Here’s a look at the new Laura Mercier Spring 2016 Collection, starting with the “Paris After The Rain Eye Colour Collection (a $55 palette). While most spring collections would rather distract us from the winter blues, “Paris After the Rain” imagines a world “inspired by the reflection of lights on cobblestone streets and the dance of colours on zinc rooftops in Paris after the rain.”
Sounds like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, right?
Now, I should mention that I think Laura Mercier can do just about no wrong, and while every product isn’t always for me, I can usually imagine who would like and use them and how.
The Eye Colour palette was a surprise favorite of mine. With four super creamy matte shades (0.05 oz. each) and four soft glittery toppers (0.035 oz. each), it’s a versatile palette with lots of options for day and night.
Laura Mercier calls the baked lid colors “Multi Chrome Pearl Toppers” and suggests patting them on the lid after smudging the matte shades along the lash line. In the swatches above, it took two or three passes to build up the intensity. I think this would give a beautiful soft focus effect, but when swatched over a cream base, they really come to life!
The collection also includes two new shades of Laura’s Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm ($25 each) in Rive Gauche and Rive Droite. They’re creamy and comfortable on my lips and have a little shimmer, too. In texture, they remind me of the Revlon Lip Butters, only they’re more pigmented.
I decided to try two different looks with this palette: a simple look in under five minutes, and then a full smokey eye with a baby cat eye.
With the palette being smaller than an iPhone 6, I am a huge fan of it for bringing on the road. The only product I struggled with was matte cream Saint Germain, which had a tendency to harden under my fingers and brushes.
See you in the next,