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Laura Mercier presents Belle Nouveau for Summer 2012

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Hello!

This is a brand that I am just discovering.  I have heard a lot of good things about Laura Mercier from the artists in the know.  I have a few product reviews from this brand coming soon, but in the meantime, check out what’s up for this summer!

Confident, chic, playful

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 Summer 2012, she invites you to escape to a dream world that explores creativity through colour, taking inspiration from Art Nouveau’s innovative spirit and painted posters. This poetic embrace of sugary happy tones in sheer textures sets the mood—soft but daring, playful yet romantic.

The face is touched in clouds of colour that bring sophistication without strong definition. Highlights include sheer milky pastel eyes and translucent lips printed in colour. Skin is illuminated with a soft, healthy touch of bronzer and glow.

This collection is available at lauramercier.com and select retailers (Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and select Belk, Blue Mercury, Lord & Taylor, and Macys)  from May 2012 for a limited time.

THE COLLECTION

Sheer Crème Eye Colour (US$ 22.00) Limited Edition

  • Mauve Pastel
  • Grey Pastel
  • Aqua Pastel

Crème Lip Print (US$20.00) Limited Edition

  • Nude Beige
  • Nude Coral
  • Nude Pink

Lip Glacé (US$22.00) Limited Edition

  • Camellia
  • Orange Tulip
  • Lotus Blossom

Nail Lacquer (US$18.00) Limited Edition

  • Lavender Cloud

Sheer Crème Colour (US$35.00) Limited Edition

  • Copper Glow Veil

Body Bronzing Makeup (US38.00) Limited Edition

Caviar Stick Eye Colour (US$24.00) Limited Edition

  • Turquoise

Long Lash Mascara (US$24.00) Limited Edition

  • Bleu

Photos below!

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Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick makes me feel like a legend!!

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When Lori Taylor tweeted last December about some new lipsticks that Smashbox was bringing out, I was intrigued!  I was eager to feed my newfound passion for lipsticks.  Fast forward to the new year and I couldn’t wait to place my order!

Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipsticks are new for Spring/Summer 2012.

Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick

There are 22 shades, from neutrals to brights to deeps and they also come into a variety of textures from mattes to creams to shimmers.  Smashbox also added shea butter and antioxidants Vitamin A and E for the creamy lipsticks.  The shea butter adds creaminess and moisturization properties and the essential vitamins act as antioxidants and therefore can protect the lips.  The matte shades also contains Vitamins A and E.

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