L’Oreal Project Runway Fall 2012 L’Oreal True Match Blush in The Muse’s Blush Review & Swatches

The new L’Oreal Project Runway Fall 2012 Collection features four, limited edition shades of L’Oreal True Match Blush. I purchased two of these from L’Oreal’s Project Runway Fall 2011 Collection and absolutely adored them so I was quite excited with a relaunch of new shades.

I’ve been trying to hunt around my local drugstores for the new display for the Fall 2012 launch but no luck yet. Anyone else have better luck than me?

L’Oreal True Match Blush in the Muse’s Blush is the perfect shade of blush not only because I love peach but because, hey, it’s kinda sorta named after me!

The Muse’s Blush is a dirty shade of peachy orange that applies with a beige-y peach finish with slight orange undertones. It’s not a shade I’d choose for myself ordinarily but after trying it I was pretty shocked how much I like it. For someone, like me, who enjoys a bit more vibrancy in her (or his) blushes this is somewhat subtle.

Color pay off is rather sheer but builds nicely to a medium color pay off with a smooth, satiny finish. It does have small flecks of gold sparkle but these aren’t visible on skin after application. The color is very sophisticated and a rather great shade for office or work wear.

I found the texture of the blush a little dry but it applies quite well and kicks up a fair bit of powder upon contact with my brush. It does blend fairly easily but needs a few strokes for the best color pay off on a medium or darker skin tone.

This is definitely sheerer and more subtle than last year’s color selection but I liked it a lot regardless. And no not because it’s named the Muse’s Blush. The color just turned into a rather pretty flushing warm peach that never looks over done.


The L’Oreal Project Runway for Fall 2012 Collection should be popping up in drugstores now.

Found it yet?

Do share!


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  • 9/11/12 19:26 Robin:

    I don’t know about that color for me, but it looks great on you!


    • 9/12/12 9:56 the Muse:

      aw thanks robin!


  • 9/11/12 22:37 LINDARRAGNAR:

    the blush looked super natural on you muse! I can see the two muses work quite well together! 😉


    • 9/12/12 9:52 the Muse:

      hehe ;-D! thank you!


  • 9/12/12 2:23 Krystle:

    That color is pretty!


    • 9/12/12 9:44 the Muse:

      I thought so too!


  • 9/12/12 2:24 Quinctia:

    That does look really nice on you!

    Haven’t seen this stuff yet. A shame, because I think there’s a nail polish in that display I wanted. :( (Like I need any more nail polish, haha.)


    • 9/12/12 9:43 the Muse:

      aw thanks very much! Me too, been searching everywhere!


  • 9/12/12 7:25 isabella:

    haven’t seen any of these yet


  • 9/12/12 8:34 Heather:

    I have been stalking Walgreens and CVS and nothing so far! ;(


  • 9/12/12 8:44 Kim:

    This looks lovely on you, Muse. I haven’t seen this collection yet (in Nothern VA) but I’ve been looking.


    • 9/12/12 9:43 the Muse:

      thank you kim! I’ve been searching high and low too! I’m going to try hit up ulta today and see if they get it!


  • 9/12/12 9:31 Susan K:

    I’m stalking too. No luck here.


  • 9/12/12 10:56 HapaGirl:

    Dang, girl! Your skin looks absolutely luminous…what BB cream / foundation is that? The blush makes everything look fresh and pulled together. Love this look!


    • 9/12/12 11:04 the Muse:

      thanks hapa!!!!!!! it’s actually the one I just reviewed, Skin Food Berry Berry Tea BB Cream, really liking it ;-D! <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      • 9/14/12 18:51 HapaGirl:

        Well, it’s a great shade match for you. It looks natural and flawless!


        • 9/17/12 16:32 the Muse:

          aw thanks hapa!


  • 9/12/12 11:49 isabella:

    CVS, Harmon, Walgreens nuttin
    guess I have to be patient……taps foot


  • 9/12/12 12:11 Angela:

    That’s gorg! I have a fear of blushes (I know I’m not applying it right) but I’m tempted to give these ones a try! PS what’s on your lips? It’s BEAUTIFUL!!! (Can you tell I’m a lipstick addict?) Cheers!


    • 9/12/12 14:56 the Muse:

      oh thanks angela 😀 it really is a gorgeous shade! Lips is one of the new dior nude rouge shade 683!


  • 9/12/12 22:11 Shellypea:

    I saw the full collection yesterday in a CVS in NYC. So they should be showing up for everyone soon if not already! Of course I had to buy one of each of all the shadows and blushes. Crazy because they weren’t on sale :(


  • 9/12/12 23:02 theRothstanator:

    I can’t wait until these come out. I asked when they are coming out on the L’Oreal fb page because I had been searching for them, and they said the displays will be out on Oct :(


  • 9/15/12 7:38 isabella:

    In Harmon as of yesterday!


  • 9/15/12 12:41 Nikki:

    Just saw it at walgreens yesterday, I picked up a couple nail polishes. I want the palette with the pretty blue color in it. I also want that unique lavender lip gloss :) the collection is gorgeous!


  • 1/5/13 17:39 Christa:

    I randomly stumbled across the last one of this blush at my CVS today. Bought it. Wearing it. LOVE IT! It’s very pretty on my pasty white winter skin. Adds lots of life to my color drain complexion.


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