With BB cushions taking the world by storm, I’m not surprised to see more brands coming out with cushion blushes! Lancome recently launched the Cushion Blush Subtil ($55 SGD) in Singapore and I decided to give it a try! After swatching all the shades at the counter, I finally decided on 032 Splash Corail which is the lightest shade in the entire range. There are a total of 7 shades (2 limited edition) to choose from. Yay! This is my first time seeing such a wide shade range for cushion blushes.
The lively touch of color to your rosy glow.
Lancôme’s new blush in a cushion with intense pigments.
Brighten your complexion with the perfect touch of rosy Blush. Fully embrace your whitening look and play with your skin tone.
BLUSH SUBTIL CUSHION is smoothing, adjustable and bright! Play and experiment with the innovative texture and colors. Shape the apples of your cheeks. Add just a Hint Of Color to the top of your cheekbone. Play Mix & Match cheeks & lips.
These cushion blushes are made in Korea, which surprised me at first, seeing that Lancome is a French brand. But hey, the Koreans are the expert in all things cushion so they know what they’re doing.
As with all cushion products, the cushion surface is protected by a sticker when you first open it.
032 Splash Corail is a light coral shade that gave my cheeks a nice, healthy glow. The packaging makes it very easy to apply. Just gently press the puff into the compact, tap it onto the apples of your cheeks and blend out. This shade was really flattering on my fair skin and I only needed to use a small amount of product as it was very pigmented. It leaves a glowy dewy finish on the cheeks which I loveeeeeee.
Lighting in a tricky thing. Blush looks peachy here but in real life it’s more peachy pink. Also, I think due to the slight translucency of the blush, it may look different applied on the skin and on different skintones. It’s best to try the blush on your cheeks before purchasing. 🙂
The staying power is easily the best thing about this blush. Usually cream/liquid powders do not last as long as powder products, but this blush lasted an entire day (8 hours) despite me sweating in the uncomfortable Singapore heat. Perhaps those with oilier skintypes may want to apply a light dusting of transparent powder over the blush to set it. For me, I do that as well but sometimes I just skip setting it altogether!
Most people love cushions as it’s so convenient to touch-up on the go. For me, I hardly ever touch up my blush because I’m lazy but I can see how this packaging will be super handy for touch-ups. 😀
Is it worth the hefty price tag? Honestly, I love it but I probably won’t purchase other colours simply because $55 is a lot to spend on a blush (that has a short life span compared to powder blush). However, I highly recommend it if you’re looking to splurge on a blush. Trust me, you will not be disappointed by it!
Product was purchased at Sephora. This review contains my honest and true opinions.
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