On November 21st, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered hot air balloon flight took place at the Bois de Boulogne. The printed design of the exterior packaging of Les Merveilleuses de Laduree Beaute Spring 2016 collection draws inspiration from the Montgolfier brothers' balloons.

Based on the sightly packaging, and the two new limited edition shades, I couldn't pass on the brand's 4th anniversary mini Face Color Rose blushers. I wasn't kin on the packaging of the 1st anni; so, I sold it on ebay. I believe I have most, if not all, of the mini rose petal blushes that have been released.

From left to right: 105, 106.

105 Jeanne: a bright, sweet pea pink.

106 Camille: a dusty, rosewood pink-mauve.

I've found a dense, stiff, slightly coarse brush like Laduree's Cheek, Foundation or Powder brush, or Guerlain's meteorites brush work best at picking up, blending out, and providing the most optimal pigmentation. Hence, using a sponge tip applicator (as I do) to swatch these petal blushes will deposit next to nill color payoff.

I have so many post in cue, but as soon as I'm somewhat caught up, I'd like to do a feature on all the mini Face Color Rose Laduree blushes I own.