I haven’t written much about the 2010 Summer collection because I couldn’t find anything in any of the brands that made me want to part with my moolah…I thought it was the heat that was making me strange…how is it possible that nothing caught my eye??
So the title of this post is 2010 Summer Blues because of my lack of lemmings, which did make me feel ‘blue’… and because I felt that the predominant colour for the majority of the collections was blue.
For Summer 2010, most of the brands featured at least one product in a shade of blue. It was mostly blue eyes with a couple of blue nail polishes ..the other colours that were featured was hot pink and coral… but somehow ’2010 Summer Blues and Coral’ didn’t have that much of a punch. Off course, some brands decided to be different and went with neutral shades instead…thereby completely messing with my title too… read on for my take on Summer 2010…
An elegant, yet bold look inspired by the runway, uptown chic meets downtown cool with a focus on the eyes. Layers of Laura’s Foiled Eye Colour in metallic silver and gold add a touch of drama to the eye lids; while Black Caviar Eye Liner and a set of Full Faux Eyelashes provide a smoldering, smoky eye effect. Lips are simply accented with neutral pinks and finished with a hint of golden, shimmery gloss.
Model is wearing Eye Basics in Wheat, NEW V.I.P. Foiled Eye Colour Limited Edition in Gold, Caviar Eye Liner in Black, Thickening & Building Mascara in Black, NEW Cheek Colour Duo Limited Edition in Whisper, and Lip Colour Creme in NEW Pink Label.
Inspired by past imperial dynasties and the lavish arts from China, Russia and Mongolia Laura Mercier introduces her Scarlet Passion Colour Collection.
Lips are the focus with Lip Velvet and Satin Lip Colour in reds of all shades: raspberry, scarlet, crimson and aubergine. Laura’s Cheek Colour Duo softly illuminates cheeks with a whisper light veil of nude pink. Eye Colours in shimmering shades of gold and bronze add a wash of colour to the lids, while a sleek stroke of inky black Eye Liner gives eyes a dramatic finish.
Eyes are shaded in warm gold and bronze tones, or cool tones of blue and indigo, while golden brown hues illuminate and warm the cheeks, giving a sun-kissed glow. Lips are healthy and earthy with barely-there shades of nudes, bronzes and terracotta.
Use the Mediterranean Sea Eye Mosaic (from above picture – second column top row) for the application below. Eyes:
Apply Wheat Eye Basics to the entire lid
Press the turquoise shade onto the ball of the lid
Dust the bright gold shade over the brow bone
Combine the copper and turquoise shade through the crease
Smudge the upper and lower lash line with the deep blue shade
Line the lashes with Black Ebony Eye Liner
Intensify the look by smudging Midnight Caviar Eye Liner on the lower lid
Finish with Black Mascara in the lashes
Finish with Boho Bronze Lip Colour – Shimmer
Warm the apples of the cheeks with Moroccan Bronze Illuminating Powder (from the above picture – second column bottom row)
Laura Mercier Moroccan Bronze Illuminating Powder contains four different shades in a neutral colour family providing an overall warmth and a subtle glow to the face.
Silky smooth formula glides on naturally and evenly
Velvet composition adheres for longer wear
Pigment blends evenly into skin for a beautiful sun-kissed look
Included in the Bohemia Collection
Laura’s Insider Tips: Get creative with application. Use it for an all over glow, build it on the apples of the cheeks where you naturally blush or on the eyelid.
£27 for 10 gram
Dark brown compact with mirror.
4 shades of gilded bronze and copper tones…mainly creams, beiges, caramel and a copper shade.
Very, very soft powder… there was powder flying all over when I whisk the brush around the palette – the sa was quite pissed I messed up the compact!
A nice milk chocolate brown with ermmm GOLD GLITTER! Fair ladies might have to be careful with application…it might turn out too dark…all I did was swipe the brush once across the palette and wham…the back of my hand was brown! Along with nice specks of gold…
Well…I am undecided on this…I havent bought it, just played with it at the counter…thrice! I seriously dont know how this would work as a bronzer with those gold particles (perhaps its just an overspray??). When the light hit where i had applied this, there was hardly any shimmer but specks of gold glitter…the sa told me it was more of a matte effect…hmmm…but…i think this would actually work wonders as an eyeshadow!! Yes…i know…thats not what it was meant for …but i think those gold glitter would be great with brown eyes!!! Would it be strange to purchase this just to use on the eyes?? cos am thinking it would great to create neutrals eyes…
There’s another collection on the Laura Mercier website – please see Bronze Goddess Collection – its driving me nuts keeping up with all these updates!!
Information from Laura Mercier:
Sexy. Glowing. Gorgeous.
Laura Mercier introduces Bronze Goddess, her first summer sun collection. The limited edition Body Bronzing Makeup and Sun-Free Gradual Self-Tanner give skin an instant sun-kissed glow with a hint of Almond Coconut fragrance. The Bronzing Gel adds the perfect warmth and radiance to the face, while the new moisturizing HydraTint SPF 15 Lip Balms provide a splash of colour complimenting your bronzed summer skin. This collection will have you ready for the beach looking sexy, glowing and gorgeous.
“Limited Edition Gilded Garden Mosaic Shimmer Bloc – arriving in a fresh, floral design it adds a youthful, natural glow to the face for an effortlessly luminous look to carry you through Spring.
Contains light-reflecting properties that blend together to give the skin a healthy all-over glow
Brightens the eyes, cheeks and body with a hint of natural color and light
Oil-free; suitable for all skin types”
£30 for 8gram
Dark brown compact with mirror.
Rose with Champagne Shimmer
Very soft powder.
A very very very shimmery soft rosy shade. It is perfect for a highlighter. Because the powder is so fine, you can load up your brush with the powder without giving one a chalky look but since it is quite shimmery, you will get a frosty look.
If your skin is very fair/light, it might work as a blush. SA said the individual shades can be used as an eyeshadow too – but you would need really small/fine brushes…
Well…I pass on this item…I know! Shocking isnt it?? Well… I found it tooo shimmery… cos after application at the beauty counter, when I closely at the mirror…i could see silvery particles…I so do not like that look! But if you love shimmer…this is indeed a gorgeous item to pick up.
From Laura Mercier Website on “How to Get this Look”:
Look fresh, floral and beautifully polished this spring. Softly illuminate cheeks with a flush of rosy color, while a bouquet of four shimmery eye colors adds a hint of glamour. Add a pop of bold floral color to lips with lip stain or stick gloss.
Apply a blend of Wheat and Eyebright Eye Basics to the entire lid