Laura Mercier's Second Skin Cheek Colour in 'Spiced Cider' has been on my wish list for quite a few months, due in part to the wonderfully seasonal name and lack of anything remotely similar in my blush collection. So when I was perusing the beauty hall of Peter Jones with Estée (always dangerous) I decided it was about time it came home with me.
'Spiced Cider' is a beautiful russet rose shade with a smattering of subtle gold shimmer, described by Laura Mercier as 'mid-toned tawny with gold pearl'. Despite the orangey-brown tones, it looks surprisingly natural on the cheeks adding a soft glow and wintery flush to the complexion. If you've not tried Laura Mercier blushes before (I hadn't), the formula is not dissimilar to NARS in its sheerness, but ever so slightly chalkier. Despite the sheer formula, you will want to proceed with caution as I found this had a tendency to go a little patchy unless applied in very light layers with a fluffy brush. It is very buildable however, and I think it would add a beautiful warmth to light and medium skin tones.
Next on my list? Wild Bouquet!
£20.50 / 3.6g at Laura Mercier counters and online.