I even collect makeup sometimes, so when I heard Lancome was releasing La Rose Blush Poudrer, I had to have it. It is truly one of the most beautiful makeup creations I've seen. I especially love it because it marries my love of makeup to the past. Let's take a look:
Isn't she a beauty? But let's back up a bit...what's is this? The Lancome La Rose Blush Poudrer is a highlighting luminous powder. It comes in a silver box, but let's look at the box that houses the La Rose, and it's all about the details:
The box is modeled after French powder boxes from the 1950s. It's a nod to the past but with modern influences. Google image search French Powder Boxes to see what I mean.
The luminous powder is dispersed amongst the petals. I was nervous I would damage the petals, but they feel like a stiff paper.
Here's a picture to show the size, as well as it on my cheeks. I'm not wearing blush because I didn't want people to get confused. Despite "blush" being in the title, it's definitely a soft highlight.
Here's a swatch. It is suggested to use a Kabuki brush, but I was able to use any of my brushes that I would normally highlight with as well. Since I have dry skin, wear time is not an issue for me and this lasts several hours.
The scent is floral, but very slight. You don't smell it once applied. It doesn't smell like roses, which I fine with me. I experience no skin irritations or breakouts.
And here it is on--a soft, subtle, wearable highlight that isn't glittery.
While this is crazy expensive, to me, as a collector, as a fan of Lancome and a lover of beautiful makeup, I do not regret my purchase. Order here.
Do you think the Lancome La Rose Blush is pretty like I do?
Another reason I was drawn to this? I tried to make something similar years ago. I was at a wedding and they had those fake rose petals (like in my background) strewn about, and with permission, I took a bunch home to craft with. I ended up making them into soap petals, as in each petal had soap on one side. I took them on travels and to make my guest bathroom look fancy, but no one understood what they were! I even tried fake leaves in the fall! I tried lipstick on each petal. Fail. And I tried to make blush petals, not formed into a rose, but just on the petals that you'd dab on your cheeks.