Laura Mercier Fall 2012 Cinema Nior Collection Shimmer Bloc Starlet Mosaic Swatch and Review

Cinema Noir isn’t all about just the dark dusty colors like the duet eyeshadow and nail polish. The collection also contains a quad color bloc that is bright and radiant but also compliments the Cinema Noir look perfectly without feeling out of place.

So what exactly is a Shimmer Bloc? It is a baked formula that brightens up the complexion altogether. Areas that can be brightened up includes eyes, cheeks, face, and even body. The shimmers in the palette leaves the applied area with reflections from light. Laura has several fabulous shimmer blocs in her collection, today we will be showcasing Starlet Mosaic from the Fall 2012 Cinema Noir Collection.

With 4 different shades of color, this palette provides the following:

(Left) Peach shimmer
(Top) Bronze shimmer with soft olive tone
(Right) Golden beige shimmer
(Bottom) Silver shimmer

If you haven’t noticed earlier, even the compact case design is full of shimmers. Colors such as blue, red, white, and yellow are all scattered around in micro size. The inside is seen with shimmers all over as well. This bloc’s formula must have an intense amount of shimmers because it sparkles nonstop. Both photos were taken in the sun to depict the beauty of shimmer.

There are so many ways to apply this bloc. If you think about it, you could use individual colors for each area of the face. Such as silver on the eyes, or peach on the cheeks. You can also simply swirl the bloc with a brush and apply it all over the face for a radiant look. The possibility is unlimited.

The baked formula may seem rough in the pan, but when applied they actually look very fine and smooth. Color pigmentation is quite intense. Virtually effortless without the need to apply pressure. The shimmers all look very much like a white pearl crushed into a million pieces except much finer in texture. If you look at the second photo, you will notice that the colors blended together creates a glowing radiant sheen that looks quite natural.

Starlet Mosaic is an illuminator that provides an easy breezy application. There are numerous ways to wear it and each option simply gives the best the collection has to offer in terms of usability vs functionality. With 4 different colors and 1 blended color mix you could turn that around and have more than 10 combinations of coloring fun. This alone makes shimmer bloc a super value product.

Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Bloc in Starlet Mosaic is available online at and

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