YSL Blush Radiance No.5: Swatches & Review


Hi All,

As you all are aware by now, I can never resist blush…The more different the packaging is the easier it is for me to be swept away by it. Buying a luxury brand blush like this from YSL was a huge step for me. I think by far this is the priciest blush I own and it was a hard purchase for me. Hard because for the longest time I couldn’t fathom spending so much…but then a puppy dog look towards Hubby and a promise not to splurge anymore (which I couldn’t manage to keep ofcourse) ensured that I got this πŸ™‚

YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + ysl blush 5

About YSL Blush Radiance:

Dress cheeks in a sensual flush of color with this ultra-chic compact that seamlessly blends matte and iridescent textures to create a shimmery, lit-from-within look. Incredibly versatile, this blush colors, contours and highlights to create any effectÒ€”from natural to glamorous. The beautifully bendable formula contains Self-adapting Pigments that capture and transform lightÒ€ℒs intensity into a vibrant color source that complements any complexion. Remarkably silky texture blends beautifully for buildable, custom color.

YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + blush brush


YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review +blush ingredients

My experience with YSL Blush Radiance No.5:

  • Color: This blush is a combination of a satin red and a shimmery fuchia shade. When swirled together, these create an amazing Raspberry colored blush. The shades can ofcourse be used seperately or together. Hence I end up with 3 blush shades…What more could a gal ask for?? Well, other than a better price ofcourse.
  • Price: INR1650YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + ysl blush review
  • Pigmentation: This blush is super pigmented and a little bit goes a long way. I would like to highlight this fact because the first time I used this I thought it would be a bit sheer and hence swirled my brush quite nicely and applied it. Well, to say I looked like a sunburnt lady would be an understatement! πŸ˜‰ So I realised that I really do need a tiny amount. Now I swirl the top of the brush sparingly and tap off the excess and then apply.YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + ysl blush radiance
  • Texture: Texture-wise this isnt really different from other blushes. I expecte dthis to be more creamy perhaps, but I didn’t find it so. It feels like a normal blush and blends easily into the skin. What I love best is that it seems to melt into my cheeks. The shimmer doesn’t look OTT at all.
  • Staying Power: This stays on for approx 6hrs…yes…6hrs without any fading…Amazing right? So these blushes are the kind with which you need absolutely no touch-ups πŸ™‚

YSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + ysl swatch

Initially I did think this resembled the Black Radiance blush in Warm Berry. But after application, I realised this is much softer and more on the cooler side.YSL Blush watchlush sRadiance No.5 review +ysl

FOTD with YSL Blush Radiance No.5:

I’d like to mention here that I have applied more bYSL Blush Radiance No.5 review + fotdlush than usual in the FOTD so that the true nature of the shade is more visible.


What I like about YSL Blush Radiance No.5:

  • Nil fallout
  • I feel like I’m getting 3 blushes in one πŸ™‚
  • Makes my skin glow
  • Great staying power
  • Not chalky
  • Easy to blend
  • Sexy packaging
  • Pigmentation is one of the best I’ve seen so far.
  • Comes in a tiny compact with a brush and a velvet pouch


What I don’t like about YSL Blush Radiance No.5:

  • Very expensive.
  • The brush which comes with this is fine in emergencies. But otherwise it ain’t easy to blend properly with this.



  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 5/5
  • Availability: 4.5/5
  • Price vs. Value: 4/5


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  1. nice one eh! Im not too fond of blushes….i only have one from amchi inglot but I like this one on u actually!!! good review n u look sweet

  2. Zaraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

    will comment laterrr 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯

  3. Zeeeee…first EA. N now YSL??!! 😯 Wonder what’s next? :laugh: The closeup pic of the blush pan is well…heavenly!!!

  4. zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: u r luking mast wala gorgeous :yippee: :dance-left-right: :yippee: :dance-left-right: loved d blush on u :lipstick:

    • thanx suna πŸ™‚ its so easy t review such wnning shades…i just hope my pics do a bit of justice t how gorgeous this product really is…

  5. Ooh u rock the blush Zee! love it! I dont own a single thing from YSL but u tempt me so much!
    The FOTD is sweet and look very pretty!

  6. wow, i haven’t seen a full size pic of zara before, except for her lips πŸ˜›
    by the way you look so cute ma’am and the blush looks awesome on you :rose: .


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