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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush, Review

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush Review

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Recently I have raved about my new favorite liquid highlighters (more about it here). And while we are on the Laura Mercier topic, why not chat about the brand's viral Tinted Moisturizer Blush? Does it have the potential to become a staple in your makeup routine? Let's find out.

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My Skin: dry, sensitive

About the Product

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush (32 USD; Made in USA) - is described as a light-coverage, moisturizing cream blush that adds natural color to your complexion.

Shades: currently there are 14 shades available. The two shown in this post are Coastline and Provence.

Packaging: the squeeze tube resembles a baby version of the brand's Tinted Moisturizer. It has that same signature shape to it, except the blush is reasonably smaller (you get 15 ml/ 0.5 fl oz). Overall, this packaging is practical and travel-friendly.

Formula: true to the Laura Mercier style, this formula is infused with various skin-loving ingredients. Essentially this is a water-based product, which is rich in Raspberry Seed Oil (hydration, nourishment), Squalane (smoothing, softening), Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract (aka Prickly Pear rich in antioxidants), Aloe, Turmeric, and many other herbal extracts. It also contains Carmine, which signals that the Tinted Moisturizer Blush is not a vegan product.

Swatched (L-R): Coastline, Provence

Texture: liquid-meets-cream. This consistency is neither watery nor thick. I have noticed that some shades (like Provence for example) are a touch more moussy in feel compared to others.

Scent: according to the brand, you get less than 1% synthetic fragrance. However, at times I do get a faint whiff of the Raspberry Oil (it is hardly noticeable and usually does not linger).

Application: the Tinted Moisturizer Blush is best applied with fingers. Simply take a small amount of product, pat, and blend it out. I prefer to work from the back of my hand to ensure better placement. If you wish to build up coverage, let the initial layer set for a few seconds before adding more blush. Otherwise, you can accidentally lift the product and create patches.

I also recommend working one cheek at a time, because this formula sets fast. It plays well with other makeup products, however, I would recommend pairing it with liquid/cream makeup for the best results.

Coverage: sheer yet buildable. Some deeper shades of the Tinted Moisturizer Blush might need more finessing to look even. The two that I have are reasonably quick and easy to use.

Finish: natural skin finish.

Wear: on average, the Tinted Moisturizer Blush lasts for up to 5-6 hours on me before it starts to fade away. These blushes are not water-proof or transfer-proof, so be careful not to smudge them once they are on. This formula feels weightless and comfortable. On my dry skin, it does not sink into pores or accentuate texture.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush Review


As much as I adore the shade selection and all of the skincare ingredients added to it, I wish the Tinted Moisturizer Blush would be more effortless in its application. You can perfect it, yet not without some learning curve to it. So it takes time. On the good side, a little goes a long way, so one tube will last you a while. If you want more control over your blush, you may opt for something like the brand's Blush Color Infusion (which is a beginner-friendly, powder formula). Overall, this product works well on my "off-duty" days and I give it a B- rating.

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