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Lancome Blush Subtil
Member Name: kama0529
Lancome Blush Subtil
Advantages: High quality product. Not cakey. Feels light. Lastability. Nice brush. Subtle.
I was actually given Lancome Blush Subtil Highlighter by my sister who had bought the product and then decided it wasn't the right shade for her. I'm never one to knock back a freebie and so it was gratefully received. I am not sure how much she originally paid for it, but the Lancome Blush Subtil Highlighter is currently available for £26.00 (or 2600 Advantage Points) from Boots. Clearly this is quite expensive, but I do generally believe that it really is worth paying out when it comes to make-up in order to get good quality as it seems to work out cheaper in the long run. I have seen it available in other stores and online as well and so it might be worth shopping around and you may be able to get a better price.
I tend not to use Lancome products very ofter, but I have been pleasantly surprised by this. The packaging itself is nothing to get very excited about and I don't think its something that is going to jump off the shelf at you, but having said that, it is neat and compact - and functional - and really that is the most important thing when all is said and done. It comes in a small black case which has a palate of the blusher, together with a brush and a mirror. I have found it to be quite practical to use - and it's small enough to fit inside a small day make-up bag for retouching.
The blusher comes in a small range of shades - and I have the Blush Subtil Shimmer version of the product which is slightly more obvious than the sheer version. It looks pretty pink, but actually once it's applied it has a subtle but defined shade with really suits my skin tone and looks fairly natural. It comes in powder form - and so it is applied either with the supplied brush or with a compact pad. I have to say that I am actually really impressed with the brush that is supplied with the compact as it is of a good quality with fine, soft and natural bristles. It means that application is smooth and that it can be done very subtly with repeated applications if you want something darker or more apparent. To apply the powder I simply sweep over my cheekbones and up under my eyes - and do that about twice to get a nice even and natural look. It also allows the natural tone of my skin to shine through and this is a mark of quality I think.
The powder has really good last ability and I find that it lasts me about eight hours before another application is necessary. It never goes cakey or patchy and so it just gradually fades and so it's okay to simply tough up the powder by applying another coat if you're out for a full day and night. This makes it really convenient. It also seems to apply my skin to breathe and so my skin doesn't feel heavy or "made up" after the application and so I feel fresh and clean also.
Overall, I would recommend the Lancome Blush Subtil Highlighter because it does last a long time and so it's worth investing in something that costs a little more but lasts longer - and makes you look good. I have found that it's becoming increasingly important that I look after my skin and so I will fork out for another box of this once I run out.