Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama from Summer Mix 2013

Today I would like to talk about the last piece I picked up from Dior's Summer Mix 2013 Collection, Dior Blush Cheek Creme in #651 Panama. The idea behind this collection is to match your nails with your cheeks, so there are four colors of creme blushes are released together with four nail polishes (for nail polish swatches, check the previous post here). Four creme blush shades are as follows:

  • #651 Panama,  a bright coral, matching nail polish #448 Sunnies
  • #851 Capri, a pale blue toned pink, matching nail polish #658 Capeline
  • #871 Bikini, a warm intense pink, matching nail polish #858 Tie & Die
  • #971 Pareo, a bright fuchsia pink, matching nail polish #678 Creoles

Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama from Summer Mix 2013

As I already mentioned, Germany haven't received this collection other than presumably the exclusive counter in Berlin KaDeWe so I didn't have a chance to play around with them to decide. I had to order it sight unseen from Italy. I included four of the nail polishes since those were safe bets. As for the creme blush, I decided to get only one to test it. I chose the coral one, #651 Panama matching some of my lipsticks for summer.


Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama from Summer Mix 2013

Dior creme blush comes in a glass container and houses 7 g/2.4 OZ of product, which is a good amount once compared to other creme blushes on the market. Here are some examples for reference, Laura Mercier has 2.34g/0.08 OZ, YSL has 5.5 g/0.19 OZ product. I compared some of my other creme blushes to give an idea of the color. Laura Mercier has a closer color called Sunrise which I don't own, so I included Canyon, one of my all time favorite creme blushes. YSL Cream Blush #6 seems to be close in shade but also tad more red. Giorgio Armani is not a creme formula, it is liquid/gel and more transparent because of that. Blushing fabric is my all time favorite blush formula. The transparency gives a natural look which lasts all day so I included this one too for reference.


Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama and similar colors with creme/gel formula 

Dior Blush Cheek Creme is pigmented and applies smoothly. It is important for me that a creme blush is pigmented because I wear it under the finishing powder, so some of the color is washed out afterwards to give a glow within kind of look. My only problem with Dior Panama was the lasting power. It started fading in 4-5 hours which I find to be rather short once compared to other formulas. The closes in texture and color is Laura Mercier Canyon, which is more neutral and a tad more brown.

Swatches of Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama and similar colors

Final thoughts: Dior Blush Cheek Creme #651 Panama retails around 30 EUR which is a good price for 7g / 2.4 OZ of product. It is pigmented, glides on smoothly, easy to blend. It would be heaven if it would stay on my cheeks a bit longer.

Have you tried these? Did it stay on you? Which creme blush formula is your favorite?

7 comments

  1. Hey Sara, I have Bikini (LOVE) and I just got Capri. Bikini lasts SO well on me, so I am a little surprised to hear Panama doesn't last on you! The good thing is this is really easy to carry around for touch-ups though.

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    1. Oh you skipped the coral one? ;-) I think you also need Panama in this case. As for the lasting power, I think I am spoiled with blushing fabrics, which last over 12 hours on me. But yet again it is another formula (liquid/gel) so wouldn't be fair to compare. Currently I am also testin Chanel ones and love them a little bit more, post is coming up.

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  2. Die Haltbarkeit ist so schade an Cremeblush... und ausgerechnet im Sommer, wo man es eigentlich gern tragen möchte, WEIL das Finish einfach etwas schöner, natürlicher und strahlender ist. Die Farbe ist aber in der Tat sehr schön! - Ich finde es toll, dass Du Dir die Mühe machst, ähnliche Farben dazu zu swatchen! Das ist sehr,s ehr hilfreich!

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    1. Hallo She-Lynx, vielen Dank! Mit der Haltbarkeit muss ich noch experimentieren. Ich war enttäuscht da ich automatisch von 12 Stunde ausgegangen bin. Heute teste zwei Cremeblush auf einmal: Rechte Wange Dior (Panama), linke Chanel (Presage) :-> Ich bin gespannt.

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  3. Hello Sara,
    I have Capri and I love the shade so much! I love the texture and it stays very long with me :D
    Panama is a beautiful coral shade as well, I like it!

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    1. Hi memoiselle,
      Capri seems to be very light for me since I like setting my foundation during summer, it fades to nothing with the powder on top (usually use Chanel Les Beiges). The more I am using the creme blush, the more I like it. Now I want to buy a few more colors but they are all sold out :-(

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  4. ooh this is helpful, as i have canyon and i think the same YSL. glad i don't need this one!

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