Most brands are so distracted by bringing out palettes and lipsticks that they forget about blush, or if it does appear, it’s almost an after-thought within a new collection. I’ve been dying to see the Laura Mercier Colour Infusion Blush collection for ages and they haven’t disappointed in terms of colour range and texture.
For personal preference I will always opt for a creme blush (funnily enough, I’m using the LM Bonne Mine palette blush and have done almost all of the summer), but this is an excellent colour edit that takes into account both paler and darker tones as well as anyone at the mid-point. In the picture above, it’s Fresco, Grapefruit and Peach.
Even though I’ve got poor, gloomy day light, I can detect a slight sparkle to all the blushes although it’s really not very apparent. At first glance, you might think they’re matte (which I did). In the picture above, it’s Sangria, Kir Royale and Rose.
These blushes are not overly pigmented, and by that I don’t mean they’re under-pigmented, I mean you don’t get a shock of colour with one brush sweep: you get exactly the right sheer amount from which you can build or not. I tried Grapefruit which is one of the brightest with a big fluffy brush and it transferred to my cheeks as a gentle flush, not a big smack-down of red! Removing too much blush is more difficult than removing too much eye shadow, for sure, because you have to do your whole base again. In this picture, it’s Pomegranate, Chai and Strawberry.
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There are ten shades and I’ve linked to John Lewis because they have 15% off the £24 price tag, making them £20.40 each HERE.
From bottom to top in the swatch, it’s: Fresco, Grapefruit, Peach, Sangria, Rose, Kir Royale, Strawberry, Chai and Pomegranate.
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