Laura Mercier Summer 2012 Belle Nouveau Collection Swatches and Review

For summer 2012, Laura Mercier has come out with Belle Nouveau collection which is an inspiration from her background as a painter and for her love of the Art Nouveau era’s innovative spirit. I will be featuring 4 products from the collection today.

Starting off with Laura’s Sheer Creme Colour, Copper Glow Veil, it is a very summer appropriate bronzer that goes on sheer on the skin. The texture is quite creamy and smooth, it glides and blends like butter but doesn’t shift or slide off. Being a “sheer” face color, Copper Glow Veil gives a luminous healthy glow but it can also be layered for a tanned look due to its lightweight formula. Either way it looks very natural and long lasting for around 8 hours.

Here is the product in direct sunlight. You can notice that there are fine shimmers throughout the palette. When wearing on the face, the shimmers translate into a radiant sun kissed glow rather than greasy shine. The swatch is at the bottom of the post.

The Creme Lip Print Color for this collection are 3 nude shades, Nude Beige, Nude Coral and Nude Pink. Today we’ll take a look at Nude Beige. Much similar to the Copper Veil Glow sheer creme color, the texture of the lip print is also creamy and smooth. It feels super lightweight on the lips yet providing moisture and comfortability. The end result is a velvet matte finish that lasts all day. Not being the most intensive color, it does make lips look fuller and at the end of the day it doesn’t dry out lips.

Last but not least, we have 2 Lip Glaces. Each Lip Glace holds a lightweight non-sticky formula that’s nourishing and long lasting. They give the lips a pouty effect with high shine and just barely there pigmentation. And they smell pretty lovely too, sweet and vanilla-y.

Lotus Blossom – a cool toned light pink
Orange Tulip –  a soft peachy orange

Here’s the swatch for all the products, from left to right are Sheer Creme Colour Copper Glow Veil, Creme Lip Print Nude Beige, Lip Glace Lotus Blossom and Lip Glace Orange Tulip. As I mentioned previously for Copper Glow Veil, the shimmers add a nice glow and dimensional look but they don’t seem too overboard. And the whole collection is nothing but soft wearable shades that’s totally summer orientated.

Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection is very romantic and sweet in colors. With lots of soft and pastel like shades, one’s natural beauty is enhanced in a sophisticated way. Sheer bronzer illuminates the complexion giving it a healthy radiant glow. Creamy nude color is printed on the lips and sealed with high shine gloss, bringing out the perfect fresh summer look.

Belle Nouveau from Laura Mercier is launching in May and they can be found at

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5 Responses to Laura Mercier Summer 2012 Belle Nouveau Collection Swatches and Review

  1. Diana April 23, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    Lotus Blossom is so my color.

  2. Missy April 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    I am probably going to pass on the items in this collection. I have too much makeup that look a like.

  3. Aleysa April 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    The lippies are the only things that look appealing.

  4. Becca @ The Beauty Sample April 26, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    I never thought I’d see the day where I was obsessed with a bronzer. Let alone a cream bronzer–they have just never been my “thing” (especially given my oily skin). But I want Copper Glow Veil SO bad–am definitely picking one up this weekend!


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