Makeup with skincare benefits? Try the La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch

As I previously described in my introductory post on La Prairie, the brand’s products all include their signature (and patented) Cellular Complex, which provides nutrients such as glycoproteins, ginseng root, and horsetail extracts to revitalize, energize, and moisturize the skin. Their makeup products have the same Cellular Complex, and today I’m featuring the La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in the limited edition shade Lotus Glow for Chinese New Year.

La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Cream Blush (C$90) formula is ultra creamy with a lot of slip, and dries down to almost a stain-like effect. The texture is unlike anything I’ve felt before – it is very wet with very good blendability, and just feels extremely lightweight and soft on the skin. The limited edition colour Lotus Glow is a dark fuchsia with some small glitter particles. It is a beautiful colour that would look great on all skin tones, from the fairest to the darkest. I’ve been wearing this nonstop since I received it, and a tiny bit goes a super long way. It blends in flawlessly with the rest of my makeup and leaves a matte, stained finish with a tiny bit of shimmer. The big drawback about the formula is that I’m not a huge fan of the shimmer particles because I feel like it looks like there are bits of glitter on my face; if it was a subtler glow then I’d be all over it.

The blush itself is packaged in packaged in a zippered silver leather-look pouch!

Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch

In addition to the Cellular Complex, the Cellular Radiance Cream Blush is also formulated with Vitamins A, C and E to fight free radicals; chamomile extract to soothe the skin; and silica to absorb excess oils without drying out the skin. My skin feels comfortable when I’m wearing this, but because it was worn over foundation I’m skeptical about how much these ingredients are able to benefit my skin.

Do you really need this? Not really. Again I keep reiterating this whenever I write about La Prairie – it is a luxury brand with luxury prices. If you are looking for value then you won’t find it here. La Prairie is definitely for those who love to indulge in their beauty products, and this Cellular Radiance Cream Blush is no different. If you are looking to sink your teeth in something entry-level La Prairie, then at $90 it’s probably more reasonable than most of their other products.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow is available for a limited time at Holt Renfrew, as well as Nordstrom Vancouver and Nordstrom Ottawa.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch

Ingredients:  Isocetyl Stearate, Isopropyl Adipate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Carnauba Wax, Lipoproteins, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Horsetail Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinal Palmitate, Ascorbic Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Is Methyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyls Cinnamal, Treemoss Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Geranial, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake

Swatch

Heavy then blended out – can you spot the shimmer?

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow review and swatch

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4 thoughts on “Makeup with skincare benefits? Try the La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Lotus Glow

  1. The color is really pretty, but I”m very skeptical as well about the skincare benefits. Maybe if you don’t wear foundation then it would actually absorb, but then, who wears blush and no foundation! haha

  2. What a gorgeous blush (colour-wise and packaging wise) *__* I do spy a little bit of shimmer in the blended swatch, but from a distance I think the effect comes across as more luminous than shimmery ❤

    • I think the shimmer is a bit more obvious on the face, which is kinda annoying. Once the colour settles, you can still see shimmer on the surface 😦

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