Laura Mercier Cobalt, Espresso, Noir Longwear Creme Eye Pencil

Laura Mercier Cobalt Longwear Eye Pencil ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, navy blue–there’s just a little brightness so it’s not a full-on navy blue. If it were actually intensely pigmented, it would be really quite a rich shade of blue with a nice balance between bright and dark, so it wouldn’t read neon on the lash line but add more pop than something more muted. The consistency was still creamy, but it was sheer and hard to build up the color even when I went back and forth. It seemed to last about seven hours on the lash line, and then it looked thinner but not smudged or migrated, after eight hours. Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans has slight pearl and is brighter. Urban Decay Chaos is brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Laura Mercier Cobalt Longwear Eye Pencil
Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil Cobalt
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Product
4
Pigmentation
5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
2.5
Total
60%
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Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color

Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep burgundy.” It’s a deep, dark reddish wine with a little plum and burgundy. It has a creamy, luminous finish. Guerlain Madame Batifole is brighter, redder. MAC Heaux is matte, brighter. NARS Afghan Red is less red. MAC What Joy is darker. Guerlain Flirt is pinker. Giorgio Armani #408 is warmer. Chanel L’Impatiente is darker, less red. See comparison swatches.

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Laura Mercier Merlot Creme Smooth Lip Color
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color Merlot
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

Laura Mercier Spellbound Face Illuminator

Laura Mercier Spellbound Face Illuminator ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “soft rose-gold.” It’s a warm, champagne-shimmered copper–it doesn’t really look pink on me, like a rose gold, it’s a little warmer, more orange. On cooler skin tones, the rosiness may be more apparent. NARS Luster is more orange, more pigmented. MAC Poised is less shimmery, more pigmented. MAC Barefaced is warmer, less shimmery. MAC Light Year is pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Laura Mercier Spellbound Face Illuminator
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Spellbound
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Laura Mercier Arabesque Creme Smooth Lip Color

Laura Mercier Arabesque Creme Smooth Lip Color ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “baby pink.” It’s a soft peachy-pink with warm undertones and a natural, creamy finish with some shine. MAC To the Future is more subdued, less warm-toned. MAC Pure Zen is a touch pinker. Bobbi Brown Miami Coral is pinker and darker.

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Laura Mercier Arabesque Creme Smooth Lip Color

Laura Mercier Arabesque Creme Smooth Lip Color

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Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6
Application
4.5
Total
80%

Top 10 of 2012: Lipsticks

Top 10 of 2012: Lipsticks

There were actually a lot of fantastic lipsticks released this year! I already pulled up twenty that to consider for the top ten, and I had only reached August (I go backwards). There were 52 pages of lip product reviews to sift through (that’s 312 posts!), and these were the ones that made the cut:

What was your favorite lipstick from 2012?

Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection for Spring 2013


Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection for Spring 2013

Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

Whether blended or worn individually, a few strokes of the gentle shades in this palette create an effortless, fresh spring look. The palette consists of five semi-matte shades, with a gradation of colours from blue to blush (including: Blue Zen, Soft Cloud, Satin Ribbon, Bare Yoga, and Pink Tutu).

Creme Smooth Lip Colour ($26.00)

  • Arabesque (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($18.00)

  • En Pointe (Limited Edition)

Eye Pencil ($20.00)

  • Stone Grey (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Blue (Permanent)

Creme Cheek Colour ($24.00)

  • Oleander (Permanent)
  • Praline (Permanent)

Lip Glace ($24.00)

  • Bare Pink (Permanent)

Lip Stain ($20.00)

  • Mulberry (Permanent)
  • Shy Pink (Permanent)

Availability: January 2013 at Laura Mercier counters and retailers

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