Les Merveilleuses Laduree Summer 2013 Collection – Mixed Pressed Cheek Color 101 and 102 Blushes Reviews, Swatches and FOTDs

by Reika on July 3, 2013

The Les Merveilleuses LADUREE makeup collection has caused a stir when it was first released in Japan about a year ago, and many girls fell head over heels with their French-inspired packaging and their dreamy line of products. I have been resisting the temptation for so long…until I spotted the new Les Merveilleuses by Laduree Summer 2013 Collection. It was love at first sight for the two new Mixed Pressed Cheek Color 101 and 102 Blushes released as part of the collection for me. Everything about this blush is calling my name!

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Firstly let’s talk about the packaging. As with most Japanese makeup, the blush and the case are sold separately. The design of the case is on the vintage-side with a Victorian flair. I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of anything vintage…but they are growing on me in an inexplicable way and they do look ‘more appealing’ in real life!

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The mirrored-case is made of plastic but it feels quite sturdy. There are two compartments with a brush included.

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On to the most exciting part of the review – the blush itself! As you can see, the blush has a beautiful marbled design of different colors. It is very densely packed with a velvety texture, with absolutely no powder debris fall on to the side of the pan when swirling a brush over it. Pigmentation is moderate (as with most Japanese makeup), which means 2-3 swipes is enough for the color to show on my face (NC15).

101 is a neutral pink mixed with of watermelon pink and ivory. Mixing them it gives a wash of perfect soft neutral pink (leans slightly cool on my cool tone skin) that is very girly and fresh.

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102 is a peach color mixed with muted lavender and tangerine. Mixing them gives a luminous wash of soft peachy pink, which is the most versatile color for most complexions.

Les-Merveilleuses-by-Laduree-Summer-2013-Collection-pressed-cheek-color-blush-102-swatchLes Merveilleuses LADUREE Pressed Cheek Color Swatches: Left 101 Right 102

Les-Merveilleuses-by-Laduree-Summer-2013-Collection-pressed-cheek-color-blush-101-102-swatchesFOTD 1 - wearing Mixed Pressed Cheek Color 101

Les-Merveilleuses-by-Laduree-Summer-2013-Collection-pressed-cheek-color-blush-101-swatch-fotd-1Les-Merveilleuses-by-Laduree-Summer-2013-Collection-pressed-cheek-color-blush-101-swatch-fotd-2FOTD 2 – wearing Mixed Pressed Cheek Color 102

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1. Cle De Peau Brightening Enhancer Base (reviewed here)

2. YSL Rouge Volupte 13 Peach Passion in FOTD 2

3. Addiction Sugar Rusk Eye Palette (reviewed here)

4. Shu Uemura Eye Brow Pencil Seal Brown

5. Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

6. Dolly Wink False Eye Lashes 01 Dolly Sweet

7. YSL Glossy Stain 15 Rose Vinyl in FOTD 1

8. Shu Uemura Precise Volume Waterproof Mascara

The Les Merveilleuses LADURE Mixed Pressed Cheek Color LE 101 and 102 can be purchased here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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yuni July 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm

what glue do you use and how do you remove the glue from the lashes after use?

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Reika July 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I use the Koji spring heart eyelash fix glue in black. It’s very easy to use as it can be easily pulled off after use.

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Lilian Hii July 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Thanks for the review. You look gorgeous! I was looking at those blush the other day and I was so jappy you did a review and FOTD. Now I want both!!:)

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Reika July 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Thank you Lilian! These two blushes are absolutely gorgeous and they are selling out fast!

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Nelly Huang July 8, 2013 at 1:13 am

They are gorgeous!! where did you get them from?

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Reika July 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

My friend CP them for me from Japan :-)

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Nelly Huang July 8, 2013 at 1:28 am

Hi Reika, just out of curiosity, what primer do you use on your eyes? I love wearing peach color or sheer color for eyeshadow but somehow it doesn’t show up as much as when I swatch it at the back of my hand. Also, I would love to be able to put color on my lower lid and the inner corner of the lower lid just to brighten it up, but sometimes the color just doesn’t want to show up as beautiful as yours. I have fine lines under my eyes, and sometimes if I put color on my lower lid, it just emphasises my fine lines even more. Sad I know, considering I am still 26yo. I don’t think I really took good care of my skin when I was younger. So, do you put eye primer on your lower lid as well? thanks very much Reika.

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Reika July 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Hi Nelly, I am using the Nars e/s primer. Compared to the others such as UD and Too faced, I find that the Nars primer is less drying. I don’t use primer along my lower lashline. If you have trouble to highlight the inner corner, I suggest you can use a cream formula first (such as a creamy gel liner or cream e/s), then top it with a powder e/s of the same color.
My under eye areas are quite dry too, and I always use a hydrating eye cream around the area before I apply any under eye concealer. It really helps the product to spread easily, and minimize any fine lines.

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Nelly July 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Hi Reika, I keep coming back to your post of these blushes. They are extremely gorgeous!! Do you know where can I get this blushes other than at imomoko website? Or can you think of any dupes of the peach blush from other brands that is easier to reach? I really love the peach color blush looks on you. Thanks.

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Reika July 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Hi Nelly, these blushes are beautiful and the more I use them the more I love them! Even though they are matte they add a nice glow to the skin. I am not sure where else you can get these blushes from…
I’ll go through my stash and try to find a dupe for the peach blush tomorrow..it’s very late now!

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Annie July 22, 2013 at 11:47 pm

You are one of the most beautiful pregnant women! Your skin looks so radiant and you always effortlessly pull off any looks :) ))) above all,your reviews are very informative and accurate! Thank you for the effort to share great info :) )))

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