With Spring well upon us, I recently decided a lilac blush would be a nice change from my usual pink blushes. After perusing various blushes with purple-toned shades online, I decided to order two:
- Clinique, Blushing Blush Powder Blush in SMOLDERING PLUM #115
- Lancome, Bush Subtil Shimmer in LILAC LOVE #375
These two work well together and I have been wearing them in combination since they arrived. The Clinique blush is the darker of the two, and I am sweeping it just under the cheek bone into the edge of my hair line as a cheek contour color. It appears fairly dark in the pan, but does not go on as dark and can be easily blended-out. The Lancome shade is very sheer and pale and looks fabulous as the top cheek color above the cheek bones and on the apple of the cheek, blended into the edge of the contour color. It has a faint sweet scent that quickly fades on the skin.
Both blushes have a bit of shimmer (particularly the Clinique color), which I was not really looking for in a blush. However, the sparkle is very subtle and does not detract from either of their lovely hues.
Lancome – Blush Subtil Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush
- .18 oz/5.1 g
- Lilac Love, #375
- oil-free, non-drying
- suitable for all skin types
- ‘micro-bubble’ formula for even application
- key ingredient Mica – for moisture-balancing and excess oil absorbing properties
- includes small brush and mirrored lid
Clinique – Blushing Blush Powder Blush
- .21 oz/6 g
- Smoldering Plum, #115
- 100% fragrance free
- oil-free, allergy tested
- natural-looking color
- ‘jet-milled’ formula for flawless application
- includes angled brush and mirrored lid
Give Me Gorgeous!