January 31, 2018

Lancome Just Made the Quintessential French Dessert Quite Pricey

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Bonjour Mes Petits! Comment vas-tu aujourd’hui? How’s my high school French? Bad I suspect! Speaking of French shall we chat French desserts? For example, the quintessential French dessert, macarons which are tasty little piece of heaven.

Macarons are a weird animal because somehow, someway they made their way from simply being a dessert to gaining a cult following that extends to housewares, stationary, accessories, and of course, makeup. Over the years, I’ve reviewed and features quite a few macaron themed makeup and beauty like It’s Skin Macaron Lip Balm, Secret Macaroon Delight Deodorant (yes, I realize the spelling is wrong but that’s how Secret spells it), My Beauty Diary Earl Grey Tea & Macaron Facial Sheet Mask, and many others. Macarons just have that whimsical cuteness that not only makes them a tasty treat but a very cute accessory.

Hell, Ladurée even has their very own makeup collection! Needless to say macarons are a big business.

Now depending where you buy macarons they can be expensive or cheap. Oddly enough ones I’ve purchased in France are a few bucks cheaper than the ones you can purchase right here in Manhattan.

But the ones from Lancome are by far the most expensive of all 🙂

Lancome Le Teint Macaron Blush & Blender Quartet is a new Spring 2018 quad of adorable Whipped Cream Blushes. Each blush comes housed in a macaron shaped compact that houses a creamy blush which gives cheeks and face a hint of color for a just flushed finish. The set includes a rose and coral shade along with a pistachio and raspberry blending shade.

Now for the price.

This set is a whopping $75 bucks. Seriously though, this must be the most expensive makeup I’ve ever seen from Lancome. Ouch. There are two other Le Teint Macaron Sets each of which includes one blush and one blender shade for $40 which is more of an affordable option.

I have actually considered purchasing it because I’m a sucker for cute makeup! But I have this funny feeling they’ll be sheer and uneventful.

None the less there’s no denying the Lancome Le Teint Macaron Blush & Blender Quartet and the entire Lancome Spring 2018 Collection is cute as pie or in this case as cute as a macaron!

It’s available now at lancome.com and sephora.com and nordstrom.com.

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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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  • Maria

    I think Lancôme is crazy with the prices. I bet the total cost of product to make is less than $15 to $20.

  • Mary Brenner

    Bad reviews on Lancôme’s site for these I had 0 intention of buying these as I have blush o plenty but for the price point I expected to see better reviews

  • Jane

    Wow. Those prices are pretty dear!

    My eldest son went through a Francophile phase a few years ago and was nuts for macarons, so he got a little k-beauty macaron lip balm in his stocking this year. He won’t be getting this, though!

  • Agona

    This is sooo freaking adorable!! And macarons are one of my favorite desserts!! I want this because it’s cute…but I hate cream blushes, LOL.

    • Isabella Muse

      ha I want it because it is cute too ;-D but yeah, me too not so into cream blushes!

  • Christina D.

    Let’s not forget the overpriced Lancome Audacity in Paris and Audacity in London palettes. They were both very pricey (although you can find them on sale frequently) but the quality was, shall we say, “merde”!

    • Isabella Muse

      don’t kill me I liked them lol! ;-D but yes, very pricey!!!!!!!!!!

      • Agona

        I actually have a soft spot for Lancôme products; probably nostalgic for when my mom used to gift me her GWPs as a teen, but I did buy Lancôme’s PWP holiday sets (1 day and 1 night eye & cheek palette, two lippies, and two glosses).

  • Karen Laux

    I don’t get it – Pistachio Green for your cheeks?? But I still want it. C’est vrai.

  • Clémence

    Les souvenirs sont bons, ton français n’est pas mauvais 🙂

    That’s funny because in France, nobody cares about this set. I think it’s really expensive and the packaging is very cheap, so… It’s better to buy real macarons.

    • Isabella Muse

      ;-D merci beaucoup mon ami! LOL I think buying $75 worth of macarons is a very sound plan! money well spent in my opinion!

  • Danielle

    Okay, so I’m in the minority, but I like them and got them. Lancome offers 15% off if you sign up for their emails (most places don’t let you apply it to new products, but they do) and free shipping, so I paid around $63 which is still a lot, but at least it’s something. I just think they’re really cute!

    • Isabella Muse

      let me know how they are?! I was going to buy them but I felt they were a little too much $$ even after discount!

      • Danielle

        Okay, they just arrived today. (Not sure if anyone is still reading this post, but I felt that I had to give you a report, dear Muse.) The coral color is quite bright (though I’m quite paste-y , NC15) and the rose color is pretty but very sheer. Overall, I really like them and think they’re really cute. (Though for the price, I would have preferred to buy real macarons!!)

  • Tracy

    I love macarons (to eat) but somehow I am not digging the “makeup looks like food” thing. So especially at this price this one is not tempting me.

  • Sleepybird

    Perhaps Muse, they were referring to Coconut Macaroons instead of Macaons. They are a very different , but still delicious, cookie.

  • Silvia

    The real macaroons cookies are delightful i received a box as a thank you gift and loved them! While these looks adorable guessnot worth it. I need to see this in person. Cute though! Cream blushes go on well on even better than powder but a little bit more challenging to apply . I do like how natural they look and sinks in the skin. Hmmm?

  • Chris

    The blending sponges are pistachio green & raspberry. Isabella have you ever tried the macarons in the Macy’s at Herald Square on the 1st floor before you head to the cosmetics departments? TDF!

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t. I typically go to La Maison du Macaron when the craving sets in. If I’m honest I go for the Palet Bretons as well! I have no shame. ;-D I’ll try them next time I’m at Macy’s!