Monday, August 29, 2016

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in "023 Cerise Givree" & "025 Sorbet Grenadine": Review and Swatches

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Hailing from the K-Beauty realm and introduced to the North American makeup market not too long ago, the "cushion" trend is showing no signs of stopping and recently, Lancome introduced a line of cushion blushes called the Cushion Blush Stubtil ($45 CAD). Available in four universally flattering shades, the Cushion Blush Subtil promises a "vibrant color with a dewy glow". To see some swatches and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil
The Cushion Blush Subtil comes in a sleek and shiny black compact. The lid is embossed with the beautiful Lancome rose in pink. On the inside there are two compartments, the upper one holds a small sponge pad applicator and the bottom holds the actual blush cushion. The sponge is very well-soaked with the product so you won't need to press very hard to load the sponge. There is a nice mirror on the underside of the lid as well.
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil
The Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil is a liquid blush drenched in a very absorptive sponge. The creamy liquid blushes look very bright in the compact; however, when you actually apply them, they are quite sheer but buildable. By tapping on the blush with the sponge applicator, the color applies very naturally. The product sets quickly to a slightly dewy finish. My only critique is the wear, the color seems to fade quite quickly over the day (do note that I have fairly oily skin). I opted for a more natural application but by midday, barely any color remained so it may be wise to apply a bit extra to begin with.
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in "025 Sorbet Grenadine"
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in "023 Cerise Givree"
"025 Sorbet Grenadine" is a beautiful soft coral and "023 Cerise Givree" is a medium pink. The swatches below are very heavy swipes of both colors, which you can see are still quite sheer. Both shades provide a very natural and flushed effect, great for that effortless everyday look.
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil
Lancome is available online and in stores at Sephora, Lancome, The Bay, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew.