Sunday, August 30, 2009

Laura Mercier Fall 2009 - Scarlet Passion Collection

Scarlet Passion is the newest collection from Laura Mercier that is debuting in stores this fall. I am in love with the name of this collection and if the products are true to the name, I can see this going straight to the top of my shopping list. This fall has been amazing so far since I recently found out my love of red lipstick and now want to collect as many shades of it as possible.

Here is the description of the collection from Laura Mercier, "Inspired by past imperial dynasties and the lavish arts from China, Russia, and Mongolia, Laura Mercier introduces her Scarlet Passion Collection. Lips are the focus with Lip Velvet and Satin Lip Colour in reds of all shades: raspberry, scarlet, crimson, and aubergine. Laura's Cheek Colour Duo softly illuminates cheeks with a whisper light of nude pink. Eye Colours in shimmering shades of gold and bronze add a wash of colour to the lids, while a sleek stroke of inky black Eye Liner gives eyes a dramatic finish. This regal, polished, and sophisticated collection is perfect for Fall".

Here is the collection...

Luster Eye Colour - Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour is a luxuriously smooth eye shadow that imparts pure dynamic iridescences with a sophisticated frost finish providing amazing adherence for a freshly applied look throughout the day. Long-wearing and creases resistant. Microionized pigments deliver deep colour in the release of one stroke. Offers true colour and brillance. Ultra-refined for a soft, luxurious feel.
- Gilded Gold - golden peach shimmer
- Bronze Copper - warm bronze shimmer

Fine Point Eye Liner Brush - Laura Mercier Fine Point Eye Liner Brush is a narrow exact point brush made of high quality synthetic fiber to be used in conjunction with the Brillant Eye Liner. Unique point lets you determine the width of the line. Increase pressure to widen the definition.

Flat Eye Liner Brush - Long - Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush contains synthetic, firm bristles narrowing to a thin, flat line to ensure the most exact placement of Eye Liner. Laura created the techinique of lining the eyes by dotting eye colour across the lash line with this synthetic brush; brush upward to soften the line. High quality synthetic fiber. Designed to precisely line eyes with Eye Liner.

Eye Liner - Laura Mercier Eye Liner is an easy-to-use, mistake-proof eye liner that delivers long-lasting pure colour. Long-wearing, smudge-resistant and colour-true. Eye Liner adds brightness and life to the eye with its light-reflective pigments. Easy-to-use product that can line eyes from the most subtle, natural definition to the most graphic, sexy looks. Use with the Flat Eye Liner Brush to prefect Laura's "tight line" technique. Apply as a natural, thin line to a thicker, more dramatic look. Used wet, the velvet matte finish and buildable pigment allows you to create infinite looks.
- Black Ebony - deep black
- Mahogany Brown - deep brown

Satin Lip Colour - Laura Mercier Satin Lip Colour is the first semi-matte lipstick to combine long-wear and comfort in a non-drying formula. Lips go from satiny to matte within minutes with Softisan, a lightweight "elastic" seal that perfectly adheres to lips to set and lock in highly pigmented colour and moisturize without feathering. Wild Mango Butter intensely hydrates lips. Volulips and Laura Mercier's exclusive Lip Colour Complex plump, soothe, and condition lips. One swipe leaves lips feeling incredibly soft eith medium to full coverage in a satiny finish.
- Cherrywood - rich warm scarlet
- Currant - deep rosy plum
- Duchess Rose - warm rosy pink
- Sangria - deep blue red

Lip Velvet - Laura Mercier Lip Velvet is a deeply voluptuous formula that cushions lips in lush, lasting moisture and a layer of intense, long-wearing colour. Contains unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and plumping ingredients that boosts the performance of the colour in the Laura Mercier Lip Complex. Lips are soothed in this highly pigmented formula. Rich, creamy texture glides on easily. Results in a demi-matte finish and sensual glow.
- Cassis - deep mulberry
- Pink Royale - cool raspberry pink
- Scarlet Passion - rich warm scarlet

Lip Pencil - Laura Mercier Lip Pencil is a perfectly textured lip pencil designed to outline, define, and enchance the natural shape of the lip. Firm enough to draw a precise thin line, yet soft enough to blend. Creamy formula glides on smoothly and comfortably. Prolongs wear of all lip colours by applying lip pencil first - helps prevent lip colour from bleeding, feathering, or collecting in the corner.
- Redwood - medium brown red

Cheek Colour Duo - Laura Mercier Limited Edition Cheek Colour Duo is the perfect pair of whisper-light pink and nude cheek colours in one compact to softly accent the contours of the face. Oil-free with light-as-air texture. Natural, buildable, and never cakey formula. Infused with vitamins and natural botanicals to condition and nourish the skin. Long-wearing, remains colour-true all day. Vitamins C & E and Coffee Fruit provide anti-oxidant protection. Chamomile soothes, and aloe leaves skin feeling silky and maintains moisture balance. Light-diffusing qualities allow for a mistake-proof and flawless application.
- Whisper - soft petal pink with pink pearl/delicate warm nude with gold pearl

Wow...I am being totally serious when I say that I want everything in this collection except for the lip liner. All the red lip shades get me really excited and hopefully they would work on my pink toned skin. I am a bit nervous in that they are described as being a warmer hue but I will be test driving shortly in order to determine whether or not I will be adding them to my ever-growing collection of red lip shades. I love both of the new eye shadow shades but I bet that I already own shades that are very similar so unless they are very special, I might pass on them. I want both new eye liner shades and the brushes to try and perfect Laura's noted technique.

Red and I are friends this fall...

photo courtesy of Laura Mercier

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