Falling in Love with Petals: Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée – Face Color Rose Review

by xin on January 3, 2013

What’s better than to kick start 2013 post with a beautiful product, right?

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals Brand New

A while ago, I shared that this is the most expensive makeup item that I have ever purchased, and it looks like it’s going to be the chart topper for long.

Before I deflowered it (literally),of course I got to take some really beautiful shots of them to justify the hefty price tag ;)

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals Pot

Basically, this blusher comes in 2 parts – the rose petals itself, and the pot. It’s a beautiful semi translucent acrylic pot with a cameo. It’s an egg shape, which stands nice and all on your dresser.

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals in Case

As for the petals, it’s house in a plastic case, also comes with a beautiful satin pouch.  Each petal is so well crafted that it really resembles a real petal, each vein is so defined and the curvature of the petal is just perfect.

As fragile as it may seem, it’s actually quite tough and sturdy.  I deliberately not handled it with extra care, and swirled my brush vigorously to get the color. None of them has broken so far, but of course, it is not going to withstand tearing by hand.

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals in Pot 1

It felt like a noble thing to do to arrange the petals artistically in the pot.

For the price, I would expect really pigmented color. Unfortunately it’s quite sheer, but the color is buildable. I have tried swatching with finger, it hardly picked up any color, so the best way to work is with a brush.

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals on Hand

It’s matte and has a rather strong rosy scent, which also disappears pretty quickly on skin. Swirl a few times and you will be able to pick up the color easily and it transfers to skin beautifully and naturally.

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals on Skin

Overall, this is a really beautiful blush, especially the little dusty pinky rose.  I am not sure if there is a need for repurchasing, as I believe the petals can really last forever. I have used it for quite a few times and I have not put a dent to it.  I have been using it from the plastic case as I find it to be more practical without the risk of knocking off the beautiful case from my dresser.

Ladurée Face Color Rose Petals in Pot

One day, when I have a glass shelf, I am going to display the pot in it, with a spot light behind ;)

Price: The pot  RM140 (~USD$46), the petals are RM272 (USD$90)

Availability: Ladurée counters in Japan

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Jenn January 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

Wah… really very expensive!! But it looks so so pretty, both on you and on the dresser!! :D
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xin January 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

it IS a pretty product on its own, even after its used
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Paris B January 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

It seriously does look very pretty. If I can stop choking at the price tag, I’d bug one of those going to Japan to get me one. But I think I’ll continue choking for a while…
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xin January 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

maybe u should bite the bullet and just get the petals
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Jyoan January 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Same here, Paris.

I can’t, just can’t. Probably will if I go to Japan and see that thing in person. But if I don’t get to touch it before buying, I can’t part with so much money. Especially since I already own so many of such pink blushes.
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beetrice January 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

So purdy!! :) And it looks good on you too ;)
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xin January 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm
gio January 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

So gorgeous! And the colour look so pretty on you too. But the price… ouch!
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xin January 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Nikki January 3, 2013 at 10:48 pm

It is super pretty and how in the hell did you have the heart to use it???? :) The effect was super natural though!
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xin January 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm

i couldnt get my money worth if i didnt use it ;P
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plue January 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

maybe i’ll just get the pot instead of the petals…. the price is such an ouch factor lah!

dunno by the time I get to Japan will there be any of the mini petal/ pots left? those are a better bargain leh!
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Meryl @ Memoiselle January 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

Hi Xin,
Is this available in Malaysia? May I know where?
Thank you

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