Summer is officially here, and even though the weather has been a bit weird so far, one thing most of us are already doing is “lightening up” our clothing, and our makeup. That’s why I’m writing today about Laura Mercier’s Summer collection called “Summer Nudes,” that pairs neutral shades for lips and nails, with high shine that looks right with less in both clothing, and makeup and will flatter your skin tone whether you’re a paleface, or sun-kissed.
Now is the perfect time to for a little splurge, and Laura Mercier’s Limited Edition Nude Nail Lacquer Shades ($18.00) are a perfect way to pamper yourself. All of the colors except for one, Cocoa Suede, are called “Bare” something or other, but that doesn’t mean that they are so nude and casual that you won’t notice them. The deepest shade “Bare Espresso” is a rich, highly pigmented, chocolate brown (think: bitter chocolate bar) that you’ll wear well into the cooler months. “Cocoa Suede” is the color of a milk chocolate bar, and “Bare Mocha” is the color of a rich and creamy chocolate milk. The other three shades, are also not really “nude” but work well with Summer pale or tan, and are somewhat pink-centric: “Bare Angel is a sheer, whisper pink-nude that adds natural allure to nails, while “Bare Rose: is a semi-sheer, soft, dusty pink, and “Bare Haze” is rich, opaque, true medium-light taupe. These nail polishes look luxurious, and they feel that way too, with nicely shaped bottles and brush tips that apply the nail lacquer smoothly and easily. The color is fast drying, so you can get on with your day, or evening.
Lovely Lip Glace
I wasn’t sent any of the limited edition Lip Glace ($24.00) shades from the Summer Nudes Collection, but I’m including a photo and the names so you can judge for yourself whether or not you want to get some, before they’re all sold out. I have certainly tried quite a few Laura Mercier lip products in the past, and they are all excellent. From the photo I am assuming that like the nail polish collection some of these are more sheer than others. Three of the colors in the Summer Nudes Lip Glace collection are limited edition (so get them quickly or they’ll be gone) and three are permanent: The limited edition shades are: Pout, Pink Diamond (the lightest, sheer pink), and Bare Baby. The Permanent ones are: Bare Blush, Bare Beige and Quartz (this one is the deepest, a rich, bronze rose).
You can get the Summer Nudes and lots of other amazing Laura Mercier makeup, skincare, and treats for the body, on the Laura Mercier Web Site: http://www.lauramercier.com and at your favorite Laura Mercier Makeup Counter.