Laura Mercier’s newest limited edition offering, the Belle Nouveau Collection is inspired by Laura’s background as a painter and her love for the Art Nouveau era. The collection focuses on soft watercolor hues that are as playful as they are romantic; reminscent of the Impressionist painters, like the Monet pictured above.
Highlights of the collection include Laura’s FIRST-EVER colored mascara: the Long Lash Mascara in Bleu. A nail lacquer in Lavender Cloud, a whimsical, pastel color perfect for the spring. Lastly, Laura is introducing a new shade to the fan-favorite Caviar Eye Stick Colour:Turquoise, a rich, bright color, which is ideal for creating a unique and effortless eye look.
I was able to try a few pieces from the new line and I must say, it’s such a breath of fresh air after seeing so many brights this spring. I quite like the soft muted colors and the distinctly feminine look of the collection.
Sheer Crème Eye Colour ($22): Mauve Pastel, Grey Pastel, Aqua Pastel- Limited Edition
Laura Mercier introduces three limited-edition Sheer Crème Eye Colours for Spring. The crèmes provide a sheer pop of colour in an easy-to-use container.
I tried the Grey Pastel, a delicate dove grey. These are soft, dreamy colors that make me want to run in a field of flowers with a long flowing dress, my hair blowing in the breeze being chased by Ryan Gosling. Oh oops, okay I’m awake. Anywho, Grey Pastel does turn slightly blue on me, but nearly all grey shadows do–just something in my chemistry. As with all Laura Mercier créme shadows, these do NOT crease, run or smudge–you don’t even need a primer. The convienent tube lets you squeeze the teeniest amount out.
Long Lash Mascara: Bleu- Limited Edition ($24)
This is Laura Mercier’s very first venture into the coloured mascara category, and it is exciting, fun, and perfect for summer. Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara extends and precisely separates the thinnest, shortest, hard-to-reach lashes by expertly scooping up and lengthening each lash while delivering the right amount of product.
I NEVER thought I would be wearing blue mascara again after my high school days in the 70’s. Then it was all the rage and you wore it with blue eye shadow so you were a BIG BALL of BLUE!! I think I may worn blue mascara to the prom one year with my baby blue Gunnie Sax dress. Now, this is the part you will find hilarious–I like the blue mascara–especially with the grey pastel eye shadow. There. I said it. Admittedly, this blue mascara is not electric-blue-off-my-case-toilet-face that *Vinnie Barbarino’s girlfriend would wear, this is a classic navy blue that brightens the eyes.
* for those of you too young to remember the TV show Welcome Back Kotter, google it. John Travolta made my heart skip a beat along with eleventy- billion other girls.
Crème Lip Print ($20) Nude Beige, Nude Coral, Nude Pink- Limited Edition
Laura Mercier introduces three limited-edition Crème Lip Print colours for Spring. The sophisticated, luxurious texture provides smooth colour and applies evenly onto lips.
I chose Nude Coral, natch. Wow, these are so, so creamy!! They are packaged in a small square for quick application with a finger. You can always use a lip brush for a more precise application.
Lip Glace ($22) Camellia, Orange Tulip, Lotus Blossom- Limited Edition
Laura Mercier introduces three new limited-edition Lip Glacés for summer. The high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip glosses provide rich, long-lasting colour and a brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips.
Camellia, a vibrant pink shade, won the Spring Makeup O Awards from Oprah Magazine. You can read a review and see it on Gouldylox Reviews.
Here is a quick look I put together using products from the new Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection, I like the soft eyes with the brighter lip. What do you think?
LM Grey Pastel Sheer Crème Eye Colour on lid and into crease
LM Long Lash Mascara in Bleu
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Rite
LM Honey Mocha
LM Crème Lip Print in Nude Coral applied with a lip brush
Other items in the collection include:
Caviar Eye Stick Colour ($24) Turquoise- Limited Edition
The new, limited edition Turquoise Caviar Eye Stick Colour provides endless options for a flawless smoky eye with rich colour payoff. Two words: I WANT!
Sheer Crème Colour ($22) Copper Glow Veil- Limited Edition
Laura Mercier’s new Copper Glow Veil Sheer Crème Colour provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect. The ultra-sheer, blendable formula provides a healthy glow to skin for 8 hours.
Body Bronzing Makeup ($38) – Limited Edition
Laura Mercier introduces the perfect product to help you achieve a golden glow without actually having to be out in the sun. Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup instantly provides the look of, radiant, bronzed skin without a long-term commitment or harmful UV exposure.
Nail Lacquer: Lavender Cloud ($18) Limited Edition
Laura Mercier introduces a limited edition Nail Lacquer in Lavendar Cloud. The soft lavender shade is long-lasting, fast-drying and provides chip-resistant colour and intense shine.
What are your thoughts on the Belle Nouveau Colleciton?