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Laura Mercier Renaissance



"A time to reinvent yourself with shades that deliver radiance and colors that cast a happy, youthful glow. Cheeks are celebrated in fresh peachy coral and peachy pink that inspire instant bliss and enlightenment. Infusing everything with a sense of purity and innocence. Renew your spirit and celebrate all that you are with this joyful colour collection."

Laura Mercier is one celebrated makeup artist and brand that always gives a fresh take on colour cosmetics. The new collection was released last January and is now available in Philippine Rustan's Beauty Source counters. The look that Laura promotes is not so nude, but peachy-pink, enlightened and feminine. The textures are mostly translucent to semi-full metallic which gives a fresh and different glow this season.


Let's start with the Enlightenment palette. As you can see above, the palette features a quartet of eye colours (beige, mauve, light pink and yellow) and two pink blushes. I love that the names are very Renaissance-like such as Pure Glow, Grace, Innocence, which the pigments are really are. 


Swatches of Laura Mercier Enlightement Palette - 2 coats, with flash
With good coverage, consistency and color pay-off with stunning metallic and sheer effect, and soft feeling with the product (as always with Laura's pigments), a feminine and lightened eyes and face can be truly achieved. And despite all these attributes, the product stays. Feminine and soft, but long-lasting!
Swatches of Laura Mercier Enlightement Palette - 2 coats, with flash
On eyes, you can blend the different metallic textures to achieve a romantic semi-matallic and glowing eyes. I placed a more intense metallic product on the lids which I'll review below. What I love from Laura's metallic product is that the particles don't fall off easily. They stay in place and doesn't look like shimmers or glitters scattered all over.
Swatches of Laura Mercier Enlightement Palette - 2 coats, with flash
Now let's move on to much more intense colors of the collection. For one of their permanent product type which I really love, the gel-based creme pot, they introduced beautiful unique colors that can speak of what the look and collection is all about.I just love especially this Graphite color which is a different kind of green for this season.


Check out how soft the gel product is and it never failed in all its good aspects! Full review of its permanent counter parts here
Swatch of Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Graphite - 2 coats, with flash
Swatch of Laura Mercier Creme Eyeliner in Graphite - 2 coats, with flash
Now let's check out a new product launched through this collection: The Metallic Creme Eye Colour. It comes in a small tube which makes it easy, safe and long-lasting as this is more of a liquid metallic product. 
This product is lightweight, non-greasy, lush metallic formula that gives a high-metallic finish that can be adjusted from sheer to full (see below how I made it sheer above the lids). It has very good consistency and color pay-off. It's easy to apply and not too heavy.
Swatch of Laura Mercier Creme Metallic Eye Colour  - 2 coats, with flash
My only problem with the product is when you can't control it like what I did in my new LOTD. I used it precisely and the metallics became cakey and looked like big gold/copper particles under my eyes. Make sure you use it just enough for any kind of eye makeup style.

Nonetheless, the eye product, together with the new colors of the wax-free lipstick which i'm excited to share with you, have great product qualities. 
Swatch of Laura Mercier Creme Metallic Eye Colour in Copper Sunrise (right) and Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour  in Pure - 2 coats, with flash
Swatch of Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Pure - 2 coats, with flash

Overall, the collection is a unique romantic and gorgeous set of products that lets you achieve a soft, feminine, not-so-nude look that's a statement for this season. My favorite is the metallic eye colour and new variants of the gel liner and wax-free lipsticks because of their stunning textures and extra-enlightening effects.

What did you like in this collection?

6 comments

  1. Love the palette! Super glowing colors! All you need in one palette! Also love how it has a selection of 2 blushes. So you can easily pair ypur makeup look with a suitable blusher. Laura mercier is one of my favorite makeup brand ♥

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  2. Wow! I want to the Crème Eyeliner from Laura Mercier. XD
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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  3. wow nice palette at all! it is really pigmented esp those gel liner., i love this collection.

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  4. The palette and the creme eye liner are must haves! :) The blushes on the palette are so pretty! :)

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  5. I'm eyeing the enlightenment palette and the creme eyeliner :) laura mercier is not new to me pero i never considered buying a product or two from them.. but will def check their store now. They have interesting products pala :)

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  6. I love the creme eyeliner and the creme eye colour!!! :)

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