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New! Laura Mercier WaterColour Mist Eye & Cheek Palette

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Every once in awhile a palette comes along that is almost too beautiful to use. And Laura Mercier’s new Watercolour Clouds collection definitely falls into that category. The palette was created with little drops that look like rain. They are placed so perfectly it really does look like raindrops and on the reflective palette its just gorgeous.

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I am usually not a fan of pastels the white base comes out to candy colored. But Laura Mercier has taken the white out and created the most gorgeous, wearable color. The shades are highly pigmented which is a feat with light colors.

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The shadows go on velvety smooth without creasing. And with my primer they stay true all day. I am having so much fun with this collection. Its a huge departure from anything else I own and I can’t get enough!

Laura Mercier’Watercolour Mist’ Eye & Cheek Palette $52
Let calm, serenity and balance surround you with the Watercolour Mist Eye and Cheek Palette by Laura Mercier. It’s filled with modern, veil-like shades of cement green that merge with washed-out mauve, wheat and dirty navy for a look that’s both effortless and discreet.

Palette includes:
– Mist Eyeshadow
– Fog Eyeshadow
– Storm Eyeshadow
– Wind Eyeshadow
– Purple Rain Eyeshadow
– Cloud Eyeshadow
– Sunset Cheek Color
– Earth Cheek Color

Pro tips: Prime your eyelid then sweep Purple Rain from your lash line through the crease using an allover brush. Then, blend Mist from the crease fading outward on the brow bone. Use a smudging brush to add Cloud to the upper lash line, increasing in width blending outward and upward. Lightly blend Cloud over Purple Rain along the bottom lash line. Finish with an eyeliner and mascara.

You can purchase the Laura Mercier Watercolor Mist Eye and Cheek Palette at www.lauramercier.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Also New: Laura Mercier’s Flawless Contouring Palette

Flawless Contouring Palette

Play with light to enhance, sculpt and shadow. The key to everyday contouring is to be discrete. Laura’s Contouring Palette is designed to define and highlight your features with 5 crèmes.  I want this so stinking bad! Must make that happen!

Info:

  • The extraordinary cream formula is more blendable than typical contouring powders, allowing for a natural, flawless, fool-proof application every time.

The Contouring Palette Contains:

  • 3 neutral brown matte crèmes – for shading
  • 2 crème highlighters (light and dark) – for light reflection

Retail Price: $50.00 – available at Sephora now!

LORAC Cosmetics: Spring 2015 Collection

LORAC Cosmetics has unveiled their 2015 Spring Collection! I am not sure what I love most in this new collection but the Unzipped Gold Palette and Dazzling Dozen are calling my name loud and clear!

 

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Unzipped Gold Palette ($42) – a sequel to the best-selling Unzipped Palette, GOLD is filled with 10 highly pigmented, ultra-rich shimmer and matte shadows for natural, head-turning looks

 

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POREfection Concealer ($24) – the newest extension to LORAC’s iconic skincare category, this oil-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free concealer is infused with anti-aging antioxidants for a healthy, youthful and radiant complexion

 

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POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder ($33) – get a flawless, smooth and matte finish with our popular, paraben-free powder, now available in three new shades

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Pocket PRO 2 Palette ($15) – this travel-friendly PRO artistry palette includes 1 shimmer and 2 matte eye shadows from the cult-favorite PRO Palette 2, so you can keep your eyes looking glamorous on-the-go

 

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Unzipped Cheek Palette & Alter Ego Lipstick Set (Ulta Exclusive) ($30) – a super-sexy pearlized palette with 2 matte and 2 shimmer blushes as well as an ultra-pigmented lipstick for the best natural flush

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Alter Ego Lipstick Collection (Kohl’s Exclusive) ($35) – this limited-editon collection comes in 5 gorgeous shades to create any look you covet

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Dazzling Dozen 2 Eye Shadow Collection (Ulta Exclusive) ($39) – get stunning eyes with this extensive eye shadow collection that contains 12 individual shadows in LORAC’s silky-smith and long-lasting PRO eye formula.

 

The series launched January 15th, 2015 and will be available for purchase at www.loraccosmetics.com.


Surviving Winter Hair Woes with Shu Uemura

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If you hair is feeling the effects of winter and is looking dull and dry you will want to check out the new Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line from Shu Uemura. It’s Pure decadence for winter ravaged hair. The products smell amazing and they have made my hair soft and silky without weighing it down.. Check out the different products below and my thoughts on each.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water. Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:

  • Goji Berry Extract: the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants for protecting color
  • Musk Rose Oil: rich in omega and other fatty acids to nourish the hair

 

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Just a small coin sized amount and my hair is left clean and smelling amazing. I love that it doesn’t have sulfates so it won’t dry my hair out or leave it frizzy.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo $48
This sulfate-free formula provides delicate cleansing of color-treated hair, while giving it a polished touch.

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I love how smooth and silky this conditioner leaves my hair. It leaves a gorgeous shine and never weighs my hair down.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner $58
A nourishing conditioner that adds vibrancy to hair color for a polished touch from roots to ends.

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A weekly ritual now, Color Lustre Brillant Glaze Treatment helps mend hair from daily abuse. I love to work a dollop through my hair then put a hair cap on and let the treatment go to work. Its the perfect deep conditioning treatment while I am relaxing a a warm bath and it leaves my hair so smooth and shiny.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment $68
A treatment masque for added nourishment, shine and color preservation that can be used daily in place of a conditioner on thick hair, or as a weekly treatment for fine hair.

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I have naturally curly, fine hair so I have to be really careful to not damage it when I use hot tools. I have used the Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk a few times now and can definitely see a difference. It doesn’t weigh down my hair like many pre-treatments I have tried. And it really protects my hair so its still smooth and shiny even after blow drying and straightening.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk $38
This lightweight leave-in milk is concentrated in refining lipid. It instantly provides a glazed finish for long-lasting heat styling, shape memory and brilliant

 

You can learn more about the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line and purchase at www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are from my own use of these products.