Grace Your Cheek with Diorblush Sugar & Spice (& Everything Nice!)

Being a translator by profession (and nature), I’ve always found the world of words fascinating. Take this Diorblush for example. The original name in French, Terre de Sienne, is the equivalent of Sienna in English. The clay is widely used in oil paint pigments. If you search for it on the Internet, you will see resemblance of the real thing and the Diorblush named after it. The name in English however, does not evoke the same type of music, so here we are with Sugar & Spice (849), and a different set of associations that come with it.

But I digress… You’re not here to learn about clay, you’re here to look at a pigmented, versatile, natural blush with excellent texture!

Diorblush is packaged with the same material as their quints, and the compact opens to a mirror, the blush itself, and a small brush. I can’t really detect any scent, which is good news for those with sensitive noses.

Like other Diorblushes, Sugar & Spice comes with two shades. The matte side is a brownish rose, and when it is swatched heavily it is almost brick-colored. The texture of this side is so extremely fine that it could almost be a cream! The other side is a shimmery peach, though it does also have a bit of brown undertone. The shimmer is minuscule. I own many shimmery blushes which are not so obviously shimmery that they look frosty on, but this one hits it out of the park! If you have been looking for a subtle shimmery peachy blush, take a look at Sugar & Spice! This side feels slightly grainy compared to the matte side on my finger, but it also applies and blends like a dream!

From bottom to top: the matte side, the shimmery side, and two sides mixed together.

The pigmentation, as you can see, is excellent. It did also have a tiny bit of harder layer on top, but once I went over it with a natural-bristled brush, the pigmentation reaches that perfect level at which you can’t overdose with one swipe, but nor will you have to go at it like a madwoman just for the blush to show. Both sides function well alone (I was SO surprised to find the shimmery side shows up well on me. I thought it would be designed sheer for layering purposes), which means this compact is very versatile. You can use each side by itself, mix it up, or lay the matte shade down as an overall blush and the shimmery one on the apples of your cheeks/cheekbones. When I want a pinch of color on my cheeks while looking very natural, the shimmery side enables me to skip my highlighter!

The enclosed brush is most probably made with natural bristles. It is very soft and non-scratchy. The shape and softness make picking color up a bit more difficult than your full-size blush brush (don’t get me wrong: it works well), but this baby can blend! It is one of the better-performing enclosed brushes I have seen. If I have to do my makeup in the car for example (while someone else is driving of course), this is definitely a compact I’d reach for!

I have used this blush in some of my looks, including:

Bottom line: A beautiful combination with excellent quality, there’s nothing about Diorblush Sugar & Spice that’s not to love. I would highly recommend this particularly to those with a warmer undertone, as they might find the brown tone in it easier to wear. However, to be honest this is a blush that I can’t see going wrong on anyone (it’s hard to overdose and easy to blend out), so it’s a great basic in everyone’s arsenal!

Have you seen Sugar & Spice of any other Diorblushes? What are some of your go-to blushes? Do you wear anything with a brown undertone well?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: This post contains one (or more) sample that is sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

32 responses

    • I think it’s permanent, and we all have the tendency to ignore the permanent line-up in favor of what’s new and limited edition πŸ˜‰ I bet it’ll look SMASHING on you so do check it out!

  1. I like it! It’s even wearable for my fair skin, so I’m happy. I don’t have a lot of blushes with a brown undertone, but I do have a few, just so I can use it when I want something on my cheeks without it being too pink.

  2. Have you set your cam differently? Your pictures look very good! I especially love the last one πŸ™‚ For some reason Dior blushes never appealed to me, idk why, even if the colour was nice I never got one (ok, the LE one, rosy glow but the texture and colour payoff were differently, aka better, here). I love how it looks on you and it looks so smooth! BTW, your earrings are very pretty!

    • Hey Claire, thanks so much! The thing with the pictures is that I have very recently realized they don’t look as good as they really are on the blog because I don’t resize them properly… With a lot of photos that are not very clear, if you click on them you’ll see they are. However because I didn’t resize them right, WordPress tried to resize them and that’s what caused the blurriness. Oh well, we learn something new every day!

      I tried Rosy Glow on my cheeks, but back at the time I very bent on sticking to warm colors because I’m warm-toned (now I know SOME cooler colors make my cheeks/lips pop). I know many love it dearly, and I’m happy to hear it works for you too!

  3. Dang! I wish I waited a month later and I would’ve got this instead! The matte + shimmer looks so natural. I’m into peachy/matte colours at the moment. I just splurged on the a dior blush last month- the Diorskin Shimmer Star. *sigh*

  4. it is indeed a very lovely blush. i wouldn’t have this in my collection although i prefer cool pinks in general. this color looks so yummy!
    i owned one dior blush so far and it was the only one i hit pan and used up, and i kept the brush cause it was quite nice. πŸ™‚
    i think dior does any type of “powder” right!

  5. You look GORGEOUS in these photos. And thanks for the word origination lesson. One of the things I do is sociolinguistics so I’m also really sensitive to language. I was actually turned off by this blush because of the name “sugar and spice” is so cliche… but sienna on the other hand, is not, and makes me much more interested in the blush!

  6. Hello Sunny!
    Lately I have not visited Dior counter thus I have missed many Dior products LOL. The pigmentation of this blush looks amazing! I think this is a nice blush for a natural looking make up πŸ™‚

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