Laura Mercier: Holiday 2012 Colour Story
Tis the season to be FLAWLESS!
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.
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.
Laura Mercier Bath and Body line:
Attended the Laura Mercier intimate event a few days ago in East Cafe, Rustans Glorietta.
It has been a year since I was introduced to this brand (bilang my first event with them was
for their Holiday 2011 Collection!) and I must say it will be a longer affair with a makeup brand,
with its great lipstick pigmentation, easy-to-use eye makeup, and its no-fail promise of
a FLAWLESS finish!
My favorite Laura Mercier product (as of the moment) is their Secret Finish Mattifying! I use it after
applying my concealer and foundation, and even for touch-ups throughout the day! Applying this lightweight
gel is like magic--removes shine for hours, leaving my face matte and parang hindi oily!
Fancy setup in East Cafe--And super bango pa! Learned that they used these Rustans scented candles,
with heavenly (and calming!) scent:
Sarah and Bec:
With Krissy and Tracy:
The program started with a makeup demo, using the new Laura Mercier products.
Cheska welcomed everyone to the event:
Laura Mercier's fun and very entertaining Makeup Artist Qua:
Kahit we put on our makeup on (almost) a daily basis, we often forget about just patting to apply
our concealer and foundation. Sabi nga ni Qua, if you "swipe" the brush for application, marami
ring nasasayang na makeup dahil winawipe off mo lang din sha.
Interesting bow tie inspiration from a fashionable MUA! :)
The girls then ogled and tested the makeup:
Gold tone for the eyes:
I love compact makeup in nice packaging. Reminds me of Mom's old makeup kits I used to borrow
for our grade school plays, hehe!
The pretty model with Laura Mercier's holiday look!
Ended the affair with East Cafe treats, more catch ups with the blogger friends and people from Rustans,
and of course, makeup talk!
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