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~Swatches +Looks~ Laura Mercier Holiday 2012: Art Deco Muse.....

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hey Everyone!

Here are the details and inspiration behind the creation of this collection.....

For the holiday season, Laura was inspired by the decorative architecture, style and mood of the Art Deco period in Paris in the mid-1920’s, most notably the beautiful paintings of the artist Tamara de Lempicka.

 Laura created rich makeup shades of gilded golds, glamorous reds and striking blacks to beautifully contrast each other to achieve a beautifully ornamental look. Golds and bronzes are paired with high-shine reds and deep blacks. Eyes are sharply designed and defined – lined in black, with gilded shimmer eye colours as a beautiful golden background.  Lips wear super-shiny red lacquer.

I chose to feature two of the Creme Smooth Lip Colours and one of the Nail Lacquers.

 (left to right) I chose Deco Rouge and Tamara Red. I'm just head over heels about red lipsticks lately!
 Swatches of Deco Rouge ( left) and Tamara Red (right)
  Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Deco Rouge
I created a golden, bronzey eye with deep black liner inspired by the collection and  to complement the colors.
 Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Deco Rouge is a orangey bright red but it works on me. Depending on my eyes and foundation color, I can wear most reds: orange or blue based.
 Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Tamara Red
I'm in LOVE with this color!!!
 Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Tamara Red - Tamara Red is more of a brown, coral-y red. Its wearable without being uncomfortable. I know some women are uncomfortable with wearing red. Tamara Red is a very comfortable red.
 I also put on a fresh coat of Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Crimson.......
Crimson fits right in with the Oxblood color trend that's all the life this season. I felt like my nails were dripping with class and taste. lol! Crimson is a super sexy color! Two coats were perfectly opaque.

Purchase Art Deco Muse, a limited edition collection, now at or click HERE to view the entire beautiful collection!

Disclosure: I was sent this products for review. I was not paid to post and all opinions are my own.