Laura Mercier Illuminating Strick in shades Golden Honey Glow and Golden Rose Glow - review and swatches - | KITSCH/SNITCH

Laura Mercier Illuminating Strick in shades Golden Honey Glow and Golden Rose Glow - review and swatches -

October 22, 2012


So I have had these Laura Mercier Illuminating Sticks for quite a long time, and I have been wanting to review these for a while now. I have finally decided to review these today because I am giving one of each of these away as part of my 100 followers give away (enter here!).

I don't know how much these cost in Australia, or even if they are available in Australia, but you can buy these for $25 each on strawberrynet.com. These actually contain quite a lot of product, with each stick containing 8.6g of product

This is what the Laura Mercier website says about the Illuminating Stick:
Laura Mercier Illuminating Stick is a simple and convenient way to add a naturally flushed and healthy glow to any skin tone with its soft, velvety creme formula.

I would have to agree with this statement, these sticks are a great way to add a little shimmer to your look, they are too dark to be used as a highlighter on pale skin, but both of these can be used as a nice sheer shimmery blush. I like to add the rose one on the tops of my cheeks to blend with my pink blushes, and I like to add the bronze coloured one in the same way when I am using bronzer or more peach toned blushes. 


The packaging of these are great! It's a little like a large lipstick that you can twist up and down. Easy to carry with you if you are traveling too.

Swatch in direct sunlight
Swatch indoor lighting
Golden Honey Glow heavily swatched, and blended sheerly in direct sunlight
Golden Honey Glow heavily swatched, and blended sheerly taken with indoor lighting

This Golden Honey Glow shade is a really beautiful bronze. It is pretty much a cream of finely milled bronze shimmer that you apply to you skin and then blend out for a hint of a gold glow. This is a really creamy formula which is easy to apply, and easy to blend evenly. You can apply a sheer amount or build it up for a stronger effect. 

*Note: I forgot to take photos of the swatches indoors, so I had to re-swatch them, which is why the indoor and direct sunlight swatches are different.

Golden Rose Glow heavily swatched, and blended sheerly in direct sunlight
Golden Rose Glow heavily swatched, and blended sheerly taken with indoor lighting

Golden Rose Glow is a really nice way of adding a flush to your cheeks, and I often use this one, on it's own, as a blush. The colour isn't as strong as the bronze shade, but is just as pigmented and the formula is also really creamy to apply and easy to blend. The photo taken in direct sunlight tended to show more of the shimmer and didn't show much of the rose colour, the indoor swatch shows the rose colour blended more accurately.

Overall I really like these, and in my whole collection of makeup I don't have anything that compares. The formula is great, the packaging is great, the only reason why I don't use these too often is because I find that they are an added step in my makeup routine. You only need to use a little bit of this product to create a beautiful shimmer, so these do last a long time.

If you are interested in winning one of these, don't forget to check out my give away here!


1 comment

  1. These are really nice. I love the golden rose glow. It looks super sheer which is perfect when you don't want a heavy face of makeup!

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