The magical power of illuminators hasn't been a secret during this past year, but Lancôme La Rose a Poudrer highlighter might take the cake for most beautiful one among a long line of competitors. Its comrades include heart-shaped boxes housing unicorn highlighters and chromatic illuminators that promise moon goddess-like glow, but Lancôme La Rose a Poudrer brings something a little different to the table.
Rocking a vintage '50s vibe, the illuminator comes in a circular container that looks like something you'd find on your grandmother's vanity table. Opening the box you see a soft pink rose — but not like how you'd expect. Rather than having the powder gathered into a rose shape — much like Chanel's "tweed jacket" makeup — instead it's an actual rose. As in, the pink flower doesn't fade away with use; it stays intact no matter how much shine you gather from its petals. While you might already be making room in your makeup drawer for this beauty, there is one not-too-small catch: the price.
The Lancôme La Rose a Poudrer will be available sometime in January at lancome-usa.com, priced at 60 dollars.
This is definitely a splurge, but sometimes a person is in the mood to treat themselves. Score it and let your cheeks be kissed by a rose — literally.
According to Allure, the flower is a "super soft and delicate faux rose with illuminating powder-infused petals," meaning the product is on the actual petals and you can simply dust it off onto your makeup brush. All you have to do is bring your blush brush onto the rose and twirl it in a circular motion to gather some of the shimmer.
Afterwards, strobe or highlight your face the way you always do. While definitely a novelty, this highlighter will be sure to give you some major spring cravings. It'll be hard to stay mad at the frozen tundra outside while you're using rose petals to add some glamour to your cheeks.
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