Laura Mercier Moonlight Collection: Holiday 2011

I got the chance to swatch Laura Mercier’s holiday collection, Moonlight. The color story is definitely non-traditional for a holiday collection. Are you happy to see something different? Is this what you’re in the mood for right now?

The collection includes three new eyeshadows — all limited edition. Pink Pearl is a slightly duochromey satin lilac (slight pink reflect). Crystal Beige is a high-shimmer warm rosy bronze. Deep Garnet is a satin/shimmer near-black red-purple-brown (with tiny red-purple shimmers). These are all Luster formula, each $22.

Orchid Shimmer is a new, limited edition cake liner (wet your brush with either water or Tightline Activator, then muddle the brush on the cake of powder. But once you’ve used Tightline Activator on the product, you cannot use it with water). It’s a nearly black purple, $22.
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There are three holiday lipsticks and three holiday Lip Glaces. Evening Pink is new and limited edition, a bright, cool hibiscus-pink. Raspberry Sorbet is new but permanent, a deeper cool rose. Rose is a repromoted permanent shade, a light, warm pink.

The Lip Glaces are lipglosses with a doe’s foot wand and a sort of marshmellow scent. Rose is a repromoted permanent shade, a semi-sheer raspberry-pink (red-pink) with tiny sparkles. Bare Beam is a shimmery pink/brown. Nude Lilac is sheer lilac (purple-pink) with gold sparkles. Each of the six lipcolors is $22.
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Of course, the piece of this collection that’s got everyone talking is the Rose Rendezvous highlighter. It’s a shimmery rose-gold beige, embossed with a gorgeous flower pattern. It was $42, limited edition (of course), and it sold out almost immediately. The good news is we have one for sale in the charity auction — and your winning bid goes straight to Doctors Without Borders.

And finally, there’s a new, limited edition nail polish in the collection. (It’s been a while since Laura put polish in a collection.) Twilight is a shimmery black-purple (red-purple), $18.

The Radiance primer isn’t specifically part of the holiday collection, but it is new. This addition to Laura’s primer lineup has a subtle, golden sheen. It’s $30 for 1.7 oz, the same price as all her other primers.

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5 Responses to “Laura Mercier Moonlight Collection: Holiday 2011”

  • Martha says:

    I think I might need those eyeshadows. I am loving the highlighter already :)

  • hey says:

    Her lipsticks are really underrated. They feel so good on.

  • PJ says:

    I love LM but passed on the rose radiance when it came out– just swatched too frosty for my taste. I do have the polish and beige eye shadow (which is more bronze than beige–the garnet just looked too dark. I also have the orchid shimmer tightline which is also very dark (have barely used it! I agree about her lipsticks — they are fab! I especially like the ones built like chap sticks.

  • Ava says:

    Great collection, but Twilight, the polish, is a close dupe for Chanel’s Paradoxal. And the formula is not as good as Chanel’s.

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