Where to start with this thing of absolute beauty? I’ve written frequently about the Laduree make-up collection – the Les Merveilleuses Laduree Rose Laduree Pot is clearly one of the stand out pieces that’s all about the ritual of make-up and dressing table glamour.
The petals inside are a feat of formulation. Each one not only looks like a rose petal in exact detail but it’s make-up all the way through to a sliver of paper to hook it onto. The formulation is a mix of Damask rose extract, honey, thyme extract and cacao butter (amongst other things) and they hold together without disintegrating because of a careful balance of emollients and powders. I think they’re the most clever things I’ve ever seen and I know it took the developers three years to perfect.
When you hold one, it’s like holding a feather – they’re impossibly soft and light and yet, when you swirl a kabuki brush over the petals a soft and delicate pink shade comes up that you can apply as a light blush. And the petals have the prettiest rose scent – it’s a very true rose fragrance that hasn’t had a lot of sugar added. I can hardly believe that the Les Merveilleuses Laduree Rose Laduree Pot is even make up.
So, it probably won’t be a surprise to discover that the petals cost EU81. And the pot is EU39. However, I think if you’re going to look at this as more of a collector’s item than make up, then perhaps it’s not so pricy. Les Merveilleuses Laduree make up is made in Japan – it’s all hand finished and pressed – every item has had detailed attention from a person, not a machine. I said in my last post on Laduree that these petals are at the cutting edge of what can be achieved formulation and presentation wise with make up – I cannot wait to see what Laduree does next.
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Our nearest place to buy is Sephora in France, where Les Merveilleuses Laduree has launched – the website is HERE and yes, they ship to the UK!
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