She’s a Sweet Peach: Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach

Published in: Face, Laura Mercier, Makeup, Product Reviews

I haven’t been on a first date in years, but in the event that time travel becomes a reality and El Hub and I get the chance to have ours all over again, I’m adding Laura Mercier’s Crème Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach ($22) to my “Best Blushes to Wear on a First Date” list.


Sweet and Breezy are this blush’s middle names (yep, it has two of them). It’s a creamy peach blush fit for a sunny Saturday afternoon — perfect for coffee and chocolate croissants at the farmers’ market with your crush.

Swipe and blend a couple layers on the apples of your cheeks, add your favorite mascara, juicy lipgloss, skinny jeans, a tank top and some Chucks (maybe leaving your hair in a messy bun), and that boy (or girl) won’t stand a chance. 😉

And have I mentioned how easy it is to apply? Shoot, a gal could probably do it hanging upside down from monkey bars…which is basically my nightmare scenario.

SIDE NOTE: Once when I was a kid, I did fall from some monkey bars while I was hanging upside down… Honestly, I can’t really recommend it.

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I’ve been wearing Innocent Peach on bare skin and atop foundation, and I love the way it looks both ways.

It starts to fade after about six hours on me, so if you like bright cheeks, you may want to reapply about halfway through the day. Still, for a cream blush, I think the wear time’s pretty impressive.

If you’ve had a lifelong fear of blushes, Innocent Peach could be the gateway shade you’ve been looking for all your life.

As far as packaging, though, there could be one problem… Mine refuses to snap shut. I’m not sure if this one’s just an exception, but since this is a cream blush, it’s just a matter of time before it dries out. Hopefully, it’s not a common issue, but you may want to hang on to your receipt, just in case.

PRICE: $22 (limited edition, but there are four other permanent shades)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online

Everywhere I turn…

…kitty butt!

Tabs is evidently very proud of his because he shows it to me constantly. It’s everywhere I turn, like BAM!

I’m guessing it’s some kind of unspoken kitty dominance thing, but it gets a little annoying sometimes when I’m trying to type and there’s a cat’s butt on my arm.


I guess it’s better than scratching the side of the bed at 5 in the morning (yay for water bottles!), which he hasn’t been doing as much lately.

In other news, we’re almost over the hump, and you’re doing a great job. 🙂 Today was kind of a long one for me, but now I’m about to relax on the couch and watch the new episode of Justified.

How about you? What are you up to tonight?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Pretty! I understand the kitty butt issue, I have a similar one: doggy nose.
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  2. So pretty. Laura Mercier cannot do anything wrong in my eyes. (Although if it were a but cheaper here I wouldn’t complain!) The name, Innocent Peach sounds so cute as well.

    P.S. My dog LOVES to put her butt on me… I wonder why animals have such a fascination with butts haha 😀
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  3. Chris25 says:

    At least his butt is not up in your face *cough, Rocky, cough*

    I love peach blushes. I need more of them in my life. Here’s an excuse to get another one. 😀

  4. Paris B says:

    I love how this one looks on you. I”m not much a fan of cream blushes but I might be tempted to check this one out 🙂
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  5. Melli says:

    I love your whole look today 🙂 Very pretty! Lol @ Tabs. Definitely not cool, but way better than waking up early! 😛

  6. gio says:

    I love peach blushes and this one is very pretty!
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  7. Tracy says:

    This looks so pretty! Sigh..Dang blush ban of mine.
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  8. cutiepie11 says:

    My kitty does the same, but she also loves walking on my netbook which is even more…lovely ^^

  9. Julia says:

    Hey – absolutely love your blog, so much. Thank you so much for saying ‘boy (or girl)’….it’s just a little thing but there are so many assumptions in people’s lives like mine about being straight just cause I like makeup. I love reading your entries. They are always imaginative and sharply written. I look forward to reading your blog every day!

  10. Adrienne says:

    “boy (or girl)” just totally made my day 🙂

    I also have kitty butt issue, Daphne does the same thing! Sometimes when shes settling in to bed she circles around and then just standa there, butt in my face for a minute! Like, hey Daphne, that’s not your best side!

  11. Lola says:

    That blush looks really pretty! I might have to check that out… 😉
    You’re looking really good. I love the leather jacket!

  12. Biba says:

    You look great on these photos, Karen! Like a hot rocker babe 😀

  13. Jamie Lynn says:

    I adore this entire collection, and it is a rare day that I turn a peach blusher down!

  14. Sweet and juicy, what’s not to love about this one! I’d take a peach or coral any day!

    I love Tabs’ kitty butt! Tango has been sitting on the arm rest of the sofa for the past few days, leaning his head on my shoulder. It’s soooo sweet 🙂
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  15. peach_ says:

    “perfect for coffee and chocolate croissants at the farmers’ market with your crush.” AW I love that!

    That looks very natural and pretty on you! I love how it’s an Innocent Peach, but you’re rocking it with a leather jacket!

    And gosh, I go weak in the knees for its name…
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  16. Nina says:

    my kitty butt cat is Linus. he loves showing off his manly posterior LOL!

    the blush looks gorgeous … i always use a cream blush and set it w/ a matching powder blush. this is something i would totally use!

    • Karen says:

      LOL! Linus got a big ol’ butt!

      I like doing the cream blush/powder blush combo too… lasts FOREVER! What are your fave cream blushes? Lately I’ve been loving both Laura and MAC.


      • Nina says:

        Linus does LOL! he’s my beefy boy. 🙂

        i <3 the mac cremeblends. i need to get some lauras soon! 🙂

        thurs is my fave day of the week. the hubs doesnt get it…

  17. Yelena says:

    Karen, you look absolutely gorgeous in thesse pictures with the eye shadow, cheek and nude lip combo (what is that ur wearing BTW?). It really works well on you and ur outfit is super cute too!

    thnx for the review. ur blogs always make my day 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yelena,

      Thanks! I’m wearing Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour in Kissed Lips on my lips. 🙂 It’s a very pinky coral, but it can be tricky (more on this in a few… I have a review lined up).

  18. Melinda says:

    I really love this one because u mentioned sweet peach, Karen (It’s basically my blog name) 😀
    I have a question tho, what did you use to apply this? Just fingers or a specific brush? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  19. BeccaTheCyborg says:

    I am totally all smily that you phrased it “boy (or girl)”. It’s a small thing, but one that makes me really love this blog.

    That and the cute tubby tabby butt.

  20. Elle says:

    Love this color. I love peachy blushes for first dates too. My first date outfit is totally like the one you described too 😉

  21. kimkats says:

    Hi – been a lurker forever, and decided to sneak in and post. 🙂 I love peach blushes, and I love LM! Can you compare Innocent Peach to LM’s Canyon creme blush? I have Canyon, and wonder if they’re similar enough to pass on IP…

    Love your blog!! One of my favorites that I check every day!

    – and both my cats and both my dogs have this…… “butt thing” too! What is it about animals’ rear ends that they are so fascinated with them??? 🙂

    Kim 🙂

  22. mn says:

    Thanks for the review- I like to use creme blushes so always happy to stumble accross a review. Tab has a cute manly butt. My little guy is constantly butty popping so that I can give him rub-rubs. He will run in front of my and just pop it up- it’s cute.

  23. Larie says:

    This is a gorgeous, goof-proof shade. I just realized that I have NO peach blush (OMG, right?). Thinking about this one or Illamasqua Rude!
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  24. Debbie says:

    Karen, I’m in love with your jacket! May I ask where you got it? It’s too cute 🙂

  25. Stephanie says:

    I love blushes in peach! My favorite makeup color.. not just for a first date but for me more a signature look.
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  26. Dominique says:

    Hi Karen,

    You look very pretty ! Your different looks are all so chic I really mean it. I don’t have any product from Laura Mercier, maybe one day when this brand is available here.

  27. bonnie says:

    HEY! just wondering is there is any shimmer in this!

  28. Maria says:

    OMG I fell off the monkey bars straight on the top of my head trying to do a cherry drop in 1st grade! I swear it’s still affecting my head, neck and shoulders OUCH!!! Ya I’m 38 and not over it so I get your nightmare. BTW, love the blush and the cat butt

  29. Becca says:

    This looks so gorgeous!!! Do you know how it compares to MAC’s Cremeblend Blush in Something Special? Based on the pic, they looks quite similar…I just bought Something Special but now am really lusting after the Innocent Peach!!

  30. corallista says:

    The shade is beautiful! I’ve never been much into peaches but this one is tempting!
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