Spring is my favourite season makeup wise. All the vibrant pinks and peaches come out to play while the deep reds and burgundy shades hibernate. This year, one of the launches I anticipated the most was the latest Lancôme Blush Subtil colours which released in Singapore early February.
Here’s a look at what’s on offer.
There were 6 Blush Subtils in total (though I am only reviewing 4) formulated with new translucid technology, Translupearl™. Which essentially is, instead of the regular talc particles that goes into making blush, this new technology uses a combination of coated talc and transparent fillers which result in long wearing and intense colours without the ‘ashy’ undertone.
here are some (heavy) swatches I photographed under natural lighting conditions
Éclat de Corail being my favourite, I used it almost everyday, either alone or blended with another colour using this as a highlight. Just adds a tinge of warmth and shimmer for a very fresh and feminine result and I was most satisfied with how long it lasted although it was one of the lighter shades.
Rouge in Love was my go to ‘after dark makeup’ shade; a vibrant warm red with shimmer. I love how pigmented it was and would easily be visible even in the most dimly lit restaurant. For application though I’d suggest using a very light hand and building up the colour slowly, as it’s very easy to go overboard with this shade.
Rose Paradis is a fun, bright pink shade for lazy days. Just a bit of mascara and lip gloss paired with this, instantly brightens up any look and keeps you looking polished. This blush was almost matte with just the tiniest bit of satin finish to it (although when applied, the mild shimmer is not noticeable at all).
Figue Espiégle is a great everyday shade, which would especially be flattering on light to medium complexions. Although it’s not as bright and vibrant as the others this could easily be built up to a stronger look. In fact, all of these blushes are buildable and could be worn by even those with the deepest complexions 😀
Wear wise, these lasted very well. My makeup is usually applied around 10, after which I go through a heavy day of shopping, sightseeing, lunches and coffees. However with all that, these still last around 6 hours without any touch ups.
I also loved how it melds seamlessly onto the base with minimum blending, leaving no harsh brushstrokes. Just a flush of colour that looked airbrushed. I noticed no powderiness or dryness, they were very soft to the touch.
Blush Subtil blushes are available at all Lancôme counters in Singapore for SGD 60.
(Mine were samples provided by the lovely folk at Lancôme for review)