Laura Mercier Chameleon Collection for Holiday 2014

Laura Mercier Chameleon Collection
Laura Mercier Chameleon Collection

Smoky Suede Eye Colour Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Soft, cushiony colour that gives you a flawlessly air-brushed effect. Wear alone, layered or blended to create your customized smoky eye look from sheer to intense. Includes: Noir, Black Magic, Graphite, Slate, Ivory.

Rose Quartz Eye Transformer Trio ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s latest way to decorate the eye is with the Eye Transformer Trio. The color-coordinating trio features an innovative Eye Glacé with a formula that merges a glossy gel with a sparkling foil and can be paired with the Kohl Eye Pencil and a sweep of mascara for a sexy twist. The idea behind the trio is about playing, experimenting and having fun with your look. Trio includes:

  • Eye Glacé in Rose Quartz
  • Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper
  • Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara in Black

Black Diamond Eye Transformer Trio ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Laura Mercier’s latest way to decorate the eye is with the Eye Transformer Trio. The color-coordinating trio features an innovative Eye Glacé with a formula that merges a glossy gel with a sparkling foil and can be paired with the Kohl Eye Pencil and a sweep of mascara for a sexy twist. The idea behind the trio is about playing, experimenting and having fun with your look. Trio includes:

  • Eye Glacé in Black Diamond
  • Kohl Eye Pencil in Jet
  • Full Blown Volume Suprême Lash Building Mascara in Black

Baked Eye Color ($24.00) (Repromote)

  • Black Karat
  • Ballet Pink

Shimmer Bloc ($42.00) (Repromote)

  • Pink Mosaic

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Color ($25.00) (Repromote)

  • Coy

All over Face Colour Brush ($50.00) (Limited Edition)

Decked out in a limited-edition leopard print, Laura Mercier’s kabuki-style brush with is perfectly tapered for shimmering color.

Availability: Now at Nordstrom and at select retailers

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5 Creamy, Red Lipglosses for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for red lips–or at least, that’s often how it feels–so how about a top five of creamy, glossy reds? (For this one, I specifically wanted to highlight shimmer-free shades.) What are your must-haved reds?

  1. Dior Vie d’Enfer (869) — medium, blue-based red
  2. Laura Mercier Poppy — a bold,, medium red with orange undertones
  3. Milani Red My Lips — a bright, neutral red
  4. Maybelline Signature Scarlet — a warm red
  5. MAC Russian Red — a blue-based red cream

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Laura Mercier Holiday 2014 Artist Palette for Eyes & Cheeks

Laura Mercier Holiday 2014 Artist Palette for Eyes & Cheeks ($58.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows and one cheek color. The eyeshadows lean slightly cool-toned overall, but the cheek color is really warm, and I felt like it didn’t complement the eyeshadows well. Nearly all of the eyeshadows in the palette were slightly powdery, with the more shimmery shades having a dry, powdery consistency, whereas the mattes were silky and soft and a wee bit powdery (but better than stiff). Most of the eyeshadows lasted for eight hours, while the blush wore well for seven and a half hours on me. This palette is exclusive to Sephora.

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Laura Mercier Holiday 2014 Artist Palette for Eyes & Cheeks
Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes & Cheeks Holiday 2014
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes four, miniature cream eyeshadow pencils. The quartet is/was exclusive to Sephora, and they’re completely sold out online (but it’s possible it’s still available in stores), but just about every other retailer that carries the brand has a six-piece set available. The six-piece set has all four of these shades, plus Copper and Khaki. I really regret not getting the six set now! Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks normally retail for $28/0.05 oz. (or $560/oz.), so the four-piece set is a total value of $67.20, and the six-piece set is a total value of $100.80 (each of these is 0.03 oz.). The formula is touted as “long-wearing, transfer- and crease-resistant” with “rich color payoff.” I really liked this set of four; they worked really well together, but they were creamy, opaque, blendable, and long-wearing. I could actually wear them together as a look, which isn’t always easily achieved with jumbo pencils like these (they often dry down too quickly or work better as sheer washes or eyeshadow bases). All four shades wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly. The only downside is that the kit is pretty warm, and the colors are similar enough that while they blend seamlessly into each other, there isn’t a lot of contrast.

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Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet
Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colour Quartet Holiday 2014 Mini Caviar Stick Eye Colours Set
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
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5 Tempting Burgundy Eyeshadows

Burgundy can be such a warm and cozy color, which is why it reminds me of autumn! Here are a few of my favorites right now…

  1. Laura Mercier Kir Royal — a satin, warm-toned burgundy
  2. Makeup Geek Burlesque — a shimmery reddish-burgundy
  3. MAC Deep Damson — a matte burgundy
  4. Inglot #452 — a bold, deepened red-burgundy
  5. NARS Subra — a muted, deep burgundy

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