Greetings, everyone. Sorry for the inconsistent posts this month, but I’ve been moving and then driving back and forth attempting to get situated and settled in. On top of that, my interenet only got set up a few days ago and I’ve just cleared out unwanted moving boxes from my living room, lol. Thank you for your patience as always.
Before the move, I went on a wild Laura Mercier goose chase trying to track down the blush “Lush Nectarine” and was finally able to find it at a local Sephora. And, of course, while I was perusing the counter, I came across another neutral eyeshadow that captured my attention.
Here are the unboxed goodies. I know it’s less than a modest “haul,” but at the rate I like to purchase products, I have to be somewhat sensible, right? I chose these two products simply because after some swatch comparisons, I came to the conlcusion they were unique and I didn’t have anyhting like it in my collection.
“Lush Necatrine” is a blush that I heard about on YouTube on Michele1218’s channel. At first glance, it looks like nothing special – and, in fact, it looks a lot like NARS “Orgasm” blush too. After swatching it onto the back of my hand, I realized it’s a glowy-peachy-pink that doesn’t have shimmer but a glimmer (a.k.a. “satin” finish). Now, I don’t own NARS “Orgasm” despite its popularity, simply because I had similar shades to begin with and the glitter really put me off.
The color translation onto the cheek is a peachy-pinky-coral tone but the sheen provides a glow that is undeniable. It’s very smooth to the touch, velvety soft, pigmented, and easily blendable. For me, NARS blushes are pigmented, but hard to blend. I tend to look streaky so I gave up on those blushes awhile ago. “Lush Necatrine” wears great throughout the day and is very natural and pretty. Also, since it’s not glittery I think it’s more approrpiate for every-day-life.
“Bamboo” is a new neutral eyeshadow that I’ve added to my collection. It’s unique because it’s a cross between a muted medium brown shade with a touch of bronze. The bronzey shade leans more towards a golden brown rather than a coppery color (which I dislike). This is my first LM shadow and I love it!
It’s very smooth and applies easily onto the lid with no tugging. Even though the shadow itself is buttery soft there is no fallout which I really appreciate. It blends well and the color is a great warm bronze so it seems to go well with my skin tone and my overall ‘natural’ eyeshadow tendancies. I’ve also noticed that it pairs well as an all over lid color with my other many shades of browns and neutrals. I feel that it’s a very verstaile shade.
*Apologies for the typo here – the shade of the blush is “Lush Necatrine.” On Sephora’s website, the LM blushes are described as “a light-as-air, velvety powder blush that sweeps on sheer color easily and evenly. With skin-silkening natural botanicals, your complexion looks naturally blushed and lit from within. Light-diffusing qualities allow a mistake-proof, flawless application that lasts all day.”
“Bamboo” is LM’s lustre shadow that is described as a shadow that “imparts a dynamic iridescence combined with a frost finish. Long-wearing and crease-resistant, each color is full of micronized pigments to deliver deep color in one stroke.”
I recommend both simply because the formulations are so easy to work with. I appreciate that Laura Mercier products are designed to naturally enhance rather than function as theatrical makeup. The colors may seem boring and regular, but go swatch them and you’ll see that there’s something special about them.
As always, thanks for reading.
*Quotes extracted from http://www.sephora.com.