Driving to Sephora this morning — actually, Starbucks. That was the cover story I told El Hub, as he didn’t need to know I intended to look at more makeup. (Him: “Babe, do you REALLY need another lipstick?” Me: “Um, yes.”)
So, driving to “Starbucks” this morning, I saw a gal driving a car with a license plate frame that read, “I’m going to Starbucks. Get out of my way!!!”
Haha! That’s how I feel sometimes about Sephora (and Starbucks)…
At Sephora I bumped into some new spring products from Laura Mercier, like the Luxe Colour Portfolio.
Laura’s palettes rarely let me down… I love how she puts her colors together, balancing wearable shades with fun twists here and there (like Bobbi Brown meets NARS).
It’s elegant, but not too safe, and that’s one of the things I absolutely adore about her stuff. Especially her palettes.
The $78 Luxe Colour Portfolio comes with six powder eyeshadows and three cake liners in a mix quiet grays and taupes punctuated by rich purples, browns and an indigo blue. It also houses two pink powder blushes — one shimmer and one matte — for naturally flushed cheeks.
The pieces certainly feel luxe based on my time with them in the store, especially the shadows and blushes. Like satin sheets! And the pigments don’t hold anything back. I barely had to run my finger across the pans for the vivid color in the swatches down below.
The palette wasn’t the only new piece sunning itself on the shelf. I also spotted six new shades of Laura’s $24 Caviar Stick Eye Colours…
…and four potted Cream Eye Liners, which go for $22 each.
Swatches on my NC42 skin
I’m all over those Caviar Sticks, especially Khaki, Amethyst and Sand Glow.
Khaki is a grayish khaki green, Amethyst’s a purplish taupe with golden dreams, and Sand Glow glows like a buttery, golden tan, ah….
All of them seem so totally Laura to me, like colors I could happily wear forever (or darned near) without getting bored.
And I’m really diggin’ how vibrant and soft the Creme Liners are, but the shades do seem pretty standard issue…
Seems like Laura is showing lots of love this spring for purples, taupes and browns on the eyes.
I like. How about you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,