Monday, December 31st, 2012

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?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012


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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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012


Laura Mercier Art Deco Collection for Holiday 2012

For the holiday season, Laura was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of the Art Deco period in Paris in the mid-1920’s, most notably the beautiful paintings of the artist Tamara de Lempicka.

Illuminating Eye Colour ($24.00)

  • Gilded Bronze Golden topaz
  • Gilded Moonlight True gold
  • Gilded Platinum Golden platinum
  • Gilded Rosegold Golden copper

Graphic Liquid Eye Liner ($24.00)

  • Black Black

Creme Smooth Lip Colour ($26.00)

  • Deco Rouge Brick red
  • Sienna Brick rose
  • Tamara Red True red orange

Lip Lacquer ($24.00)

  • Lacquer Rouge Red

Lip Glace ($24.00)

  • Gilded Veil Sheer golden sparkle

Nail Lacquer ($18.00)

  • Crimson Merlot
  • Moderne Red True bright red
  • Noir Glace Deep brown

Faux Lash Mascara ($24.00)

  • Black Black

Caviar Eye Liner ($22.00)

  • Black Deep black

Second Skin Cheek Colour ($24.00)

  • Wild Bouquet Neutral brown rose

Availability: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Laura Mercier

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012


Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Collection

Glamour Wardrobe ($98.00) ($256.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

The ultimate holiday accessory in one super-luxe, two-level palette. Laura’s hand-selected holiday accessory holds eight Eye Colours, five Lip Glazes and four Sheer Crème Cheek Colours, along with expert tools for infinite color combinations that take you from day to night. The top palette contains: Eye Colours in Buttercream, Peridot, Heather Plum, Midnight Navy, Coffee Ground, Cherrywood, Sandstone and Sable, double-ended Crease/Smudge Brush, single Ponytail Brush, a full-size mirror.

Colour-to-Go Palette ($48.00) ($98.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Laura’s latest for on-the-go glamour is a double-decker palette of classic color essentials. Laura Mercier’s Colour to Go Portable Palette for eyes, cheeks and lips provides a complete look in one convenient compact. Portable and purse friendly, the new double-decker design features a full-size mirror along with all of your color essentials. Available in Warm Neutrals and Cool Neutrals.

Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio Wet/Dry ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

Dress up your holiday look this season with Laura Mercier’s Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio. Featuring three Baked Eye Colours in a range of shimmering shades, the petite and portable palette is the perfect way to take your look from day to night. For an even wash of color, apply dry, or for more vibrant shimmer, simply dampen brush with water and apply wet. Available in Golden Metallics and Smoky Metallics.

Mini Lip Glace Collection ($48.00) ($80.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Give lips extra holiday sparkle, gloss and shine, with a collection of five color-coordinated Lip Glacés. Available in Soft Nudes and Rich Berries.

Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection ($48.00) ($120.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

A complete collection of eight deluxe mini Kohl Eye Pencils give you infinite ways to line, define and get Laura’s signature, sultry smoky eye. Features seven of Laura’s best-selling shades, plus the exclusive, Jet Black for high-impact definition. Each pencil is formulated specifically for lining the inside of the eyelid and the base of the lashes. The versatile range of shades offers a soft, creamy formula that glides easily along the eyelid to create a smooth, well-balanced line as the luxurious texture provides maximum wearability.

Deluxe Travel Brush Collection ($95.00) ($252.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Everything about the exclusive Laura Mercier Brush Collection is the ultimate in luxury – from the rare Wenge wooden handles to the professional-quality hair bristles to the opulent carrying case. The signature collection is a must-have for every makeup artist – and makeup lover.

Laura’s signature taste and classic style is evident when you open the rich brown leather-inspired box to reveal a large mirror and retractable velvet-lined inner easel-back piece. The creatively designed carrier unfolds to hold the brushes and can stand upright directly on your vanity for easy use and access. When finished, the entire piece folds perfectly back into the box.

The magnificent collection features ten of Laura’s essential brushes to ensure the most flawless application and includes brushes for eyes, cheeks, face and lips. The perfect gift for every season.

Signature Candle ($42.00)

Available in Creme Brulee, Fresh Fig, Warm Roasted Chestnut.

Artist Luxe Liquid Liner ($125.00)

Our new Artist’s Luxe Liquid Liner with its luxurious formula and specially-designed brush tip is the easiest way to get precise, colour-true eye definition, and create your own signature eye look.

Laura’s Signature Brush Collection ($375.00)

Magnificent collection features ten of Laura’s essential brushes that ensure the most flawless application and includes different brushes for eyes, cheeks, face, and lips.

Signature Votive Candle Collection ($65.00)

Contains a luxurious candle quartet featuring our most popular gourmande scents.

Availability: Nordstrom, Laura Mercier

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012


Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Body & Bath Collection

La Petite Patisserie Quartet ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Indulge in this delicious and decadent regimen of Eaus Gourmande, Souffle Body Creme, Creme Body Wash, and Hand Creme. Available in Almond Coconut Milk or Creme de Pistache.

Body & Bath Duo ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Duo includes glass jars of Honey Bath plus wooden honey dipper and Soufflé Body Crème (6 oz. each). The perfect gourmande gift. Available in Tarte au Citron.

Body& Bath Trio ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Trio features a full-size Crème Body Wash (8 oz.) as well as glass jars of Body Scrub (6 oz.) and Soufflé Body Crème (6 oz.). Available in Almond Coconut Milk, Creme Brulee, or Fresh Fig.

Souffle Body Creme Sampler ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème Sampler presents a quartet of ultra-rich formulas blended with the finest gourmande notes. Each delectable body crème contains active ingredients in a silky-smooth, super-whipped soufflé formula that instantly nourishes skin with vitamins and protein derivatives, as shea butter and macadamia nut oil provide conditioning benefits. Ideal for travel, each scent is packaged in a non-breakable mini jar. Scents include: Ambre Vanille, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Fresh Fig (4 oz. each).

La Petite Patisserie Sampler Hand Creme Quartet ($28.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s La Petite Patisserie Sampler Hand Creme Quartet features luxuriously hydrating hand crèmes in four delicious gourmande fragrances. The ultra-rich formula leaves hands velvety-soft and hydrated, but never greasy. The perfect gift for anyone on your list, each collection features four, perfectly portable tubes stacked in a stocking-friendly, slim-line clear tube. Quartet includes four iconic fragrances: Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée, Crème de Pistache and Fresh Fig (1 oz. each).

Availability: Nordstrom

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Beautiful Beginnings with Laura Mercier

What was the first Laura Mercier product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: The first product I remember trying was an eyeshadow quad called Tuxedo, which was basically a smoky gray/black smoky eye kind of palette. I really liked her Shimmer Blocs, though – pretty to look at and full of shimmer! Now, I’m a huge fan of her lip products, which seem to fly under the radar a bit, but they can pack some pigment!

Share your first time experiences with Laura Mercier in the comments! :)