Friday, April 13th, 2012


Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection for Summer 2012

Laura’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods. For Summer 2012, she invites you to escape to a dream world that explores creativity through colour, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau’s innovative spirit and painted posters. This poetic embrace of sugary happy tones in sheer textures sets the mood—soft but daring, playful yet romantic.

The face is touched in clouds of colour that bring sophistication without strong definition. Highlights include sheer milky pastel eyes and translucent lips printed in colour. Skin is illuminated with a soft, healthy touch of bronzer and glow.

Sheer Creme Eye Colour ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Mauve Pastel Soft mauve
  • Grey Pastel Pale grey
  • Aqua Pastel Pale aqua

Creme Lip Print ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nude Beige Nude
  • Nude Coral Soft coral
  • Nude Pink Soft pink

Lip Glace ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Camellia Pink
  • Orange Tulip Coral
  • Lotus Blossom Pale pink

Nail Lacquer ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lavender Cloud Lavender

Sheer Creme Colour ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Copper Glow Veil

Body Bronzing Makeup ($38.00) (Limited Edition)

A lightweight gel bronzer that smooths on evenly and blends perfectly leaving the skin refreshed and hydrated.

Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Turquoise Teal

Long Lash Mascara ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Bleu Blue

availability: May 2012 at Laura Mercier counters and online (but Neiman Marcus has it available now)

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13 thoughts on “Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection for Summer 2012

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G.

    Looks gorgeous. Are you planning to review this collection Christine?

  2. nitnot

    Why am I kinda underwhelmed with the summer collections this year? And to think I finally have a bit of moolah to spend… Tears, many tears.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alix Alix

    Another Caviar Stick color? YAY! Those things are the BEST!!! The whole collection looks lovely.

  4. Annabelle

    When I first saw the promo pic, tbh I thought that it was for a winter collection! I don’t think those soft pastelly colours are really indicative of summer, they make me think more about spring or winter. The cheek shades seem warm and pretty though!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamyla PJ

    I think that the new caviar eye stick shade and camelia lip glace are sure bets in this collection!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anita Anita

    The blushes all look the same… But I LOVE the lip glosses! Also the stick eye color c:

  7. Jennyfer

    so the creme lip prints are the corally products in the compact packaging? because they all look very similar to me… I don’t see a nude or a soft pink there… there is a corally pink… haha

  8. Didi

    Blue mascara seems like its going to be big this summer! I love it!

  9. YellowLantern

    This collection looks pretty bad to me.

    All the frosty pastels in this collection are so tacky, they remind me of the 80s in a bad way.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily O.

      Ditto- to the max! I don’t see Art Nouveau here at all.. I sometimes figure they create collections and pick the backstory out of a hat…

  10. Carrie

    I love the lip colors.

  11. I am really loving the blue colored mascara!

  12. Michelle

    I tried the aqua cream eyeshadow and loved it! Great all day wear and little to no creasing. I think that overall the collection reads as more spring than summer, but it is similar to the swimming pool palette from dior summer 2012. I think the collections this year are either going to be big and bold (a traditional bronze based summer look or a MAC-splosion of color) or very understated (like Chanel).