September 11, 2012

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

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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

  • 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.)

  • Kim

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

    • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • the Muse

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

  • 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 🙁

  • 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 🙁

  • 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!

  • 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.