Laura Mercier’s newest spring collection is called First Blush and is based on pinks and neutrals and is about creating a natural yet feminine look. This collection would be perfect for the office or for casual weekends. It is very soft and pretty yet still looks polished. The description from Laura Mercier, “Laura Mercier brings you First Blush, her new fresh and feminine colour collection. The First Blush Face Palette gives you everything you need for a soft, romantic look, including two cheek colours and three neutral shades of lip glazes and eye colours. Create and customize your look with ease using the Mini Brush Set for eyes, lips and cheeks. Finish with the Lip Plumpers and Nail Lacquers to add the ideal touch of pink. All this and you'll be sure to welcome Spring looking natural, pretty, just kissed.”
The collection is based off of the First Blush Face Palette. This palette includes the following:
- Two gorgeous cheek colours to give cheeks a flushed glow in Blushing Peach or Blushing Pink
- Create natural, yet perfectly feminine lips with Flushed, Natural, or Naked Lip Glaze
- Give eyes a neutral and pretty look using Granite, Tawny Apricot, and Buff Eye Colours
To go with the face palette, there are two new shades of nail lacquer; Nude Peach, a pale peach beige and Sheer Kiss, a soft pastel pink. The Laura Mercier Nail Lacquers are DBP-free, Formaldehyde-free and Toluene-free and contain a fast drying element that expedites the drying process.
There are also new shades in their Lip Plumper. I have never tried this product before so I am curious about what it is similar to; LipFusion, Lip Venom, or MAC Plush glass (as an aside, MAC Plushglass is quickly becoming one of my favorite lip glosses ever). The website states that, “A refreshing, cooling effect builds up over 20 minutes to plump lips, lasting up to two hours. Infusion of unique ingredients penetrate skin, stimulate collagen production and beneficially smooth the lip surface. Offer a slight tint to the lips for natural looking lips that are perfectly pouty & kissable.” This product seems to be more along the lines of Plushglass, a cooling feeling with just a bit of plumping to make your lips look like soft pillows. The three new shades that were introduced with this collection are: Pink Pearl, a delicate icy pink; Rose Flush, a plum neutral rose; and Peach Glow, a tawny medium peach.
Laura Mercier also offers a new brush set that can be used for the application of the palette but this really isn’t my area of interest at the moment.
This is yet another collection where I want everything in it. The palette is perfect for a polished spring look and if these lip plumpers are anything like Plushglass, I will soon be collecting all the colors. I definitely want the Pink Pearl and Rose Flush. I also want the palette and the Sheer Kiss nail lacquer. Another amazing spring collection!
photo courtesy of Laura Mercier