I'd like to share two very lovely Laura Mercier products I've tried recently. This is mostly about the first one really, but the second is rather lovely too, and as the title suggests, they are very pretty two-gether!
Pink & Gold
Probably my favourite colour combination of all time. I remember lusting after a friend's pink & gold two-tone nailpolish as a child (if you've seen one, let me know!) and I think that's where it started. Or it could be my love of pink & gold skies at sunset. And Bourjois Rose D'Or - the prettiest blusher I've come across to date - pink with a subtle gold shimmer.
Falling in love with Laura Mercier's new pink & gold highlighter cream was a given. 'Sheer Creme Glow' comes in a generously sized palette and is designed as a highlighter for cheekbones and brow-bones, but really, it looks pretty wherever you want to put it. It works as an eyeshadow, dotted in the centre of your lower lip to add shimmer to a gloss or blended with other products.
|Laura Mercier Sheer Creme Glow in Golden Pink|
It comes in just one shade, Golden Pink and is part of the Portofino Collection. Described as an 'ultra-sheer, blendable face colour highlighter', it was inspired by Laura's work with celebrity clients, who wanted a product to 'wake up' their skin and give them an immediate healthy glow (don't we all?!). It definitely achieves this in my opinion. I'm not a fan of anything overly glittery for daywear and this seems to strike the perfect balance.
|Applied in thick layer at the top and partly blended below|
I hope you can see how beautiful it is on the skin in the above pic and how it blends to quite a sheer glow. It can actually be applied and blended much more 'sheerly' than this, but I wanted to make sure you could see it! The next pic shows it fully blended - a little goes a looooong way, so despite a hefty price tag of around £29 at Space NK (and all the usual outlets), I can see this lasting me for years!
|Fully blended to leave a subtle glow|
The second item is in stark contrast, but in my opinion works beautifully with the highlighter. It's a Luster eyeshadow in Celestial - a shimmering dark slate grey with deep blueish undertones. I'm a huge fan of Laura Mercier eyeshadows as the highly pigmented colours are stunning, last well on the skin and are crease resistant. At £18.50 a pop I have to say I do think they are overpriced, but to be honest I'd rather have a small number of beautiful products than lots of ok ones, so that's exactly what I do! And they're so lovely I really never get bored of them.
|Laura Mercier Luster eyeshadow in Celestial|
OK so I realise you're all probably thinking ok so it's a grey eyeshadow, what's the big deal, but just look how pretty these two products are together! They can be used side by side as eyeshadows, or in more subtle contrast in their original 'roles'. The gold is also gorgeous blended with the grey.
|Celestial eyeshadow & Golden Pink Sheer Creme Glow|
|Blended in the central stripe|
|I'll put a lid on it now!|
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