Laura Mercier Holiday 2012 Art Deco Muse Collection Launch

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There is nothing that makes me feel more alive than seeing a new make up collection unfold right in front of my eyes. Add a theme party, a couple of cocktails and throw one of the best make up artist in the industry, and I'm sure you'll catch me breathless. 

Well, Laura Mercier definitely made me catch my breath in excitement weeks ago when they unveiled their latest collection; - Art Deco Muse.

Just seeing that poster at the entry aisle of Prive added a dash more of blissfulness in my already happy state. But of course, that was just a small teaser. Inside, I was greeted with a lavish 1920's-themed party and withoverflowing cocktails! 

And to kick the party a notch higher, renowned (and uber funny) make up artist, Jeffrey Tasker was formally introduced to the crowd. Oh boy, he was definitely a ball of energy that night!

Jeffrey has always had a great desire to learn and share his knowledge with others. He believes education is the cornerstone of being the best at what you do. Knowledge for both clients and artists creates enthusiasm, and excitement is empowering. “I keep my client’s needs and interests at the top of my priority list”, says Jeffrey of his approach at counter. Jeffrey listens to his clients to create skincare regimens, Flawless Face wardrobes and color palettes that meet their expectations. “I want my clients to envision me as an updated and educated makeup artistwho will enhance their natural beauty and give them the necessary tools to be the confident and empowered women they are.

And the highlight of the show was when the pieces from the Art Deco Muse Collection were revealed. 

The Trend: 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 the holiday season, Laura was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of the Art Deco period in Paris in the mid-1920’s, most notably the beautiful paintings of the artist Tamara de Lempicka. The beginning of ‘great modernism’ brought about a very distinct and designed decorative movement. Laura created rich makeup shades of gold, red and black to beautifully contrast each other and add sharp definition that is geometrical, powerful and beautifully ornamental.

The Look: Golds and bronzes are paired with high-shine reds and deep blacks to make this eye-catching colour collection stand out. Eyes are sharply designed and defined —lined in black, with gilded shimmering eye colours as a beautiful golden background. Lips wear super-shiny red lacquer—boldly painted on to make a stunning statement. The face is contoured, sculpted, and a true work of art. Nails are painted in rich shades of red and noir.

Feast on this lovely collection!

 Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour (Php 995) has a multi-dimensional, luminous pearl finish with a soft, bouncy texture for excellent colour pay-off and a smooth, even application. Apply to eyelids with Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush or Eye Colour Brush.

Provides a multi-dimensional, luminous pearl finish metallic effect.
Soft, bouncy texture provides excellent colour pay-off
Applies smoothly onto eyelids without dragging, skipping or pulling skin.
Stays colour-true and does not fade throughout the day.
Long wearing formula wears all day (8 hours).
Provides perfect adherence to the eyelid.
Crease-resistant, transfer-resistant.
Non-drying and comfortable formula.
Designed to apply with an even colour release to blend without being powdery or dusty.
Dermatologically and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation.
Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
Ophthalmologist tested.

Key Ingredients:

Pure pigments are combined with the perfect formula for the truest colour imaginable and a highly polished finish.
Non-chalky, talc-free base is extremely transparent allowing for extraordinary pure colour and luminosity.

 Shades: Gilded Platinum, Gilded Moonlight, Gilded Rosegold, Gilded Bronze

On Counter: November 2012

Laura Mercier Lip Pencil (Php 995) is a perfectly textured lip pencil designed to outline, define and enhance the natural shape of the lip. Firm enough to draw a precise thin line, yet soft enough to blend. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and comfortably. Laura’s technique: Sharpen Lip Pencil to a point. Line the outside of lips prior to Lip Colour application. Fill in lips if desired.

Longwearing formula prolongs the wear of lip colour
Helps prevent lip colour from bleeding, feathering, or collecting in corners
Perfect texture is firm enough to draw a precise line, yet soft enough to blend
Creamy formula glides on lips
Formula feels comfortable and smooth on lips
Highly pigmented formula provides rich colour pay-off
Pencil sharpener included with each pencil
Dermatologically tested
Allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation
Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive

Shades: 7 new shades, 18 total (NEW Coffee Bean, NEW Praline, NEW True Red, NEW Warm Poppy, NEW Carnation, NEW Deep Wine, NEW Crushed Berry, Chestnut, Natural Lips, Baby Lips, Plumberry, Naked, Redwood, Potpourri, Hazelnut Tea, Red Chocolate, Ruby, Anti-Feathering)

NEW Crème Smooth Lip Colour (Php 1,250) a luxurious new lipstick that gives lips the ultimate in colour, texture, and finish. In one smoothing swipe, the crème formula envelops lips in rich colour with a semi-lustrous finish. The cushiony, lightweight texture feels comfortable, while pure Olive Oil and Vitamin E nourish lips. Features an elegant, modern case with a metalized finish.

Laura’s technique: Press bullet to lips using even pressure to apply colour on both upper and lower lips; to refresh press lip together. For more defined lips - line lips with Lip Pencil before or after Lip Colour application.
Cushiony, lightweight creamy texture feels comfortable on lips
Provides medium to full coverage with a semi-lustrous finish
Longwearing formula (6 hours to 8 hours)
Provides rich colour with one smoothing swipe
Colour glides evenly onto lips; does not skip or drag
Give the appearance of visibly fuller and younger looking lips
Formula does not bleed or feather; does not dry or fade; does not setting into lip lines

Features an elegant, modern case with a metalized finish

Dermatologically and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation

Key Ingredients:

Jojoba Wax allows for even colour application.
Pure Olive Oil comforts and nourishes lips.
Vitamin E nourishes and moisturizes lips, leaving them soft, soothed and conditioned.
Rose Seed Extract helps to restore skin’s elasticity.
Hyaluronic Filling Spheres plump to fill fine lines and wrinkles, visibly repairing and smoothing lips over time.
Shades: 18 (ROSE/PINKS: Angelic, Pink Blush, Spiced Rose, Antique Pink, Rosewood, Pink Dusk; CORAL/RUBIES: Crème Coral, Mango, Portofino Red, Red Amour, Haute Red; BROWN/NUDES: Pêche, Dulce de Leche, Sienna, Cocoa; PLUM/VIOLETS: Merlot, Plumberry, Plum Orchid)

Nail Lacquer limited edition (SRP 745) in three shades: Moderne Red, Crimson, Noir Glacé

Lip Lacquer limited edition (Php 995) provides high coverage colour with a glossy high-shine lacquered finish. Using the wand applicator, glide Lip onto lips. Layer for more intensity; coverage is buildable and can be applied thinly or built up for a dramatic lacquered shine.

Provides high coverage colour with a glossy high-shine lacquered finish.

Extended wear (wears for 4 to 6 hours); stays colour-true and does not fade.
Smoothing formula hydrates lips while making them look-youthful and fuller.
Glides onto lips evenly and smoothly, without skipping or dragging.
Gel-like fluid texture is comfortable and lightweight, yet feels rich and cushiony.
Not sticky, non-tacky, non-greasy texture.
Does not bleed or run into lip lines or fine lines around the lips.
Does not collect at the outer corners of the lips.
Dermatologically tested and allergy tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation.
Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

Shades: Gilded Veil and Laque Rouge

On Counter: November 2012

NEW Faux Lash Mascara (Php 995) created specifically to give eyes the look of false lashes. As a renowned makeup artist, Laura really knows the dramatic impact of false lashes.  With that in mind, she created her latest mascara to give real lashes extreme volume and length for intense exaggeration and drama. The formula is extra-smooth, glossy and good-for-lashes, created with a blend of waxes and absolutely no fibers. Build rich, exaggerated lashes that are extraordinarily thick, super-shiny and conditioned. You’ll never need to bother with false eyelashes again! The oversized brush builds thick, beautiful lashes. The dual sided brush head has short bristles on one side that provide maximum color deposit and long bristles on the other to allow for maximum buildability.

Caviar Eye Liner (Php 995) - delivers long-lasting colour payoff; transfer & crease resistant.

Graphic Liquid Eye Liner in Black Lacquer (Php 995) is a glossy, long wearing liquid eyeliner with an easy to apply felt tip applicator. Delicately stroke on at the lash line, using the applicator.

Also, Laura Mercier's best-selling Tinted Moisturizer is now available in a convenient compact!  Laura’s latest innovation features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups on the go. It’s a breakthrough for the Flawless Face!

Stay tuned because I will be reviewing some of the items above really soon! 

And before I end this post, here are some pics at the event.

(thanks Paul The PR Guy for this photo!)


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