Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 - Holiday Color Gift Collections

Laura Mercier has released a series of collections for the holidays; one is a single product color collection that will help to create the perfect party look and the rest of the collections are all gift collections.  Tommorrow we will look at the Art Deco Muse collection and see what type of look Laura Mercier believes will be a party perfect look, today we will look at the most exciting of the holiday gift collections.  There are three holiday gift collections, one is for little color palettes and sets, one is for bath and body products, and the other one is brush sets and rolls.  I have decided that we will only look at the holiday color gift part of the collections, this one is the best of the collections and has the potential to please a ton of the ladies on my shopping list.  Feel free to look at the other collections but I am not super impressed and I will be skipping over them, there are just too many gift collections and sometimes I have to choose the best of the best to cover.

The Holiday Color Gift collection contains a combination of palettes and gift sets.  I already see one palette will a full range of products from Laura Mercier and this looks as though it would be one of the best gifts of the entire holiday season.  We will be starting with that palette...  I also see some pretty little lip gloss sets and little eye shadow palettes that will make perfect stocking stuffers and I bet that I will find something for myself in this collection.  "Tis the season to look flawless", is the gift collection description from Laura Mercier and I completely agree with this thought...and all of these sets and palettes will help to create the coveted flawless look that Laura Mercier is known for creating.

Here is the color part of the Holiday Gift collection!

Glamour Wardrobe - Dual Decker Colour for Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips - The ultimate holiday accessory in one super-luxe two level palette.  Our exclusive palette of Laura’s hand-selected shades gives you glamorous options for eyes, cheeks and lips. This perfect holiday accessory is a super-luxe two-level palette that holds eight Eye Colours, five Lip Glazes and four Sheer Crème Cheek Colours, along with expert tools for infinite colour combinations that take you from day to night.  The top palette contains Buttercream, Peridot, Heather Plum, Midnight Navy, Coffee Ground, Cherrywood, Sandstone and Sable Eye Colours (in range of finishes from matte to high pearl), a Double-Ended Crease/Smudge Brush and Single Ponytail Brush, plus a full-size mirror. A quick twist of the innovative palette opens to reveal bottom layer shades of Rose Glow, Pink Veil, Golden Glow, Bronze Veil Sheer Crème Crème Cheek Colours and Lip Glazes in Chambord, Sugarplum, Papaya, Dolce, Brick Lip Glazes and a deluxe Lip Brush for flawless application. It’s your complete colour wardrobe in one travel-friendly dual decker palette.
- 8 Eye Colours (clockwise from top left corner): Buttercream (Matte), Peridot (Luster- Limited Edition), Heather Plum (Luster - Limited Edition), Midnight Navy (Sateen - Limited Edition), Sable (Sateen), Sandstone (Sateen), Cherrywood (Luster - Limited Edition), Coffee Ground (Matte)
- 5 Lip Glazes (from left to right): Chambord, Sugarplum, Papaya, Dolce, Brick
- 4 Sheer Crème Cheek Colours (from left to right): Rose Glow, Pink Veil, Golden Glow, Bronze Veil
- 4 Brushes: Travel Pony Tail Brush (for eye), Double-Ended Crease/Smudge Brush (for eye), Travel Lip Colour Brush

Deluxe Travel Brush Collection - Everything you need for flawless makeup application with 9 travel-friendly professional tools in a chic carrier case.  Brush up on beauty this holiday season with Laura Mercier’s must-have Deluxe Travel Brush Collection for flawless makeup application. Perfect for on-the-go, this sleek, chic brush case features a rigid, hard shell design with two pockets and a removable mesh pouch housing a combination of nine professional Brushes for face, cheeks, eyes and brows.
- Double-Ended Secret Camouflage/Camouflage Powder Brush
- Double-Ended All Over Eye Colour/ Pony Tail Brush
- Double-Ended Flat Eye Liner/Smudge Brush
- Double-Ended Brow Definer/Brow Grooming Brush
- Full-Size Cheek Colour Brush

Colour To Go Portable Palette for Eyes, Cheeks, and Lips - Laura’s latest for on-the-go glamour is a double decker palette of classic colour essentials.  Laura Mercier’s Colour-To-Go Portable Palette for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips provides a complete look in one convenient compact. Portable and purse friendly, this new double decker design features a full size mirror along with all of your colour essentials. The top level is all about eyes with a trio of Eye Colours including a highlighter, midtone and definer shades, plus a Tightline Cake Eye Liner for added intensity. The bottom level houses a Bronzing Pressed Powder and Second Skin Cheek Colour for a sunkissed glow and pinch of colour on the cheeks. Also included is a mini Lip Glacé tucked inside to finish the look. Available in two classically neutral options –Cool Neutrals & Warm Neutrals.
- Cool Neutrals - 3 Eye Colours: Diamond Pink (Luster - Limited Edition), Plum Smoke (Matte), Provence Purple (Sateen - Limited Edition)/Tightline Cake Eye Liner: Violet Asphalt (Limited Edition)/Bronzing Pressed Powder: Golden Bronze/Second Skin Cheek Colour: Heather Pink/Lip Glacé: Raspberry (Limited Edition)
- Warm Neutrals - 3 Eye Colours: Ballerina Pink (Luster - Limited Edition), Rosy Taupe (Luster -Limited Edition), Cocoa Brown (Sateen - Limited Edition)/Tightline Cake Eye Liner: Ground Espresso (Limited Edition)/Bronzing Pressed Powder: Soft Bronze (Limited Edition)/Second Skin Cheek Colour: Pink Lotus/Lip Glacé: Baby Doll

Mini Lip Glace Collection - Give lips extra holiday sparkle, gloss and shine, with these collections of five colour coordinated Lip Glacés.  Laura Mercier’s Mini Lip Glacé Collection features five colour coordinated Lip Glacés available in two separate collections – Soft Nudes and Rich Berries. Tailored to shade preference, the Soft Nudes Collection includes shades of pale pink, shimmering peach and dusty mauve for a subtle, more demure look, while the Rich Berries Collection offers bolder, brighter hues in deeper rose, red and plum shades. Wear solo for a soft-shimmer tint, mix together to create your own personal shade or layer with your favorite Lip Colour.
- Rich Berries - Violet/Rose/Cerise (Limited Edition)/Sangria (Limited Edition)/Bare Beige
- Soft Nudes - Bare Pink/Sweetheart (Limited Edition)/Bijoux (Limited Edition)/Bare Baby (Limited Edition)/Bare Blush

Mini Baked Eye Trio - Dress up your holiday look this season with Laura Mercier’s Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio – Wet/Dry. Featuring three Baked Eye Colours in a range of shimmering shades, this petite and portable palette is the perfect way to take your look from day to night. For an even wash of colour, apply dry, or for more vibrant shimmer, simply dampen brush with water and apply wet.
- Smoky - deep black/medium silver gray/light silver shimmer
- Golden Metallics - deep forest green flecked with gold/medium cool bronze/pale champagne

Smoky Effects Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection - This complete collection of eight deluxe mini Kohl Eye Pencils give you infinite ways to line, define and get Laura’s signature smoky sultry eye. Features seven of Laura’s best-selling shades, plus NEW exclusive Jet Black.  Give eyes sultry new appeal with Laura’s complete Kohl Pencil line-up, plus a new, exclusive Jet Black shade for high-impact definition. The Smoky Effects Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Collection features eight deluxe mini Kohl Eye Pencils in a range of versatile shades that give you infinite ways to line, define and get Laura’s signature sultry smoky eye. Each pencil is formulated specifically for lining the inside of the eyelid and the base of the lashes. The soft, creamy formula glides easily along the eyelid to create a smooth, well-balanced line and the luxurious texture provides maximum wearability.
- Black Violet/Brown Copper/Stormy Gray/Black Gold/Black Turquoise/Black Navy/Antique Jade/Jet Black

My favorite piece of the collection is the large palette that I have pictured here, I want this palette and I really do understand why it is listed as one of the top picks on the Sephora website.  This is a great gift for a close friend or family, it contains a full range of the best products and shades from Laura Mercier and will create so many beautiful looks for the holiday season.  This is a really special gift and I would love to open this up on Christmas morning.  I am currently deciding if I should even try and wait for holidays themselves or just buy it right now, i will have to see if it sells out quickly on the Sephora website...

The little lip gloss and eye shadow sets are perfect stocking stuffers.  If I had to choose which sets to buy for my friends, I would be most likely to order the lip gloss set that is full of the fun berry shades, all of my friends would be very excited to receive this set and the shades will be perfect now and then well into the spring months.  In fact, this set would be great for me as well...

I love this gift collection from Laura Mercier even though it is giving me more shopping ideas for myself instead of just gift ideas for others.  The first palette is one of the best choices that I have seen all season, both for gift ideas and items that I really to purchase for myself.  The little sets for eyes and lips are great for little gifts and stocking stuffers and sure to be a delight for everyone on your list!

Now onto Art Deco Muse!

photo courtesy of Laura Mercier

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