Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review
Laura Mercier Arabesque is the new color collection for spring 2013: Soft, sweet, serene.
The inspiration for this collection was taken from the nuances of ballerinas, and fluid moves of dancers. The collection is soft and feminine featuring a lot of pinks, blues and neutrals.
If you love blues especially, there might be some goodies in here for you!
Creme Eye Liner Noir, Canard, Violet
Canard, Violet, Noir
Canard is a deep teal blue. Super saturated and kind of a different blue than normal.
Violet is a deep blackened violet. Very pigmented.
Noir is a jet black. Super black!
I have to say these are some of the nicest creme liners I have ever used. I was blown away by how silky and creamy they were. I used Canard the other day (pic below) and even over a primer and eyeshadow, it glided on so incredibly smoothly. Amazing stuff. It did take a minute to completely dry, but once it did it didn’t budge at all for 8 hours easily. I also tried it on my upper waterline to test that. It did transfer a bit to my lower waterline and came off faster than on my eyelid.
Stone Grey Eye Pencil, Arabesque Creme Smooth Lip Colour
Navy Slate Faux Lash Mascara
Navy Slate, Stone Grey, Arabesque
Navy Slate is a deep navy blue shade. The wand is rather fluffy, but also pretty large. Usually I have issues with larger mascara wands not really getting “into” my lashes, but this one was pretty good. It made my lashes longer and fluttery looking without much clumping. It lasted all day without any flaking off.
Stone Grey is a deep blue-ish grey eye pencil. It has a rather hard texture so it took some work to get a good swatch. Love the shade but I wish it was a bit softer and creamier.
Arabesque is a warm ballet pink shade. It’s on the sheer side but slightly build-able. I like the shade but it does settle into lip lines fairly easily.
Wearing Canard Creme Eye Liner and Navy Slate Faux Lash Mascara.
Overall: From what I saw of the collection it seems like there are a lot of cool soft tones, which I like. All the Creme Eye Liners are incredible in terms of the deepness and saturation of the colors and the texture. Really great stuff, hopefully they don’t dry out quickly! The Faux Lash Mascara is nice and a dark enough blue that you don’t have to wear black underneath to deepen it. Even though Arabesque is lip-line-y, I really like the soft moisturizing feel of it and the shade. Not a huge fan of the Stone Grey Eye Pencil because it was rather hard, which is disappointing because I LOVE grey liners.
Pricing: Creme Eye Liner ($22), Faux Lash Mascara ($24), Creme Smooth Lip Colour ($26), Eye Pencil ($20).
Now that you’ve seen some items from this collection, what are you liking or not liking? Do you love Canard like I do?
Note: Laura Mercier is cruelty free.