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My favourite new addition to my makeup bag
Lancome Blush Subtil
Member Name: helenc72
Lancome Blush Subtil
Advantages: Looks natural and healthy, the brush included is good, lasts well
I have recently bought quite a few bits and pieces of makeup and one of my more exciting recent purchases was the Lancôme Christmas Beauty Box. This was a lovely gold vanity case that contained loads of different skincare and makeup products, with a mix of full size and mini items. The Lancôme blush subtil was among the full sized items and it is one which I absolutely love!
Being naturally quite pale I find that blusher is a key part of my makeup as I can look very washed out without it. I like a blush which is on the natural side and just gives a heathy rosy glow to my complexion. My blush subtil came in the shade 02 rose sable which is definitely a shade I would have chosen for myself. It is a soft and warm rosy pink that is very natural looking. It does not really have much shimmer too it but it is not too matte and harsh either. Looking at the Lancôme website they currently only have 6 shades available which seems a little limited. These include pinky shades, a peach one and some which are more on the brown end of the spectrum.
This blusher comes in a small black compact which has the Lancôme rose in the corner and the details on the back. It looks simple and the compact casing seems to be quite hardy and not too easily breakable. I have thrown it in my bag numerous times and it has not cracked or scratched. It has not come open inside my bag either so the catch seems to be secure, which is a relief as I really thought some of my makeup might have smashed in my bag the other day after leaving my bag on the floor by my feet in a bar and getting pushed around a bit.
The compact contains 6g of blusher and on opening it up the left section of the compact is the blusher, in an area that is big enough to easily swipe a brush over with no difficulty. The blush has the lancome rose etched onto it which is a nice touch. The right hand side of the compact contains a small brush. I normally find the brushes included in blusher compacts are often rubbish, but this one is actually quite good in my opinion. The first time I used the brush it shed a few hairs which I found less than impressive and quite annoying, but this has never happened again and the brush is now a pleasure to use. It is very soft and it is wider and gives a more natural look than the brushes I have had in Clinique and Clarins blush compacts. It has a very short handle so it fits in the compact, but it is still very easy to hold and use. The fact the included brush is decent does make this compact handy to use on the go as I don't need to take a separate brush. The inside lid of the compact is a mirror which is also very handy for applying the blusher while out and about.
When applying this blusher it has a subtle rose scent, as with quite a few of the Lancôme products. I like this as its nicer than a typical makeup smell. A couple of strokes of the brush gives a lovely natural glow. It lasts very well throughout the day and feels very light to wear. It does not irritate my skin at all.
I really have no complaints about this blusher at all. I love the natural healthy look it produces, it's easy to use and decently packaged. I would definitely recommend it. The full price on its own if bought separately from the Beauty Box is £27 which is fairly expensive but it will last ages so I would be willing to pay that.
Summary: I love this one