The Laura Mercier makeup line tends to fly under my radar a lot. I reach for Laura’s Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation (love ‘em both) on a regular basis, but I don’t think her color collections get the attention they deserve — certainly not as much as those from MAC or Chanel.
It’s a shame, too, because I really like how the brand handles color. It’s always fresh, natural and pretty, and the company doesn’t shy away from bolder hues.
Every season Laura gives me something to look forward to, whether it be a new Shimmer Bloc or an innovative new eyeshadow.
Today I took a quick look at a few things from the Gilded Garden, Satinee Creme Eye Colors and Mineral Illuminating Powder collections and wanted to share some first impressions (more extensive reviews to follow).
Something tells me the limited edition Shimmer Bloc in Gilded Garden ($38) — an oil-free powder highlighter for cheeks, eyes and body — will steal quite a few hearts with its embossed floral pattern and peachy pink shimmer (I’m a sucker for botanical themes).
And I have a feeling the new Satinee Creme Eye Colours ($22 each), cream eyeshadows with a pearly finish, have the makings of great vacay eyeshadows because, according to LM, they resist water, last a long time and won’t crease. They can be worn alone or as a base for powder shadows.
Because my skin’s been looking a little dull lately, I can’t wait to try Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight ($32). It’s a shimmery golden nude loose powder that Laura says creates a radiant soft focus-like effect on the skin. Since her loose powders never let me down, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Swatches from left to right: Mineral Illuminating Powder in Starlight, Satinee Creme Eye Color in Cocoa Velour, Satinee Creme Eye Color in Ecru Silk, Satinee Creme Eye Color in Pink Chiffon, Satinee Creme Eye Color in Rum Satin, Shimmer Bloc in Gilded Garden
Dang! It’s pouring down rain right now. I think I just saw Noah’s Ark float by my window. We’ve even gotten some lightening and hail. Tabs ventured outside a few times but got scared back indoors by the noise. He spent most of the day hiding behind the couch, and now I’m pretty sure he thinks the sky is falling, poor thing!
Despite the deluge, I love how it makes the colors of everything seem richer and deeper. During a break in the storm I ran outside and took a picture of this cool tree blooming with yellow blossoms. If I could eat that yellow I totally would.
Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and dry.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,