March 5, 2008

Jillian Dempsey For Avon Horizon Blush

You may recall my babblings about Jillian Dempsey’s new blush from Avon a week or so ago! Having temporary memory lost? Click here!

The Muse was lucky enough to test out this new blush and can I just say one thing, AWESOME! Oh my god it’s my holy grail blush *holds it close and never lets it go*.

OMG isn’t it pretty?

Ok you shouldn’t be sitting here reading this anymore! RUN! NOW! Get to Avon and order it! It’s awesome! It’s on sale this week…am I tempting you yet?

Avon and I have a strange relationship. I pretend to hate it and it surprises me with sweetly awesome products!

This blush is sincerely amazing. I’m shocked and delighted at the quality, the price, the pigmentation, and the awesome packaging!

Let me start by saying that I’m hyperventilating a little bit because it appears that Avon only has this in one of the two shades. I could be in panic mode at any given moment if I’m unable to get the other color! In my possession I have Apricot Horizon but the blush is also available in Pink Horizon and I needs it, I needs it NOW!

I’m not sure if Pink Horizon sold out but I sincerely doubt it as it just hit the Avon site not a few days ago. Maybe it’s just not yet in stock? Believe me I’m at a stage where I’m searching E-bay for it so you know I’m seriously into this blush right?

First of all let’s give props to Jillian Dempsey for not only having a super hot husband but for also creating killer blush! I love you Jill, I love your husband more, but I definately have love for you after trying out this blush!

The blush is a gradation blush that gradually goes from a lighter shade to a darker shade in the compact. This basically means one side is really vibrant while the other is very soft. You can go from a daytime look to an evening look with a quick swipe of your blush! Both sides are extremely pigmented, silky, and beautiful on. Whether you want to use one side of the blush or mix it up and swipe across both sides you’ll get a gorgeous splash of color. When I was testing this I felt like mixing the colors up gave me the best look. The color is entitled Apricot Horizon but I get more of a pink feel from it with a tiny underlay of a deep, sunset coral. If I use the left hand side of the palette I end up with a rather subdued natural look but if I use the right hand side I get a vibrant, yummie flushed look that I favor! As you know the Muse prefers her blush “popping”! If I mix the two up I feel like the lighter shade really calms the darker shade and I get the near perfect color that makes me look like I just stepped inside from a cold Winter’s night! This is a look I favor so it’s pure perfection for me!

Swatchy! (My cam takes crummy pics when it comes to swatches but hope this helps some!)

The compact is quite a lovely slick affair and when opened it has a large mirror with Jillian’s signature on it. The blush is pretty large for the price of $7.99 USD (regularly $10 USD) so you do get quite a nice bit of product for under 10 bucks! It comes with a brush but it deserves to be said that the brush isn’t all that great. It sheds and it’s just too small to really work the blush correctly. If you use this to blend you must be a master artist because I ended up looking like a clown when I applied with it! A big, poofy brush is recommended for use with the blush in the Muse’s humble opinion!

I have one very tiny minor rant about this. It’s pure perfection in a compact however I found that when using my MAC 129 (or even the brush it came with for that matter) I ended up with major powder burst overload. Swiping the brush across the blush caused a major cloud of blush to spill everywhere! I’m saddened to think how much product I am wasting each time I use the blush 🙁

Now I’m going to tell you something that’ll knock your socks off. Get two. Seriously I’m totally ordering another one of these bad boys. I dunno if this is LE but it’s a safe bet to say in a month or so you probably won’t find it on Avon so might as well get two while the going is good. It’s rare I do backups on anything. I have far too much product to enjoy and buying doubles in my case is ridiculous. But I highly suggest grabbing two! I’m all over ordering another one and please for the love of cosmetics can we please see that Pink Horizon in stock soon? I’m dying here!

All I can say is fab job on this Avon and Jillian! I hope to see Jillian create more products for Avon like this one in the future!

This blush is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kate

    Hi Muse. THis is Kate. Thanks for your recommedation, but on Avon’s website, only Apricot Horizon is available. How did you get the Pink Horizon?? I am so jealous. Maybe I should wait until pink horizon is available. That really looks good on the picture.

  • the Muse

    hi kate!

    This is Apricot Horizon. I’m sadly unable to locate Pink Horizon and I’m desperately looking for it!

    GRRRRR! Where or where is it 🙂

    Definitely get this if you like the looks of it as this is Apricot Horizon 🙂

    It’s an awesome blush I’m really loving it!

  • Kitty

    Really? I am so surprised, cus the color on the website really looks deak and bronzy. If this is the Apricot, I am definitely going to have it. Thanks. *hugs*

  • the Muse

    it is indeed kitty 🙂

    It does look kinda strange on the website but this is indeed the peachy Apricot Horizon that’s pictured on the site 😉

    You needs it.

    It does appear very dark on my swatches but it applies naturally and beautifully!

    Let me know when you get it curious what you think!

    Hugs right back to you 😉

  • Allysia-May

    The colour swatches look really good but i think i’m about to give up on blush. Whatever colour goes on my skin either ends up invisible or i look like a scare crow. Ha!

    You’re very right about Avon brushes though, i’ve got some and they’re absolutely crap as they were shedding from the minute i started using them. But i guess it’s the price we pay for them having really good products at an affordable price.

    The best part is you can return them after testing. I hope Jillian comes out with more LE stuff as she’s their resident makeup artist.

  • the Muse

    Hey girlie!

    I think it might be flattering on your deep skin tone! Have you tried stains? Those seem to work well for me and are long lasting plus they look natural 😉

    My sister is a very deep color and she’s like you, has a hard time finding blush that suits her!

    The brush is awful 🙁 But I don’t think it’s practical to use anyway as it’s so tiny!

    I hope she does too as if this blush is anything to go by then we are in for some great treats 😉


  • Toya

    I actually have Pink Horizon in my possession! I haven’t tried it yet, but look for a review on my site in the next few days!

  • the Muse



    You lucky girl! I’ve been searching high and low! Do tell us when you review as I’ll link back to you so people can see your take on Pink Horizon!


  • Liz

    I was intrigued when you first posted the news. And now I’m very interested! But Avon is not available to me in Ireland. 🙁 Oh wells, I look forward to pictures of you with the blush on!

  • the Muse

    hey liz

    I’m going to order a 2nd one shortly and I’m just sorta biding my time awaiting the second color. So if you need any help getting it I’ll do my best to help you out 😉

    Thanks for your post! If you don’t want my help I’d suggest trying e-bay as many sellers will ship airmail 😉

    Hope this helps you find it love!


  • Dalenna

    Hey Muse!

    I actually have both. I got my Pink Horizon from Ebay for something ridiculous like $4.99 plus a miniscule shipping. Try Ebay! And yes, I do like the blush indeed. Very silky and smooth, I’m impressed. I am surprised though to know what you got was the Apricot Horizon, because it looks just like the Pink Horizon with just a tiny touch of coral. Hmm…may be I’m colorblind. Let me look at my Pink Horizon again later.

  • Liz

    Hey, yeah, my brother told me about the snow in NY last week. Snow may be pretty but it’s a pain to shove!

    I just got my MAC blushcreme today! I’m not much of a blush girl, so let me try this new one I have and see how I get on. Who knows, I might be a convert. 😉 But THANKS SO MUCH for offering to hook me up!! You are such a sweetheart!!! <3

  • the Muse

    Hey D!

    You suck! You’re such a tease 😉 hehehe! Can you, by chance, give me the ebay seller’s nick? Love to see if she has the anymore of the pink and the apricot for that matter as I want another one 😉

    I’m shocked too as it looks like the pink to me too!!!!!!!

    It’s really great though!


  • the Muse

    hey liz!

    holy cows we had a bit of the white stuff 😉

    It sure is! I have a huge driveway to shovel UGH! Horror!

    Sure sure 🙂 Anytime at all!

    *mwah* 🙂 Enjoy your MAC 😉

  • Dalenna

    Hey Muse!

    Sure thing! Her nick is “scents-n-such” – very fast shipping! Check her out 😀 Good luck! Next time I see one I’ll just grab it for you 😀


  • Kaoru

    Now you’re making me want AVON products… the last time I used any of those was back when I was a kid, and my mom would give me free samples.

    Hmm… but I could use a new blush…

  • Dalenna

    Muse, guess what, my Avon order came today 😀 Oh, and in the catalogue book included with my order, they are offering BOTH the pink and apricot horizon blushes for $7.99 😀 If you got your apricot horizon from, you should have a catalogue included with your order too. May be look through it?

  • the Muse

    hey Dalenna!

    Thanks babe! I’ll check her out 🙂

    AWW your a sweet *mwah*

  • the Muse

    hi Kaoru!

    LOL I create the evil lemmings 🙂

    I tell you I’ve tried the Rowley Collection and this so far and Avon has come a long way! Not too bad a product at all lately!


    It’s worth a try at the price!

  • Dalenna

    Yes, ‘mam! This weekend okay? I’ll post ’em just for you, miss Muse.

  • psychoexgirlfriend

    Good Grief, that blush sure is pretty. I love bright blushes and this definitely fits the bill

  • the Muse

    Thanks D!

    That’s perfectly alrighty 😉

    I can’t wait to see!


  • the Muse

    hey psychoexgirlfriend!

    Me too 🙂 I adore bright bold blushes!

    So fresh!

  • Ozma

    I am just now reading this post – Did you ever get your Pink Horizon? I looked on the and couldn’t find it, but I just bought Apricot Horizon on eBay. lol But no Pink Horizon to be found. Is there really a big difference?

    • the Muse

      I did Ozma FINALLY! ;-D this is an older post so I doubt avon carries it anymore sadly ;( Pink Horizon is def different. It’s a brighter pink graduation where as apricot was peach 😀