For an always polished and sophisticated look, Laura Mercier offers up a beautiful selection of gift sets and palettes for Holiday 2012. You all KNOW how cuckoo I am for palettes and these are the best I’ve seen this holiday season. I also had the opportunity to try out the two baked eyeshadow trio so read on! Oh yes, I almost forgot–the Mini Lip Glacé Collections are fab too!
Please Santa, I’ve been a
really, really kinda good girl and I would die appreciate this palette! The Laura Mercier Limited Edition Glamour Wardrobe ($98.00) is a wonderment of riches wrapped up a practical makeup palette.
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.
Everything you need for flawless makeup application with 9 travel-friendly professional tools in a chic carrier case. Brush up on beauty this holiday season with Laura Mercier’s must-have Deluxe Travel Brush Collection for flawless makeup application. Perfect for on-the-go, this sleek, chic brush case features a rigid, hard shell design with two pockets and a removable mesh pouch housing a combination of nine professional Brushes for face, cheeks, eyes and brows.
Limited Edition Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection ($48.00) – I bought this set last year and have re-purchased black gold and brown copper a few times! These shades are stunning!
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.
- Black Violet
- Brown Copper
- Stormy Grey
- Black Gold
- Black Turquoise
- Black Navy
- Antique Jade
- Jet Black (New, LE Shade)
Laura’s latest for on-the-go glamour is a double decker palette of classic colour essentials. It provides a complete look in one convenient compact. Portable and purse friendly, this new double decker design features a full size mirror along with all of your colour essentials. The top level is all about eyes with a trio of Eye Colours including a highlighter, midtone and definer shades, plus a Tightline Cake Eye Liner for added intensity. The bottom level houses a Bronzing Pressed Powder and Second Skin Cheek Colour for a sunkissed glow and pinch of colour on the cheeks. Also included is a mini Lip Glacé tucked inside to finish the look. Available in two classically neutral options –Cool Neutrals & Warm Neutrals.
- Bare Pink
- Sweetheart (LE Shade)
- Bijoux (LE Shade)
- Bare Baby (LE Shade)
- Bare Blush
- Cerise (LE Shade)
- Sangria (LE Shade)
- Bare Beige
Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé Collection ($48.00)
Give lips extra holiday sparkle, gloss and shine, with a collection of five color-coordinated Lip Glacés. Available in Soft Nudes and Rich Berries.
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.
Both of these palettes have a lot of sparkle! Smoky Metallics consists of a cool white silver, a medium gray and a deep charcoal. These are very shimmery colors when applied dry, and I did have a fallout issue especially with the lightest silver shade. I’ve worn this palette wet and dry and actually prefer these shadows applied wet. It lessens fallout and when dampened the shades have a more reflective/metallic sheen that I find more flattering than the sparkle. Tip: Beware when using this palette dry, do NOT use a “windshield wiper” stroke with your brush or you will end up with disco cheeks! Instead, use a flat brush and “pat” on. When using wet, I found a flat synthetic brush works best.
Golden Metallics consists of a golden champagne, a blackened olive and an emerald teal. In a word–spectacular! These shades are rich,vibrant tones that reek of glamour! Again, I used all of these shadows wet and the result was gorgeous! The golden shade on the lid, the emerald in the crease and the olive to line and in the outer corner gave me a sultry but still classy look. For some reason the Golden Metallics trio performed better than the Smoky trio did (not nearly as much fallout)–maybe there is some variance with the baked formula?
Bottom Line: These petite, and I mean petite, (about the half the size of a cell phone) palettes are a very nice bargain for a festive holiday look.
Available in Creme Brulee, Fresh Fig, Warm Roasted Chestnut.
Laura’s Signature Brush Collection ($375.00) - For the serious makeup artist—
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.
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.
Anything on the list from the Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Collection?