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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: Lancome Blush Subtil Meil Glace

If you are familiar with Chick Advisor you know that for the past while they have been giving out weekly prizes if you review a certain type of product that week. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to snag one of those weekly prizes! They don't tell you what you will receive when they let you know, so I was pleasantly surprised to open the package up to find this gem.

This particular shade is from a collaboration Lancome did with designer Denis Gagnon. To show this detail, they added a little slider over the original packaging adorned with a zipper motif. If you have the September Elle Canada you'll see a full article on his line of Lancome products and read about his adoration of zippers.

The compact is rather large, as it houses the blush itself and a (useless) brush that really just takes up space. There is a pretty large mirror enclosed in the lid, but really, now often do you reach for your blush to use the mirror?

I have to start by saying I adore this blush! It is perfect both in texture and shade. The blush is super smooth and soft and pigmented just so. Not so pigmented that you have to tip toe to apply, but pigmented enough that you don't have to layer it up to get colour. That being said, you can get varying levels of tint with this. The colour is a nuded pink with the slightest hint of peach, tricky to describe but beautiful to wear. The blush has a hint of shimmer, nothing overly obvious, but just enough to give you a subtle glow.

Overall, this is a really versatile shade, but I don't know how well it would work for darker skin tones. I would say it's better for light to medium skinned gals. For $38 CAD it's a bit more than I'd usually spend on a blush, but it's defiantly worth that for the quality.

Have you tried this blush? What did you think?


  1. Love the color. The peachy shade is just right up my alley :)

  2. This is a really pretty blush, thanks for the review and swatches. I think you're right about darker skin though. I'm not sure if this would show up on my tan skin. Still very pretty though! :)

  3. @Steph
    Glad you like it! It will make me think summer, even in the dead cold winter :D

    You're very welcome!
    I think on tan skin you'd really have to layer it on and even then you'd only get a sheer glow.


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