Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance 2014 Collection: Review, Pictures and Swatches

Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance Collection

Laura Mercier’s new, limited edition 2014 Spring Renaissance Collection has arrived at counters and provides all of the essentials for a flawless, youthful appearance. I’m loving every piece in the collection; the look is soft, natural, polished and totally age appropriate. Laura Mercier really knows how to enhance your natural beauty and is one of the few brands that ALWAYS works for us over 40 gals.

Spring Renaissance brings a new day, a new beginning and a new you.  It’s a time to reinvent yourself with shades that shine and shimmer and colours that cast a happy, youthful glow.

Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance

 

 

The Collection includes:

Enlightenment Eye and Cheek Palette Limited Edition ($55) - Includes four eye shadows in shimmering neutrals and two blushes in pops of colour to create the perfect look for the season.

Laura Mercier Renaissance Collection

The packaging is a beautiful and elegant; I’m guessing the fabric is raw silk and the nutmeg color is very classy. It has a metal closure that is magnetic and is the perfect size for carrying in your purse or makeup bag. I can see, however, the fabric getting dirty quickly rolling around in a makeup bag of other cosmetics.

Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance

Blushing & Awakening Blush

Blushing & Awakening Blush

Blushing is a highly pigmented matte bright pink: use a light hand if you are a pale girl like me. Awakening is a peachy pink (more peach than pink) with a pretty sheen–no glitter or shimmer. I applied blushing and lightly applied awakening over the top for a subtle glow. These are highly wearable shades for everyday.

Top to bottom: Innocence, Pure Glow, Grace, Angelic

Top to bottom: Innocence, Pure Glow, Grace, Angelic

All of the eye shadows have a beautiful pearly sheen that make eyes glow. I love this about Laura Mercier products–they are never over the top and work beautifully for our over 40 eyes and faces. Innocence is a pearly barely- there pink, Pure Glow is described as a beige, but on my warm skin it turns peachy–it will probably remain beige on darker skin. Grace is my favorite of the four shadows; it’s a taupe with distinct mauve undertones–very classy and elegant. It pulls more pale mauve/lavender on my skin. Angelic is a pale yellow beige: this one is slightly powdery and kicks up a bit. None of these shades are terribly unique, but the buttery texture and the lovely sheen make them special. Personally, I’m thrilled to have these lovely pearly eye shadows  and fabulous blushes all in one easy compact. The only improvement I would make is the addition of a matte crease shade–perhaps a bronze?

Laura Mercier Enlightenment Palette

For this look I applied Innocence on the brow bone and the inner corner and Grace on the lid and up into the crease. I used black liquid liner on my top lash line and Laura Mercier Stone Gray eye liner under the lower lashes. bareMinerals Lash Domination mascara finishes the look.

Laura Mercier Enlightenment Palette

Laura Mercier Spring Renaisance

Faux Lash Mascara ($24) – new limited edition shade Sierra Brown

Créme Cheek Color ($24) –  A long-lasting, natural cheek colour formulated to provide translucent, buildable coverage for a soft, velvety finish. Repromote permanent shades in Sunrise and Praline

Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color

Metallic Créme Eye Shadow ($23) - A lightweight, non-greasy, lush metallic formula that floats across the eye leaving a gorgeous, shimmering sheen. There are two new stunning shades: Golden Mist, a gold beige and Copper Sunrise, a peachy copper. These do have a high shine, but they can easily be sheered out or built up. They bring a lovely radiance to the eyes, especially when sheered out a little.

Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour

Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour ($24) - Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour is a 100% wax-free lip colour that delivers pure, long-lasting breathable colour and comforts with lip-nourishing hydration; now available in a unique Pearl finish for shimmering lips. New limited edition shades in Play and Pure.

LM Weightless Lip Colour

Lip Pencil ($22) - A perfectly textured lip pencil designed to outline, define and enhance the natural shape of the lip. Repromote and permanent in Chestnut.

Foundation Primer Radiance ($32) - The universal pearl tint creates a soft focus effect to minimize the look of imperfections with a radiant finish; leaves makeup looking fresh & colour-true the entire day. Repromote and permanent.

Créme Smooth Lip Colour ($26) - A luxurious lipstick that gives lips the ultimate in colour, texture, and finish; in one smoothing swipe, the crème formula envelops lips in rich colour with a semi-lustrous finish. Brigitte, a pale peachy pink  and Palm Beach, a bright coral, reviewed here. I’m wearing Brigitte in the photo below.

Laura Mercier Smooth Creme Lip Colour

Palm Beach (top) and Brigitte (bottom)Palm Beach (top) and Brigitte (bottom)

Créme Eye Liner ($22) - An ultra-smooth, water-proof creamy eye liner that applies with the ease and smooth silky finish of a gel and the precision of a liquid liner. New limited edition shade, Graphite.

Laura Mercier Graphite Eyeliner

Angled Eye Liner Brush ($20) - Specifically designed to work with the Crème Eye Liner, this brush uses high quality synthetic fibers in a narrow, exact point with a thin profile that creates the most precise looks

My Spring Renaissance Look:

Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance

 

Laura Mercier Renaissance 2014

Bottom Line: for a soft, romantic yet sophisticated spring look, look no further than Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance Collection. The packaging is refined, the quality excellent and the look elegant and polished–ideal for us over 40 women! If you are looking for a brand that enhances your natural beauty, you NEED to check out Laura Mercier and the Spring 2014 Renaissance Collection!!

What do you think of the Laura Mercier Spring Renaissance Collection? Any favorites or must-haves?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Your Spring Renaissance look is positively smashing. I have that palette on my Sephora Love List… Those shades are right in my wheelhouse…. Why am I not pulling the trigger?

  2. So pretty Cindy! xx

  3. This is a gorgeous collection. I saw the cheek and eye palette as Sephora this week, and was tempted.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous and these are your colors. What fabulous items. I love her Metallic Cream shadows as bases. I’m getting them!!!

  5. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    You look stunning, dahling!! That palette has my eye…now I’ll have to see if it wins my heart and cash. ;-)

  6. I am so pleased to read this review and see the lovely pictures of your transformation! As a almost 50 lady myself, this whole line is absolutely gorgeous and now I have to run to grab this beautiful makeup! You have made it easy to see how to use the products really well. Thank you for your blog!

  7. Hey Cindy, oh I love how the eyeshadows look on you! They go really well with your blue eyes! The finished look is very youthful and fresh :)

  8. That’s a really pretty radiant look on you. That collection has not yet launched at counters here but I am sure to pick up something when it does ;)

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