YSL Spring 2013 – Creme de Blush 09 Review and Swatches

April 22, 2013

The YSL Creme de Blush 9 from its 2013 Spring Collection is a stunner for anyone who is on the quest for a perfect shade of baby pink blush. I spotted this blush by accident when I was actually shopping for the Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks,  and as soon as I swatched this blush on my skin I knew I had to have this one! It is a match made in heaven for anyone with a neutral to cool skin tone. YSL excels in coming up with nude and pale pink shades with blue undertone that helps to counteract the redness. These shades might not be for everyone, but once you find a good match for your skin tone, you will probably stick to it forever.


I adore the packaging of Creme de Blush which looks like a little gem-box. The texture is much better than what I expected for a cream blush. It is a silicone based creamy blush and although I don’t normally like makeup products overloaded with silicone, this blush is just right. It feels moderately creamy without the grease, and it has enough slip in it so it glides on to the skin smoothly and evenly. The blush is very finely milled and the silicone indeed helps with concealing the pores and dry patches. It sets into a powdery and semi-matte finish.




I pulled out some of my cool pink (varies from baby pink to bubblegum pink) cream blushes. Although YSL 09 leans cool, its still has some warmth compared to the other shades which makes it very versatile and wearable on most skin tones.

From Left to Right: YSL Cream Blush 09, Etude House Lip & Cheek 02; Canmake Cream Cheek 03; RMK Light Pink ; Addiction Cheek Stick Amazing (review coming soon!)



Bottom Line: Gotta have it! I bought mine at David Jones for AUD$65. It is available here in the US , or here with international shipping with VAT deduction upon checkout.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Teri April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

YSL is doing great this year. I’m loving almost everything! I’ve been wanting to try these blushes for a good while now, but I’m still looking for a good shade. This shade might be too pale on me, although I do like the texture a lot. The packaging is just too pretty!


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Teri you are gorgeous and you can pull off any color *wink*


Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) April 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm

The packaging really is so beautiful! The color as well. It reminds me a bit of a cream version of Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Oh..I need to look into dollface!


Eunice April 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

What a nice and vibrant color! I think it will definitely help brighten up the face. The packaging is sooo pretty. Does it smell fruity like most of the other YSL products? I looove that smell.


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Yes it does! I love the smell 🙂


Jeslynj April 23, 2013 at 2:21 am

Oh so tempting to buy! Did you end up getting any of the Rouge Volupte shine lipsticks?


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Yes I got 2 RVS in the end 🙂 Lurve them!


Jeslynj April 24, 2013 at 2:11 am

Nice! Which ones did you get? I’m debating between Pink in confidence and Nude in Private 🙂


Claire April 23, 2013 at 6:44 am

I adore this colour, I swatched this blush like 15x and still haven’t bought it. I have some problems with the siliconey texture but that colour! It is a pale pink but still has so much pigment. From your swatches I can tell, that I would adore the RMK one as well, this is a colour I don’t have yet, so pretty! I also had some colours from Canmake, sadly, they accentuated my dry skin and uneven skin texture 🙁 I have to go to the store and, yet, again, swatch this beauty, I just love this kind of pink xxx


Reika April 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I know..this color is SOO pretty! I can’t let it pass 😛
Agree, the canmake is a little glittery and tends to highlight my pores…but it’s dirt cheap..
The RMK one is beautiful too, and I always use it as a base color. Unfortunately it’s been discontinued.


Larissa April 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I’m using Chrome and I can’t see the pictures in the post (or any post) and it’s been a while now =/


Reika April 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Hi Larissa, thanks for letting me know. I have checked with the latest version of Chrome and I can’t see any problem with it and I can see the pictures…


Chel April 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Ok, another blush lemming!


Jenni @ lifeandlensofbeauty April 28, 2013 at 6:13 am

Such a cool dolly pink!! it must look great on your fair skintone!


Linda Olsen April 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

Wow, I definitely need to check this out. The blue undertones really make a difference – very beautiful shade, and I love the packaging as well.


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