Launching this August is the Laura Mercier latest colour story Sensual Reflection.
What you would expect for autumn with a rich colour palette of shimmering golds, forest green and russet.
The collections centre piece is the cheek compact called sensual reflections which is £31.00
A shimmering mixture of peach, champagne and silver pressed powder. Don't be scared of the silver tone in the centre because it doesn't really have much colour payoff so doesn't give you a metallic silver finish. Can be used on a fair skin as a radiant blusher but due to the high reflective finish it's best used on the high points of the face as a highlighter.
The more I buffed this highlighter the more radiant it seemed to get. I found you did have to really layer it to get a good amount of colour.
For the eye shadows we have two of the four shades available (£19.00) and were really impressed with the texture and colour. These feel so soft you could mistake them for creams. The finish is a reflective satin finish not dissimilar to the finish of silk. Together these two will make the ultimate sultry, autumnal smokey eye.
The shade in gold seduction is a beautiful antique gold. Beautiful when swept across the lid or a stunning highlighter under the brow on a deeper skin tone.
The other shade we have is called Plum allure and will be my staple eyeshadow colour for the season. It has the perfect balance of plum brown shot with an undertone of red and gold. Would look amazing on all eye colours and has such a strong colour payoff which blends like a dream. We have a lot of love for this shade!
How divine do these look together!?
As Nic currently has blue hair she has been loving using coloured eyeliners to add a pop of colour. This collection has a limited edition gel liner in a forest green called Envy (£19.00). As with all Laura Mercier gel liners the texture is creamy and the colour lays down with ease.
The lip products which we saw are definitely a personal preference and may not be for everyone.
The lipstick in cocoa (£21.00) which is a repromote is rich and full bodied with a moisturised satin finish. The gloss in desire (£19.50) is actually much sheerer than the container may suggest. It has a transparent finish but tinted with a plum tone flecked with fine purple and pink glitter pigments.
This collection is limited edition and available from August 2014.