Mar 30, 2011

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour "Orange Blossom".

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in "Orange Blossom" - i always had this shade in the back of my mind, i think because i once saw a video on youtube where Kokolaroo said it was one of her faves. and i adore her.
so as i heard a second voice stating the Second Skin blushes were great, i knew it was the time to go on the hunt! so i bought this on ebay about 2 weeks before, i paid about 26$ with international shipping included (luckily the € is pretty strong these days).
it comes in a sleek and simple dark brown plastic compact with a full size mirror. it's fairly small, i imagined it to be bigger ;) also the amount it contains is rather small, 3.6g of blush is just as much as an eyeshadow mono by Guerlain.
Orange Blossom is a light peach with a minimal pink hue and very fine gold shimmer. it's quite sheer and applies as a wash of colour with a healthy sheen. i find the shimmer very flattering, not too frosty and doesn't emphasize unneven skin. the texture is fine and pressed rather firmly.
it applies evenly and is well blendable, you can build up the colour intensity as you wish. it's not too orange on me, so i can also start wearing it in the spring and don't have to wait for a summer tan for it to look good.
it looks beautiful layered over a matte pink blush, too (like NARS Mata Hari, MAC Pink Swoon, ...).

Laura Mercier Orange Blossom in sunlight: swatched heavily & blended out

this is how it looks applied, again please bear my after-work expression ;)

in comparison, it reminds me of Benefit's infamous Coralista, but has a prettier shimmer than the flat white sheen Coralista has, also it's less pink. it's also less pink than NARS Deep Throat but more pink than Chanel Espiègle and the peach cream blush by Maybelline. the shimmer looks like that from Deep Throat, but is more fine.

Benefit Coralista - Laura Mercier Orange Blossom - NARS Deep Throat - Chanel Espiègle - Maybelline Dream Touch  Blush #02
Benefit Coralista - Laura Mercier Orange Blossom - NARS Deep Throat - Chanel Espiègle - Maybelline Dream Touch  Blush #02


  1. Dann bist du jetzt auch mein Vorbild :D

  2. Ja klar ich hirni (lange leitung ;p) du meintest die kirschblüten! Dabei meinte ich mit 2 eigentlich DICH und die kleine mademoiselle haha :D

  3. An dir sieht echt jedes Rouge gut aus! Ich steh ja selbst auch sehr auf diese koralligen Töne und bin total anfixbar. ;-)

  4. danke martha! also nach längerem tragen und vergleichs-tragen finde ich, dass dieser blush die softe version von nars orgasm ist, heller, feiner und subtiler im goldenen glow.


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