CANADIANS should check out Annabelle #18 Rosewood for a dupe that is slightly darker but workable if applied sheerly. It is a matte warm-tawny-rose quite similar to this, kind of a cross between Rose Bloom and BB Tawny.
This blush is amazing! It is so intensely pigmented that all I have to do is LIGHTLY tap my blush brush to the product, and apply it to my cheeks for a good touch of color! I absolutely love the shade, and when I apply it to the sides of my cheekbones it makes my face look sculpted and blends easily with my kabuki. I adore this blush even though it is a bit pricey for me. Would definitely buy again though.
I was between this and the rose petal which got amazing reviews. After trying them both on, I happily settled on rose bloom. If you're looking for something brighter and have fair skin, the rose petal seems like a good option. If you're looking for something more subtle, then rose bloom is a better choice. As already described, it's a blend of rose/tawny/brown. If you have a lot of pink in your cheeks already, I think this helps tone it down while giving you a nice glow. I've been using it for a nice flush on bare skin, and it's been perfect.
This review is for the Second Skin Satin in Rose Bloom.
I recently bought a Bobbi Brown lipstick in Blondie Pink. It matches the inside of my lip very well, but I felt it was a bit cool to match with my more peach-colored blushes. So, I ventured to Sephora and of course Laura Mercier had a great color match in Rose Bloom! It is a rose, but almost seems on the warmer side, if possible. It is more subtle than NARS brand blushes, but still lasts throughout the day.
LM blush has a great, silky texture. The color shows up well on my cheeks. Although the package looks small because it is a square compact, it actually is not much smaller than other brands. It is 0.13 g, as is BB, and NARS is 0.16. Pretty close, really.
I can wear this color all year round. I have medium tan skin tone. This blush has a lot of pigment so it can look loud if you are not careful, but it can be easily tone down with a sponge (or your fingers).
I am always on the hunt for new colors but I think I found my "it" color.
Another lovely blush from Laura Mercier's Second Skin range, this is the punchier version of wild bouquet ,of which I also have. I like to wear this blush when I want a little more 'life' in my cheeks , though without looking like a painted doll. Really soft, natural texture that stays on and always looks polished yet subtle.
Rose Bloom is a medium-deep rose with brown. On my ~NC30-NC35 skin, it is a very pretty natural, neutral rose. It is less yellow and slightly darker than MAC Dainty. Rose Bloom is matte, but gives a pretty, glowy look on my skin that is not at all flat.
The texture on Laura Mercier's second skin blushes is amazing. They are soft, silky, and easy to blend. I don't swipe my brush on Rose Bloom. I just tap gently. It is pigmented, but not so pigmented you have to worry about being careful since it's hard to overdo (but certainly possible). Lasting power on this one is excellent. I use EcoTools f/s blush brush to apply and blend out the edges with the f/s powder brush.
I bought this blush. At $24 I think it's on the expensive side, but not *terribly* expensive compared to other similar brands. I would buy this again if I ever ran out.
After years of experimenting, I think I have finally found the perfect goes-with-everything color for my warmish MMM complexion. Usually, peach or red-brown tones are recommended for such coloring, but they never looked quite right on me. A 1980s makeup and fashion book (Donna Fujii's "Color With Style." The illustrations are priceless.) suggested a warm rose shade that the author calls Ginger Rose. Soon I was off to Sephora to match the swatch printed in the book. Laura Mercier's Rose Bloom blush was a near-perfect match. It looks much more natural on me than the peaches and blue-pinks I had worn in the past. It is pink, yes, but not the bright candy pink that often looks fake on me. It's tempered with some beige and brown, but it doesn't look dull at all. Just a perfect, natural-looking flush. Thank you, Laura Mercier and Donna Fujii!
I love the compact, no-nosense packaging and the tiny mirror inside the compact. This is a matte, rose-brown colour and goes on sheer and buildable for differing intensity. I am able to pick up the pigment with my LM Blusher Brush and as the colour goes on so transparent, any mistakes can be easily corrected with a touch of loose powder. I gave it a lippie off as the colour is pretty sheer, may need 2-3 layers to really show up on my cheeks or alternatively is to add a cream/liquid blush as base. I do like my blusher colour more obvious as i can get pretty dark during summer and i like a hint of shimmer/pearl thus i may have to layer a beauty powder or shimmer powder on top. This adds on to too many steps IMO. I can achieve by using a more appropriate selection.
Finally! This is by far the best blush I have ever used.
The texture is smooth, easy to apply, easy to blend. It doesn't last all day, though, but I don't mind touching up my makeup through the day; and I'm sure it would last longer with a primer.
The colour is perfect for my skin tone, it looks very natural both from a distance and up close. I apply it with a BE blush brush, which works fine I think. I also like the container - it's no bigger than it has to be, which means more room in your makeupbag or purse.. Perfect!