June 3, 2023

What happens on TikTok definitely doesn’t stay on TikTok, and thank goodness for that because some of my all-time favourite purchases have come from my aimless scrolling. That’s exactly how I found out about Dior’s universal Backstage Rosy Glow Blush (£27).

A few months back, there were claims that Kylie Jenner and her makeup artist, Ariel Tejada, were big fans of the Dior blush, and the news quite literally almost broke the internet. Okay, maybe it was just the Dior website. I remember trying to convince myself for weeks that I didn’t need to add another blush to my ever-growing collection, and then in just a matter of days, I found myself frantically on the hunt for one that wasn’t sold out. After what felt like weeks of searching, I was happy to finally get my hands on my own blush to see what all the fuss was about.

The blush claims to create the appearance of naturally rosy cheeks for the ultimate fresh, glowy effect. I’m someone who absolutely loves a pop of colour on the cheeks, so I knew instantly that this blush would be right up my street. Infused with Colour Reviver technology, the well-loved blush reacts to the skin’s moisture when it’s applied for a personal pop of colour that looks unique to each person.

Now that I’ve finally had the chance to test out the blush for a number of weeks, I’m ready to spill all the tea, and below, I share my honest thoughts.

Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in Pink
Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in Pink

It didn’t take me long to figure out why this blush has become such a success. On my first swipe, I was mesmerised at how noticeable and velvety the blush looked on my cheeks. I was initially quite apprehensive towards the bright-pink shade, as I wasn’t sure whether it would go with my complexion. But to my delight, it gave me the perfect flush of colour.

It’s a really buildable blush that complements all makeup looks, whether you’re going for something subtle or something to make you stand out. I also found that it blended really well when worn underneath and over the top of some of my other favourite blushes and highlighters.

Overall, I was really impressed with just how well suited my complexion was to this blush, despite initial reservations. TikTok certainly got it right with this one, and I couldn’t be happier. If you’ve been wondering whether it’s genuinely a good blush or just all down to hype, I can confirm it’s just as good as, if not better than, the raving reviews claim.

Shop more of my favourite blush:

Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in Coral
Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in Coral

The Rosy Glow Blush also comes in a peach shade for the perfect flush of colour. If you’re a fan of pink, you’re sure to love this, too!

Kiko Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in Geranium
Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in Geranium

This super-creamy blush stick melts flawlessly into the skin to unveil a radiant pop of colour that you’re sure to love.

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Neo Blush in Grapevine
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty
The Neo Blush in Grapevine

I’ve lusted after this gorgeous ombré blush for many months, and it was certainly worth the wait. Both shades blend beautifully together and separately to unveil a unique, multidimensional colour on the apples of the cheeks.

Youthforia BYO Blush
BYO Blush

BYO Blush is the world’s first colour-changing blush oil, and trust me. You won’t look back after your first swipe. The buildable blush oil reacts to the skin’s natural pH level to create a luminous and flattering flush.

3ina The Blush in 504
The Blush in 504

Infused with light-reflective particles, this super-velvety blusher blends seamlessly onto the skin for a natural and buildable flush.


Milk Makeup Bionic Blush in Beyond
Milk Makeup
Bionic Blush in Beyond

This hydrating and lightweight blush offers an effortless, radiant glow that’s perfect for all complexions.

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