As a product junkie with boxes upon boxes full of products that once caught my eye but ultimately lost my attention, it is a rare thing indeed to find something that I will use continually and will enjoy for longer than the typical week or two from when I bought it. This is especially the case when it comes to complexion products, particularly those used to contour, because I always am left feeling like there are colors out there just waiting to be found and become my perfect match. I am happy to say that I have found that magical product, and it contains not one, but three perfect matches, all in one sleek compact: Lancome’s Blush Subtil Palette in Pêche Savvy.
Over the course of the last year or so, I have become enamored with the concept of contouring; there’s just something so glamorous about being able to create something out of nothing and enhance features you didn’t even know that you had. This is what drove me to purchase the BSP, as it contains bronzer, blush, and highlighter, which are all of the necessities for a perfect contouring experience. I purchased this on New Years Eve at Ulta for around $36 and used my rewards points (it normally runs $42), which is actually a great deal for the amount of product you get and because there are actually three products in one compact that are usually $30 to $40 when bought separately. There are other palettes out there that are cheaper, but I ended up going with Lancome because they make my HG foundation (Teint Miracle) and because there are 6 different shade varieties depending on your skin tone, whereas most 3-in-1 compacts only come in one “universal” shade.
Ultimately I ended up going with Pêche Savvy because I was looking for more of a golden-toned, coral blush and similarly golden-toned bronzer which I knew would warm my face up a bit and stop it from looking so deathly pale, as opposed to just a standard bubblegum pink blush and orange-toned bronzer. I wasn’t really too concerned about the color of the highlighter as I have never experienced issues with highlighters of any shade, so I knew I would be happy with whatever highlighter accompanied Pêche Savvy. Having used all three parts for a little over two months now, I feel like I can give my two cents on how they perform:
- Blush: The blush is a beautiful peach/coral color with a subtle shimmer, and is probably the most pigmented blush I have ever had the pleasure of using. Highly pigmented blushes are great because you only need to use a little bit to see results, which means they last considerably longer. I use about two sweeps with my fluffy blush brush, swipe upwards along the apples of my cheeks, and I’m left with a subtle yet noticeable hint of color that compliments my fair skin phenomenally.
- Bronzer: This bronzer is delightfully matte, which I actually prefer when combined with a blush that has shimmer because the last thing I want is to go out sparkling like Edward Cullen. It is a true golden-brown color, and compliments the coral color of the blush fantastically. Like the blush, it is incredibly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. I usually apply it with an angled bronzing brush along the hollows of my cheekbones, along the sides of my nose, and along my jawline for subtle definition, and the final result is a natural looking contour that defines my face shape.
- Highlighter: Out of all three of these products, highlighter is the one I am least familiar with in terms of application. Luckily, Lancome includes a little instructional booklet that shows you exactly where to apply highlighter to illuminate your face. The highlighter in Pêche Savvy is a pale golden color that has a decidedly sheer yet noticeable shimmer to it, which when applied gives the skin (and particularly fair skin) a very natural glow. I use a flat highlighting brush to apply this to the bridge of my nose, under my brow bone, and at the tops of my cheeks to attract attention to the highest points on my face, which also happen to be the points that catch the sunlight and give my face more dimension.
Since I’m used to contouring, the whole application process takes me about 3 minutes tops, though if you aren’t familiar with contouring I would experiment a bit and definitely make use of that instructional booklet before rushing through when applying these products.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have complimented me on this color combination, so for that alone this will be a definite repurchase for me. I adore Pêche Savvy but after these results I am looking forward to experimenting with some of the other shade varieties – I’m thinking Framboise Flirt will be a great palette for spring because it has more of a rosy pink blush and true brown bronzer, a perfect accouterment for all the blooming colors of the spring.
Overall, I consider this palette to be one of beauty regime staples, and given how pigmented it is and how much product you’re given, it’s seriously a bang for your buck.
Way to go Lancome!