Mwahahhaa! I’ve dug into the gorgeous-as-art Maison Lancome blush! :D
You can see all the overspray is gone.
And it is as beautiful on the skin as it looks in the pan. So if you own it, I suggest you grab your blush brush, shut your eyes (if you prefer not to view the desecration of something so beautiful) and swipe it over the blush. What you’d be doing is just dusting off the gold overspray but you will also pick up some of the lovely soft shades that makes up the Maison Lancome blush and you will not regret it one bit.
The Maison Lancome blush is a combination of 3 soft blush shades – pale pink, rose and warm peach. Swirled together, you get a very soft pink for your skin. If you prefer something pale, pick up the pale pink colour on the Maison Lancome building. If you prefer something more rosy, pick up the colour from the cobblestones. If you prefer something warmer or something to contour with, pick up the colour from the Eiffel Tower. There is no glitter. The gold overspray disappears once you brush your brush over it.
Here is a picture of the original blush before use to give you an idea of where the glitter is.
I like to just swirl over all the shades which gives me a warmed pink and apply it as a base blush. Its quite light. Then, I pick up either the pale pink or rose and use that as an accent colour on the apples of the cheeks.
The blush colours are soft and very wearable although it does run to being a little light, so if you have darker skintone, I’m not quite sure just how will it will show up, except as a sort of glow from within – nothing very obvious but something quite pretty.
In a nutshell
This limited edition blush is, I feel, one of Lancome’s better offerings to date. The colours used are universally flattering on most skintones (although the very dark will have problems getting it to show) and the pattern on the palette is breathtakingly beautiful. However, for makeup, beauty lies in how you use the the product so don’t just gawk at it, use it and enjoy the warm pink tones on your skin.
Pros: Smooth silky texture, 3 tones of blush to mix as you wish, Lovely warm pink flush on the skin, Beautiful design
Cons: Limited Edition
I thought I’d kill 2 birds with one stone and also show you the eye I did with the Les Œillades eyeshadow palette in Blonde Fatales which is a eye and brow palette. Here are the swatches of the eye palette and above is how it looks when applied.
I used 3 colours – all except the 2nd from the left. I find that shade a little too warm for my liking, although it works on the brows. Its a very practical and work friendly eyeshadow palette that is cleverly also a brow powder, so it is a great palette for travel or for toting around for touch ups.
I like this look. Sans the red lips, if you aren’t into that, its a nice office friendly, face enhancing look that almost anyone can effortlessly pull off without any problems whatsoever. Plus I do like the blush very much indeed. It looks nicer in real life than in pictures, where it just looks like any other blush to you and me :P
Have you already checked out the Lancome 29 Rue St. Honore collection? Picked anything up? Or did you pick up the Maison Lancome blush but are still too enamoured by its prettiness to dig right in? Will this change your mind? :)
Lancome Les Œillades (Oeillades) eyeshadow and brow palette retails at RM140, Maison Lancome blush at RM120