If you’re a fan of Korean beauty and limited edition beauty products, you NEED to buy the Sonia Rykiel x Lancôme beauty collection. The talented French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel sadly passed away last month and her iconic style lives on in her collaboration with Lancôme.
I’m not going to lie; I need very little encouragement when buying Korean beauty products. As I’m writing this, I’m extremely excited to receive the Korean products I’ve just ordered online.
I couldn’t help but buy this beautiful Cushion Blush Subtil in 032 Splash Coral. I picked it up in Ljubljana during my recent holiday to Slovenia but you can also buy them from various department stores.
Two packaging designs are available for the blusher cushions. I opted for the striped designs. I’m obsessed with stripes so it seemed like the obvious choice.
This isn’t my first experience with a Korean cushion compact (keep reading my blog as more shall be revealed very soon!). If you’re not familiar with them, cushion compacts are sponge soaked in cosmetics such as BB creams, blushers and foundations.
The compacts work by gently pressing the applicator (always provided with the product) into the product. Tap onto your face and you’re done!
The subtle pink colour of this liquid blusher is stunning and because the formula is so lightweight, it’s very easy to build up to a more intense colour if you wish (FYI: I prefer to use a very small amount of blusher). A lot goes a long way with this (something I learnt after being slightly over-zealous for my first application. I’m VERY impressed with it.
As someone who suffers with very sensitive skin, the thought of regularly using the same compact to apply this blusher makes me slightly nervous with regards to hygiene and bacteria. I’ve heard on the beauty grapevine (I totally made that up but it sounds fun, right?) that Lancôme’s cushion compact puffs don’t need to be washed due to the formulas of the products. This blusher can also be applied with a cosmetics sponge or a liquid foundation brush if you prefer to be extra cautious.
My only wish is that I’d love it if there was more product in the compact!