Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator Swatch and Review

As we all know winter sun is short and precious, but Laura Mercier was able to capture this soft tone into her latest Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator for the holiday Moonlight Collection.

The illuminator is on the market for $42.00 at 0.2 oz. Because it’s a limited edition item, and it’s so gorgeous, this compact is almost sold out everywhere. There are some stores that might still carry them but in limited quantities. Some Sephora stores had them when I last checked but there were only 2 or 3 pieces left.

Laura Mercier’s burgundy brown case design is one of smooth and sleek. The case has a push button in the front so when the palette is not in use, the locking mechanism ensures that it doesn’t open up without cause.

There are four blooming roses in the pan, each of them has different sizes and angled petals that look really 3D. The soft bronzy toned shimmers also make them look vivid yet delicate. It is just breathtaking.

Here is a straight-on shot at the entire palette in the sun. With the light reflections, the shimmering roses seem to have a metallic effect to it.

I must admit, the color looked a bit too heavy when I first saw it. After applying it with a powder brush, it actually looked quite subtle. The rose gold infused with shimmers really highlight the area of the skin. The subtle glowing effect brings the best out of the skin complexion. On the picture below, left side was lightly applied while right side was heavily applied.

With a stunning rose patterned palette, this face illuminator is a blockbuster hit which is pretty hard to come by. The color alone brings really nice highlighting effect with soft shimmers creating an almost glowing-from-within complexion. The powder is smooth and finely milled, it almost melts into the skin immediately. The color is easy to apply as it has nice pigmentation with buildability. You might notice that it is sold out everywhere whether online or in store. You just need to try your luck.

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8 Responses to Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous Face Illuminator Swatch and Review

  1. Debbie December 13, 2011 at 5:21 AM

    So pretty.

  2. eMickey December 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    This is one rare gem that I didn’t get my hands on. But I think Guerlain has something similar for spring?

    • admin December 17, 2011 at 3:54 AM

      Meteorites Cruel Gardenia.

  3. Kat December 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM

    This is really pretty! Does the color come out more rosey or more bronzey? I wonder if my local Sephora still has it in stock…

    • admin December 17, 2011 at 3:58 AM

      It looks more bronze. Kat, I think its a hit or miss because it has been out of stock for such a long time.

  4. Nani December 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Woahhh it is GORGEOUS D:

  5. Cathy December 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Cruel de Meteorites resemble this a lot.

    • admin December 17, 2011 at 3:52 AM

      Indeed. But the design is very different if you look closely. Guerlain has 1 flower whereas this has a few.


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