Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Laura Mercier Summer 2013 - Folklore Collection

The next collection that we are looking at for summer is the newest one from Laura Mercier, usually there is more than one collection made for each season so there is a good chance that we will be returning to this company within the next few weeks.  This seems like this winter went on forever and now we are finally getting into the spring weather and I am not yet ready to start thinking about bronzers and self tanners but the collections are out and I will start having these types of items at the back of my mind.  This new collection from Laura Mercier is named Folklore and contains wonderful neutrals and bronzes for every facial feature along with several well placed pops of bright color.  The brights will be very beautiful against a fake tan and I am excited to see how Laura Mercier decided to work these types of shades into her bronze collection.

Folklore will be a great collection for the summer and for those who love to sport a fake bronze look from Memorial Day to Labor Day, I am very excited to see what I will want to buy from this collection and start putting together a summer shopping list.  "It's a naturally bronzed, sun-drenched look that is created with rich earthy tones and accentuated with bold tribal shades.  Perfect for summer days and nights."  I am thinking that I might find a new bronzer in this collection along with some new brights for lips and eyes.  I was very happy with my MAC bronzer all of last summer and I still have some more to use this summer but I am still keeping my eyes open for new formulas that I might want to try later on.

Here is the new collection from Laura Mercier!

Illuminating Eye Colour - Eye colour with a multi-dimensional, luminous pearl finish with a soft, bouncy texture for excellent colour pay-off and a smooth, even application.  Provides a multi-dimensional, luminous pearl finish an incredible metallic effect.  Soft, bouncy texture provides excellent colour pay-off.  Applies smoothly onto eyelids without dragging, skipping or pulling skin.  Stays colour-true and does not fade throughout the day.  Long wearing formula wears all day (8 hours).  Provides perfect adherence to the eyelid.  Crease-resistant, transfer-resistant.  Non-drying and comfortable formula.  Designed to apply with an even colour release to blend without being powdery or dusty.  Dermatologically and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation.  Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.  Ophthalmologist tested.
- Fire Glow - copper shimmer
- Sun Glow - gold with shimmer
- Earth Glow - deep brown

Creme Eye Liner - An ultra-smooth, water-proof creamy eye liner that applies with the ease and smooth silky finish of a gel and the precision of a liquid liner. Smudge and transfer-resistant, this long-wearing formula goes on “foolproof” with the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Liner Brush.  Ultra-smooth creamy formula provides precision of a liquid liner, with a silkier, softer finish.  Water-proof formula for extended long-wear (8 hours).  Smudge, transfer, crease-proof formula.  Easy to use, allows for mistake-proof application.  Glides on smoothly and evenly; does not drag on skin.  Product has ample playtime, staying workable to allow for the perfect application before it dries.  Delivers immediate colour impact and intensity.  Creates a fine, precise line and provides definition in one stroke.  Provides a beautiful semi-matte, non-oily finish with full coverage colour.  Non-greasy; non-drying formula is comfortable to wear.  Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive; suitable for contact lens wearers.  Ophthalmologist and dermatologically tested.  Allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation.
- Canard - teal
- Cobalt - vibrant midtone blue

Faux Lash Mascara - Give real lashes extreme volume and length for intense exaggeration and drama. The formula is extra-smooth, glossy and good-for-lashes, created with a blend of waxes and absolutely no fibers. Build rich, exaggerated lashes that are extraordinarily thick, super-shiny and conditioned.  Blend of waxes deliver extraordinary volume.  Provides a “false lashes” effect for high impact lashes.  Absolutely no fibers.  Extra-smooth, glossy formula.  Oversized brush builds lashes for maximum impact.  Provides buildable volume for a day to night look.
- Sierra Brown - chocolate brown
- Black - black

Long Lash Mascara - Long Lash Mascara extends and precisely separates the thinnest, shortest, hard-to-reach lashes by expertly scooping up and lengthening each lash while delivering just the right amount of product. The perfectly engineered brush, designed to meet Laura’s specifications, dramatically lengthens and defines lashes while enhancing the eyes. An innovative stretch formula lengthens, separates and curls each lash making lashes appear longer in just two strokes.  Long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-proof.  Contains rich dark pigments to enhance lash colour for maximum drama.  Clump-free, fiber-free, paraben-free and ophthalmologist tested.  Suitable for contact lens wearers.
- Bleu - navy blue

Baked Blush Bronze - Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze is a baked powder with five complimentary shades that together provide the perfect, natural colour for cheeks and face. Each tile is hand-mixed with a unique design.  Provides healthy-looking, natural colour to cheeks and face.  Applies smoothly onto skin and blends effortlessly.  Ultra lightweight formula, feels weightless on skin.  Smooth, silky, velvety texture feels comfortable on skin.  Longwearing formula wears all day (8 hours).  Colour stays true without oxidizing for an even wear.  Non-dusty; non-drying formula.  Dermatologist tested.  Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.  Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect skin cells against the effects of free radicals.  Jojoba Oil is moisturizing and helps soften skin.  Spherical Powders allow for increased comfort and blendability.  Fragrance-free.
- Ritual - mix of all shades of bronze

Lip Crayon - A smooth lip colour that provides pure, long-wearing colour to lips in three on-trend shades for summer. With a convenient purse-friendly package, Lip Crayon never needs sharpening, making it perfect for travel and touch-ups on the go.  Delivers smooth, pure colour to lips in one swipe.  Sheer to medium, buildable coverage with a natural, luminous finish.  Applies smoothly onto skin; does not skip, drag or tug.  Moisturizing, non-drying formula leaves lips feeling soft and nourished.  Feels lightweight and comfortable on lips.  Long-wearing colour (8 hours) stays colour-true throughout the day.  Transfer-resistant; does not bleed or feather; does not settle or migrate into fine lines.  Portable package is perfect for touch-ups and travel; never needs sharpening.  Dermatologist tested.  Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
- Folklore - fushcia
- Mayan Sun - orange pink
- Burnt Clay - deep brown

Angled Eye Liner Brush - Specifically designed by Laura Mericer to work with the Crème Eye Liner, the ANGLED EYE LINER BRUSH uses high quality synthetic fibers in a narrow, exact point with a thin profile that creates the most precise looks. Angled ferrule allows you to reach up over the lashes to easily apply along the lash line.  Shorter handle is easy to hold and lets you get even closer to your mirror for a more precise application.  Unique point lets you determine the width of the line- simply increase pressure to widen the definition.  Professional nickel-plated ferrule will not rust or discolor when used with liquid liners.

Body Bronzing Makeup - Available for a limited time, Laura Mercier Body Bronzing Makeup instantly reveals healthy, radiant, bronzed skin without long-term commitment.  Satiny smooth formula with light reflective particles helps disguise imperfections.  Adds a subtle all-over sheen.  Lightly scented with the Almond Coconut Milk.  Streak-free, transfer resistant and easily washes off when ready.  Available for a limited time only.

I am a bit disappointed to not see more of a bronzer selection in this collection.  In years previous, Laura Mercier's summer collections already has several selections of bronzers and you could try all of them and find the best formula and shade for your skin.  I am unhappy to only see the Body Bronzing Makeup (which comes out every single year) and the Baked Bronzer.  I have never been interested in the Body Bronzing Makeup, I prefer to use self tanner every few days and then not worry about having to apply a separate bronzer.  I am interested in trying the Bake Bronzer and seeing how natural it looks on my skin tone, I will need to visit Sephora when this collection comes to their counter.

I am most excited about the eye makeup from this collection, I am really interested in the bright teal cream eye liner even though I have never used a shade like this before.  This might be the perfect time to try it out as this is a shade that would really pop against tanned skin.  The Cobalt shade is not what I find flattering for my eye color and I will skip over this shade.  The next items that I want from the eye makeup part of this collection are the pale gold and copper shades in the new Illuminating Eye Color, I have never see this product before and I hope this it is not limited edition for this collection only.  The last piece from this collection that I am considering buying is the bright pink lip crayon, my lip product collection only continues to grow and the end will not be in sight anytime soon.

I like this collection but I was hoping to find more bronzers in it, I prefer the eye makeup from this collection and will be using some of these gold and bronze shades in the late spring and early summer.

photo courtesy of Laura Mercier

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