Blush Subtil Palettes ($42) from the Midnight Roses Fall 2012 Color Collection are so pretty you'll want at least one. I couldn't make up my mind, so I purchased two. Available in three colorways in Pinks-Berries and three in Reds-Corals, there is bound to be one that's perfect for you.
Skip all the marketing lingo, and what you'll face is a gorgeous palette with three shades: a contour/bronzer shade, a blush, and a highlighter. It really is all-in-one cheek design.
The Rose Flush swatches are shown above. The bronzer/contour shade is a perfect shade for pale faces; the pink blush is drop-dead gorgeous; and the pink highlighter, although hard to see on my arm, is stunning.
The Framboise Flirt swatches are shown below. It has subtle differences and might be best for those who love pinks, but need a little more color. I hope you can see that all three shades offer a little more color payoff.. I'd reach for either palette.
I thought it might be fun to purchase one of the Reds-Corals, but I need to see Nectar Lace, the lightest, in person. I purchased my two at Lancôme's Web site - another wonderful blind buy from Lancôme. You know I like something when I want more!
The Midnight Roses Collection is dramatic. With red lip colors and black red nail lacquer, it parallels other fall/holiday collections in intensity. Many of the shades are too intense for my tastes, but if you like red, you're in for a treat. I'm very curious about Le Lipstique, a pencil lip color with a wide range of shades, but I need to see it in person before I buy. There's a visit to the counter in my future.
Photos at top courtesy of Lancôme; other photos by Best Things in Beauty