Swatches + thoughts: Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

Thanks to Vicky, I was able to get my grubby hands on the Guerlain Blush G Sakura limited release blush that was an Asia-exclusive but showed up at Selfridges in the UK. I hesitated in getting this the first time I saw it on the Selfridges website and it sold out quickly after that, then when it showed up for a second time a few days later, I bought it immediately. I’m glad I did because it sold out again almost immediately after I placed my order.

[You can click on any of these images to see them in their original size and resolution at Flickr.]

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

Like the original Blush G release, Sakura contains four stripes of different coloured blushes that can be used individually or together. The shades in Sakura, from top to bottom, are a shimmery peach, a white, a satin mauve-pink, and a shimmery light pink. Of the four shades, the shimmery peach – the largest strip – is the most pigmented and the mauve-pink is the least pigmented. The shimmery peach is also the dominant colour when you wear it on your cheeks. You can see Vicky and Paris wearing Sakura on their cheeks along with more swatches.

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

The quality of Sakura I found was not as good as the previous releases. I found Sakura to be a lot more powdery and a lot sheerer than the original Blush G, and just a lot more powdery than Parure de Nuit. This doesn’t come as a surprise due to Sakura originally being released as a part of Guerlain’s whitening Blanc de Perles collection. It is normal in Asia that beauty houses renew their whitening skincare line and also do a small capsule makeup collection along with it. If you imagine bright, even, glowy skin that is the result of using whitening skincare products, then you will see that this blush fits in perfectly with the rest of the whitening line to create a bright, glowy, but natural look.

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

Would I recommend this? Yes and no. If you like that sheerer more natural, glowy look then I would say go for it, but if you’re usually more used to blushers than impart more colour, do skip this and look elsewhere. The price of this product doesn’t help sway you towards “buy” either, at £42 (£47 after shipping), which is approximately $76CAD.

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review
Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review
Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

Despite these shortfalls, I remain a big fan of Guerlain’s Blush G series, or any of their blushes in the big case that is normally used to house their powder foundations. I currently have all three, and I plan on collecting more as they come out in the future.

Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review
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Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review
Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review
Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush swatch and review

What do you think – is this something you’d like in your collection?

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5 thoughts on “Swatches + thoughts: Guerlain Blush G Sakura Cherry Blossom Blush

  1. You got this one too! yay 😀 I bet it looks great on you and thanks for the link love. I agree with you, this one is very sheer which is nice if you like sheer blushes but not so nice if you aren’t used to it. Maybe that’s why they made it Asia only? For some reason, people in Asia seem to fear blush. No idea why!

    • I wore it today and it is super sheer! Definitely agree with you on why they made it Asia-only, it seems like something Asia women would like more than us over in North America or even Europe. The design is super pretty and great for collection purposes though, haha =D

  2. Too pricey for me for a non HG sounding product, but if I had money to burn, I would just buy those blushes for how pretty the patterns in the compacts look. Plus, how cute is it that they come with a little dust bag!

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