Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette in "385 Plum Elegance": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Hi hi hi everyone, today I am back with another product from Lancôme called the Blush Subtil Palette ($46 CAD) and let me tell you, this is a good one! The Blush Subtil Platte is an all-in-one cheek palette that features a bronzer, a blush, and a highlighter. The shade I have is called "Plum Elegance" and it is an uber gorgeous trio that is perfect for the warm weather ahead, to see my review and some swatches, click......

What it is:
-A three-in-one cheek palette that features a contour, blush, and highlight
-Silky and creamy powder formula ensure smooth application that won't settle into pores or fine lines
-Buildable color that last up to eight hours

The palette features a sleek and shiny black case with a very cool snap back opening/closing mechanism. There is also a lovely gold embossing of Lancôme's classic rose logo on the lid.

All three components of the palette have a super smooth and buttery texture. When I swatched them with my finger, they almost felt like cream products!
Colors & Pigmentation:
Contour- The contour color in the palette is a warm bronze with no shimmer. It is matte but the finish it has leans a little satin-y. It is very pigmented so I had to make sure not to overapply. This color can also be easily used as a blush.
Blush- The blush is a plummy rose and it has arguably the most beautiful pigmentation and formula I have ever used. It literally feels like silk on the skin! The color has some subtle golden shimmer in it and the finish is also satin-y.
Highlight- The highlight color is a warm sandy taupe with some bigger shimmer particles. Despite the shimmer, the pigmentation is great and it still applies very smoothly. I do have to note that the highlight color is rather subtle in that it is very close to the color of the blush given that they both have a golden shimmer. So it gives more of a subtle glow rather than a dramatic "lifting" effect.
All three shades swatched on bare arm, click on image to enlarge.
Here are all three components of the palette worn lightly on my cheeks. I am wearing the Lancôme Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow (reviewed here) on my eyes.
The blush lasted pretty well on me. It stayed on for around five hours, give or take. I find blush wear varies a lot from person to person so it's hard to give a definitive review of the longevity. But this palette did well compared to other blushes I own.

-Creamy and silky texture
-Superb pigmentation
-Good wearing time
-Flattering color

-I wish the highlight color was lighter so it stood out more

I am absolutely in love with this blush. From my experience with this product, the Color Design Infinite shadow I reviewed last week, and a lipstick (review to come) from Lancôme, I am beginning to think that I have been seriously missing out these years by depriving myself of Lancôme products! With the upcoming Sephora VIB sale, I most definitely will be checking out more of their stuff!

The Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette (it comes in three more color combos) is available at Sephora and other department stores.

Do you own any products from Lancôme? What do you recommend from them? Let me know in the comments below!