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 Margin (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Hot Coral (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is more 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). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Metal Peach (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sunbasque (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Westman Atelier Peau de Peche (P, $75.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, 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.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Explore Temptalia

We're here to help you make better beauty purchases that you'll enjoy and love! We recommend signing up to take advantage of personalized features like tracking products you own, viewing dupes that you already have, and more!

Here are some useful resources for you:

Compare Any Two

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

36 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I’m going to skip this one. It’s just too similar to one I have by Nyx that I hardly ever use anymore. It does “glow”, but that it emphasised pores somewhat on you, and I have even larger pores? Nope, not for me.

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.

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!

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.

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 :/

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!