July 13, 2011

Laura Mercier Canyon Collection Review, Photos, Swatches Laura Mercier Cheek Melange Canyon Sunset Review, Swatches, Photos

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?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stacy

    The Cheek and Lip Color look really pretty on you! I am definitely going to check out the cheek color. Like you, I don’t have anything like that color either!! Thanks for the review!

  • Rita

    OMG whatever shadow that you have on looks GORGEOUS with that lip color! I love the look, Muse!

    • the Muse

      aw cheers thanks rita you’re too kind! It’s an aqua cream from MUFE!

      • Majick

        Rita took the words right out of my mouth. I know you’re showing us the cheek and lip but your eyes look incredible.

        • the Muse

          thanks majick! it’s a mufe aqua cream ;-D love those things!

  • Christine

    Ohhhh Muse. You just sold me. The melange must be mine.

    How long does it wear? Of course you don’t have oily problems like yours truly, but a rough estimate would be helpful :P.

    Also, where should I prioritize this guy on my (ever growing :-/) To Buy list? It’s my understand these def. won’t be around forever, but should I run out and grab it right nows in fear of sell out (ala Mac collections), or do you think the collection will linger for a bit? Sorry, I have zero experience w/ Laura Mercier, heehee.

    Thanks for the review, as always <3!

    • the Muse

      Hey Christine! it’s GORG! It wore well….I saw fading around 4pm or so yesterday and had applied at around 7am so not bad ;-D I think it’ll linger a bit hun….I doubt it’ll sell out that fast. ;-D! so no worries! aw my pleasure!

  • IJ

    Those are very pretty colors on you. I might have to check this one out.

  • ValentinaSugar

    Wow I was just thinking of getting the Tortoise Shell Palette for eyes for brunettes and then I see this blush. I’m totally on a budget and my lemmings just grew!

    • the Muse

      Manhattan doesn’t have a nordies Anne. Damn shame. You can take the metro up to White Plains Westchester Mall has a full Nordstrom along with other great stores like MAC, Sephora, Neimans, etc….very upscale. If you want sale stuff you can got to the Rack in 14th! Or there’s a nordie’s in NJ…I don’t go there though…just drive to White Plains. http://www.facebook.com/TheWestchester

  • Crissy K

    So beautiful. I looove these colors and Bobbi Brown in General. I usually go to the Nordstrom in Garden State Plaza, I find it close to Manhattan and the girl at the counter Michelle did my wedding makeup. She was awesome ( and I tried a few spas/makeup artists/ and counters before I picked her)

  • Twelve52

    Looks lovely, but I can’t help being reminded of the Sue Devitt range when I see that palette!

  • kimkats

    I was in lust with the LM Canyon collex the minute I saw it, and now I’m even more so now that I see it in person…. Those lip glosses are GORG and I’m not a gloss gal!! The blush is amazing too – gah – I feel my will power (such as it is…) crumbling to dust….

    Thanks for the swatches, Muse! Awesome collection!

    • the Muse

      ha kim! it really is a lovely selection of colors for Fall isn’t it?