Blushes are so pretty to look at, but surprisingly I always end up reaching for the same ones. For Fall 2019, the new Clarins Joli Blush launched with 8 shades. These are described as ultra pigmented and with pH reactants so it’s a customizable shade based on your skin! Can you believe this is Clarin’s first blush?!
Name: Clarins Joli Blush
Shade: 8 (I have 03 Cheeky Rose and 06 Cheeky Coral)
Price: $33 CAD
The Clarins Joli Blush comes in a circular compact with a mirror inside. I like that the outside corresponds to the color inside. Each compact also includes a travel sized blush brush. The bristles are densely packed but it’s more of a one dimensional shape as it’s flat. You’ll need to be pretty careful if you are using this brush to apply as it can leave unblended edges.
03 Cheeky Rose
Cheeky Rose is a bright deep pink color in the pan. On my cheeks, it looks very natural and a good balance between pink and neutrals. There is a strong scent to the blush that is fragrant and beautiful. But it is quite strong so something to consider. The formula includes hazelnut oil although it sits around the middle of the ingredient list.
06 Cheeky Coral
I really loved the color of 06 Cheeky Coral in the pan! It is a dreamy color that instantly reminds me of summer. However, this shade doesn’t really show up on swatches or on my cheeks. It’s a bit disappointing but I think it would be beautiful for more fair complexion.
So I did two types of swatches of the Clarins Joli Blush. On the left, I used the brush that comes with the compact. The pigmentation is a lot softer and I thought this would mimick the pigmentation on your cheeks best. Then, I did the traditional finger swatch.
Next, I wanted to show a before and after. I used 02 Cheeky Rose. Hopefully you can see that there’s a touch more pink around the apples of the cheeks. It also blends together the bronzer with my foundation better. I did a before and after with 06 Cheeky Coral as well, but unfortunately I couldn’t see a difference in person or on camera.
Overall 40/50 B
I thought that the formula itself was pleasant to use, and blended in well with the skin! However the shade selection wasn’t that unique and I didn’t notice any pH adjusting results. The lowest mark comes from the pigmentation because 06 Cheeky Coral does not show up on my skin. I think I enjoyed my Clarins Joli Rouge lipsticks more than these blushes. If you are looking for a great blusher, I’ve been loving the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic blushes!