Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lancome Blush Subtil palette in Nectar Lace - photos, swatches, review

One of my favourite beauty related purchases from my trip to New York last year was a Blush Subtil palette from Lancome.  It was love at first sight and I was raging I didn't buy more of them as I wear it so much.  Sadly, it isn't available in Ireland which is why I never blogged about it, but I recently found out there are two Blush Subtil palettes that are available on Lancome counters now and I was sent one to play with.  And fall in love with.  And use it every single day since getting it.  Nectar Lace is the face palette in question and it's gorgeous...


This all in one palette contours, highlights and adds colour to your cheeks.  You can be subtle or daring with it and if ever there was a palette to have in your make up bag this summer, this is it.  You might be fooled into thinking that the blush shade looks like Nars Orgasm, but you'd be incorrect.  This shade is so much more pigmented and knocks Orgasm out of the park in terms of colour, shimmer and beauty.



You can see the contour shade has no shimmer in it at all, making it perfect for sculpting your cheekbones.  Although the swatch of the blush above looks like it's packed full of shimmer, it's much less obvious on the cheeks, allowing the peachy coral shade to give colour to your visage without you looking like a disco ball.  The golden highlight shade adds luminescence to the cheekbones and can be used on the browbone and inner corners of your eyes, to bring light to the face.  All three shades work beautifully together, allowing for a sculpted, highlighted, sunkissed glow to the face.

1. Nekkid face.  2. Contour applied to hollows of cheeks.  3.  Blush applied to cheeks.  4. Highlight applied to cheekbones and browbone.

The first time I used the palette, I went to town with it on my face, as in I used too much, not actually traveled into the city.  A little goes a long way in terms of the blush and all three shades can be applied as a wash of colour, or layered on for a more dramatic cheek.  I'm very into putting more colour on my cheeks and just wearing mascara these days.  The sheen in the blush and highlight give me a dewy glow to my cheeks and we like having dewy cheeks.  It stays put for the whole work day and that's enough for moi.


One of the things I love most about the palette is the finish.  Not the dewy finish that I keep harping on about, but it looks like the finish of a cream blush.  It looks like it's my skin, not that I've piled a load of powder on it.  This makes me so happy because since I'm all about embracing my skin and not trying to hide it, the Blush Subtil Palette is the perfect addition to my make up bag.

As I mentioned above, there are two Blush Subtil palettes available here in Ireland, Nectar Lace and Rose Flush.  They're €48, so on the spendy side, but oh so beautiful.  And if we start doing Girlie Maths, it's €48 for three products; a contour, blush and highlight.  And it's all in the one compact.  Perfect for travelling.  And summer's coming up.  Summer holidays means travelling.  And when you go and swatch it at Lancome counters, you'll see what I mean and fall in love.
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18 comments

  1. Oh dear me really likely it looks amazing on you . But it's 48 euro but the girl maths makes total scene .... I will repeat those ramblings till I find myself at the till with one of these

    Stunning altogether

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  2. The texture of this blush palette is beyond amazing, it is so super smooth,it really looks nice on your face.

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  3. This blush is so gorgeous! <3

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    1. I'm a little bit in the love with it :)

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  4. It really does look like your skin on you alright. How's the contour shade, is it very dark (speaking as a Paley McPalerson....)

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    1. Deffo not too dark Sarah, it's a medium toned bronzer so will definitely work with Ms McPalerson!

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  5. Oh wow this is gorgeous, I don't know why but I never think of Lancome for makeup.

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    1. They've some gorgeous stuff right now, I had to visit their new eyeshadow palettes over the weekend, I think a purchase is imminent...

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  6. I want, I want, I want. As well as the girly maths this would also be very handy for handbags, hols and general carting about!

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    1. Exactly, I love your justifications there missus ;)

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  7. It's 37 euro in Cara in Sligo and they have 20 percent off make up sales pretty regularly. I think it's also available from their online store! X

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  8. Oh my god! After seeing your swatches and review of this I rushed out and got it like 3 hours later. Such a handy and incredibly beautiful item for summer. A makeup junkie like me always knows how to justify her habits ;) haha

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  9. Truly looks great on your front side. Nice texture too.

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