Thursday, 2 February 2012

New Laura Mercier Spring Nail Collection & Lingerie Palette Love

Laura Mercier probably isn’t the first brand that springs to mind when you think ‘nail polish,’ so for one of her biggest fans (moi) her first nail polish collection in years is enough to get these talons twitching.

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L to R: Sizzle, Flamingo, Luscious, Ooh La La and Cabana

I’m more than a little bit in love with these shades and wouldn’t kick any of them out of bed, though Flamingo, Luscious and Cabana rock my boat the most. (Am bemused that I didn’t know which name related to which shade, so I guessed - and guessed right. Laura clearly needs me on her team - I’d fit right in!)

And while we’re on the subject…

The launch of a new Laura Mercier collection almost always inspires me, but the Limited Edition Lingerie Eye & Cheek Palette is one of the loveliest I’ve seen in a long time.  The colours are soft, pretty and totally wearable either as a fresh daytime look or smoked up for evening. I already have a couple of the eye colours, but the blushers are both new. I swatched them in House of Fraser this week and they are just adorable. 

The Trend
'”Laura’s inspiration for 2012 draws from her background as a fine
art painter and focuses on the mood and attitude of women
through different art periods. For Spring 2012, she focuses on the
soft romantic colours and fabrics of the Victorian Age. Her
collection is a modern interpretation of this feminine era,
showcasing a palette of colours inspired by Boudoir vintage
lingerie: lace, linen, silks, and petticoats.”

The Look
”Ultra-feminine lips and cheeks are in shades of warm corals and
modern peaches while eyes are alluring in neutral browns and
taupe greys.”

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Eye Colour: Buff Pearl (Luster), Tawny Apricot (Sateen), Rich Cocoa (Matte), Pale Pink (Matte), African Violet (Luster), Black Plum (Matte)  Cheek Colour: Rose Desire, Fresh Peach

I will be buying this palette and will definitely be back with swatch pics to share with you. At £41.50 it’s more than £4 cheaper than the new Chanel blusher - and gorgeous as that is - you get a lot more for your money with this baby.

Plus the individual eyeshadows and blushers sell individually for around £18.50 each, totalling £148. Each product may be a little smaller, but a saving of £106.50 on the RRP is not to be sniffed at. (Are you impressed at my self-enabling skills?)

The new Laura Mercier nail polish collection will be available at Urban Retreat’s Beautique.com from 13 February for £12.50 each. The Eye & Cheek Palette is already in stock at £41.50.

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