Fresque: French for fresco, the art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Product:Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque
I love the way this blush looks on my cool, fair skin, but it doesn’t come without hefty negatives. For all of its gorgeous glory, this blusher smells incredibly makeup-y, with the cringe-worthy price tag of $29.50USD. It goes on more sheerly than expected, and probably would not work well on darker skin tones – essentially, anyone with very warm undertones who doesn’t look like a ghost 98% of the time!
But yet, I still love it. Why, you ask? This gives me the perfect it’s-cold-outside glow, which has been hard to find! It’s a white-pink, if you understand what I’m trying to say, so it looks like my fair cheeks are flushed because of open capillary beds under my colour-deprived epidermis. Reds always look orange on me, and apricots can veer to browns in the blink of an eye. My Asian readers, you know what I’m talking about! It can be quite hard to find an “it’s cold outside” blusher when almost everything looks ‘off’ due to our very yellow undertones.In addition, this pan is fairly large (there is no size listed, but it’s fair-sized.) Though Lancome’s packaging gets dirty with fingerprints quickly, it’s sleek and sophisticated enough to make up for it. This layerable blush stays on all day long, and when I really do flush, because of its perfect shade, it doesn’t compete with my natural colour! And despite the fact that I can’t see this working on medium to dark skintones, I also can’t see it being ruddy on anyone, due to its smooth application and the blissful absence of brown tones. That said, though, I do like this a lot more in the winter than in the summer, when I’m a half-shade darker. (I’m sunscreen-obsessed, so I don’t really… tan. Ever.)
Pale-skinned beauties, this one’s for you! If you need a natural flush-from-within, this is perfect – the colour is breathtaking and matte, without an once of chalkiness.