Weekend Fave: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Face Colour Sticks

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine - themaquillage.com.au

With the warmer months hurtling towards us at a rapid rate (more of this glorious weather please Melbourne), I’ve been putting away my matte powders and dark berry lipsticks in favour of my best luminisers and glow-givers. For me, there’s no easier way to achieve a pretty, fresh spring glow than with a cream blush, blended out to a natural sheen with a stippling brush. Perfection. A new release of this very nature landed in my hot little hands this week, which I know will be called into active action over the next few months…

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Colour in Peach Glow*
The Bonne Mine Sticks are sheer cream face colours, designed to give you a soft, luminous glow (the translation of Bonne Mine from French being ‘healthy look’.) I’ve been lucky enough to try the shade Peach Glow, which I was pretty pleased about given peach is my favourite spring/summer makeup shade – it just gives this lit from within effect unlike any other.

Love at first swipe
I apply the colour onto my face straight from the stick, and the cream glides on smoothly and easily. I pop on a few dabs along my cheekbones and blend out with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush. The product blends beautifully, sheering out into a subtle wash of colour with a lovely dewy sheen and a touch of a highlight effect thrown in there for good measure. The product is buildable and you can definitely bump up the colour if you prefer.

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine - themaquillage.com.au
Laura Mercier Bonne Mine - themaquillage.com.au

Compared to The Multiple by NARS (of which I have the shade Orgasm and I guess the comparisons are inevitable), the Bonne Mine sticks create a softer ‘watercolour’ look on the cheeks, giving a more of a natural flush, rather than a “How do you like my bright pink blush and WOW look how glittery it is!” effect that the NARS gives my cheeks. I find the Bonne Mine is much easier to blend out as well, and doesn’t sit heavily on the skin like I find the Multiple to do. I’ve got a Beauty Battle winner right there.

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine - themaquillage.com.au

What I loved: An incredibly quick and easy way to achieve a natural, glowy springtime look. I have noticed some gripes about the packaging around the blogging traps but I’ve had none of the issues mentioned at all, the packaging gets an A+ from me.

What I didn’t: My skin is a bit on the oily side so it didn’t last as long on me as the promised 8 hours, lasting more around the four or five hour mark before I needed to give it a quick refresh.

All in all, I’m in love. Repurchasing will be a no-brainer.

The Bonne Mine sticks are available in four shades (pink, peach, coral and bronze), and are $30 available at Adore Beauty and instore at David Jones.

Have you tried these sticks? What products do you pull out in Spring for an instant glow? Let me know in the comments!

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  • http://www.shiwashiful.blogspot.com/ Tasha

    This is such a gorgeous shade! A nicer version of NARS Orgasm if I’m honest. The formula soudns really nice, although generally cream blushes don’t tend to last on me all that long either.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Yep my skin just seems to eat these formulas ha… The packaging isn’t too bulky to carry around to touch-up which is good.

  • http://berrixbeauty.blogspot.com/ Sheri

    So natural and pretty!! Love the sheen it gives too, you look so pretty Angie :)

    • http://www.themaquillage.com.au/ Angie

      Aw thank you!! :) It’s hard not to feel a bit fresh and glowy with this blush, I completely in love with it!