The sheer number of blushes now available in the beauty world is a tad overwhelming, and more and more just keep getting churned out on a regular basis. One of the more relatively new blushes out there right now is the Blush Colour Infusion from Laura Mercier.
This blush might look very simple on the outside but truthfully packs quite a punch. The color range selection for this product is actually pretty solid. Within this line, there are both very light, rosy shades, as well as more vivid and intense colors. While the lighter shades were pretty, we definitely had a lot more fun playing with the brighter shades of the range, all of which have very strong personalities. We were also very happy that this range offered more variety in terms of finishes. As much as we love a good matte-finish blush, the pearlescence of the shimmer products shine a light brighter—both literally and figuratively, that is. In terms of actually wearing the product, this blush feels virtually weightless, which is a welcome quality for routines that are beginning to feel the weight of all the makeup that’s being used.
As much as we loved the color selection, at the same time, we couldn’t help but feel just a tinge of disappointment at how samey some of the colors looked. This problem is much more prevalent on the lighter end of the product’s spectrum. Because of the buildable nature of the pigmentation of this blush, it takes a little bit of layering for some of these shades to actually be distinguishable from one another. We also have to take a shot at this product’s wear time because Laura Mercier claims that the product wears 10 hours, which we respectfully have to disagree with. At best, for us, this blush wore for roughly five to six hours before oil began to seep through, and began eating up the pigmentation of the blush.
While there are certainly some qualities of this product we truly enjoy (especially on the bold-colored end of things), we felt more frustrated using this product than anything else. At the end of the day, with all it has to offer, we still think it lacks anything to make it truly stand out from the rest of the blushes we already have. We know the people over at Laura Mercier worked hard to produce this particular product, but it almost feels a little bit lazy once you’re actually using the product.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
- The Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion is available in ten shades.