In the past, Lancome wouldn’t have been a brand that I paid much attention to, I always felt like it was a bit outdated for me, but now not so much. Over the past few years they have come out with some lovely products, I know that one of my fave makeup artist Lisa Eldridge is a creative director over there now so maybe that’s a part of the change I see, or maybe it’s just because I’m older now and my taste has changed.
I bought Lancome’s cushion blush in Rose Givree a while ago, at least 5-6 months now and it’s been a firm staple in my makeup ever since. They have a few different shades, this one is a warm rose – no surprise there since it’s in the name. The consistency is quite liquidy which I find makes blending easier and once applied it leaves this beautiful dewy, natural finish, however, you can absolutely build it up to create a more intense look if that’s what you like, I would suggest starting off with a small amount first though.
When I first tried this I used the mini puff it comes with but that’s not my favourite way to apply it, I much prefer using my fingers or a duo fibre brush – I use a MAC 188. Once applied I find it stays on really well, I at least wear it for 10 + hours and when it comes to taking my makeup off at the end of the day it’s still noticeable, not as strong but definitely there.
Unfortunately, this is the only cushion blush I’ve tried so far which means I can’t compare this to any other brands, but what I can say is that I would for sure buy more of these in different shades, in fact, if they weren’t £29.50 each (pricey I know) I’d probably have them all already.
It’s funny because not too long ago you would never catch me wearing blusher and now I pretty much wear it daily. I’ve found liquid, creams and gels to be my favourite kind of finishes, what do you prefer? For Christmas, I received the Glossier cloud paints, a product I’ve wanted to try for some long now so expect a review on them over the next month or so.
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