Friday, 22 March 2013

Review: Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic!

Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc goodness! Feast your eyes on one of my first high end buy in a long time, a first from Laura Mercier! I was sooo tempted to get a foundation from them as my first purchase from their brand but then I noticed these lovely testers! There were four shades for this in the Sephora I went into although there are 6 shades available in the full line!

Continue below for the review!
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic

Packaging!
The compact comes in a very sleek box that has a lovely finish, I love how the box packaging is very simplistic much like the actual compact. The color scheme of grays and browns works very well with the sophisticated look Laura Mercier exudes!

The compact has a bit of weight when held in your palm, it's made of plastic but is very solid and sturdy. It's a push button to release the top which has a nice sized mirror inside, I would've liked it even more if it were slightly larger but its decent enough.



Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic

The shimmer bloc is made of four parts, a square cut diagonally into triangles. The two on the left half are highlight shades of a champagne on the bottom and a pale frosty pink on the left. Above is the darkest shade, a rosy cranberry shade with a medium bronze on the right.
Swatches of Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic
Product!

To be honest, I was been already sold on the reputation, reviews and shades I've seen from Laura Mercier products even before trying any! I was going for the tinted moisturizer and then ended up with this, having realized that I'd probably get more use out of this product!

I love how there are four shades, I can use them as eyeshadow, highlighter or a blush!

The product is a standard 6 grams, although for the hefty price tag, I would've liked a bit more! The shades you get in this 'pink mosaic' shimmer bloc are extremely wearable, I combine the cranberry with the bronze for a blush and use the highlight shades as a highlight on my cheeks or on the eyes!

This baked looking shimmery powder is so so smooth, silky and has the most consistent metallic sheen finish which is just gorgeous on the cheeks. Mixing the bronze and cranberry, they are not opaque on the cheeks, it seems to just be a slightly translucent quality to this as a blush but it's not a bad thing.

When using this product, I tend to contour as well, as it gives more depth to these colors and makes the blush more prominent as it is actually quite light in person. I'd say this as a blush has a light coverage whereas I typically love strong coverage in my blushes!

Swatches of Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic (Blended together on left, individual strips on right)
Mixing the cranberry rose and bronze shade for blush! A very natural brownish rose, combined with contouring this really pops on the cheek with the prettiest sheen! Great for those who like a satin finish and natural lighter color!
Paid: $65 SGD  or ( $52 USD)

Recommend: Firstly for those with the budget, those who love shimmer and those who love blushes/multitasking face products!

Repurchase: Not this product! One shimmer bloc is enough! I hope to try out a foundation next time!

Bottom line: Top notch quality, shades and packaging, the major downside is the fat price tag! I swear that I won't buy any blushes which cost more than $30 because dupe shades are soo common! However I found this very multitasking and took the plunge!

Have you tried anything from Laura Mercier? 
What do you think of the color? like it? 
let me know!
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Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. beautiful shades <3 i really love the packaging, pink suits you very well!

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  2. beautifully presented
    Poland does not have these cosmetics :(

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  3. Wow, this seems wonderful! Looks so good on you!

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  4. ooh, very pretty shades! ^_~

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  5. woooo it looks so pretty!! I am always afraid to buy shimmering cheek products because I don't want to look greasy.. But this one looks really nice and the shimmer is fine.. ;)

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  6. ooh wow how pigmented & lovely, what a nice splurge! I totally don't get that if they are so expensive, they should carry a bit more product! This is probably a product that would last for a while, anyway. So pretty on you! It doesn't look as metallic on the cheeks as what I had thought it would! xx

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  7. Nice winged eyes. Love the look. I'm too old to go shimmer, but I do use it for contouring, like you have here.

    Yes, the packaging is super sleek. It's lovely.

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  8. I am in love with Peach one :-)

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