During one of my visits to Douglas, the summer collection of Artdeco caught my eye. Although Artdeco is widely available here (which makes sense since it is a German brand) , I don't own many of their products. I am also trying to restrict the brands I am checking out, since each new brand makes my wallet lighter so I managed to pass on this the first time around. Next time I visited the store, they were all sold out, phew, I was somehow happy to be able to successfully resist it.
|Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher|
After a week what I feared had happened. They restocked the items! As soon as I have seen it, I sighed for a moment appreciating the pretty design. Then I ran my hands over its soft surface and I knew that I had to take it with me. Check out this photo below, wouldn't you agree?
|Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher|
Artdeco describes this product as: "The three shiny shades with a soft golden shimmer lend your cheeks a classy sheen and highlight the evenness of your face. Your complexion glows as if bathed in sunlight."
The compact has three colors nicely placed emphasizing the pretty design: a peachy brownish shade, a pink coral and a cool leaning pink. Once swatched under the sun, the shades appear to be closer and warmer due to the golden sheen. The shimmer is very subtle and there is no scent, which I really prefer (probably the only thing I don't like about Guerlain's bronzers is the strong parfum). Mixed together, the bronzer compact gives a pretty coral glow with just the right amount of glow for day time.
|Swatch under direct sun, Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher, individual colors (left) and mixed together (right)|
Once the shade are photographed in shadow, the colors are more distinct. The cooler pink and peachy brown mute the coral, the dominating color to result in a pretty summery coral blusher color. Although the name suggest it being a bronzing blush, I would say it is more of a blusher, depending on the following comparison.
|Swatch with indirect light, Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher, individual colors (right) and mixed together (left)|
With summer bronzer blushes, I always wonder, how much bronzer or blusher a particular product is. I thought the following comparison may give an idea about it. I put Artdeco's Bronzing Glow Blusher next to Dior's Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow. I would like to shortly rave about how much I love Nude Tan Paradise Duos. Coral Glow was the one I opted for, which only made me crave for the second one more and purchased also Pink Glow in no time. I still have to write a review about these two. It is probably going to be the millionth review in beauty blog-sphere but I still want to share the love. Now back to Artdeco comparison...
|Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher vs. Dior Nude Tan Paradise Duo Coral Glow|
The photo below with indirect light should give a good idea about where both products stand on a scale from %100 blusher to 100% bronzer if such a thing would exist. You can see that why I categorized Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher as a blush. Dior's Nude Tan has a bronzer part which is more dominant in the compact and it is definitely more brown. The coral part of Dior's Coral Glow is also more muted in comparison to the vibrant coral and cool pink of Art Deco's blusher.
|Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher (down) vs. Dior Nude Tan Paradise Duo Coral Glow (up)|
Final thoughts: Bronzing Glow Blusher from Artdeco from Tribal Sunset Collection is a pretty blusher for this summer. It is limited edition but can still be found online (e.g. Beautybay) as well as in stores. The powder is soft and silky, the shade results in a vibrant coral with a subtle golden sheen. If you want a bronzer blush though, there are products which are more bronzing than this one (such as Dior's Nude Tan Duos). It is paraben free. The compact has 10g/ 0.35 OZ of product and retails for 23 EUR/$30.
Do you own any Artdeco products? Have you checked their summer collection?