New Lancome Cushion Makeup

New Lancome Cushion Blush In Sorbet Grenadine

New Lancome Cushion Makeup Releases

I know this style of cushion makeup has been quite popular for a while now, especially in South Korea & its slowly gaining a following in the UK as more brands get on board with this beauty trend. I have never tried any cushion makeup products before & was very intrigued as to how it all worked.

I have read that cushion foundations started out in South Korea as a skincare / makeup fusion much like a BB Cream but with better coverage – this sounds perfect to me. Lancome were the first Western brand to release their version, the Miracle Cushion Foundation which hit the market last year and after its huge popularity they have followed it up with the Teint Idole Ultra Cushion. This new release promises more coverage and includes SPF 50, Lancome have also extended on this cushion concept and they have a range of Cushion Blushers too. Get Excited!

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion in 02

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Compact*

This foundation comes beautifully packaged in a luxurious gold & black compact with a large mirror in the lid, a small puff sponge and the actual product comes sealed in a pack so you open it and clip it in. This ensures the foundation is fresh and also means there is minimal waste as you repurchase a refill once it runs out and you always reuse the gold compact, very clever. This is available in 9 shades in the UK which is disappointing because there are 18 shades available in the US.

I did use a foundation brush to apply, I tapped my brush lightly on the middle of the cushion to release just enough product, then I buffed it into my skin. This was very easy to blend and after initially thinking I had the wrong shade it turned out Beige Rose was a perfect match. This applied evenly and very seamlessly, it felt hydrating on my skin and didn’t extenuate any fine lines or pores.

New LancomeTeint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

This is a full coverage foundation but it feels light on the skin, I think its because it has quite a fluid consistency and you need so little product. It has a natural soft focus finish, Lancome say it gives the skin a semi matte finish, which might make you worried that it will look flat or dull on the skin but this is not the case. It looks very radiant and not at all flat I think it left my skin with more of a natural, even glowing finish.

I love that is has SPF 50 so your skin is protected from the harmful effects of sun damage and the fact this is in a handy compact means you can easily re apply it / or touch up throughout the day. I am sold on this & now wait to try all the cushion makeup. I am interested to see how long the product lasts, you get 13g and from using it a couple of times it seems you don’t need to use a lot of product to achieve a good level of coverage so we will see.

New Lancome Cushion Blush In Sorbet Grenadine

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in Sorbet Grenadine*

Lancome are again the first Western brand to release a cushion style blush, they have released 6 wearable shades, I have the shade Sorbet Grenadine which is a pretty coral pink and it gives a lovely healthy radiance to my cheeks. The blush feels like a cross between a jelly and a sponge which has been drenched in product, its very odd but it actually works well. The formula is quite wet to the touch but is very creamy and the shade I have is very pigmented, you could really build this up to quite intense.

You need to blend these in well so you’re not left with a stripe of colour on your cheek. The colour I have has a gorgeous dewy finish and it gives your skin a healthy, radiant natural flush of colour. Oh and it makes a cute lip colour too if you like your products to be multi functional.

It has surprised me just how much I like this, I’m not always keen on cream blushers but this Cushion Blush applies so smoothly, the texture is beautifully fluid and extremely easy to work with. If your worried that because it has quite a fluid texture that it will end up just disappearing off your face, don’t be. The colour has very good staying power and stay in place for hours. I am impressed.

The packaging is a compact which is smaller but similar to the Cushion Foundation, the compact is black with a pink Lancome Rose on the top. There is a nice mirror in the lid and a little sponge applicator and in the bottom is the blush which is in an air lock compartment just like the foundation so it stays fresh and no moisture is lost.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Makeup

I have enjoyed both products and would recommend them, everything from the packaging to the finish feels luxurious and well thought out. If you have a Lancome counter near you pop down and have a swatch and I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

I am pleased to say that Lancome have won me back, after I felt let down by their recent Grandiôse Liner launch.

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Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set

Beautiful Clinique Chubby Stick Selection

Whole Lotta Chubby Set

Chubby Sticks Selection From Clinique

Before you get too excited I don’t think this Whole Lotta Chubby Set* is still available but I had to tell you about them because I have fallen for the Clinique Chubby offerings in a big way. First Clinique released their Chubby Lip Balms and they proved to be popular so soon after came the Shadow Tints for Eyes and Clinique recently added to the Chubby Family and released the Cheek Colour Balms. All of which I really like!

Clinique always have great sets available or you can purchase these products individually too. So don’t panic!

This Whole Lotta Chubby Set includes

  • Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curvy Candy 1.2g
  • Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino 1.2g
  • Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Poppin Poppy 1.2 g
  • Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Bountiful Beige 1.7g
  • Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Amped Up Apple 3.6g

Clinique Whole Lotta Chubby Set

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Curvy Candy 

This gives the lips a sheer wash of colour, a little more than the Baby Tint but still not too pigmented. Curvy Candy is a soft pink shade and it looks natural and fresh on the lips. These lighter shades are so easy to apply and you get a nice hint of colour and the balm keeps your lips hydrated and feeling soft. The Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balms are available in 17 beautiful shades.

Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Poppin Poppy

A bit of colour, a hefty helping of moisture. These sheers bloom on contact to bring out your lips’ natural tone. The colour is different for everyone.

This is a sheer lip balm that will look great on everyone. Poppin Poppy a subtle but pretty peachy pink tint to the lips and it feels very moisturising too. It gives your lips a glossy healthy look and is perfect for everyday wear. These Baby Tints are available in two shades.

Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mightiest Maraschino

The Intense Chubby Sticks are as the name suggests alot more pigmented and bold on the lips. Mightiest Maraschino is a beautiful red toned pink with a lovely glossy finish. It lasts a good amount of time on the lips and after a little of the glossiness has worn off the colour becomes more of a stain. This pinky red colour is fresh and pretty on the lips and you can build it up to be quite intense. The Chubby Stick Intense Lip Balms are available in 8 shades.

All the Chubby Stick Lip Balms are loaded with mango and shea butters so not only do they give your lips a pop of colour but they’re also very nourishing. I love the packaging and do like to the ease of using a lip crayon, they’re twist up and never need sharpening so easy to throw in your makeup bag and re apply on the go.

Clinique Chubby Stick Swatches

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Amp’d Up Apple / Bountiful Beige / Curvy Candy / Poppin Poppy / Mightiest Maraschino

I had only ever tried the Chubby Sticks for lips & so was excited to finally get to test out the Shadow Tint & Cheek Colour options. They come in much the same packaging & are cream products just like the lip balms. I found them easy to apply and was impressed with their staying power, especially the Cheek Colour Balm.

Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Bountiful Beige

This Shadow Tint is creamy and applied smoothly to my eyelid, no dragging or patchy colour. After about a minute it dries to more of a powder finish but you still get a gorgeous almost metallic finish. The shade I have is called Bountiful Beige but I would say it is more of a shimmering champagne than a beige. Its a gorgeous shade and it really brightens up my eyes and wears for hours without creasing. I found this effortless to apply, long wearing and I loved the pretty champagne colour, these also contain vitamin E for soothing and smoothing the delicate eye area, so your eyes are getting a little tlc whilst looking pretty too. The Shadow Tints come in 14 beautiful shades.

Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in 

If you like to wear cream blushes then I think you will love this Clinique offering. The fact that it comes in a Chubby Stick makes it easy to apply, I dab it on to my cheek and blend it out with my fingers. Its as easy as that! Its not greasy & the formula is oil free so its not going to slip & slid all over your face. I have the shade Amp’d Up Apple and it is such a pretty natural rose colour, its the perfect everyday blush. It gives my cheeks a warm flush of colour and is an easy colour to reach for on days I am wearing a minimal makeup look. I love the texture and finish of this cheek balm and as I said it wears well and the colour looks pretty and natural. The Cheek Colour Balms come in 4 easy to wear shades, I hope they add a few more colours to the range in 2016.

Beautiful Clinique Chubby Stick Selection

Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Stick range? Let me know if you have any favourites & and recommendations for colours I need to try.