Today I’m doing a quick review on these Lancome blushes. I’ve had these for a while but forgot about them until recently and now I can’t put them down!
I received the mini blush on the left in a gift with purchase a while back and the full size on the right was in a huge makeup set that I was gifted a few years back. The full size came with a brush but I always get rid of them because they don’t apply the product on the best.
I like the simple and sleek packaging of these blushes; as you can see from the pictures above they do tend to get finger prints on them though, but it doesn’t really bother me. The blush formula is a very silky dry powder which is subtle and allows you to build the product to the intensity that is flattering. I prefer this for blushes because you don’t end up with too much blush in one spot and then try to blend it out for 10 minutes afterwards. Because of this, I feel that it is the best formula for fair skin tones. This formula is very long wearing as well, which I do like because my face tends to absorb makeup due to it being very oily.
They have gorgeous shades as well, very powdery soft mattes and fresh satin finishes as well. The two that I have reviewed are both matte finishes.
I’m back with another foundation review! If you have read my other posts; you already know about my struggle with oily skin and how I haven’t been able to find a foundation that can withstand separating and looking cakey on me after a few hours. This foundation lasts the best on me then any other foundation I have tried thus far; and trust me when I say I have tried a lot of different ones!
So, I should probably mention that this bottle is my second one, after seeing what this can do I can not go back to my other foundations! Starting off with the packaging; I really like how this comes with a pump; I hate having to pour out foundation – I always pour out too much, and this is more sanitary. The bottle contains 30 mL of product which is standard for foundations and the product is housed in a frosted glass which feels very luxurious.
The formula is a liquid/cream consistency; it is slightly runny but is creamy. It has a demi-matte finish; more so matte, which is my preference because of my super oily skin type. However, it isn’t a flat matte (their website describes it as a velvet-matte) – it looks like skin that has been blotted. It blends out so easily and nicely; while your blending it may look a shade or two lighter than your skin but once it sits for a few seconds it looks seamless (this is because it contains color-true NAI pigments). It sets on it’s own after 30 seconds or so but I always follow up with powder so that it can prolong the wear time. I find that using a mattifying primer also helps with the longevity; so I never skip primer and powder.
This foundation is oil-free and has a medium build-able to full coverage. It doesn’t feel heavy at all on the skin and doesn’t sink into pores or fine lines. It contains silica and perlite which absorbs oil throughout the day – no wonder it lasts so well on me! It is also fragrance-free which is great since Lancome products tend to have a strong fragrance in them.
Shade 100 Ivoire N – slightly blended out with finger below. This is a fair shade with a neutral undertone.
Shade 100 Ivoire N again below but with flash photography. It does have flashback because it contains SPF 15.
I absolutely love this foundation – it has a nice finish, lasts decently on me without separating and looking cakey, bottle has a pump, doesn’t make me breakout, blends easily, and is the right shade for me! The only downside is that it won’t look very flattering in flash photography because it contains sunscreen and that it is on the pricier side ($55 CAD) but it’s worth the price for me and I would definitely recommend this foundation for oily skin types!
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Now, onto the review: I got these shadows in a holiday set, they are my only eye shadows from Lancome because they weren’t that great to purchase more of. They come in a variety of different shades and finishes.
Starting from the left, “clock strikes 12” is a dark grey shade that has a matte finish. You will see in the swatches below that the pigmentation from this shade is lacking. It blends well but you can never build it on your eyes to look like it does in the pan. It is good for slightly darkening the outer-V of the eyes but you will need a lot of product to achieve a smokey look.
The middle shade in the picture above is “off the rack” and it is a frosty light pink. It has a metallic finish and is very buttery and has a better formula overall then “clock strikes 12”. It is fairly pigmented with just one swipe and lasts very well on the eyelids throughout the day. I did not have any fallout with this and the grey shade.
The purple shade on the right is “drama” and it is a shimmer finish. It has a slight blue tone to it when the light hits it. This shade is very powdery and chalky. It also lacks pigmentation but it can be built up with a few swipes. This one has some fallout due to it’s powdery formula.
Left to right: “off the rack”, “drama”, and “clock strikes 12”
Overall I would not recommend these Lancome eyeshadows, I didn’t think they were worth the price at all. The light pink shade had a good formula and was pigmented but I’m disappointed in the other two.