Friday, September 16, 2016

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD

Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Devotion Review Swatches Comparisons
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

I have a serious weakness for Laura Mercier Products. I own her Artist Palette (reviewed here and here), Extreme Neutrals Palette (reviewed here), and Caviar Colour-Inspired Palette (reviewed here) and her single eyeshadows, caviar sticks, primers, lipsticks, blush, eyebrow pencils, eyeliners, etc etc and I find it impossible to stop given how much I like them all. However there was one product that I was putting off and that was her Face Illuminator Powders. It seemed as though there were mixed reviews on this products, so I decided to stick with her Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01 that I owned and loved.

However, last week Laura Mercier launched the Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection ($58), which at the time was exclusive for VIB Rouge but now available for everyone. I was waiting and waiting for this to launch, and the moment it went live on Sephora, I shouted hallelujah, jumped right in and placed my order.

So here is what this bad boy looks like. Leopard print but nothing too crazy fancy.

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection includes four Face Illuminator Powders, in Indiscretion, Addiction, Devotion and Seduction. You get 0.11oz of each illuminator, and you get 0.35oz in the actual single powder that retails for $44. So when I did my math this Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection equals to about $55 in value. On Sephora it says that this is a $65 value product (sold for $58), but unless my math is wrong, this isn't a real great "value set".

Getting all four of these highlighters would equal to $176 and because I wanted all four, I thought this was a good palette to invest in, especially since I have a hard time hitting pan on highlighters. However, if you do know what shade will work best for you and if you do not think you will use 2 or more of these highlighters, it probably would be a smarter choice to go with the single Face Illuminator Powders. I still think it would have been better, and more in line with the holiday spirit, to include more products for less $$ as did Bobbi Brown with her shimmer bricks (still trying to figure out whether I need it or not).

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

I've swatched Laura Mercier Face Illuminators in Indiscretion ("warm rose gold highlight"), Devotion ("cool highlight"), Addiction ("gilded gold highlight"), and Seduction ("soft bronze highlight").

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

I will show you how these four compare with other highlighters that I own.

Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01

I find that Devotion is the closest to Dior's Glowing Pink (reviewed here) but Devotion is just a bit more shimmery and a bit more purpled toned. It is interesting how Laura Mercier Face Illuminators look less finely milled and a more metallic and chunky, but when I apply these on my cheekbones they really did not accentuate my pores a lot (well not more or less than BECCA highlighters). BECCA's Rose Quartz (reviewed here) and Wet n Wild's Precious Petals (reviewed here) are darker and peachier than Devotion, whereas Highlight 01 is way lighter and much more finely milled than Devotion.

I thought Addiction would be similar to Laura Geller's Gilded Honey (reviewed here), but Addiction looks more golden (and I thought Gilded Honey was a super golden highlighter). The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer (reviewed here) also is much lighter and more neutral compared to Addiction.

Indiscretion looks similar to Wet n Wild's Precious Petals but it is darker. To me this would work great as a blush topper. Seduction is too dark for me to use on my cheeks, but it is beautiful and very pigmented, so I'll be using this one on my eyelids (not sure if this is eye-safe though).

Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01



Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Highlighter Comparison Swatches: Laura Mercier Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction, Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quarts, Dior Glowing Pink, Laura Geller Gilded Honey, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01

Here's a closeup of all of these highlighters.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Comparison: Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quartz, Dior Glowing Pink
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Comparison: Wet n Wild Precious Petals, Becca Rose Quartz, Dior Glowing Pink

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction



Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Comparison: Laura Geller Gilded Honey, the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Comparison: Laura Geller Gilded Honey, the Balm Mary-Lou Manizer, Laura Mercier Highlight 01


So on this day I applied Laura Mercier's Devotion on my cheek bones, forehead and chin, and on the bridge of my nose, and then applied Addiction just on the tips of my nose. I did not go super heavy handed with this, but you can still see my skin glow on the areas I applied these face illuminators.

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Devotion Review Swatches Comparisons
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Devotion Review Swatches Comparisons
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection Review, Swatches & FOTD : Indiscretion Addiction Devotion Seduction

Given such mixed reviews on this product, I really was skeptical at first, but I disagree with all the negatives reviews on this product as I have found this to be very pigmented and was impressed by how this did not accentuate my pores a lot and gave a significant "glow from within" kind of vibe. Overall, Laura Mercier did not disappoint, which makes me really happy as this set was number one on my holiday wishlist! :D

What are your thoughts on this palette? Did you get it?

XOXO,

HaeMin

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