The Laura Mercier Summer 2013 Collection is called Folklore – a rich, earthy, tribal look and I call it beautiful. It’s one of my favorite looks I’ve seen come out so far for summer 2013 collections. I mean seriously. look how gorgeous this looks on her – those eyes are stunning and the warmth of the bronze and a touch of pink on the lips to keep it from looking too dark or boring. I grabbed up a few pieces and love them both. I may go back and get an eye shadow as well.
Of course the pieces are limited edition, including this baked blush bronzer called Ritual. It’s a mixture of 5 colors that are hand mixed and baked on a tile.
There are a few reasons I really like blush bronzer – it’s not a flat, one dimension color, it adds a lot of warmth to the face and it just needs a light hand to get a summer glow look. I haven’t always been a huge fan of baked beauty products, but this has definitely changed my mind.
There are three new eye shadows in the collection and they seem to have a lot of shimmer in them. However, as I was checking them out I was called away to meet with someone and I didn’t get a full, true look at them by testing them. These color images do nothing for how pretty they are in person – especially the center color. The trio of colors top to bottom are named: Sun Glow, Fire Glow and Earth Glow.
The Lip Crayons caught my eye as well and I grabbed up the pink shade called Folklore. The other two shades are – on the left Burnt Clay and right is Mayan Sun.
The Lip Crayons are a chubby pencil that never needs sharpening, which is a huge plus. They are quite creamy and can go on sheer or layer for a more intense look. I hope she makes these a permanent part of the collection and add an assortment of shades as they’re that good.
Overall this is definitely a summer 2013 collection that is worth taking the time to check out. And remember as with all limited edition products, once they’re gone, they’re gone.