Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades

Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
I am not a blush person and I have only ever bought two blushes in my life, despite owning eight, including Elizabeth Arden and Lancome Blush Subtil (gifts and/or beauty boxes). I always feel blush brings out the pores on my face and bronzer looks better - or just can't be bothered in the mornings. Anyway, the two blushes I spent on hooked me with their packaging and subtlety.
I fell in love with both the Lancome Blush In Love blushes - Peche Joue Joue and Pommettes d'Amour - the moment I saw them. It was a little difficult to get my hands on Peche Joue Joue as it was always out of stock, but I finally managed to get one in December. And they've made me take blush seriously.

Here's the review and swatches of both shades of Lancome Blush In Love blushes.

Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades

Packaging of Lancome Blush in Love

Inside the Lancome silver cardboard external box, you have a lovely hot pink (sorry, camera makes them look coral) cardboard case which is very sturdy and pretty.
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
The box closes with a magnet and opens to reveal a mirror that slips out. So once you hit pan on the blush, grab the mirror for something else.
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades

Design of Lancome Blush In Love blushes

Wowza! You tell me if that is one good-looking design or not! 
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
The silvery/glittery parts are just sprayed on and, as you can see from Pommettes d'Amour, disappear in one swatch. Which is fine by me, I don't like 'em shimmery. And the "In Love Lancome" writing in the middle fades in one swatch as well.

Formula of Lancome Blush In Love Blushes

Before we take this any further, I want to tell you that these blushes are on the subtler and sheerer side. Which suits me just fine. These are oil-free blushes and are long-lasting and are very soft. No parabens in the ingredients. And I can swear under oath that there is NO fallout whatsoever.
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
Each blush has two shades within the compact - you can use them separately or blend them. I find the centre of Peche Joue-Joue works well as a powder for me. Peche Joue-Joue has a peachy shade and a beige shade - ignore the camera colouring shenanigans, please - while Pommettes d'Amour has a glowy pink shade and a deeper coral.
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades

Price of Lancome Blush In Love blushes

Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shadesLancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
I bought one in October and one in December and paid INR1950 INR and QAR286 respectively. Lancome upped its prices across the world in November, so it is more than that now. You might have to use a currency converter but it retails for US$49 on their website.

Swatches of Lancome Blush In Love blushes

I tried swatching with fingertips, sponge applicators and fluffy brushes but the swatches weren't what I wanted, as the blushes are sheer. Finally, after professional makeup artiste at Team Neen, Neenee, suggested cotton pads for swatching, I tried with those and had much better results.
From left: Pommettes d'Amour inner coral; Pommettes d'Amour pink; Pommettes d'Amour blended. Then we have Peche Joue-Joue outer peachy shade, Peche Joue-Joue inner beige and above those, Peche Joue-Joue blended.
Lancome Blush In Love review, swatches, photos of both shades
Bottom line
I recommend these blushes to anyone who wants a subtle glow to the face, skintone no bar. If you can't stand sheer blushes, these are not for you.
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  1. wowwwwwwwwwwwww ! the design on the blush is really really pretty :)

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    1. Hehe I fell for the packaging!

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    1. They're quite sheer actually, though they look great!

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  3. I'm definitely more of a bronzer gal too, would love to give these a try! x

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    1. Somehow, I've always found bronzer easier than blush to work with x

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  4. Great post. I love Lancome products but don't have any of their blushes except for the ones that come in the gift with purchase bags.

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    1. I wish we had those lovely gift with purchase bags here - we only get skincare samples as gifts! I have a Blush Subtil that my friend gifted me, and these two.

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  5. The Colors are captivating *_*
    I'll dream of them tonight.

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    1. Lol what a lovely dream that would be! Mine always feature crawling over barbed wire or escaping mad pythons....

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  6. I think improving the quality of photos would make your blog much better. The writing is so good but the pictures accompanying it spoil it for me.

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    1. Sorry about that - as I keep saying, I suck at photography despite having taken lessons, worked as a journalist and owning a DSLR. I can barely figure out which end to point where.

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  7. I think improving the quality of photos would make your blog much better. The writing is so good but the pictures accompanying it spoil it for me.

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    1. Sorry about that - as I keep saying, I suck at photography despite having taken lessons, worked as a journalist and owning a DSLR. I can barely figure out which end to point where.

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  8. Nice shades ..Cute packaging...Thanks for the swatches..I found no problem with your photography skills...The product and swatch is clear even tough its not drool worthy pics which matters the most.if you see mine you will run a mile..Btw Congrats as you reach 500 Followers <3

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    1. Aww thank you so much sweetie! It's still 499 :( Roflmao I'm sure yours are not that bad! It'll take a looong time before they publish my pictures in the National Geographic - they published mine in the magazine where I worked because there was no choice! I remember my boss gaping at some of my photographs, going, "So everything in the museum was bright orange?"

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  9. OMG this one looks very cute!! ^_^ !!

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