Laura Mercier Tres Chic Cheek Palette includes two blushes, two highlighters, and two bronzers. Both the blush and highlighter formulas were described as buildable, and the blush in particular was described as sheer and buildable. The texture of most shades was on the dustier side–thin, drier, and dusty–and my experience over time has shown thinner powder products tend to harder to apply and blend, which was true with some of the shades in the palette. The pigmentation was more medium to semi-opaque and buildable for most shades; only Peach was truly sheer. The wear was seven to eight hours, though the blush formula is marketed as having 10-hour wear.
Laura Mercier Peach Blush Colour Infusion
Peach is a light-medium, pinky-coral with warm, golden pearl. It had sheer, buildable coverage (as described) paired with a thin, dry, lightly chalky texture that was hard to apply and blend out as it just stuck to my skin wherever initially was applied. I had to barely pat it in a gentle “line” across my cheek and then really buff it in because spreading it out wasn’t an option. This shade stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before starting to fade.
Laura Mercier Gold Radiance Face Illuminator
Gold Radiance is a pale gold with stronger, warm undertones and a barely-there sheen. It appeared shinier when I initially swatched it on my arm, but I couldn’t get that level of glow on my cheekbones–it ended up having more of a satin-level shine on me. It had more opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that felt drier and almost chalky to me. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.
Laura Mercier Luxe Face Illuminator
Luxe is a medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass, though the drier, dustier texture made it easier to apply less for sheerer, more buildable coverage. The product applied fairly evenly and wasn’t too much effort to diffuse and blend out. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed signs of wear.
Laura Mercier Rose Blush Colour Infusion
Rose is a medium-dark pink with moderat,e warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth to the touch, almost silky, but it was thinner and somewhat dusty in the pan. I had a lot of trouble applying and blending out this shade, as it always looked somewhat uneven and splotchy (despite trying a few different application methods/tools). It had medium, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.
Laura Mercier A La Mode Bronzing Powder
A La Mode
A La Mode is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had medium color coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque. The texture was lightly dusty, drier, and thin, though it applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.
Laura Mercier Tres Modern Bronzing Powder
Tres Modern is a very light, golden brown with a satin sheen. The bronzer had medium color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage on my skin, though for reference, it barely showed up on my coloring (and I’m light to light-medium) even when applied more heavily. The texture was thin, soft to the touch, but on the drier side and could have been more blendable on my skin. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.