This Spring Laura Mercier Keeps the Focus on Eyes With New Caviar Sticks, Creme Liners and the New Luxe Colour Portfolio

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Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio

The new Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio ($78)

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 Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio Eyeshadows

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.

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio Cake Liners and Blushes

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio booklet

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.

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio Packaging

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…

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour shades

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Price and Product Description

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Packaging

…and four potted Cream Eye Liners, which go for $22 each.

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liners

Creme Eye Liners from the left: Noir, Indigo, Violet and Espresso

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liners

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner Angled Liner

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner Price and Product Description

Swatches on my NC42 skin

Laura Mercier Luxe Colour Portfolio Swatches

Luxe Colour Portfolio swatches; top row: Eyeshadows in Morning Dew, African Violet, Violet Ink, Lavalier, Grey Onyx and Espresso Beam; bottom row: Cake Liners in Black Ebony, Bleu Marine and Mahogany Brown; Blushes in Barely Pink and Lotus Pink

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner Caviar Stick Swatches

From the left: Caviar Sticks in Sugar Frost, Orchid, Rose Gold, Khaki, Amethyst and Sand Glow; Creme Eye Liners in Noir, Indigo, Violet and Espresso

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,

Karen

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  1. Katherine G says:

    I am madly in love with Laura Mercier’s collection thanks to you :). I bought the African Violet eyeshadow as a single and I love it. It really complements my green/hazel eyes and pairs great with MAC Mulch (Woodwinked would also work well with it, I think). As for the Caviar Cream sticks, I think Rose Gold, Khaki, and Amethyst are calling my name. I love how Laura has neutral stuff with a twist – Stormy Grey and Black Violet are my all time favorite liners now.

  2. ReneeP says:

    I swear, everytime I say,”this one last palette”!!!! Here comes another one I ‘need’!

  3. Arianne says:

    The creme liners. OH MY! How vibrant are the Indigo and Violet shades? I likey.
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  4. Agata says:

    The caviar sticks look really pretty and I love how vibrant the blue liner is. Very cute!

  5. Can’t wait to see the Caviar sticks, especially Rosegold!
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  6. Alison M says:

    I am such a fan of African Violet. I just purchased the Artist’s Palette, mainly because AF is in it with so many other shades that are deceptively unique. And the creme liners you swatched, SO vivid!

  7. Eeee, look at that vibrance! That opacity! Those gorgeous, gorgeous finishes! :D

    /happy flails
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  8. Florence says:

    I am so excited about the cream liners! I’ve been hoping for new releases of cream liners. You’re right, the colors look pretty standard. The violet seems pretty but I already have way too many purples. I hope Laura Mercier comes out with more colors soon! If she has to do matte, then a dark hunter green might be nice.
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  9. Let says:

    New Caviar Sticks? Awesome! The Rose gold shade looks really lovely :-) Also loving the look of Indigo Creme Liner.

    On a sidenote, even though I don’t own any of Laura Mercier palettes/color portfolios, LM seem to put African Violet on every palette, do they?

  10. Sunny says:

    The palette looks insane, and I need to try one of those Caviar sticks ASAP! It will be tough choosing between Khaki, Amethyst and Sand Glow!

  11. Sarah says:

    Lavalier, Grey Onyx are really pretty shades.

    Sarah

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  12. Joanna says:

    So many colors but indigo gel liner is awesome :)

  13. GKitty says:

    My fair-skinned, green-eyed mug is grinning broadly at the prospect of getting my paws on this new Laura M. portfolio! Thanks for the heads up and the swatches! :D

  14. Don’t get me wrong–the palette is very, very pretty, but isn’t it almost identical to the last spring palette she put out? Or maybe it was more recent than that…anyway, those liners look really nice. Love the blue!
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  15. I totally need African Violet based on that photo!
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  16. Lorraine says:

    Ooooh! love love and love! Laura M has done it again! I am loving this stuff- any of it Sephora exclusive? I am guessing the palette will be… I think I will need Rosegold and Khaki Caviar sticks. Maybe the amethyst, too. Sand Glow is gorgeous- how does it compare to Benefit Birthday Suit creaseless Cream shadow?

  17. Christina says:

    Oooooh, Karen! For the past few years, your posts about Laura Mervier’s Spring collections ALWAYS tempt me. I’ve had to withhold the past few collections but this one is really calling my name!

  18. yelena says:

    are the cake liners powder liners?
    gosh if they were gel/creme liners
    I would buy this set ina heartbeat~!

  19. JaeIsFancy says:

    =o That Indigo creme eyeliner! African Violet makes me want that palette, I really have too many palettes with similar shades but it’s hard to come by a nice pink/purple shade that isn’t a glittery mess.

  20. Jennifer says:

    I do love that African Violet! Before reading this blog, I never wanted palette’s before! Now I want ALL of them!

    • JaeIsFancy says:

      Haha palettes are addictive, you get a nice amount of different shades,products and colors you may have never thought of trying and usually at the price of one or two individual products. They’re also great for travel!

  21. Tiffany N says:

    Loved this post, so beautiful! I own the khaki & amethyst caviar stick so I don’t think they’re new but I need a champagne caviar in my life! :)

  22. Kat says:

    I came here to just look at the Caviar Sticks swatches but I ended up cracking up on your posts. I love how you write — witty and not boring :)

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