For those who can’t get enough of spring, Laura Mercier has released a second spring collection, Gilded Garden. (Was “First Blush” a pun that I totally missed out on?) The web-version of the collection’s promo shot is deceivingly cool —Â I have to imagine this was an error.
The florally named collection contains four new eyeshadows ($22), two stickglosses ($20), two lipstains ($20), and a highlighter (the Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc, $38). None of these items has a “limited edition” designation on either Laura’s or Nordstrom’s webpages —Â but surely they are? They seem so seasonal.
As expected, I like the lip shades best. I’ve lip-tested the stickglosses before, and found them to be not terribly long-lasting —Â though I know some people really love the formula. I was very excited about the new lipstains. Pink Sith wrote the review that got me interested in these —Â they’re not really lipstains. They’re high-pigment, full-coverage balms, whose longevity partly stems from the fact that they’re moisturizing (so you aren’t tempted to rub your lips). ‘Til now, the color options have been somewhat limited, but Hibiscus is just calling my name.
Laura Mercier Gilded Garden: lipstain, lip stain, Orchid, Tulip, Lilac, Marigold, Azalea, Tiger Lily, English Rose, Hibiscus