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Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Spring 2011: Glowy Ballerine

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush ($40.00 for 0.39 oz.) is an icy, pale pink blush that goes on barely-there. It has a silver glitter overlay, but the glitter disappears after the first use. On me (warm, medium skin tone), I get visibly pinker cheeks, but the effect is definitely subtle. The texture is soft, and it’s effortless to apply and blend out, partially owing to the softness in the color itself. It has an ultra soft sheen that looks more like a glow when applied, so there is no need to fear shimmery or glittery finishes here (and again, the glitter is only on the top layer).

Lancome says: “The new must have blush is an original twist of two incontrovertible items of the 70’s style: the bowtie and the butterfly designed by Alexis Mabille. In fashion, wearing a bowtie is the ultimate chic attitude, besides a way to express free-spirit and absolute lack of concern for what other people think. The butterfly is a multicultural symbol of free soul, feminity and beauty of nature.”

Lancome recommends using the pink shade as a blush, beige shade as a sculptor, and lavender shade to unify the complexion. This is all well and good, and I appreciate the directions overall, but you’re going to need a pretty small (and precise) brush to use any of the three shades alone–especially the lavender one.

The design is femine and pretty, though of course, it looks less elegant once you’ve used it a few times, but some of the features still linger (and as far as I know, and based on Lancome’s recommendation to use certain shades individually), there are three distinct shades that go all the way through. Also worth noting is that this is practically a brick of blush at 0.39 oz. (average blush is around 0.15 to 0.20 oz.). The included applicator worksin a pinch, but the bristles are rougher than I’d like, and they will kick up a lot of powder if you attempt to use it.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This will be gorgeous on light to medium skin tones both cool and warm, but I think much of the effect will be lost on darker skin tones.

where to buy: Nordstrom

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush

Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush
Lancome Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush


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divinem (Melissa) Avatar

I already ordered mine yesterday. Too too pretty to pass up. With my NW15 skin, I’m confident it’ll be a good match. SO pretty. Thanks, Christine!

Nunuiviet Avatar

Thanks for the swatch, Christine! I planned to buy it but I kind of changed my mind after seeing the swatch, the colour is kind of really pale, and for the price I think I’m expecting more…

Nadia Avatar

This is so beautiful! And not a bad price either. I just don’t know if I NEED this. Then again, what makeup item do I really NEED, it’s all about want lol.

I’ve tried MAC’s Well Dressed blush before and it barely shows up on me. I’m NC 25. So maybe this won’t really show up either. It looks great on you!!

Polly Avatar

TO DIE FOR!!! I will skip any blush on my list to get this first!

It looks adorable on you <3 I meant you look so lovely :] I love your look today <3

Marie Avatar

Swatches on your arm are kind of meh for me, but I think it looks great on your cheeks. Color me surprised!
As for design, I don’t like it at all.

babyinacorner Avatar

I impulse bought this and I have to say I don’t really like it! I’ve some small pimples on my cheeks and the blush goes on slightly powdery and looks flat. It seems quite matte (after the glitter overspray of course!). for reference I’m super pale (diorskin nude 010, in general I take the palest shade of foundation) with blonde hair and blue eyes.

tehteh Avatar

I know this is probably kinda stupid to ask because you kinda said thar already…but is it ACTUALLY those 3 shades after a few uses, even if the pattern disappears? because honestly if any one them doesnt go all the way I don’t think it’s worth it, even though the quanrity of blush is huge…


Christine Avatar

I believe they go all the way through – I didn’t cut it in half or anything, but based on Lancome’s recommended use, it seems like it. (I also know that Lancome artists would always tell me how their products go all the way through in the past.)

ak Avatar

It looks more like makeup for a kid even more than the powder from MAC’s To The Beach collection with the seahorse on it, and even more than the MAC Wonder Woman collection.

kfm Avatar

Pretty colour and I think I might be a nice look on my NC15 face. I’ll definitely check it out. I also have to know- What lipstick is it you’re wearing? It’s gorgeous!

Katherine Avatar

The packaging on this is to die for! I’m so happy that you swatched it for us. My skintone is far too dark for this and I’m very disappointed.

anonymous Avatar

Christine you glow there! Looks lovely on you. I think the instructions are kinda funny. I like that they did try to put a design & multiple colors but I’m wondering if they couldn’t have done something simpler that separated the colors better. It’s probably not bad though for people who would like a glitter free version of sugarbomb. Love the lipstick & hoping to see some of the other eye/lip items. I shouldn’t… but I’m so loving purple lately!

Laura Avatar

I think I’m going to pass, looks a bit too cool and subtle for my taste, even though I’m NC15/20. Do you know if you’re going to review the polishes or Lily Rose lipstick from this collection?

Carrie Ann Avatar

I’m tempted to get this blush because the design is so pretty, but I know I’d be too afraid to use it and mess it up, anyway. That’s why I got a backup of the Marine Life blush from To The Beach. This is more expensive and less unique, though.

Judy Avatar

I just ordered online. It’s just too pretty not to have. Usually, I wouldn’t spend so much money on anything, but for this…I just had to have it. I love it on you Christine!!! I hope it looks just as pretty on me. I will let you all know once I get it & wear it.

bananabelle Avatar

Wow, that gives you such a nice glow! Did you have to pack it on your cheeks to get it to show like that on your cheeks? The swatches seem really pale, but it looks really nice on your cheeks! πŸ™‚

Vijaya Avatar

I was about to ask what you had on your lips, but I skimmed the comments before clicking ‘submit comment’. Apparently that’s a popular question today. xD

It looks fabulous on you, Christine. Have you done/will you be doing a review on it?

Hiromi Avatar

you look even more gorgeous than usual here! will there be a breakdown for what you wore?

aside from the lipstick (which i can see was a popular question), what mascara were you wearing? your lashes look fabulous!

anonymous Avatar

thank you! I have too many open mascaras to buy another but I’ve been looking at Millions for when I do– I had no idea you were modelling the blush AND the lipstick AND the mascara in one! maybe you should do a total look breakdown with your pics sometimes just for fun. I am loving the wild violet but I’ve always thought EL made amazing lipsticks. idk if they were rich old lady makeup or not but they were always pretty shades and felt amazing. plenty of good shades too.

my top EL picks for Christine’s coloring would be
pure color: *extravagant berry*, bois de rose
pure color crystal: berry truffle, plum fizz
hydra luster: radiant wine, chelsea rose, black cherry, *rich currant*

*top picks*

(I am such a massive sucker for estee lauder…)

anonymous Avatar

LOL no, I just meant identifying what you have on other than the reviewed item. because I’m think Estee Lauder ought to be sending you a BUCKET of stuff, you probably just sold a billion Wild Violet lipsticks with that pic! you could include the rest of your look and where to buy it at the end of the review or something. EL stuff looks great on you. you reviewed the blush but everyone LOVES the lipstick lol. you could do more shades.

AnGeLwInGz Avatar

Christine this looks a lot prettier on your face than it does in the swatch. Lucky girl you are. Anyway I’ll be skipping this b/c I have a Flirt! dupe ($12 I think) and the glitter is all the way through.

Jenna S. Avatar

I wasn’t impressed until I saw the photo of the blush on you–you look gorgeous!

I already have Well Dressed, though, so I don’t think I’ll be picking this up, especially since the packaging is all a little too cutesy for me. But this post certainly encouraged me to rediscover something I already have in my drawer (Well Dressed), which is one of my favorite kinds of posts!

poinky Avatar

It’s such a pretty blush/highlighter. Too bad the purple butterflies is only an overspray. You can see on the last picture that the pan looks paler/lighter after application. But it’s still a delight to look at.

Thanks Christine. Can’t wait to read your review on the lipstick πŸ™‚

Nora Avatar

So, so beautiful. A lot of the time the ‘overlay’ blushes look amazing but the actual result is underwhelming, but this is seriously stunning. If only they didn’t test on animals. :\

cosmica Avatar

I bought this the other day and wow – it’s gorgeous! Im so happy I was able to grab one before they sold out. I have the one released prior to this one as well and it too is amazing. Can’t go wrong…it’s stunning on.

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