Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cushion The Blow...Sonia Rykiel x Lancome 021 Sorbet Rose Cushion Blush Subtil


I love my blushers, and all of the incarnation they come in: powder, cream, liquid, or gel. Be that as it may, I'm in a bit of a quandary over my feelings towards cushion blushes. I don't know if it's an issue with the formula, application, and performance or the selection of shades I've tried so far, but I'm not buying the theory and/or function behind these cushion blushers, at all.

The Shu Uemura for Kye Fresh Cushion blushers were a big disappointment...and, the Lancome Blush Subtil Cushion Blush has done very little to change my opinion.


Both, 021 Sorbet Rose (the white background with illustrated doodles compact) and 032 Splash Corail (the signature Rykiel stripes), of the Sonia Rykiel x Lancome Blush Subtil Cushions were repromoted shades; of the two prints, the stripes are my favorite.


In support of Sonia Rykiel, I wanted to buy both blushes. However, when I tried them on, I was let down because they looked almost identical to one another. Oddly, Sorbet Rose was slightly warmer and more coral, and Splash Corail was rosier. I think someone at the Lancome lab may be cockeyed.
Nevertheless, I couldn't justify purchasing both. Although I favored the striped case, I had to go with 021 Sorbet Rose given its deeper, warmer, more coral tone suited my complexion a tab bit more.


The Blush Subtil Cushion has a "moist," slightly tacky consistency that feels cooling on the skin. At first, when you apply the product using the included puff or your fingers, it seems very pigmented. Yet, once blended out, the color is very sheer; however, the pigmentation can be built up. I liked the soft, "fresh faced,"dewy flush the cushion blush gave my cheeks. In regards to its longevity, I found it would fade after an hour. With all the reapplications throughout the day, I can see myself finishing this product rather quickly.

I'm going to give Sorbet Rose another chance, and keep it because it's part of the Sonia Rykiel collection. However. as far as cushion blushers go, I think I'm done!

What are your thoughts on cushion blushers? 

1 comment :

  1. I tried both shades of the Iope cushion blushers and I wasn't too impressed. If you use the cushion applicator I found getting precise placement was difficult. In addition I'm on the fair side and I had to really work to build color up. I'll be sticking to my powders and creams from now on.

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