My trip to pre-book my Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives (can’t believe I left with the new Dior fragrance only WTH!) wasn’t a complete bust!
I ended up hauling some goodies from the new Laura Mercier Canyon Collection which proved as stunning in person as they did in their promo pictures.
The colors are very autumn and you’ll be delighted with them if you love rich berries, glow-y sunsets, and lush, warm shades of brown and green. As I played and swatched it I couldn’t help but yearn for a palette as Laura choose to release single shades of shadows with this collection.
Let’s take a look!
I was very good about my purchases even though I was ever so tempted to haul much of what was offered. I ended up with the Laura Mercier Cheek Melange in Canyon Sunset and Lip Glace in Brick and Dessert Rose.
The rich shades of berries and rose dominate the Lip Glaces shades. I don’t own enough warm shades of lipgloss so these are a pure treat to add to my Fall makeup wardrobe. The colors I settled on were Dessert Rose which is a dusky rose cream and Brick which is a warm, rich brick red. Both shades prove a flattering compliment to the Canyon Sunset Cheek Melange. The formula has the feel of a creamy liquid lip cream with a nice shiny finish. They wear comfortably lightweight with a full coverage color payoff.
The Cheek Melange in Canyon Sunset is made up of three warm, graduating shades of color. The palette starts off with a warm dusky pink that graduates into a brownish rose, and ends with a nude beige. Together the colors come across as the shades of a dusky sunset. The colors are ideal for Fall.
I find the Cheek Melange can go from sheer to full depending on the stroke of your brush. For better color off pay off use a dense blush brush and for less of a pop I’d settle for some sort of fiber brush for lighter application. I don’t feel like the shades give me a bronze look but more of a warm rosy glow. Out of all my blushes I seem to be lacking such a warm, rich shade as this so I’m quite happy to add it to my stash. The powder sports a raised “canyon” design which has a faint over spray but the powder beneath is a semi-matte finish in my opinion that blends easily.
I absolutely love this collection and I’m currently trying to talk myself out of going back for more of the lip items offered. I’d really like to indulge in the shadows but I feel like I have too many of the same shades in my stash already. I’d have been all over a palette if they introduced one as these shades are very beautiful and the first true shades of Autumn (outside of Bobbi Brown’s early Fall Collection) that I’ve seen.
Have you hauled the Laura Mercier Canyon Collection?
Loving the colors?