Countless times I'd walked past the Sisley counter to just rudely stare at the beauty of L'Orchidée Rose. Not wanting to form some bizarre habit I thought I'd better just man up and buy this rather expensive beauty.
Part of the fall city muse collection, L'Orchidée (£62) is a blush highlighter that contains three soft pink shades, 2 cools and one with more warmth.
Used together (as I don't find these work so well individually) its a sweet, luminous cool toned pink that does not look frosty.
It offers enough pigment to be used as a blush or can be applied lightly to achieve more of a glow/highlighted look. It brightens up the complexion and does not apply ruddy (like I find a lot of pinks do).
Swatched below heavy then lightly.
The formula feels soft and smooth (though not as smooth as a Burberry blush or creamy like a Rouge Bunny Rouge blush). Its lightweight and does not look powdery and has an average wear time.
Overall I like the clean, crisp pink and subtle highlight/sheen it gives to the skin and have nothing to fault about the formula really. However, there's a little voice in my head that whispers " you could have bought that Tom Ford eyeshadow palette you wanted for the same price......."
Hindsight can be an annoying, redundant thing, and in retrospect I think this is a rather frivolous buy, as I do have blusher/highlighters of a similar or even better quality for a lower price, and I can't help thinking the shade/finish is not unique.
I bought this from John Lewis.