Laura Mercier Praline Crème Cheek Colour is one of the items being repromoted as part of the spring 2014 collection (Spring Renaissance). It's a neutral brownish color that I see more as a bronzer than a true blush that adds warmth to the skin. The soft and blendable texture of Laura Mercier's cream blushes (see my review of the gorgeous Blaze) definitely helps in using Praline to add a touch of sun-kissed goodness (sounds like a dream in this weather). It can be sheered to the lightest level you need, and has a lively finish even after the blush dries down and settles.
The first thing I thought when I saw Praline in the pan was that it had a strong resemblance to Chanel Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Destiny. They really are very close, though Destiny is a hint darker; not that it matters when you blend them. The finish is also different as Chanel is a straight cream-to-powder formula while Laura Mercier retains a bit more of the cream aspect as it dries. Praline and Destiny aren't identical but they're most definitely interchangeable.
Bottom Line: I'll take my (fake) sunshine any way I can.
Laura Mercier Praline Crème Cheek Colour ($24) is available at the counters and from lauramercier.com. The product for this review was sent by PR.