Dior Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera Is Ringing My Belle

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

“May I be excused?” Karen asked, trying to hide the fact that her coral blush fetish was spiraling out of control. Gingerly, she set her silverware and cotton napkin down and coyly tilted her head. “I won’t be but a minute.”


“Why, sure, dear,” said a woman in a tall chair at the head of the table. The words dripped from her tongue like honey, and the other girls grew silent as she spoke. She was older than the others but, like the younger girls, impeccably dressed. She wore a creamy, satin two-piece gown and a bolero jacket with 3/4 sleeves (rhinestone accents, of course) over an A-line skirt. Not a single hair fell out of place on her almost sculpted, dark strawberry blonde crown. She sat bolt upright with darn near perfect posture, much as someone accustomed to formal gatherings of this kind regularly would.

“You take your time,” the woman said, seeming to understand Karen’s reasons. It was as if the woman had read her blush-crazed mind.

Karen fluttered (as best she could) out into the hallway and pulled Dior’s Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera 002 from her clutch. At $44 it was pricey, but damn if it didn’t make her feel like her cheeks had been kissed by the sun.

Under the dim lights in the hall, Karen marveled, as she had many times before, at the different shades in the pan. “So pretty…” she whispered to the pan as much as to herself. Dior designed the colors to be worn separately to highlight different parts of the face, or swirled together and worn as a blush or bronzer.


Back to reality… LOL!

The first few times I played with this pan I got golden glitter all over the place, but the stitches are only an overlay and mellow out over time. The shades themselves create more of a sheen than a shimmer, which makes for perfect sun-kissed cheeks, no matter what the occasion. πŸ™‚

PRICE: $44
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dior counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (lovely, but quite expensive)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vesna says:

    Love the packaging but I don’t really like the color πŸ˜€
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  2. shiny says:

    It looks lovely! What’s the colour on your lips?

  3. Nina says:

    the packaging is gorgeous!

  4. Chris25 says:

    This is beautiful, but way too expensive for a poor girl like me!

  5. Eva says:

    I looove this, have it too. The packaging is different from mine ( I’m from Europe), yours is prettier !
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  6. snoopysteph says:

    Oh gawwwd. Karen, why do you do this to me?? πŸ™‚ This is SO PRETTY! Must…show….restraint…

  7. Jessi says:

    Dangit, I know this one would be too dark for me, but it looks fabulous on you. I envy you and your ability to wear most bronzers. There are only a select few I can get away with wearing.
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  8. Kim says:

    Oh, that IS pretty, especially in the pan! I’m such a sucker for the patterns. πŸ™‚

  9. Courtney says:

    This looks absolutely beautiful on you! I love how it looks bronze, gold, and peach all at the same time. Gorgeous!

  10. ALEXUTZA says:

    The packaging is beautiful, but the color is a bit too dark for me.
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  11. larie says:

    OOooh, the packaging is gorgeous!
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  12. Janet says:

    This would look quite nice along with my coral dress I’m wearing for graduation… hmm… I might just have to treat myself once I’m done with finals! πŸ™‚

  13. Trisha says:

    Oh man, you should write like that more often, Karen. Like, in a book. That was very pretty. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and the blush looks nice too. πŸ˜›
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  14. Christina says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! πŸ˜€ I just got a few of the Dior Addict lipsticks! Maybe after I finish my finals, I should get this blush as a pity present XD

    • Karen says:

      Good luck with your finals, Christina! When is your last one?

      • Christina says:

        Thanks so much! My last one is this Thursday from 7-10 pm (super late, right??) I’ve got a lot of studying ahead but your blog makes for wonderful study breaks! πŸ˜€

        • Karen says:

          Aww, I like that MBB is kinda like your study buddy! πŸ™‚

          Well, good luck on your last final. If you start getting tired of studying think of how GREAT you’re going to feel when it’s over! When I was in school I loved that feeling.

  15. Ashley says:

    Gorgeous palette, I love the packagin!
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  16. gio says:

    That’s a gorgeous shade! Love the packaging too.
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  17. Claudenka says:

    I thought about getting the Nars Orgasm/ Laguna/ Albatross trio…and then I saw your review on the Dior healthy glow powder…and now I see this.

    Which one would you go for, Karen?

  18. Markina says:

    Karen – loved the prose. Can you give me some suggestions for coral blushes for my MAC NW45 complexion?

  19. Radhika says:

    I would want it just for the packaging…and then the blush itself is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I …neeeeeeeeeeeeeed…..thiss…nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww πŸ˜€

  20. PolarBelle says:

    I had a makeover that I posted about using this blush. Been wearing it every day since. It’s really a fun one since you can vary the colors depending on what you’d like to focus on.
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  21. Jae says:

    OMG! I.MUST.HAVE.THIS! it looks Ahhhmazing on you…really summery! heart this! =)

  22. Issa says:

    i love the color! i love coral blushes! and the packaging is just perfect! πŸ™‚

  23. Phyrra says:

    I love the golden sheen on your skin with this blush!
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  24. Oh no!!! I love this color! I think I must have this one!
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  25. Bianca says:

    Hi Karen,
    Can you pls do swatches of the different colors? I got aurora b/c of your review & I love it! This looks so gorgeous on you!

  26. luv2smilexo says:

    This is a lovely review! What do you have on your lips? It’s gorgeous!
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  27. Christy says:

    OMG this colour is gorgeous on you! I wonder how it’d look on NW20-25….I might just have to try it πŸ˜€
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  28. Paris B says:

    It most certainly is a beaut! The only drawback being that the gold bits are overspray that disappear quite quickly with just 1 brush. I have Rose Brazilian and love it to itty bits! Coral Riviera was just too dark for me. Mine’s from the Summer collection of… is it 2009? πŸ™‚
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  29. Julie says:

    Really suits you Karen. You look lit from within!

  30. Rachael says:

    what color is on your lips?

  31. Jenna says:

    This is beautiful but why does it have to be a gold overlay???? I’d want that beautiful golden sheen each time!

  32. HouseOfPhotoProps says:

    Must Have…Will Get!

  33. Katie says:

    I want this blush SO BAD. I just bought Dior Amber Diamond shimmer powder and I think I need to add this to my collection as well! How long do you think it will last with regular use? It’s .22 ounces so it’s $2 for .1! It better last forever. haha

    • Karen says:

      Probably forever, LOL! You don’t need much, plus it looks so natural. πŸ™‚ If you can wear it every day then it would be a good makeup investment.

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