemed to love

Last year in Spring, I focused myself mainly on “obvious” pinks choosing blushes like Dior Rosy Glow #001 Petal, Chanel Joue Contraste #72 Rose Initiale or #86 Discrétion. This year I went for a more neutral look, starting with this Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour, in #10 Nude.

You’d be tempted to say that Nude is definitely a peach shade from the way it appears in its chic, gold-metal case compact. But this slightly peachy, soft powder goes definitely nude on the skin, as its name suggests –  maybe with the slightest tinge of peach…

It’s one of those neutral blush shades that is great for contouring as well ( of course, for certain skin tones ) or for adding just a hint of discreet warmth to your cheeks. I used it both ways and the result was lovely! Even if it’s an absolutely gorgeous colour, I think it works the best for fair to medium skin tones… I’m afraid it may be too light to show up on complexions darker than that.


On the other hand, the Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour, in #33 Rosebud would be a safer choice for almost all skin tones; perfect for all those seeking for a “natural glow”, with a healthy pop of colour.

Of course, I still couldn’t resist this little pink treasure here!

Even if you can notice some peachy undertones in it, Rosebud gives away the most beautiful, soft pink, healthy flush on my cheeks. I love how fresh makes my complexion look, and goes so well with different lipsticks – both with soft pink colours, and with bright pinks to bold fuchsias, as well.


Here you have the swatches:

imageDolce & Gabbana #10 Nude

imageDolce & Gabbana #33 Rosebud

Both blushers are finely milled and feel soft to the touch, very blendable and last well on the cheeks. I recon, Nude and Rosebud are not terribly unique shades, but they definitely are very natural and flattering on the skin. And I think that precisely for not being that intensely pigmented colours, they make an excellent choice for these warm Spring days!

What are your blush options this Spring? Please share!

See you soon, Beautiful!

xx, Annie





– here’s a video on how the fabulous Pat McGrath used these blushers ( not these particular two, but other amazing colours that might also interest you! Just saying! ) to create a gorgeous summer makeup look, for the Dolce&Gabbana SS13 Fashion Show. Mood: Sicilian summer. If you miss summer, you have to watch this!

Source: Dolce & Gabbana on You Tube.

– also, here you have another look created by the same amazingly talented Pat McGrath at Dolce & Gabbana’s sneak preview of their recently released first-ever matte lipstick, the Dolce Matte Lipstick.

matte-lipstick-dolce-gabbana – photo credits: Michele Morosi / Indigitalimages.com

– the look for the actual campaign is the work of Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux, another talented MUA. See the behind the scenes of the whole campaign, here and a few more pictures down below.

dolce-and-gabbana-makeup-dolce-matte-lipstick-ad-campaign-backstage-3 dolce-and-gabbana-makeup-dolce-matte-lipstick-ad-campaign-backstage-5 – as seen on www.dolcegabbana.com