On the list of brands with a great reputation for blush, I think Lancome is frequently overlooked. Though I don’t have a lot of experience with their creme blush, I find their powder shades to be nuanced and lovely. Lancome’s Cedar Rose was my first-ever blush purchase, and at $29.50, Blush Subtil falls somewhere between NARS and Chanel in terms of pricing.
I’ll call today’s swatches Lancome’s neutral shades, and they are a pale girl’s dream. Â I did swatch these heavily to show the difference between colors.Â Swatched lightly, Miel Glace, Cappucine, and Cedar Rose might look quite similar on the arm — not so on the cheek.
Miel Glace is probably Lancome’s most frequently recommended shade. It is a pale, neutral, beige-pink with silver shimmer — universally loved by the very fair. Cappucine is a personal favorite of mine, a peachy nude that adds a bit of color without adding pinkness (the perfect complement to a strong lip). Cedar Rose is a very soft pink. Mauve Coquette (misleadingly named) is a slightly pinked peach-brown.