I have long loved cream blushes. They are versatile, super blendable, and wear incredibly well. They also tend not to look “fake” or cakey on your cheeks. After all, if you wear blush, you are looking for color, a super-stack of pancake makeup. 😉
Lancome’s newest offering is Color Design Blush. Pretty pots of cream blushes that are really quite addicting. Since I’ve tried Freeze Frame (a light pinky-bronze shimmer) three weeks ago, I haven’t left the house without it! The color is absolutely amazing. Makes me look all pretty and dewy! I am also fond of the Retro Rouge (a rich matte red) and Chic Cassis (a dark mocha berry) for evenings or parties.
I’ve had no adverse reactions on my (very) sensitive skin while using these blushes. Just be careful to apply a little, blend, then if you want more color, add a little more on top. I’ve been wearing the Freeze Frame on the front circles of my cheeks and blending it outward in all directions. It makes for a much fresher look that the old way of blending up and into your temples/hairline.
Lancome’s cream blushes are available in seven shades from light neutrals (Model Mocha and Creme Couture), Pinks and Berries (Petticoat Pink, Pret a Plum, and Chic Cassis) to Reds and Corals (Freeze Frame and Retro Rouge). The pigments are saturated and you only need to apply a teensy bit. So, even though they seem a tad pricey initially, the little pots will last you 6 months or longer!
The blushes are available through Lancome’s website and run $26 (USD).