Lancome Fall 2011 – 29, Saint Honore: Maison Lancome Blush

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 26 - 2011

I couldn’t keep this one under wraps any longer. I was going to save it ’til last but like a fat kid with a plate of biscuits, I’m licking the chocolate off the digestives.

With the charm of a vintage postcard, the very essence of Paris has been captured in this season’s blush palette. The silhouette of the Eiffel Tower, the typically Parisian Art Nouveau streetlamp lighting the cobbled pavement outside the historical House of Lancome at 29, rue du Faubourg Saint Honore makes this palette a true work of art.

Three soft shades combine to make up this palette which can be used either as a highlighter or a blusher depending on skin-tone. It contains a very fine golden shimmer beneath the overspray which lifts the matte formula and adds another dimension.

I personally wouldn’t recommend trying to use the shades independently of one another, they’re sheer and the small surface area would simply make that endeavour a giant pain the in backside. Instead, a fluffy brush will pick up plenty of product (it’s a touch powdery) and deposit a little more than a wash wherever desired.

As mentioned, this is sheer but build-able. Sheerer than I thought it would be so if you’re a darker skin-tone you may want to have an SA try this on you before purchasing. For fairer skins, you may have just found your ‘can’t overcook it’ blush of choice this Winter.

I’d describe the shade (all three colours combined) as a pale rose with a hint of sparkle. The above swatch was done with a finger (2 layers) and I found that the Maison Lancome blush nicely deposits luminosity aswell as colour, making this a good potential highlighter if your skin tone will allow it. It’s not at all metallic or shimmery so you don’t need to worry about it highlighting enlarged pores.

Aaron de Mey, Lancome’s Global Make-Up Director suggests…

Use as an overall cheek blush with a large, soft fluffy brush, keeping it high and central on the cheekbones. It adds soft, sheer colour and definition to the face by illuminating the cheekbones.

Maison Lancome Blush is priced at £32.50 and will be available at Lancome counters nationwide from 1st September 2011

* press sample


19 Responses to “Lancome Fall 2011 – 29, Saint Honore: Maison Lancome Blush”

  1. Anitacska says:

    Oh so pretty! ♥♥♥

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  2. Robyn says:

    Pretty! I wouldn’t want to smoosh it though :(

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  3. kelly says:

    Ooh this might just be for me, I have such trouble finding blush.

    I do wonder why they bother with the brushes in the pots though, usually they are rubbish!

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  4. Rhiann says:

    So pretty I actually squeaked when I saw it! I wouldn’t want to use it in fear of ruining the prettiness though, which kind of defeats the object of owning something like this. Not sure I’m keen on the actual compact it’s in, either.

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  5. FragrantWitch says:

    Be still my heart. I struggle with blush but this looks like it could be just perfect …if I could bring myself to use it and destroy the picture!

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  6. gio says:

    So pretty!

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  7. These beautifuly embossed blush/highlighters are my downfall–I love them but hate to use them. This, however looks like it wouls suit my fair skin.

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  8. Eden-Avalon says:

    Do they use this imprint on all their blushes?

    It’s so pretty ; w ; I sincerely doubt it’d show up on my skin at all but maybe I could just worship it?

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  9. This is beautiful, I’d be scared to use it as i wouldnt want to ruin the pattern! I doubt this would even show up on my olive skin and if the colour is buildable I’d end up using a lot of the product :/

    xxx

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  10. [...] Le blush Maison Lancôme de la collection 29, St Honoré par Lipglossiping [...]

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  11. Bianca says:

    Aaaah, I saw this yesterday at the counter and just couldn’t help it. As well as “Les Oeillades”. I was giggling along with the girl from Lancome and we were “ooooh”-ing and “aaaaah-ing” all over it. Apparently I got the last one, too. Now if I can just bring myself to use it…but it’s OH so pretty…

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  12. Roohi says:

    Beautiful!! I will definitely be buying this…but as for using it…:o)

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  13. I’m amazed you swatched this because every beauty blogger whom I’ve seen posting on this blush said they refused to touch it! So thanks for swatching it…it is a v beautiful shade…

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  14. [...] collection is mainly known for its gorgeous blusher but I knew if I bought it I wouldn’t use it! I picked up the Eyes & Brows palette in [...]

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  15. Angharad says:

    It’s beautiful!

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  16. [...] quite express how in love I am with this lipstick.  I mean, I know the collection is all about that blush, which is of course ridiculously pretty.  But I’m not just looking at it, I wanna use it and [...]

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  17. [...] a nice way to supercharge a much-loved taupe with a bit of additional colour.  My beautiful Maison Lancome blush* is still pleasing me muchly, especially if I give the brush a good swirl in the darker shades [...]

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  18. [...] for in-flight shopping — yay for me. I remember seeing the blush version last autumn (picture here) and never thought to get it though I did think it was so [...]

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