Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil 021 Sorbet Rose Review & Swatches

Monday, October 17, 2016

The last time I was at Sephora, I found myself immediately drawn to the Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil. As somebody who has completely fallen for cushion products, I was intrigued by Lancome's version of a cushion blush and the second I swatched the shade 021 Sorbet Rose, I knew I had to have it!

Housed in the sleek black compact (complete with the iconic Lancome rose logo), you get a clear mirror, powder puff, and the actual blush itself enchased in a cushion, or "sponge". Unlike a lot of applicator tools that come with a product, I really enjoy applying the blush with the powder puff it comes with. The design also makes it much easier to touch up your blush if you are out and about - and as a beauty and fashion history nerd, I always think of flappers touching up their blush out in public in the 1920s when wearing makeup was still seen as scandalous, much less applying it outside for everybody to see (again... I'm a dork)!

Depending on how much pressure you apply to the cushion, the more product the puff picks up. Because of this, you have the option to wear the blush sheer or build up the pigmentation. This blush gave me a natural looking flush with a satin finish - no glitter, just a beautiful dewy sheen.

This was definitely a splurge for me, but the luxe packaging, cushion "technology", and beautiful dewy finish made this product worth it for me! If you are in the market for a high-end blush, I definitely recommend this!

You can see the blush in action in my September Favorites video, and it is available for purchase on Lancome's official website and Sephora.

On my face I'm wearing:
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Light *, NYX Matte Liquid Liner, Tarte Tarteist Lash Mascara Paint *, CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in Celestial *, Lancome Cushion Blush, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires


  1. I am so obsessed with these photos and your hair and I LOVE this shade of blush on you.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  2. Wonderful make up!

    Have a great start of the week :)

  3. That shade is gorgeous on you! I actually have a little compact with powder blush (with the little blush powder puff applicator) and I actually don't use the applicator. It's cute but doesn't do what I want. But this applicator looks so much more useful!Also I really adored you're little fashion history vision!

    Hey Zaire

  4. This is such a cute looking blush! I love that shade ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  5. u look so beautiful!!! i love your subtle make up style- super vintage/ retro feeling ^^
    enjoyed reading your post with lancome

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for your sharing!

  7. That blush looks so gorgeous on you! It's such a pretty shade and the formula looks so sheer and subtle and pretty. I'm not really into cushion foundation/BB creams because I feel like formula-wise they're all meant to be dewy and hydrating which means they wouldn't work very well for my oily skin, but I don't think I'd have any problem with a blush. Plus I love Lisa Eldridge so anything she creates is bound to be beautiful. I'm sure it's not long before lots of other western brands starting bringing out cushion blushes too because Lancome were the first western brand with the cushion foundations and now a bunch of other brands are coming out with them.


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