To me, this is a pure luxury product. Does it really perform better than other creme blushes? Probably not. YSL is one of my favourite luxury cosmetics brand so I decided to give this product a go after learning that my beloved Touche Blush has been discontinued. YSL offers 6 lovely colors, 5 of which are permanent. The one I have for you today is the limit edition #9 in Baby Doll. This is your typical bubblegum pink, it’s a bright cool-toned baby pink color very suitable to girls with neutral to cool skin tones. I really liked the idea of this color, but when applied the color is a little too fake on my skin… I guess the name does say “babydoll” and it definitely gives you this doll-like look.
I really enjoy the packaging in terms of aesthetics – from the clear “glass” jar to the golden lid, it looks extremely elegant. From the looks of it’s packaging it may seem like you’re getting a very small amount of product but in reality you’re getting 0.19oz of product – to put it in perspective, MAC powder blush contains 0.21oz of product. My main complaint about this packaging is that it’s not very sanitary, although a lot of cream blushes are packed similarly this package has an awkwardly small opening that makes it hard to stick your brush in – or your finger.
I believe this product is best applied with (clean) fingers or synthetic blush brush. I wouldn’t say this is a true “creme blush”, the consistency suggests that it is a creme to powder product. It doesn’t really leave your skin with a sheen like a normal creme would (which could be a good or bad thing depending on what you’re looking for).
Overall I think this a okay product – but I would skip this color. If I could of chosen a different color I would go with #2 powdery rose, #7 rose quartz, and #8 red agate.
Product: 0.19oz for $52CAD/$38USD
Value: $273.68CAD/oz or $200USD/oz
Availability: #9 Baby Doll is a Limited Edition color from S/S’13 and is still available on Sephora.ca/com
The product itself is okay, yet I really didn't find the color natural. I love how the packaging looks, but I deducted several points on practicality; the opening was too small so it's hard to stick in your finger or a cheek brush. The point overall works to a 7.4 but I feel like it should be more of a 6.5.