Quick Review: NEW Spring Lips and Eye Shades from Laura Mercier

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Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

Spring is in the air!

*looks at weather app*

*sees today’s HIGH is 29*

*record scratch*

OK, so spring will soon be in the air. Possibly. Hopefully. Either way, Laura Mercier sent over some of their latest launches for the new season for review consideration and I gave them a whirl.

If you want to know more about the NEW Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Foundation, check out my Youtube demo and review here.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

These are a nice one-and-done type of product that can double as eye makeup and as an eyeshadow base depending on the color you use. These are the type of perfect goof-proof eye makeup products for the person who wants an easy and quick “girl, I have like 4-5 seconds to get up outta here” look.

Out of the four shades, Rush and Beam are the most suitable for deeper skin. I love that Cashmere has this gorgeous pop of pink base and pretty green and blue holographic shimmer with duochrome qualities. Maybe not the first choice for work, but certainly pretty for the weekend. Rush is a pretty metallic pink. The other two shades Cashmere and Ginger are creamy matte beige and pink shades that wouldn’t be my first choice for deeper skin on their own, but since they have a bit of tackiness to their texture, these would make for nice eyeshadow bases.

If you have oily eyelids like me, either use an eyeshadow base underneath these or set them with a translucent powder to help prevent creasing through the day. The creasing isn’t bad (and can add to the look if you’re going for a carefree slightly “un-done” look), but if you’re

Price and where to buy: $29 each. Get it at Sephora (with 4% cash back when you use eBates), lauramercier.com, and Laura Mercier counters.

See more eyeshadow reviews and swatches here

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Another no-fuss stick product but this time for your lips. There are four new vivid shades for spring, and the formula on these feels like a pillow on the lips. Super comfy and long-wearing even through a meal. I like that you can line these and fill in your lips with the one product.

See swatches on the lips in the quick video below

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I’m showing these just as they come without lip liner as I always do with lip swatches.

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick from Danielle Gray on Vimeo.

Price and where to buy: $28 each. Get it at Sephora (with 4% cash back when you use eBates), lauramercier.com, and Laura Mercier counters.

See more lip color reviews and swatches here

Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder Collection

These were quite interesting. They’re lip powders that give a pretty intense concentration of color (more diffused if you use your fingers and more defined if you use a brush). You can create any number of lip color combos with these. You first use the enclosed Base Balm to the lips and then add the colors. I found the Base Balm to not be super moisturizing so it felt like the lip powders highlighted the lines and dryness of my lips (hey, it’s winter). So I did add a gloss after the powders which gave me a much better look. I love these more in theory than in practice. They look chic AF but can get messy. I did like how they looked on my cheeks as blush, though this is not the intended use.

Both shades Paris (a mix of red, deep berry, and blush) and New York (a mix of orange, magenta, and raspberry) look amazing on deeper skin tones.

Using New York as blush

Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder as Blush from Danielle Gray on Vimeo.

See more blush reviews and swatches here

See swatches on the lips in the quick video below

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Laura Mercier Velour Lip Powder Swatches Dark Skin from Danielle Gray on Vimeo.

Price and where to buy: $28 at Nordstrom, lauramercier.com, and other Laura Mercier counters.

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, Allure.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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