Laura Mercier Fall 2012 Cinema Noir Collection Eye Colour Duet Mystere, Nail Lacquer Cocoa Suede Swatches and Review

When it comes down to films especially crime detective themed, there is always suspense and even thrilling schematics. From the base notes of the background music to the lighting it all adds up. One of the noticeable things on the actresses though is the makeup and color schemes. The colors are never bright like red or orange instead there are always darker shades.

Laura Mercier Cinema Noir Collection for Fall 2012 focuses on those colors and we will take a look at two of the products today.

Eye Colour Duet Mystere is what we will be starting out with first. It comes in a small case with dual colors. If you haven’t noticed yet, its casing can be popped open to fill into a Laura Mercier Custom Artist Portfolio Palette. This way, you can put in all the Cinema Noir colors into one gigantic palette without carrying separate ones.

Mystere comes in a pan of duo eye shadow colors that are both dark and fit the crime / suspense themed movies I have mentioned earlier. The shadows are made with superior blending capabilities in a creamy powder texture.

Colorwise, both shades look matte though the dark navy contains a slight subtle shimmer to add dimensions to the color. The taupe color on the left swatches a bit darker than it looks in the pan. The powders are well pigmented and show up almost instantly. They are super smooth that blend quite well on the skin. No chalkiness or other nonsense.

Complementing the taupe shadow in the duo, is the nail lacquer Cocoa Suede. The color is like milk chocolate brown. Don’t mistaken it to something like Nesquik. It isn’t drinkable.

The nail polish comes in a chip-resistant, fast-drying, and long-lasting color formula. It is also known that the nail lacquer is free of formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate. The brush is short and easy to control.

The nail polish is in a perfect creamy texture with high glossiness to it. It becomes fully opaque with end to end coverage after two coats. Like a true lacquer, the color is rich and smooth with flawless application. The swatches below are taken indoor and with camera flash.

Laura Mercier Cinema Noir products remind me of scenes from crime detective movies. It is where there is a female lead that goes into a detectives office and has colors of brown and dark night blue. But aside from the movies, these products give off instant colors that are pigmented and suitable for many occasions. The duo provides a smooth texture whereas the nail polish gives off glossy creaminess. They are just simply in the classy category and you can’t really go wrong with.

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6 Responses to Laura Mercier Fall 2012 Cinema Noir Collection Eye Colour Duet Mystere, Nail Lacquer Cocoa Suede Swatches and Review

  1. Lori June 22, 2012 at 5:36 AM

    Such dark colors. But so different.

  2. Aleysa June 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Is the eyeshadows chalky?

    • Fruity July 3, 2012 at 3:01 AM

      nope it isn’t. it’s great!

  3. Amy Mal June 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    You should check out the Shimmer Bloc. It is a pretty 4 color.

    • Fruity July 3, 2012 at 3:01 AM

      I saw it. It is pretty.

  4. Kat YC June 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    The nail polish finish looks shiny and smooth.


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