Goodbye, powder blush … crème color hits the spot

Laura Mercier's creamy cheek colour is a must-have for your makeup bag.

For a sheer summer glow, I’m loving Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, $22, by Laura Mercier.

This is a great product because it’s a breeze to apply, blends easily and it’s hard to put on too much – it’s just too lightweight. I don’t wear foundation so instead I daub this on the apples of my cheeks, forehead and neck to enhance whatever color I get from the sun. (I also use Mercier’s Secret Concealer, $22.)

Small and compact, this blush doesn’t require a brush. It won’t take up much space in a makeup bag, making it ideal for travel and handy to pop in a little evening bag. And it comes with a mirror so touch-ups are a snap.

I would definitely recommend trying the colors in person at a department store because, at least for me, Oleander shows up on the Mercier web site as a bright pink when in fact it’s much rosier.

Product Source: From my own collection; I did not receive product or compensation from Mercier.