Dior Opera (975) Rouge Blush ($45.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a richer, medium red-plum with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.
- Mostly opaque pigmentation (more than marketed)
- Smooth, a touch powdery, finely-milled
- Picked up readily, applied and blended out well
- Long-wearing (8 hours)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$45.00/0.22 oz. – $204.55 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have a “silky” and “lightweight” texture that’s long-wearing and have “buildable” intensity. The blushes had a smooth, lightweight consistency that was finely-milled, though not as silky as I would have expected, without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan.
The majority of the shades I tested had medium, buildable pigmentation that was hard to over-do but could definitely be intensified for higher coverage if desired. They applied evenly and blended out without issue, and they seemed to sit well on my skin with a semi-matte finish or higher. The more shimmery shades were still more low-level and had a sheen rather than overt shimmer that yielded a more metallic finish.
On my skin, most of the hues I trialed lasted eight hours before showing signs of fading. There was a soft, floral scent to the powders.
Browse all of our Dior Rouge Blush swatches.
#18560 SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • MICA • LAUROYL LYSINE • SILICA • ZINC STEARATE • CELLULOSE • MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • BIS-BEHENYL/ISOSTEARYL/PHYTOSTERYL DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE • DICAPRYLYL ETHER • KAOLIN • BORON NITRIDE • HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT • IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT • AQUA (WATER) • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN • SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • STEARIC ACID • TOCOPHEROL • HYDROLYZED VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT • 1,2-HEXANEDIOL • SODIUM BENZOATE • POTASSIUM SORBATE • [+/- CI 77491, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE)]
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