This Spring, Get the Look of Love at Lancôme With Sheer Shades of Pink and Peach: Lancôme’s New Blush in Love in Pommettes D’Amour and Baume In Love in Urban Ballet

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Lancome Blush in Love in Pommettes D'Amour

Lancome’s $49 Blush in Love in Pommettes D’Amour from the new In Love spring 2013 makeup collection

Remember back when you’d ask your friend if she liked a boy, or if she liked the boy? LOL!

Don’t laugh! There was a big difference. :)



I get that same idea from Lancôme’s two new $49 Blush in Love Powders. Why didn’t they call ‘em Blush in Lust, or Blush in Like? Would the products have been different?

Semantics aside, with these, I get the feeling Lancôme had hot cheeks in mind — the heat that surges to the surface of your skin when he leans in close, exhaling loudly, and peers into your eyes, flashing that cocky half-smile. Suddenly, you realize that your seemingly innocent drink after work isn’t just brews with a bud.

Lancôme created two versions of Blush in Love, a light coral for paler pretties and a bright rose for darker damsels. A floral design and Blush in Love logo blooms on them both, and each one contains two shades designed to caress cheeks with spring color.

I’ve been wearing the bright rose, which is called 20 Pommettes D’Amour. In it, a sheer hot pink with a matte finish encircles a square of matte peach in the center, and while it radiates like a neon sign in its pan, 20 Pommettes D’Amour applies more like a misty morning drizzle…

Lancome Blush in Love in Reds

For a peachy pink cheek flush like I sprinted to my car through a warm spring rain, I swirl my blush brush in the pan, mixing both colors in the pan, and blend 2-3 layers on my cheeks.

Then, in a step I wish I could skip considering the price (almost $50!), to dispense with the larger grains of powder the product leaves behind, I buff them down with a kabuki brush.

Even with that little annoyance, I have to say — I think this stuff looks pretty phenomenal in pics, all luminous and sunny, like an unexpected warm spell in the middle of winter.

Lancome Baume in Love in Urban Ballet small

Lancôme Baume in Love in Urban Ballet ($26)

If you happened to wonder what I was wearing on my cheeks in this week’s Laura Mercier Creme Liner review, yup, it was Pommette D’Amour. :)

I do wish the limited edition packaging felt sturdier… I mean, I dig the design, and I think the paper gives it a certain Paul & Joe-ish charm, but again, for almost $50? I want champagne in a fancy fluted glass, ya know (versus boxed wine in a clear plastic cup)?

Oh, do you remember that sheer neon pink tinted lip balm we looked at, $26 Baume in Love in Urban Ballet? It hails from the very same collection.

Lancome Baume in Love in Urban Ballet and Blush in Love in Pommettes D'Amour

Lancôme’s Baume in Love in Urban Ballet ($26) on the left and Blush in Love in Pommettes D’Amour ($49) on the right



Lancome Blush in Love in Pommettes D'Amour Swatches

Blush in Love Pommette’s D’Amour swatches from the left: peach shade, pink shade and both the peach and pink mixed together


Lancome’s Baume in Love in Urban Ballet swatch

Swatch of Baume in Love in Urban Ballet


Lancome Blush in Love in Pommettes D'Amour and Baume in Love in Urban Ballet

Wearing Pommettes D’Amour on my cheeks and Baume in Love in Urban Ballet on my lips

I wore it (Urban Ballet) a couple times last weekend, and eh — it seems a little overpriced, all things considered.

I wanted to love it — really wanted to love it — because I stockpile moisturizing, sheer balms that I can apply without a mirror (see: MAC Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm in Slightly Nude). I like the pink shade and how natural it looks on my lips, but it didn’t turn out to be as moisturizing as I’d hoped.

That, and it straight up left me hangin’ in less than an hour!

Hrmpf!

PRICE: $49 for the In Love Blush, $26 for Baume in Love Lipbalm
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancome counters and lancome-usa.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ for the blush and C for the lip balm

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sarah says:

    OMG! Love both peach & pink! So gorgeous.

    Sarah

  2. Minsooky says:

    The blush is quite, quite lovely…but that balm is way overpriced. For that amount of money it better be made out of gold lol
    Minsooky recently posted … Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Coral Lustre (Review)

  3. Kim says:

    Oh, Lancome. I guess not everything can be Hypnose. :)

    Your “like” comment made me laugh. We used to say, “You mean like? Or LIKE like?”. Oh, who am I kidding? If we were single, we’d probably still be saying it like that. :)

    • Karen says:

      See, here’s even MORE evidence that we would have probably been in the same clique back in the day. I would have totally let you borrow my Aqua Net hairspray!!

      P.S. I’m wearing an orange scrunchie in my hair as I type this. (No sarcasm in the last sentence, really!)

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! Very true! You know I’d never judge your scrunchies. I’m wearing Nike velour track pants right now, so I know my place in the fashion-critique food chain. :)

  4. The balm is much sheerer than I expected but the blush is gorgeous! Perfect for spring!
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  5. Trisha says:

    I love all of these shades! So pretty and classic. Especially the Baume in Love. I’d wear that any day. Though I wouldn’t PAY for that any day. A little too steep for me.
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  6. LOVE the Baume in Love in Urban Ballet. I’m used to having to reapply my lip color often since I almost exclusively wear balmy lipsticks and tinted balms. The shade is too gorgeous to pass up! :P
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  7. gio says:

    The blush looks gorgeous on you! But I’m not digging the packaging. That bright pink looks so garish. So not what I’d expect from Lancome.
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  8. False alarm! I thought the lippie would be too bright, never mind! :D
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  9. Wow, yeah-that’s kind of disappointing actually! I was hoping for a bright neon pink! Oh wells! The blush does look pretty!
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  10. Jennifer says:

    I really love this look on you!

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