Lancome Blush Subtil in Aplum and Cedar Rose Review and Swatches

I have to say that I am a huge fan of cream products: blushes, highlighters, shadows, liners etc. And I am also a big fan of blushes. And, yes, I love cream blushes but there are several powder blushes that I really like.

So today I want to tell you about the  powder blush that I totally love. And it is Blush Subtil by Lancome. This is how it looks like on the promo picture and I am showing you a promo picture because my blushes are in a set.

This is how 2  blushes that I’ve got look like:

  • Aplum
  • Cedar Rose

Why do I like this blush so much?

  • First of all it is oil free which is very good, especially for summer.
  • It is matte, so it won’t look horrible on your pores. And to be honest, I don’t really understand how can anyone like very shiny/with shimmer blushes and bronzers.
  • Because it’s matte it gives you a natural finish.
  • It’s easy to work with this blush and  it’s easy to blend it.
  • These particular blushes are from

NARS Blush in Orgasm. Review and Cheek Swatches

For the first time I heard about NARS because of their names : Orgasm, Super Orgasm, Deep Throat, Striptease and a lot of others. But the most famous name is Orgasm of course. Several years ago when I didn’t read any beauty blogs and I didn’t have my own I still heard a lot about this blush so it’s obvious that it’s the first item that I got from NARS. And since that my NARS collection is growing bigger. Even this week I got a new NARS blush.

What is written about NARS blushes?

They are £ 19.50, $26

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

  • Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
  • Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
  • Broad selection of shades

This is how Orgasm looks in a pan

And here is a close up of the colour in the daylight, my impression and cheek swatches

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude. Review & Cheek Swatches

Today I would like to tell you about my favourite product by Illamasqua – their Cream Blusher in Rude.  What is written about:

Cream Blusher, £16.00 ($23 in the US)

Tease, hypnotise, use to effect. Highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact, or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring.

Now, in order to better check the results, be sure to take advantage of a trendy Hollywood vanity mirror – great light and detail.

This is how the blush looks like

So what do I like about it so much? Absolutely everything! All Illamasqua products have fabulous design.  The colour (I have Rude) is very pigmented & you’ll need just a tiny amount of it, so this blush would last you forever. It’s very easy to blend this blush and it looks amazing on all skin types. I really like how it smells ;). But what is the most important – the blush stays on for a very long time! And I have what to compare with.

The conclusion? This is my favourite product by Illamasqua and I would highly recommend you to try it! Check out how it looks like on the cheeks