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 Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Jouer Hot Coral (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Metal Peach (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sunbasque (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Westman Atelier Peau de Peche (P, $75.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Margin (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (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 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

Makeup 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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Rachel B Avatar

Sephora has one that might be similar, but I forget the name. Secretive or Jubilant or something like that. I like the sparkle in this one – I wish the review was better.

eliana Avatar

I was awaiting your review! When this first came out, I ran over to Nordstrom to get it.. but was just not impressed! Im excited for the new highlights coming out soon!

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I love the color and irridecence. I generally get along with Laura Mercier. I also use pore hiding primer. My current favorite is Dr Brandrs primer.

Melissa Avatar

Just noticed this product and so disappointed in it. I bought the limited edition baked blush/bronzer ‘Ritual’ last year…It was the biggest regret of my makeup purchase history. I was super naive in thinking price tag = value :/

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