Are you ready for another bronzer review? I wasn’t planning on reviewing or buying another bronzer but discovered that Laura Mercier had released a “Baked Blush Bronze” from her Folklore Collection. It is a blend of a bronzer and a blush, baked into an earthy color that has five different colors running through in veins. Here is how Laura Mercier describes it:
Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze is a baked powder with five complimentary shades that together provide the perfect, natural colour for cheeks and face. Each tile is hand-mixed with a unique design.
I felt my purchase was justified since the word “blush” was thrown into the description and concluded I am getting two products for the price of one. This is definitely in its own category compared to my recent review of “matte radiance baked bronzer,” in terms of color and formula. This new ‘limited edition” baked blush bronzer is unique since it has so many colors, some with shimmer, blended into a bronzer and looks different depending on each individuals skintone and undertone. I have light/medium olive skin that tends to be on the sallow side when not properly bronzed or blushed and felt slightly disappointed after using it a few times. These are my thoughts:
*The formula was not as smooth and buttery as the “matte radiance baked bronzer”
*The veins of color included a strawberry pink/coral (sorry if that sounds confusing) which did not compliment my skin
*Did not blend as well as I had hoped and not easy to build color since it is on the intense side
*Looked a bit “bruise-like” in color against my skin
In the pan, it looks breath taking and I can understand how one would make an impulsive purchase ( like I did) simply by swatching it in store. After testing it out, I did not think it gave me a “glow” but looked a bit “dirty” on my face. Furthermore, I did not have anything in my extensive makeup stash to compare it to without blending a blush and bronzer together to get similar effect. I chose to review this on its own and let you be the judge if this is a color that will compliment your skintone.
Verdict? Unfortunately,I am not that impressed ,especially since I loved the Matte Radiance baked bronzer ,so this was anti climatic for me. I definitely prefer a more golden undertone vs a multi colored formula,which did not look natural or easy to control if layering color. I feel fair skin will like this if used with a very light hand and darker skins who want a bronzer with some shimmer and depth. I personally prefer to be the control freak I am with makeup and pair a bronzer and blusher of my choice to create a look and finish similar to what “Baked Blush Bronze” concept is. How did this blush bronzer work for you?
Laura Mercier can be purchased at LauraMercier.com, Bergdorf Goodman and Sephora. Retails for $37.