Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, peachy-copper with warm, pink and gold shimmer that give it a frosted finish. MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition powder that’s supposed to provide “natural, healthy-looking color” that “highlights” with a “nondrying, non-dusty formula [that] is long-wearing and color true.” The texture was soft but not as smooth as you’d expect, as it had a fair amount of sparkle/micro-glitter in it, and the baked formula yielded a looser consistency so that powder didn’t bind together as well. Some of the sparkle translates onto the skin, and it is visible sparkle, but a lot of it seems to get lost during application (swept away, trapped in the brush, etc.), which leaves behind a noticeable, more shimmery sheen. On me, it very slightly emphasized pores. The color payoff was semi-opaque, moderately buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me before it started breakdown and look patchy.

Laura Mercier Baked Blush Illumine Rosé
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%

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Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Make-Up Look

On face:

  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder

On eyes:

  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes Palette

On lips

  • Too Faced Honey Bear La Creme Lipstick
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