I am a sucker for a cream blush. The glowy finish is just one that can’t be beat – so when I heard Lancome was doing some cream blush for Spring I was keen to give them a whirl. The formula of these Lancome Blush Subtil Créme is something really unique. It’s silky and almost powdery, but still with that soft glow of a cream… it’s almost baffling how it’s powdery and creamy at the same time!?
The three shades are different on camera, but actually in person are quite close shade wise. The differences are only subtle. If anything it’s the packaging that sets them apart more than the actual product when swatched. The three shades are: Coral Alize, Rouge Mistral and Brise Rose. So essentially a coral, a reddy shade and a pink.
As you can see, the shades swatched above are fairly similar when on the skin. Perhaps with the coral being the more of a stand out shade. It’s hard to describe as the shades do look different, but when I look at them when applied the differences become more subtle. So it’s more a difference in tones where the subtle differences come out. But all three deliver a rosy cheek effect that manages to create a sort of powder/cream hybrid with the feeling of them being like silky velvet. But on the skin they leave a silky powder like finish.
The texture of these really is beautiful and the real selling point. They’re a lovely way to perk up post-winter skin but to use all the year around.
What are your thoughts on creamy blushers like this with a powder like finish but creamy texture?
Lancome Blush Subtil Créme* £23
*PR sample or gift.