Contemplating Classy Cheek Color With the New Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange Blush in Sensual Reflections

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Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections

Wearing the new Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections, from the Sensual Reflections fall 2014 collection), on my cheeks

You know, as I sit here thinking about it — reflecting, if you will — it makes sense that Laura Mercier’s new $42 Cheek Mélange Blush is called Sensual Reflections, because it’s part of the upcoming fall Sensual Reflections collection.

But…when I wear it and see myself in the mirror, I feel like it should have been called Quiet Reflections instead.


Like, I should be sitting quietly under a willow tree by a pond and contemplating the meaning of life.

“Tabby, or not tabby, that is the question.”

Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections

Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections, $42

And, uh…I don’t exactly think of myself as a “sensually reflective” kind of person. Really, I feel about as sensually reflective as a rind of parmesan cheese, but that’s neither here nor there.

Sensual Reflections, with the way its satin finish softly shines, is one of those beautiful blushes that makes an understated statement, and with hints of peach, plum and gold, it works on most every skin tone, whether used as a blush or a highlighter.

Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections

“Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange features hand-selected, complementary shades to add natural, glowing colour to cheeks. It provides natural radiance to complexion and is designed to complement all skin tones.” — Laura Mercier PR

It’s one of the limited edition pieces in the Sensual Reflections collection, and I think it’s the most striking piece in the entire launch.

I mean, just look at that pretty pan! It looks like a closeup of a cosmos flower…

You’re supposed to mix the peachy pink beige, golden beige and sheer plum together, and apply the combined color to your cheeks for a natural, flattering glow.

Laura Mercier Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections

All three shades mixed together

This blush is all about the finish, which is sort of halfway between satin and sheer. The finely-milled powder reflects light evenly and subtly when it’s on my cheeks — glowing, but not looking frosty at all (great for gals/guys of all ages). You end up looking like you just left the spa and had a facial done by the World’s Best Esthetician. 🙂

Also, because it isn’t too heavily pigmented, you won’t end up with crazy clown cheeks (an added plus!).

Laura Mercier Cheek Melange Sensual Reflections

Additional makeup worn in this look: Laura Mercier Satin Matte Eye Colours in Plum Allure, Gold Seduction and Sensual Pink (also from the Sensual Reflections collection), Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Gold and theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss in Snap


It reminds me of Benefit Sugarbomb…but sheerer and more nuanced, and with a finer powder. Like, Sugarbomb, as seen through a Chanel lens.

I wish it were permanent, because I like it that much…

Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections, and the rest of the Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections collection, are coming to Laura Mercier counters soon.

The Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections fall 2014 collection includes…

  • Lip Glacé in Desire, $25 (new, limited edition)
  • Lip Glacé in Bare Blush, $25 (repromote, permanent)
  • Cheek Mélange in Sensual Reflections, $42 (new, limited edition)
  • Faux Lash Mascara in Sierra Brown, $24 (new, limited edition)
  • Faux Lash Mascara in Black, $24 (repromote, permanent)
  • Crème Eye Liner in Envy, $23 (new, limited edition)
  • Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, $23 (repromote, permanent)
  • Satin Matte Eye Colour in Tempting Green, $24 (new, limited edition)
  • Satin Matte Eye Colour in Plum Allure, $24 (new, limited edition)
  • Satin Matte Eye Colour in Gold Seduction, $24 (new, limited edition)
  • Satin Matte Eye Colour in Sensual Pink, $24 (new, limited edition)
  • Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Sienna, $24 (repromote, permanent)
  • Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Plumberry, $24 (repromote, permanent)
  • Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, $24 (repromote, permanent)
The Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections Collection

Seven pieces from the Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections fall collection

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  1. Alison M says:

    Oof. The designed tops always make me feel like I should collect, not wear! There’s some packaging like that too…Rouge Bunny Rouge bronzers for example. I love that despite the color not being anything highly unusual, the finish really opens up and brightens your face.
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  2. Chelsea says:

    The design is so gorgeous! I own more blushes than I truly ought to – one of my favorite kinds of makeup! (along with mascara…)

  3. Oh goodness, Karen! This blush (and other blushes you’ve featured lately, like Chanel Innocence & Malice) looks so stunning and glowy on you. My wallet’s not so happy to see your posts, but I’m grateful for them! This looks so gorgeous that I need to check this out in person!
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  4. Charlotte says:

    Wow! I’m used to seeing blushes that veer towards pink, but that cool violet is surprisingly lovely and illuminates your face!

  5. Divya says:

    It goes so well with your look! although sheer but adds subtle beauty to the cheeks.. I love c that it’s like Sugarbomb.. which I love!
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  6. Sylirael says:

    Beautiful 🙂 I can’t wait to see more from this collection – the colours look so amazing!! (argharghargh, hyperventilate, etc). Perhaps especially that purple gloss and the green eyeliner…
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  7. Rebecca says:

    That is such gorgeous packaging! Beautiful

  8. janneke says:

    how can i stop following this blog? it doesn’t seem like you’re giving me the option so i don’t know how to do it

  9. Kim says:

    It looks really nice but I like a bit more flush in my blush, if you know what I mean (says the possibly crazy clown). And I’m in full-on blush love with Malice right now so it is going to be very difficult to turn my head. 🙂

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