Lancôme’s Summer 2012 Collection is tailored specifically towards the Canadian market. The French giant collaborated with Canadian artist, Corno, to come up with a very special collection. As it is obvious from the picture, I will be talking about the very pink blush from this collection, Blush Subtil in Cosmopolitan Pink ($38 Cdn).
Now it is a pink that’s bright enough for summer and I mean that in a very serious tone. Let’s face it, the colour is anything but shy, in the pan, at least. But thanks to its subtle formula, it applies to end up as perfection on cheeks. Having said that, it means that no, this blush isn’t the most pigmented blush in the world, it applies softly on the cheeks. So if you are someone who loves their blushes heavily pigmented, you may not enjoy it. If you, however, love a soft, natural blush – you will love this. Despite the not so natural colour, it ends up as a very believable flush, which I love.
It comes with a little brush, which isn’t exactly a replacement for your usual blush brush, so I would take it with a grain of salt and hang on to it, for emergencies, only. Kind of like the awkward friend you don’t particularly detest, but only associate with when there is no better option available (hey, we have all been there!). The mirror is sufficient for touch-ups and the classy black packaging has Corno’s signature on the front!
Here is how it looks on me…
Overall thoughts: Blush Subtil is an excellent formula for believable, natural blushes. Though not the most pigmented, it does provide enough colour in one swipe. It would be quite difficult to end up as a clown face with this blush, despite its bold colour.
Overall Rating: B+