When I reviewed Le Métier de Beauté Blush Brush, I mentioned that the reason why I thought about trying a new brush was because I encountered a blush that I had difficulty blending. Well, the problem was solved and here it is, Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joues Blush Duo!
Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joes Blush Duo come in a beautiful golden compact with Guerlain etched on top. It is not too hefty, but it looks unmistakably luxurious. The compact opens to a mirror, the blush duo, and a brush. I am not entirely sure if the brush is made with natural bristles, but it is not scratchy and it works well for touch-ups.
Peach Boy, like other Guerlain powder products, has the signature violet smell. Like some other Guerlain powder products I have tried, it also had some kind of overspray when I first got it. Only when the overspray was removed did I realize how pigmented the blush is.
The top shade of Peach Boy is a matte orange coral, while the bottom is a peachy coral infused with golden shimmer. The pigmentation of the matte shade is really intense, and while the shimmery shade is a bit less pigmented, it can be built up rather easily. Both shades can definitely function alone, though the shimmery shade could seem a bit too shimmery for my personal taste when used alone. None of the shades is among the most blendable I have tried, but with the right brush (in my case the Le Métier de Beauté one), they’re pretty easy to work with.
What I really like about this blush duo is the fact that it has great lasting power, and the shades stay vibrant. Just use a light hand with the matte shade, because it can look heavy fast (though if your skin tone is darker than mine, this would be great). I like it the most when I wear the matte shade as a blush, and the shimmery one on the top of my cheekbone as a highlighter. Blush duos like Guerlain Peach Boy are what I reach for when I am running out of time: I can skip my highlighter and still the top of my cheekbones would be highlighted!
I have worn Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joues Blush Duo in these photos:
Bottom line: While Guerlain Peach Boy Rose aux Joes Blush Duo could do with a little more blendability, with the right brush it’s pretty easy. The shades are pigmented and last superbly well. If you’re looking for one more coral blush, take a look at this Peach Boy!
Have you seen Guerlain‘s Rose aux Joues Blush Duos? Did anything catch your eye? Do you like blush duos?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx