Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

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Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette
Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette

Standing Ovation

Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek PaletteLaura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette ($55.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of blushes for the holiday season. It included three shades that are from the permanent range (it looks like only the brand carries all shades). Two of the three blushes were more pigmented, which was out of sync with the formula’s description of building up from a “sheer, hint of color,” so those who prefer pigmentation may find this is still a worthwhile contender for consideration.

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Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion

Peach

Peach is a medium, pinky-coral base with strong, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which was more pigmented than marketed. The texture was soft, more pliable without being powdery, so it was easy to pick up with a brush and was blendable on bare skin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable" coverage that "blends seamlessly with skin" that lasts for "10 hours." I purchased two shades--one shimmer, one matte--to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn't as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 (Ci 15850).

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Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion

Rose

Rose is a muted, dusty pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage and was the closest to how the formula was marketed (“sheer hint” and buildable). I noticed that it was a bit more firmly-pressed and felt thinner as a result the first two uses, but the third use was much softer and easier to apply evenly. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable" coverage that "blends seamlessly with skin" that lasts for "10 hours." I purchased two shades--one shimmer, one matte--to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn't as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion
Laura Mercier Grapefruit Blush Colour Infusion

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a rich, reddish-coral with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, fine, golden micro-shimmer that gave it more of a satiny sheen when applied and buffed out on my skin. The texture was slightly firmer and thinner initially, but it softened up a bit and was easier to pick up on a brush, though a little went a very long way! It was intensely pigmented and was best applied with a fluffier brush and light hand to gently diffuse the color onto cheeks.

The “issue” is the formula is supposed to be buildable from a “diffused, sheer hint of color,” and it’s not at all sheer or buildable–you have to be very careful just to get more medium coverage out of it. For as bright and as pigmented as it was, it was fairly blendable, though. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "sheer, buildable" coverage that "blends seamlessly with skin" that lasts for "10 hours." I purchased two shades--one shimmer, one matte--to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn't as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

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

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Looks like the blushes have improved in texture (despite overshooting their described opacity) since I gave the two existing shades broken hearts of disapproval!

Wow! Grapefruit has hella pigmentation! Good thing I always set my foundation before going in with my powder cheek products, so I could conceivably use this shade without issue. I’ll probably wait for this trio to go on sale. All 3 shades would see plenty of usage from me.

This looks very nice, though I shudder to think what the price in $NZD will be 😐

I love the grosgrain ribbon imprint and the fact that there are 3 different finishes across the 3 different shades – I imagine it would layer well πŸ™‚

Yep, you know it.

I checked and the full size Blush Infusions (which are 6g – though Mecca doesn’t bother to state this, annoyingly) are $48AUD and $53NZD respectively. I think in the US, they are $30, so I’d expect this to be around the $80 – $90 mark, if we ever get it… but maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised?!?!? πŸ˜‰

Can confirm Grapefruit is definitely also available as a single, at least in Australasia πŸ™‚

thank you for the review christine! I was interested in this palette (and am glad it fared better than the previous laura mercier face palette) but none of the swatches are jumping out to me. Probably going to pass on this one

I like these colors very much but am concerned I may not be able to use a light enough hand in application.
Many of my blushes are nearing past prime.

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