Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Laura Mercier Holiday 2009

Laura Mercier for Holiday 2009

Lots of palettes, sets, and value sets!

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour Palette ($48.00, value of $108.00)

A first for the brand, Laura Mercier launches five perfectly paired baked eye colours in one convenient palette. Contour and define eyes with the mini double ended brush for on-the-go glamour. Create endless looks by using it wet or dry.

  • Included Shades: Champagne, Sepia, Mink, Malt and Sterling
  • Included Brushes: Crème Eye Detail Brush and Eye Colour Brush

Laura Mercier Petite Eye Palette ($28.00)

Perfect for every gal on every gift giving list, these pocket-size portable compacts contain four of the most flattering shades in warm and cool tones. Wear two for day or all four for sexy smoky evening eyes. This palette is the ultimate stocking stuffer or jet-setting sidekick.

  • Warm Eye Colour Palette: Sandstone, Stellar, Bamboo, Truffle
  • Cool Eye Colour Palette: Morning Dew, Rose, African Violet, Twilight Grey

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glacé Set ($48.00, value of $55.00)

Never be caught with less-than-perfect lips this holiday season. Protect them with five perfectly portable Lip Glacés, each infused with Laura’s Lip Complex to help keep lips shiny and healthy. Layer with a favorite Lip Colour or wear solo for a translucent tint.

  • Included Shades: Pink Diamond, Babydoll, Violet, Ambre Rose and Bellini

Laura Mercier Colour Wardrobe ($100.00, value of $235.00)

Laura’s new Colour Wardrobe is the perfect accessory this holiday season. The two-tiered compact holds multiple Eye, Cheek and Lip Colours along with two finishing Lip Glazes and expert tools that will have you looking flawless in a flash.

  • Top Level Contents: Black Plum Eye Colour, Stellar Eye Colour, Café au lait Eye Colour, Sandstone Eye Colour, Celestial Eye Colour, Coffee Ground Eye Colour, Plum Cheek Colour, Rose Cheek Colour, Nude Cheek Colour, Eye Colour/Corner Eye Colour Double Ended Brush
  • Bottom Level Contents: Mocha Lip Colour, Scarlet Lip Colour, Melon Lip Colour, Mulberry Lip Colour, Nude Lip Colour, Rosette Lip Colour, Brown Lip Glaze, Pink Lip Glaze, Double Ended Lip Brush

Laura Mercier Deluxe Mini Brush Set ($85.00, value of $274.00)

The ultimate array in professional tools has arrived this holiday season! Laura’s expert brushes for eyes, cheeks, lips and brows are in space-saving sizes so you can travel light but always look your best. Each double-ended brush fits neatly in a chic zipper case that rivals even your favorite clutch!

  • Included Double-Ended Brushes: Crème Cheek Colour/Cheek Colour, Secret Camouflage/Camouflage Powder, Ponytail/Eye Colour, Brow Groomer/Lip, Flat Eye Liner/Smudge

Laura Mercier Touch-up Brush Set ($45.00, value of $129.00)

No need to redo when you can retouch! Laura’s travel-friendly tools make it easy to perfect your look from power shopping to happy hour. The sleek holiday case accommodates four mini brushes and a pocket-sized mirror.

  • Included Brushes: Cheek Colour Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush, Eye Crease Brush, Flat Eye Liner Brush

Laura Mercier Soufflé Sampler ($50.00)

Always a favorite of Laura’s, ultra-rich whipped Soufflé Body Crèmes are scented with blends of the finest gourmande notes, including Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûleé and Crème de Pistache. The active ingredients in the silky smooth formula instantly nourish the skin and enrich it with much deserved vitamins and protein derivatives, while shea butter and macadamia nut oil provide conditioning benefits. The sampler set of four ounce plastic jars is just perfect for travel.

Laura Mercier Candles – Almond Coconut, Crème Brûleé and Warm Roasted Chestnuts ($48.00)

Let the heavenly aroma of Laura Mercier candles drift through any space to create a warm, welcoming ambiance. Treat your senses to and share it with the people you love this season. Each candle is ozone friendly and has a 100% cotton wick for a clean, even burn.

Laura Mercier Foiled Eye Colour ($22.00)

Celebrate the holidays with glam limited edition shades of gold and silver for a night out on the town.

  • VIP Gold
  • VIP Silver

Laura Mercier Lip Glace ($22.00)

Dress lips in the perfect shade of pink this holiday season with the limited edition After Hours Lip Glace with a hint of sparkle.

  • After Hours

Availability: October 2009 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora and www.lauramercier.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Laura Mercier Fresco Beauty Collection for Fall 2009

Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura’s perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.

Creme Cheek Colour ($34.00)

  • Soft Apricot
  • Sienna Sunset

Eye Basics ($24.00)

  • Wheat

Satinee Creme Eye Colour ($22.00)

  • Ecru Silk
  • Teal Cashmere (New)
  • Amber Velvet (New)
  • Pink Chiffon
  • Stone Suede

Cake Liner ($22.00)

  • Mahogany Brown

Thickening & Building Mascara ($20.00)

  • Black

Lip Watercolours Palette ($48.00)

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter’s palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.

  • Fair
  • Medium

Available: On-counter August 2009.  Now available online at www.lauramercier.com.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Laura Mercier Bohemia Collection for Summer 2009

Eye Mosaic ($35.00)

  • Mediterranean Sea Indigo, gold, copper, aqua
  • Sahara Sun Bronze, dark tan, coral pink, gold

Illuminating Powder Quad ($35.00)

  • Moroccan Bronze Gilded bronze and copper tones

Lip Colour – Shimmer ($22.00)

  • Boho Bronze Copper kissed brown
  • Coral Medium apricot pink
  • Spiced Neutral golden beige

Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 — Illuminating ($42.00)

  • Bare Radiance
  • Natural Radiance
  • Warm Radiance
  • Golden Radiance (New)

Kohl Eye Pencil ($19.00)

  • Black Navy Black with navy pearl
  • Black Turquoise Black with turquoise pearl
  • Brown Copper Copper brown

Available at: LauraMercier.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Laura Mercier’s Gilded Garden Collection debuted for the spring season with several fun, perfect-for-spring products. The collection included eyeshadows in Lilac, Marigold, Orchid, and Pink Tulip ($22.00 each); Stickgloss in Azalea and Tiger Lily ($20.00 each); and Lip Stains in English Rose and Hibiscus ($20.00 each); and the Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc ($38.00).

The Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc features a pretty flowery pattern in it, which just screams “SPRING!” to me.  The two large flowers in a coral-pink and fuchsia-pink are slightly raised. They’re raised enough that I wasn’t able to swatch through to see if they go all the way through the powder. (But I’m hoping they do.)

This Shimmer Bloc is much like Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerbricks in the texture and finish–smooth, but still quite frosty. If you’re not a fan of noticeable shimmer/frost, then I’d definitely stay clear of this. If, however, you love Shimmerbricks, you’ll want to check out Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Blocs.

The overall color you get when swirling the entire Shimmer Bloc together is a almost neutral-but-slightly-cool, frosty pink. It can be used as a blusher or to highlight your favorite pink blushes.

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2009


Lip Plumpers:  Pink Pearl, Rose Flush, Peach Glow;
Palette: Buff, Tawny Apricot, Granite; Blushing Peach, Blushing Pink

Laura Mercier’s First Blush Collection recently debuted at retailers and Nordstrom.com.  I believe just this morning it launched on LauraMercier.com, as well!  It’s a fairly small launch, relative to many of the other major beauty brands this season, with just a palette, brush set, three lip plumpers, and two nail polishes.

The First Blush Palette ($55.00) contains three eyeshadows (Buff, Tawny Apricot, and Granite), two blushes (Blushing Peach and Blushing Pink), and three lip glazes (Flushed, Natural, and Naked).  My favorites of the palette are both blushes; they’re both soft, smooth powder blushes in complimentary tones.  The peach is soft and light, while the pink is pretty neutral and subtle.  The eyeshadows didn’t impress me overly so, as I’ve definitely seen these shades many times before.  Buff was a little chalky, which totally turned me off.  The lip glazes were pretty, but I imagine they are at least semi-sheer when actually applied to lips (my swatches ran thicker).  The shades of lip glazes are flattering on most skin tones, and they’re soft and springy for sure.

The First Blush Lip Plumpers ($30.00 each) are pretty, but with a price tag like that, I had to pass.  I don’t need a lip plumper, so I see no reason to pay that much for a Laura Mercier gloss (their Lip Glace is $22 a pop).  Pink Pearl is a sheer, pastel pink–not terribly unique–but it’s a face friendly color that works easily and can be used everyday.  Rose Flush is a brownish red that goes on sheer and glossy.  Similarly, Peach Glow is just as glossy, but the color is a brighter coral-orange shade.

I didn’t have much time to play with the brush set, though from what I could tell, it felt nice enough.  I have plenty of brush sets myself, so I don’t see myself buying more at this time, which is probably why I didn’t fight through the crowd at the Laura Mercier counter to see them better!  The nail lacquers were also being used, but they were both soft, subtle shades designed with spring in mind.

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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Laura Mercier First Blush Collection for Spring 2009

First Blush Face Palette ($55.00)
Laura Mercier’s new limited-edition First Blush Face Palette conveniently offers everything you need to create a soft, romantic look. Two gorgeous cheek colors give cheeks a flushed glow in Blushing Peach or Blushing Pink. Lips look natural yet perfectly feminine in Flushed, Natural or Naked, while eyes look neutral and pretty in Granite, Tawny Apricot and Buff.

First Blush Mini Brush Set ($50.00)
Laura Mercier’s new First Blush Mini Brush Set makes it simple to accommodate your early spring essentials with this soft pink cosmetic bag complete with all the brushes you need to achieve romantic eyes, cheeks and lips. The First Blush Mini Brush Set contains a mini Cheek Colour Brush, Angled Eye Colour Brush and Pull-Apart Lip Colour Brush. A perfect companion to the First Blush Face Palette.

Lip Plumpers ($30.00)
Pink Pearl, Rose Flush, and Peach Glow

Nail Lacquers ($15.00)
Nude Peach and Sheer Kiss

Available: Now at Nordstrom’s!  It was also available in-store at Neiman Marcus.

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