Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer - Miel Glace 23


154 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


PTFE, nylon-12, zinc stearate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, boron nitride, dimethiconol, triisocetyl citrate, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, acrylates copolymer, cetyl dimethicone, fragrance, isobutylparaben, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben [ red 36 (ci 12085) - red 6 (ci 15850) - red 7 (ci 15850) - yellow 5 lake (ci 19140) - blue 1 lake (ci 42090) - red 21 (ci 45380) - red 30 (ci 73360) - carmine (ci 75470) - ultramarines (ci 77007) - barium sulfate (ci 77120) - chromium oxide greens (ci 77288) - chromium hydroxide green (ci 77289) - iron oxides (ci 77491, 92, 99) - ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510) - manganese violet (ci 77742) - titanium dioxide (ci 77891) - zinc oxide (ci 77947) - mica]

on 9/30/2015 3:07:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Too light, silver-pinky, and slightly cool toned for my NC30-35 olive skin. I've had a GWP small size of this for months and I never turn to it - it makes me look washed out and dead. In the pan it looks a lot like MAC Margin, which gives my skin a great natural, sexy, shimmery pinky bronzey look, but Miel Glace is a MUCH lighter tone on my skin. It was just ok when my skin was a bit lighter before summer began (NC25-30), but really did nothing flattering for my face...just looks like super pale pinky shimmer - total skin clash! It does last all day, and I love the slim compact - perfect for travel. For lighter skin with cooler tones it's probably great. Not a fan of Lancome's animal testing.

on 9/23/2015 12:01:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Blush is the one thing I blow money on constantly, because it is so transformative for me: done right, it makes my face come alive and takes years off, my eyes look bigger and my cheekbones appear out of nowhere. Getting it right is always just tantalizingly out of reach for me, so I'm always looking for that miracle product, whether cream, gel, powder or the brush to use with them. Lancome seems so old-fashioned, with its huge black compacts holding tiny throwaway brushes, topped with the gold rose and scented with old-lady rose--who would expect to find a miracle here? Well, I found two, and one of them is Miel Glace. Miel Glace looks like exactly nothing in the pan--is it beige, is it brown, is there any pink in there at all, why is there so much shimmer? On the face, magic happens. There is just enough pink for some oomph and liveliness, enough brown for some contour without any hint of orange or dirtiness, and the seemingly obvious shimmer transforms into luminosity. That would be great enough, and I've had that happen with neutral powder blushes before, but what takes Miel Glace into the stratosphere for me is the application. This blush and I just understand each other! I can reach for one of several brushes (NOT the one it came with, of course) and just instinctively stroke the right amount on the brush, and just glide it into place on my face. When I'm applying it, I can sense right away how much is enough, and where it ought to go. It's hard to describe, but so often, I'm just applying away, and can't really tell what is happening. Then I stand back and it's too much, or I'll think it's fine and later realize it wasn't enough. Of course, I'm supercritical about it--I really, really want it to look like it's my skin and not some powder. I've given Miel Glace the outdoor car side-mirror test--that's when I'll see the powder resting on my face, or even worse, the trails of mica--and it passes with flying colors. My cheeks just look flushed and glowy. I'm shocked, but it really is a more flawless application (for me) than the Hourglass, Tarte or MAC blushes I've been experimenting with. Those companies may be newer, or hipper, or more recommended, but Lancome's blush subtil formula crushes theirs. I must also add that the lasting power of this blush is insane! Miel Glace and it's somewhat deeper, matte sister Cedar Rose are the only two blushes I think I'll ever need. They've been around for decades, so I'm banking on them staying around for decades more. What will I do now with this makeup budget surplus?

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 3/27/2015 8:46:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Gorgeous color. Stays all day. Took one lippie off bc I don't like the fragrance and the packaging seems cheap and tacky to me. But I've been wearing it almost every day since I got it.

on 2/22/2015 6:20:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I have used this blush for years..decades, actually, and I keep going back to it. Holy grail..? You betcha!!

Lasts all day for me with no touch-ups. I have combo skin and this stays true to color with no changing colors during the day. When I come home after having this on for a good 10 or even 12 hours, the shade looks the same as when i first applied it.

Just a gorgeous, flattering shade...I think many skin tones could wear this. I am NC20.

In the pan, there are sparkles, but the sparkles are barely detectable on the cheek unless you really look for them. No shiny look, just a gorgeous, lit-from-within look.

If this has any scent, it is very minimal. I am very scent-sensitive and either this has none or it is so minimal that I do not detect it and does not bother my nose.

It is pretty neutral imo, but I tend to pair it with a spice pencil and a lip balm or a light gloss over top the spice pencil. Great for a natural look, or it can be a great compliment to a strong eye look and/ or a bold lip. Just very versatile imo.

Will and have re-purchase(d) many times.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 1/20/2015 1:27:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This blush is absolutely beautiful!! I love it so much! It looks amazing on my porcelain skin, it offers a flush of color and subtle glow. I would have given this a 5/5 if it werent for the perfume in it, but its light enough to not bother me and it does dissipate after a few mins. For reference Im about an nc5-nc10.

I would say the color is a medium, neutral rose pink on my skin.

-beautiful color
-glowing finish


on 4/2/2014 5:24:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I recently purchased Lancome Blush Subtil in Miel Glace 217. I'm fair skinned. Love it!!!
This is the first blush that I can't overdue it on my face and look like a clown! For reference, I use Eastee Lauder Double Wear in Alabaster. This blush gives me a beautiful glow and is mistake proof, for me. I wish the price were lower as, the product isn't huge. I don't use the brush it comes with. I also have very oily skin. This never disappears or melts off. Best of all, no sparkly shimmer that I cannot wear due to oily skin.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Brown

Such a beautiful blush in the pan, but on my skin you can hardly see it. I am NC40 and find this to be too light. I end up over applying trying to get it to show up and just end up looking like I applied a ton of shimmer. Didn't work for me.

on 10/9/2013 5:43:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

all purpose color. looks nice on my fair skin and doesn't make me breakout.

on 10/5/2013 1:02:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous color .. really quite stunning on my medium tan skin, but far too fragrant. Only used it once in the house as I'm acne prone and have just started to get my skin clear. You can compare it with throwing parfum on your cheeks! Luckily I've gotten it as a sample.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 9/2/2013 5:54:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Lancome's website describes Miel Glace as the "perfect nude pink-y peach". I'm N12 neutral leaning cool and I feel like I'm always scouting for the perfect nude/neutral blush. Miel Glace was recommended to me by a sales associate, however, I noticed that every time I wore it, it would pull completely orange making me look almost muddy. A shame, considering how everyone seems to rave about this being such a good nude/neutral blush for people with pale skin.

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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