Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Blush Duo from Spring 2014 Flower Crush Collection, Swatches & Comparison

What I have for you today is super pretty. The hearts must have stopped at the time the first promo pictures were released... It is... YSL's Flower Crush Palette from their Spring 2014 Collection.


Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Blush Duo

The outer design of it made me sigh before I ever opened the compact to see the blush. It is scattered modern pink figure on YSL's signature golden compact, so slim and elegant.


Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Blush Duo

Once you open the compact, you see the gorgeous irregular design, not only in terms of lines reaching the center but also randomly scattered pink shade on peach back ground. If you move it under yellow/low light, you see the reflections of multi colored shimmer on the surface winking at you, inviting you to touch it. But you are afraid to do so. Such a heartbreakingly happy moment if there is such a thing. I think this palette turned me into a poet, seriously...


Close-up: Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Blush Duo

If you ever find the courage to spoil this beauty, you end up with a very sheer, pink highlighter carrying that multi colored shimmer in a gorgeous way. wait a minute, wasn't this supposed to be a blush? You read once more what is written on the compact "Fower Crush Palette Rosy Blush". You read further "Blush Duo". Duo? Blush?

You start searching for the meaning of all these words. They can only be a kind of secret to be solved, in another mysterious world, which this beautiful compact already took you. In this world, you don't take words seriously nor literally. Who cares what it is called? It is super pretty and it shines like no other does, so why bother.


Swatch: Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette Rosy Blush Blush Duo 

Yes I said it does shine like no other. Let me try to show you that... *Pulls out some similar highlighters and blushes from her stash*: Chantecaille, Les Petales de Rose, which must have been my favorite rose toned highlighter to date, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Adored, which I fell in love after Cafe Make-up's review here, one of my lightest blushes Chanel's newly released Joues Contraste in #86 Discretion (reviewed here and here) and YSL gorgeous highlighter from one of my favorite collection of theirs (Holiday 2012), Boreal Palette Polar Light.


Comparison to similar highlighters and blushes: Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette

Below they are swatched from lightest to darkest. You see that even my lightest blush is darker than Flower Crush. Chantecaille Les Petales de Rose is slightly lighter, MAC Adored is more beige/peach,  Discretion is a tad darker. The closest shade is Chanel's Discretion, which also has very similar shimmer, but not as pretty as Flower Crush. It is hard to capture the shimmer under low light, so I highly recommend checking this out in person. 


Comparison swatches together with similar highlighters and blushes: Yves Saint Laurent Flower Crush Palette

Also see Silverkis' review here, she was able to build up the color and says it can be used as a blush! I should work harder it seems. ;-)

Final thoughts: Blush duo? Duo maybe (peach and scattered pink design) but blush? I think it is a pretty highlighter with a gorgeous design and breath taking shimmer. Just know what you are getting and you will love it.

Have you checked out YSL's Spring collection yet? I am pondering about probably not that pigmented, yes or no, or no or yes... Have to check it out in person. This collection is released a few days ago in US and should be in Europe very soon.

15 comments

  1. Thank you for the kind link back, Sara! Gosh, it hurt me so much just to start using it, but use this beauty I must! I think the color picks up best with a good dense brush, and then yes you do have to swipe it several times. I used my finger for the swatch, but it is certainly buildable! I have little patience (and time) though, so I swipe it over a very pale pink blush on my cheeks on insanely rushed morning! Love this so much!! Hope you enjoy it too! xoxo

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    1. Hi Silverkis, I loved how this blush looked on your post once build up. On me it doesn't really show, well that is partially true, it shows nothing but shimmer :-( shimmer is pretty but it makes it hard to be used for everyday. It is a good idea to swipe it on another blush, I will try that :-)

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  2. hey! it's so so so gorgeous! I want that so badly... but can't find... where in usa did you buy it?
    thanks in advance! i will really appreciate your help!

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    1. I am not in USA so I got it from eBay (it is not available in Germany at the moment) but I checked for you, you can right now order it from Saks (http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446651576&R=3365440712218&P_name=Yves+Saint+Laurent&sid=143755C16A90&Ntt=yves+saint+flower&N=0&bmUID=kdMabpv

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    2. I saw this too. I was about to order it yesterday, but then saw wrong description and wrote to live chat and they said that this not that blush(
      so I continue looking...

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    3. I see that this palette is also available at YSL website, there is must be the correct one :-)
      http://www.yslbeautyus.com/Rosy-Blush/1087YSL,default,pd.html?cgid=spring-look-2014&start=1

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  3. Oh boy! I totally get what you say, I just saw the pictures on G+ and instantly sighed... it's such a beautiful object. It's almost a pity to use it :)
    Great swatches!

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    1. Hi Natalia,
      Lol yes, this is one of the worse conflicts of a beauty lover, to ruin the pretty design, lol.
      Thanks :-*

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  4. Ooo this looks the way I was hoping the new Chanel compact woud! As it turns out it's pretty matte which I found disappointing. I will definitely swatch this one

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    1. Hi Icaria, yes if you would like to spice things up by adding some shimmer, this ones is just for you.

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  5. I keep eyeing this one thinking I really wanted it, but never ever realized it was a highlighter hybrid thingy??? Hmmm...not sure I want or need it now? Guess I need to go swatching lol :-)

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    1. Hi Gummy. If you swatch it under yellow light, I assure you you come home with it, lol. The shimmer is very pretty :-)

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  6. I picked up the eye shadows....really pretty but go on really light...wish they went on a little darker!

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  7. THIS!!! Most beautiful thing I have seen in 2014 but I am going to pass, SO wish it was an actual blush, I would be snapping it right up! xxxx

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  8. Gorgeous presentation but I am really disappointed with the product. I am very fair and love highlighters but this is just powdery glitter on me. I get no colour at all with any brushes - blush, duofibre - and have to really scrub my finger in to get anything that could be remotely a blush. As a highlighter it is too glittery, rather than glowy. I love the look of the YSL palettes but the quality of the products - City Lights eye was not as good as I expected either - is poor for the price point in my opinion. Chanel, Dior and Ford are all way more reliable. Susan, London

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