Laura Mercier has some great new offerings for Fall of 2012: New Lip Pencil shades, the introduction of a luxurious new lipstick: Creme Smooth Lip Colour, a new fragrance: Ambre Vanille, and (IMHO, the most exciting one)...the release of a new Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact!
For my reviews of these new releases (including swatches and photos), keep reading!
Fall 2012: Laura Mercier New Releases!
New Shades: Coffee Bean, Praline, True Red, Warm Poppy, Carnation, Deep Wine, Crushed Berry
Larua Mercier's lip pencils are highly pigmented! These pencils are firm enough for you to draw an exact line yet also smooth enough to feel good on your lips. The formula is creamy enough to glide on and feel good on your lips; yet, the pencil is dry enough to provide long wear. It seems a bit drier than most of my lip pencils.
The shade that I tested out is called Coffee Bean. This color is so spot-on trend-wise for Fall of 2012! This is a very deep and bold brown shade. Honestly, I had to do a double take when I first looked at this product. I thought it was an eyeliner at first! This lip pencil provides such sharp definition for my lips and allows my lipcolor to wear longer. It is so pigmented! It is a bolder color than I am used to wearing; but, it is so on-trend! When I am ready to rock-out darker lips this Fall, this lip pencil will be perfect. It will darken up any lipstick that I pair with it.
- 18 total shades in the Lip Pencil collection with 7 new shades for Fall of 2012.
- Retail Price: $20.00
- Available in September nationwide
Wow! This has to be one of the smoothest and most luxurious lipsticks that I have ever worn. I fell in love with this lipstick upon first application. Ultra smooth and hydrating lipsticks such as this are seriously the "easiest" lip products that you can wear. Completely unfussy yet totally put-together! The packaging is gorgeous: sleek and elegant. The formula is extremely moisturizing and feels so comfortable on your lips. The coverage is full and your lips are left with a lustrous and semi-glossy finish. The lipstick glides on smoothly and does not catch on nor accentuate any dry areas. My lips actually look smoother and plumper after application. Also, these lipsticks are unscented.
- The formula contains the following key ingredients: jojoba wax, pure olive oil, vitamin E, rose seed extract, and hyaluronic filling spheres
- Retail Price: $26.00
- Available in September 2012 nationwide
I am so excited about this new product from Laura Mercier!!! Laura Mercier's best selling and highly acclaimed tinted moisturizer is now available in pan/compact form! This is a lightweight creme formula that gives your skin light and natural coverage and a dewy finish. This little portable compact of tinted moisturizer is ideal for on-the-go touch ups or travel. I have a feeling that this product is destined to live in my handbag.
This foundation is so incredibly easy to apply! I just dab my fingers on the pan to pick up a small amount of product. Then I dot it on my face where I need coverage: around my nose, on my chin, etc. It is easy to build up a bit more coverage where you need it and then just lightly dab elsewhere. Then I take my trusty Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki (my go-to foundation brush) to blend out the dots of foundation around my face. This whole process just takes a couple minutes. Very easy, very quick! The product blends very smoothly and easily.
Note: The product that I tested was not in final packaging as the product packaging was not ready yet. The product I tested was a loose pan in a plastic sleeve. Laura Mercier sent me a stock photo of the final product packaging. Check it out below! Also, the product will come with a sponge-type applicator that is specifically designed to work with the formula of the foundation.
- The Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact comes in 12 shades: porcelain, blush, nude, bisque, sand, fawn, almond, tawny, caramel, tan, walnut, and mocha. The shade range follows the lineup of the best selling Tinted Moisturizer (in a tube).
- Contains a broad spectrum SPF 20 with UVA and UVB protection
- Contains the antioxidants Vitamin C and E that protection the skin from the environment (and Vit C has some skin brightening properties too!).
- Retail price: $45.00
- Available nationwide in September 2012!
Laura Mercier rounds out her scent collection with a new scent: Ambre Vanille. Mmm...this scent smells sooooo good! Ambre Vanilla has a buttery softness to it. Warm vanilla blends with sensual Amber to create a very comforting, yet sophisticated, fragrance. The Vanilla and Amber base notes are combined with the fresh florals Tangerine, Tiger Orchid, and Heliotrope and blended with Almond, Brown Sugar, and Coconut. There is certainly a sweetness to this scent that feels comforting and indulgent.
To use: Dip the honey dripper into the product and then twirl under running water while filling up the tub. Since I did not have a honey dripper, I just used a spoon and that worked just great too!
- Retail price $40.00 (for a very generous jar!)
- Also available in this scent: Body Scrub and Souffle Body Creme
- Available nationwide in September of 2012!
Thanks for reading!