Monday, 31 March 2014

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal

I tried Birchbox out last year, but it wasn't really for me at that time, I wasn't very into the high end brands that they were offering and therefore I cancelled my subscription favouring Glossybox.  However I recently renewed my subscription after Glossybox no longer met my needs, and I became more intrigued, probably hindered by blogging, by the high end brands that Birchbox are so well known for collaborating with.

Where Glossybox allow you to fill out surveys in order to earn points towards a free box, with Birchbox you can earn points to spend in the Birchbox shop, which I actually prefer, you can do this simply by filling in your surveys on your online account after you receive each box. Last year, although I didn't receive many boxes I did earn some some points and this time around I have continued to fill out the surveys, so when I realised I had reached £20 worth of points the week before my birthday, I decided to treat myself, so this is a present from me to... me!

I wanted to pick a product that I wouldn't necessarily be able to justify splurging on usually and I've never tried anything from Laura Mercier before. I love the sleek, elegant packaging that the product is encased in and it looks expensive, which is always good when the price reflects that too. I have to say I was a little disappointed in the size of the product, as it looks a lot bigger in pictures but just so you can gather an idea, if you haven't already seen it, it is relatively small compared to the palm of my hand!

The colour does look rather Barbie pink in the pan, however it doesn't transfer as scarily on the skin. I like that this powder blush is easily blendable, perfect if like me you tend to have a heavy hand, but is also buildable if your not quite so brave to apply it so swiftly. I think that it is perfect for spring/summer and will look great with a golden eye and coral lip.

At first I was unsure about this blusher, but I have definitely warmed to it, I have worn it everyday since it joined it my makeup bag, and it is actually fairly long wearing, I've had ten hours wear out of it today so far. I think that I could easily fall in love with the Laura Mercier collection and have already added a primer to my wishlist.

Have you tried this blusher or anything else by Laura Mercier? What are your thoughts on them?


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