This new collection by Laura Mercier is inspired by Laura’s background as a painter and her love for the Art Nouveau era’s innovative spirit. Love that kind of inspiration, since I always say that for me, makeup is my form of making art. This new collection invites you to escape to a dream world of unbelievably beautiful soft color. The Belle Nouveau collection focuses on soft but daring colors that are playful, yet romantic.
I got to try three pieces from the collection, but they won’t have been my choice among the options available in the collection. There are so many other products that looked pretty and exciting, but here are my thoughts:
The Creme Lip color is a lip compact that you can apply with you finger, but it seems kind of messy that way. Otherwise, with a lip brush, it seems impractical. But it imparts a nice amount of color in a matte finish.
I also got to try a solid Cream Bronzer in Copper Glow, which is a little awkward to apply as well. It is very much a copper, unlike the photo shown, so it could be used for a bronzer glow on summer skin, but it is a little strange to apply except on completely naked skin I found.
My favorite was the Lip Glace in Orange Tulip, a beautiful coral-peachy gloss that smells and tastes great like all of Laura Mercier’s glosses. It adds shine, a subtle amount of color but isn’t sticky. This will be going in my regular rotation of glosses for sure.
Other highlights of the line include Laura’s first ever colored mascara: the Long Lash Mascara in Bleu, Lavender Cloud Nail Lacquer, a whimsical, pastel color perfect for the spring, and Sheer Cream Eye colours, in pretty colors like aqua pastel (used on the model in the graphic above). See, these other products sounds more fun and interesting, but oh well. Life of a beauty blogger!