A new collection of makeup from Laura Mercier is always cause for excitement. Luckily, you won’t have to wait to get Belle Nouveau, a new, limited edition collection on makeup counters May & June.
Laura Mercier’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women through different art periods. For Summer 2012, she invites you to escape to a dream world that explores creativity through colour, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau’s innovative spirit and painted posters. This poetic embrace of sugary happy tones in sheer textures sets the mood—soft but daring, playful yet romantic.
Although this columnist only tried two items from this collection, the shiny, Wanded Lip Glace in “Lotus Blossom” and the Sheer Creme Colour Copper Glow Veil, you can see from the photo that these are watercolor-soft pastels that will flatter just about every complexion. They’re soft, but not invisible.
As the press literature describes it:”The face is touched in clouds of colour that bring sophistication without strong definition. Highlights include sheer milky pastel eyes and translucent lips printed in colour. Skin is illuminated with a soft, healthy touch of bronzer and glow.”
The colors are a bit more subdued than in the photo. The Lotus Blossom Lip Glace, for example, is a much softer pastel that is more lavender than pink, and it smells amazingly of vanilla. The creamy (not shimmery) silky gloss is super-shiny and semi-opaque. It’s a lovely no makeup look. Wear it alone, or as a top coat over another pink or lavender-centric lipstick for shine. The Copper Glow Veil is much more shimmery and coppery than in the photo. It’s one of those versatile products you can wear super sheer as a highlight, or layer it for more intensity, or use it all over as a shimmery bronzer. It will bring your complexion back to life, after the long Winter.
If you’re a Laura Mercier makeup fan (and who isn’t?) you’ll want the entire collection. Here’s the rundown:
ProductSkusSRPStatusShadesSheer Crème Eye Colour3$22.00New LimitedMauve Pastel, Grey Pastel, Aqua PastelCrème Lip Print3$20.00New LimitedNude Beige, Nude Coral, Nude PinkLip Glacé3$22.00New LimitedCamellia, Orange Tulip, Lotus BlossomNail Lacquer1$18.00New LimitedLavender CloudSheer Crème Colour1$35.00New LimitedCopper Glow VeilBody Bronzing Makeup1$38.00New LimitedN/ACaviar Stick Eye Colour3$24.001 New LimitedNew Limited: TurquoiseLong Lash Mascara2$24.001 New LimitedNew Limited: Bleu
To get your Belle Nouveau products from Laura Mercier visit your favorite Laura Mercier makeup counter or www.lauramercier.com
About Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier Cosmetics is a global luxury line of Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath and Fragrance. Founded in 1996, the Laura Mercier philosophy revolves around The Flawless Face- the concept that making skin look perfect is the first and foremost important thing a woman can do to achieve a great look. Laura believes that a flawless look begins with a fresh canvas, and each product has been specially developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, natural-looking complexion. Laura Mercier is an international brand sold in 26 countries. Key US retailers include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Sephora.