First of all, blush is my desert island product. In fact, it is the only thing I won’t leave the house without. The reason is, blush makes us look healthy, and youthful. According to Laura Mercier, “people notice your cheeks! The reason cheeks are so noticable is because they are two largest areas of your face!” Now, that makes a lot of sense to me. Recently, it has been blushes turn to get a makeover. For example, Nars came out with the new, Unique Air Matte Blush Formula. And, Rare Beauty introduced their new Melting Blush. At the same time, Laura Mercier gave her powder blush a formula makeover. As a result, the Laura Mercier New Blush Color Infusion was born.
Years ago, the only blush I wore was the Laura Mercier Powder Blush in the shade Apple. So, I was kind of hoping the new formula had a shade that was a red blush, like apple. There are nine new shades. Also, the blushes come in two finishes. First, are four shimmering finishes. Next, there are five matte finishes. Above all, both finishes are natural-looking. Therefore, the shimmer finish is more of a glow, or a sheen. So, don’t be afraid when you see shimmering. It is not disco ball, sparkling glitter. Finally, both matte and shimmer shades go on as a sheer tint. However, you can add a layer or two to create a bolder, more intense color.
Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Packaging
To begin with, the Blush comes packaged in Laura Mercier’s signature chocolate brown outer box. Also, the writing on the box is in silver. Next, the Laura Mercier compact, is also the brand’s signature plastic, chocolate brown, case. To open the case, lift up the top lid. Although, the lid does have a magnetic closure. As a result, the compact is easy to take with you. For example, if you throw the compact in your bag, you won’t have to worry that it will open accidentally. The magnet is strong. Also, inside the compact, underneath the lid, is a full-sized mirror. On the other side of the compact is the blush pan. Last, the palette will fit into the palm of your hand. In this way, it is easy to apply the blush with one hand, while holding the compact, and looking into the mirror with the other hand.
The Formula For The Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion
First, the next-generation formula for the Blush Color Infusion, is sheer, buildable, and is silky smooth on the cheeks. Even more, the formula blends seamlessly. Therefore, the result is a natural, fresh look. The powder blush has pure color pigments infused with micro fine powders. Even though the blush is a powder, it is not powdery. I had no powder fallout, or kickback.
Instead, the pressed powder formula went on smoothly for a sheer look. Then, it was easy to build for more intense color. Finally, the blush lasted all day. According to the brand, it is supposed to last for ten hours. And it does! One last ingredients, are hidden pearls in the shimmer formula that creates a subtle sheen.
The Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion Shades
I ended up purchasing two of the sheen shades. Although, I am interested in the shade Chai. Chai a dusty rose shade, has a matte finish. Also, the other matte shades are Rose, a rose pink shade, Kir Royale, a berry wine shade, Ginger, a pale nude shade, and Strawberry, a bright pink shade.
To begin with, I purchased Peach, and Sangria. The Shimmer Shades I didn’t purchase are Fresco, a brown nude shade, Pomegranate, a fuschia shade, and Grapefruit, a red coral shade.
First, Peach, a light coral shade, has a sheen finish.
Second, Sangria, a plum berry shade, has a sheen finish.
My Final Thoughts On The Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion …….
None of the shades are similar to my old shade, Apple Red! I thought the closest shade was Sangria. I love the shade. Although, Sangria is a plum berry shade. It is not a red shade. Maybe the grapefruit shade? Even more, I love the Pomegranate fuschia shade too!
I really like the sheen finish. It almost looks like it glows. Finally, I am having a field day with all the new blushes that are coming out now! Furthermore, I love all of the blushes I mentioned in this blog. Each formula, from the Air Matte, to the Melting Blush, and now the Powder Blush! Awesome!
Let me know what you think about any of these blushes in the comment box below. Do you like powders, or cream formulas? I like both. I think the cream formulas today are easier to apply then they used to be.