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Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Standing Ovation

Laura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek PaletteLaura Mercier Standing Ovation Cheek Palette ($55.00 for 0.63 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of blushes for the holiday season. It included two shades–Peach and Rose–from the permanent line, while Grapefruit appeared to be exclusive to the palette. Two of the three blushes were more pigmented, which was out of sync with the formula’s description of building up from a “sheer, hint of color,” so those who prefer pigmentation may find this is still a worthwhile contender for consideration.

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Peach

Peach is a medium, pinky-coral base with strong, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which was more pigmented than marketed. The texture was soft, more pliable without being powdery, so it was easy to pick up with a brush and was blendable on bare skin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Milani Berry Rays #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Pearlescent Pink (P, $2.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Milani Coral Beams #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Guerlain Gold Palette #7 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Supercontinental (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kaja Atmosphere (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever B210 (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Benefit CORALista (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable” coverage that “blends seamlessly with skin” that lasts for “10 hours.” I purchased two shades–one shimmer, one matte–to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn’t as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

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Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauroyl Lysine, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 7 (Ci 15850).

Peach

PPermanent. $30.00.

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Rose

Rose is a muted, dusty pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage and was the closest to how the formula was marketed (“sheer hint” and buildable). I noticed that it was a bit more firmly-pressed and felt thinner as a result the first two uses, but the third use was much softer and easier to apply evenly. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Urban Decay Naked Cherry #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Stila Dusty Rose (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • NYX Dusty Rose (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Tarte Amazed (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Unwritten (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Milani Berry Rays #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Sweet Enough (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Illusive (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable” coverage that “blends seamlessly with skin” that lasts for “10 hours.” I purchased two shades–one shimmer, one matte–to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn’t as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

Rose

PPermanent. $30.00.

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a rich, reddish-coral with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, fine, golden micro-shimmer that gave it more of a satiny sheen when applied and buffed out on my skin. The texture was slightly firmer and thinner initially, but it softened up a bit and was easier to pick up on a brush, though a little went a very long way! It was intensely pigmented and was best applied with a fluffier brush and light hand to gently diffuse the color onto cheeks.

The “issue” is the formula is supposed to be buildable from a “diffused, sheer hint of color,” and it’s not at all sheer or buildable–you have to be very careful just to get more medium coverage out of it. For as bright and as pigmented as it was, it was fairly blendable, though. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • NARS I Need a Man (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Hibiscus (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Cheeky Bits (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Becca Snapdragon (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior 999 (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Lovesick (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Motel (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Angel Pride III (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Becca Snapdragon (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.2 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable” coverage that “blends seamlessly with skin” that lasts for “10 hours.” I purchased two shades–one shimmer, one matte–to see how they performed before considering purchasing more of the range. The texture of both shades was rather thin with a firmer consistency that wasn’t as blendable as I would have expected, though it had the sheer coverage that was described. It was buildable from sheer to mostly opaque coverage, though the shimmer shade I tried was easier to build up. They lasted around eight hours on me, which was solid wear, but it was shy of the 10-hour claim.

Browse all of our Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion swatches.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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