It's official. I am head over heels, truly, madly, deeply in love........ with a square box. No, not the TV. No, not a box of Guylian truffles. Those are soooo pre-2014, dear reader. I'm talking about my new blusher by Lancome!
What happened? Well I hit the New Year sales armed with a Boots giftcard (always dangerous) and boy-oh-boy did I luck out or what? I stumbled across this beautiful Lancome Blush in Love blusher at the Lancome counter.
Not only was it beautiful, it was Limited Edition AND half price AND I had a giftcard!! Is there any other better combination?
First things first, not to come across shallow, but I fell in love for good looks... I had to get this Lancome Blush In Love because it is BEAUTIFUL. Seriously stunning. A delicate print of spring roses in a triple-toned palette, the Lancome Blush In Love is designed for a fresh glow - an illuminating blush to wake up tired skin and hide any hint of a hangover...
Let's zoom in...
I say 'its illuminating', but don't assume it's a shimmery glittery blush, because it's not! The colours are really fresh and light - this shade is called Peche Joue Joue which, according to my A-level French means something like Peach Cheek Play??! It doesn't even matter, I just like saying peche joue joue over and over so I can pretend I'm Coco Chanel. (but mostly, I just sound like a friggin moron.)
How to wear?
You can apply them separately, but I swirl them together. You can apply on the apples of your cheeks for a girlie flush - but I also like sweeping it high across the cheeks towards the temples for a modern, high-fashion finish.
(it's so hard to descibe how to apply blush, maybe I should just start doing YouTube tutorials?!)
Lets's take a closer look at the colours.
Here they are (left to right) mixed, center orange, outside pink.
As you can see, the colours in this Lancome Blush in Love are very light and very natural. I had to layer these up - they're actually more subtle than this upon first application.
Everyone says they're ideal for daytime wear but I think they're also perfect for beauty addicts like me who like to wear it all!
What do I mean wear it all? So you know when you wear a strong lipstick and you're not 'meant' to wear blush with it. Well guess what - YOU CAN WEAR IT ALL! This is perfect for that hint of colour which won't distract from your lip colour.
Overall - I'm really pleased with this purchase - it normally sells for about £34 and I got it for £17. Definitely not your average blush though, it's so pretty, I probably would spend the money to buy it as a treat.
My favourite thing about the Lancome Blush in Love is that it's made of really finely-milled pigments - this means it bonds to the skin for a long-lasting finish. It was still there when I got back from work!
Definitely one for the collection to help me achieve the perfect natural "no makeup" look. I also love it for it's ability to mask signs of the-night-before-the-morning-after. Four glasses of wine on a school night? Not me....
My only dilemma now is whether I can bring myself to start using it and ruin the pattern!?! Any ideas? Or should I just bite the bullet?!
Also - I'm running my 1st Birthday Giveaway until the end of January - enter here to win Soap&Glory, Benefit, Rimmel, O.P.I, Clinique and more!