I finally got off my keister, and swatched all my Laduree Pressed Cheek Color blushes from the brand's permanent range (swatches of all my limited edition Laduree blushes coming in the near future). I've also included the 3 discontinued blushers because, frankly, they're so darn beautiful, it would be a shame not to show them to the world.
It's been excessively cloudy for the last three weeks. So when the sun finally made a brief cameo, it was a race against the clouds. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the last three swatches, all decent light was gone. It's supposedly going to be sunny this weekend. Ergo, I'll most likely re-swatch them
From left to right: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05.
01: a dusty, mid-tone mauve-pink.
02: a yellow-based carnation pink.
03: a medium, plummy-rose-pink.
04: a dusty, English rose.
05: a muted, mid-tone barbie pink.
From left to right: 06, 07, 08, 09, 10.
06: a muted, mid-tone raspberry pink.
07: a vivid, fuchsia pink.
08: a dusty, browish-plummy-pink.
09: a dusty, brown-reddish-rose.
10: a muted, plummy-raspberry.
From left to right: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
11: a dark, deep, raspberry-red.
12: a muted, rosy-brick-red.
13: a mid-tone, reddish-coral.
14: a muted, turmeric.
15: a warm, nude-brown.
From left to right: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
17: a yellow-based, peachy-brown-nude.
18: a muted, mid-tone peach.
19: a cantaloupe orange.
20: a vibrant, yellow-based orange.
From left to right: 21, 22, 23.
21: a pastel, cool-toned blush pink.
22: a pastel, mid-tone, mamey-pink.
23: a pastel, apricot-peach.
My favorite products from Les Merveilleuses Laduree Beaute are the Pressed Cheek Color blushers (surprising, I know right!). These beautiful, cameo embossed blushes come in 20 shades, and all of them have a matte finish. The texture is smooth, soft, and slightly dry yet buttery if that makes sense. All of the Pressed Cheek Colors are pigmented; therefore, you can apply a soft wash of color, or layer for more intensity. On my normal/dry skin, these blushers never go on patchy, look chalky, and last for an average of 5-6 hours.
One thing I must get off my chest: Laduree, I'm still sore at you for discontinuing the divinely rich shades of 08, 12, and 15, and replacing them with the ever-so-common, pastel 21, 22, and 23. There, I said it.