Laura Mercier’s 17-Piece White Magic Holiday Collection Promises To Brighten Spirits While It Illuminates Lips and Lids

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Laura Mercier Flamingo Creme Smooth Lip Colour, Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour and Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner

Wearing a few pieces from the new Laura Mercier White Magic Collection: Flamingo Crème Smooth Lip Colour Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour and Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner

I’m really hoping to feel some holiday magic this year because last Christmas was a blur. You know all the fun (sometimes frantic) things that come with the holidays, like spending time shopping for meaningful gifts, carefully wrapping presents (as opposed to just slapping things together with tape) and decorating the tree? Last year, everything I did was last-minute. This year, I want to take the time to really savor the holidays and make them a priority, you know? Life is too short.


That magic I mentioned? — there’s actually some happening now over at Laura Mercier counters, where the White Magic holiday collection is available.

Laura Mercier White Magic

Five of the 17 pieces from the White Magic collection

The 17-piece limited edition launch heralds the holidays with shimmery pastels, illuminated skin and shiny, glossy lips.

When I look at these products, I think of the word, “glow.” But not in a bronzed, beachy way. I’m thinking more in terms of regal, otherworldly winter ice queens riding silent sleighs across snow-covered fields…

White Magic is one of those collections with a healthy dose of shimmer and pastel.

Ya know, I do like pastels, and I think a little shimmery white or baby blue on the lids close to the lash lines can look very artsy, particularly with thick cat liner, but generally, with my tan and warm skin tone, I think they get a little lost on me. But I think they can look phenomenal on gals with lighter skin, and on younger women (shimmer isn’t always so forgiving on mature skin).

The collection isn’t all pale colors and shimmer, though. There are moments in which darker, more intense colors break through, and those are the ones that make me do grabby hands. 🙂

Like Mocha Myth lipstick, which is like an updated version of the classic ’90s brown lip…

Laura Mercier Mocha Myth Crème Smooth Lip Colour, $26

Mocha Myth Crème Smooth Lip Colour ($26)

It’s a dark, neutral reddish brown — totally something someone could have worn back in 1994 with a plaid shirt, hoop earrings, jeans and Timbaland boots, except that back then, the lipsticks were almost always matte. This one’s smooth, comfy and creamy, with a metallic finish that seems fresher. I bet it would look striking on gals with darker skin tones, especially as an everyday lip shade. And it’s great for dry lips.

Laura Mercier Flamingo Crème Smooth Lip Colour, $26

Flamingo Crème Smooth Lip Colour ($26)

Pinkish purple Flamingo lipstick also caught my eye. (It’s referred to as Girly on Laura’s website… Not sure if that’s a typo.) It’s a lot like one of my favorite MAC lipsticks, Syrup, except that Laura’s is slightly sheerer and more pink.

Now, I know that a purple-toned lipstick might sound a little scary, but it depends. Find the right one, and you can use it as a nude lippie. I think the pink in this one makes it wearable and flattering.

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour ($26)

As for the eye products in the collection, talk about COOL! Gunmetal gray taupe Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Color is so cool, and by that I mean that it’s both cool toned and cool, as in really neat. 🙂 I even see hints of violet when I wear it on my warm skin.

For an easy gray smokey eye, I’ll draw a thick line on my lid right next to the lash line, and buff out the edges using an eye brush with a dome-shaped head.

You do have to work fast though…because once this sets, it doesn’t budge for 12 hours.

Laura Mercier Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner, $23

Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner ($23)

Another gunmetal shade, Gunmetal Smoke, is one of the Tightline Cake Liners in the launch. It’s a very complex color — kind of blackish gray with hints of navy — that I bet would flatter most eye colors.

To their credit, the Tightline Eye Liners don’t irritate my sensitive eyes, but they’re not exactly flexible. Basically, they have a specific job — doing thin lines along lash and water lines.

I have tried to use them for thick eye liner looks, but it was a wholly frustrating experience…

Laura Mercier Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé, $24

Laura Mercier Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé ($24)

Oh! I almost forgot the Brilliant Glacé in Nude Prism, which for some reason I keep referring to as “Nude Prison.”



Laura Mercier Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé, $24

Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé ($24)

A shimmery, sheer beige, it looks rather challenging in its tube, but I think it’s super flattering on lips, where I like it as a layering gloss. It gives an extra level of sparkle and serves to tone down crazier colors. Plus, it’s moisturizing and non-sticky, which means comfortable.

Laura Mercier Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour and Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner

Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Colour (lids) and Gunmetal Smoke Tightline Cake Eye Liner (lash lines)

Laura Mercier Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé

Nude Prism Brilliant Glacé

Laura Mercier Mocha Myth Crème Smooth Lip Colour

Mocha Myth Crème Smooth Lip Colour

Swatches from the left: Twilight, Gunmetal Smoke, Flamingo, Mocha Myth and Nude Prism

These pieces and the rest of the White Magic collection are available now at Laura Mercier counters and online.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chic Lapin says:

    Twilight eyeshadow and the teal/green eyeliner look like made for each other! 😀
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  2. Erin says:

    Ooh, Mocha Myth is very pretty, and looks like it would be easy to wear! I feel like it’s an unexpected shade for a collection of this theme, too.
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  3. The White Magic collection isnt magical But I liked the cake liner and the Eye shadow pencil the most .. The lipcolors are quite decent too.. loved the way you pulled of the entire range!! <3
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  4. Shreya says:

    Flamingo and Nude Prism are so my shades ! lovely collection !
    You look super stunning
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  5. Gowthami says:

    All shades are quite beautiful!!
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  6. Agata says:

    That eyeshadow stick? Kinda gorgeous, isn’t it? Flamingo also looks pretty (and funnily enough MAC’s Flamingo is my favorite lipstick). I was hoping you’d review the new pastel illuminating eyeshadows too, they look interesting.

  7. Kim says:

    Oh, Mocha Myth, I love your 90s vibe. 🙂 And I totally want to wear a flannel shirt, now. HAHA! Thanks very much for the Nude Prison comment, too. That’s going to stick with me.

  8. Natalie says:

    These look beautiful on you Karen! A sophisticated ice queen kinda look.
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  9. Christina says:

    Wow, definitely a gorgeous look on you. You do look sophisticated in that cooler toned kind of way. Love it!

  10. alyssa897 says:

    The Twilight caviar looks so lovely! I am trying my hardest to resist it.

  11. gio says:

    What a pretty collection! You look stunning Karen!
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  12. hanna says:

    Flamingo seems like my kind of color.
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