Lancome Blush in Love Powder Blush launched with the Lancome Spring 2013 Collection. This is Lancome’s fresh, youthful take on makeup because really, I know you’re thinking “Oh Lancome, that’s my grandma’s makeup!”.
But with Emma Watson modeling for Lancome the past two years or so the brand has started to gather a much more younger generation of makeup users. And with cute offerings like the Blush in Love Palettes why wouldn’t they?
I love Lancome’s makeup but yes, sometimes it does feel a little more mature and grown up. So it’s refreshing to see a more youthful and “fun” collection from the brand.
Take a look!
These darling little blusher palettes come housed in a flip top sturdy cardboard box with a magnetic closure. Inside you’ll find a tiny ribbon pull which allows you to pull out and fully remove the mirror from the compact. Nifty packaging right?
Each blush comes in two shade selections in a harmony of two colors. Pommettes D’Amour (my fav of the two and the one I’m wearing in my FOTD below) is made up of a bright neon pink combined with a smaller coral peach and Peache Joue-Joue is a true dusty peach combined with a pale almost light beige pink.
The blushes sport the Lancome logo in the middle with “in Love” printed on the small square. The larger surrounding square has smaller imprints of roses. Sadly, the Lancome and “in Love” logo disappear on first use however, the lovely rose embossment has stuck around for me after several uses.
The blush was created to suit a range of skin tones and to be universally flattering on most. Unfortunately, I feel they are best suited to lighter skin types as they do run sheer. Pommettes D’Amour is well worth picking up if you fall into the medium range but unfortunately Peache Joue-Joue is a shade you’d have to be very fair to enjoy as it is very sheer with very little pigment. Sheer isn’t necessarily a bad thing for me which is why I delighted in Pommettes D’Amour. It gives my cheeks a peachy pink glow. Odd as you’d think with this much neon pink in the mix that it would be pinker on my cheeks but it actually looks way more peach. Peache Joue-Joue felt like like a face powder for me with very little color pay off (it actually swatches richer than it applies!).
The formula on the blushes is soft, silky, and super easy to blend. They are incredibly finely milled and a true luxury blush. The wear time proved excellent and lasts well into an eight hour period for me.
I do have to give them a slightly poor rating due to the fact they are a whooping $49 each. At this price the sheerer formula is borderline absurd. Estée Lauder Pure Color Powder Blush at $28 would be a far wiser purchase should you want an excellently formulated blush with great pigment and ease of use.
Cute these are and the formula is heavenly however, at near $50 Lancome might have to rethink their price bracket especially if they are trying to garner the attention of twenty somethings who are unlikely to splurge that much on a blush.
Sorry Lancome! I love these but I don’t love the price. It’s just cardboard packaging with no brush..for near $50 bucks I want the works and some more.
These are on counter now.
Did you indulge?