Lancôme // La Rose Blush Poudrer
When Lancome released this Limited Edition Iridescent Blush Highlighter, the only thing I saw was the beautiful rose petal packaging. It was like the Ladurée Face Color rose petals and Milani's Powder Blush had a baby. The loose powder is all over the petals of the rose and when you run a fluffy brush over the entire flower you grab plenty of product. I recommend dabbing a fluffy brush downward onto the flower. That would probably give you enough for a cheek. Of course, the amount of product you pick up will probably diminish as you continue to use it.
Let's be honest. We all want this for the flower packaging. It's gorgeous. But the ballerina-pink paper packaging that houses the flower is fairly light and cheap feeling. It's very light and I wish it came in something more substantial.
As for the actual product, it's a very light, cool-toned slightly iridescent loose powder. Don't let the word "blush" fool you. It is not a blush. It's a lovely topper or highlighter, but that's all. It has a lovely pearly sheen. It's fairly subtle and sheer. At first I thought it was way too light to use over blush, but it gives any color a pearlescent finish. It's sheer enough to let the blush color underneath show through. It's really not what I expected. I thought it would be much pigmented. But it's really easy to use and can turn a matte blush into something more satiny and pearly, and cooler in tone.
There is only the slightest bit of fragrance in the box. But I don't smell anything when I apply it. Here are the ingredients from the box:
There was quite a bit of drama ordering this off of the Lancôme site. I could add it to my cart, but then I couldn't check out because it wasn't in stock even though it showed as available. Anyway, at the time I'm posting this, it seems to only be available at Macys.com. If you're a makeup collector, this is a must. The rose inside is really beautiful!