Now that’s a lot of tacos. Sisley Cosmetics, a brand I don’t know a lot about, hopes to answer the question, “What does $108 look like?” Their new L’Orchidèe Highlighter Blush breaks the $100 barrier, but here’s the thing: I think it’s actually really, really good.
$108 is unbelievable for a blush, but for all that coin you do get a natural look that lasts all day and a glow like you just won the Mega Millions jackpot.
Luxurious from front to back — from the silver chariot/pan it rides in, to the powders so finely milled that the grains are almost microscopic — L’Orchidèe is a sight to behold. The coral, pink, brown and golden colors blend together seamlessly to give cheeks a softly radiant glow of golden peachy pink.
But even though I feel almost regal wearing this blush, I can’t see it working its way into my everyday makeup bag. It’s just too pricey for something like that.
Now, my special occasion makeup bag? Yeah, maybe there.
Additional makeup worn in the look on my eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Phenomenon and Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Purple; and lips: Becca Sheer Lip Colour in Valentina
Sisley also incorporated extract of white lily to moisturize the skin, although, truth be told, my dry cheeks don’t feel completely quenched when I wear it.
Gorgeous as it is, the price will still be a major hurdle for this lovely blush. But hey, if you’re a makeup lover with a weakness for high-end brands, and you’re looking for a warm, peachy pink coral blush to add to your collection/treasure trove, you might make a spot for Sisley L’Orchidèe Highlighter Blush on your Bloomingdale’s shopping list.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bloomingdale’s and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (a solid A, if not for the jaw-dropping price)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,