The theme of Laura Mercier’s Holiday 2013 Collection is White Magic. I love the whole snow and ice theme for makeup looks this time of year. It’s something unexpected and different than your usual red lipstick you see. Illuminating your eyelids with a soft shimmer can not only open them up and brighten them, but it looks very festive. I’ve got Pearl Fantasy for you, a gorgeous shimmering lilac shade that glows on the eyes. Inside is a full “Ice Queen” inspired makeup look for you as well!
I love the promotional image for the collection! Her skin is glowing and dewy, with shimmering eyelids and plum-pink lips. The whole snow and ice theme is pretty on absolutely anyone!
Pearl Fantasy is a light purple with soft shimmering pearls in it. The actual design on the product is gorgeous. It’s a very aesthetically gorgeous product, but of course, once you start dipping your brushes into the product, it will fade.
The eyeshadow is velvety smooth and had good pigmentation. A lot of people think of these shades as highlighting colors, but these are actually perfect for the entire eyelid. I wanted to build a look using this over the entire eye.
I swept Pearl Fantasy over my entire eyelid, past the socket, and under my lower lash-line. I used a fluffy blending brush to blend out any harsh edges. I applied black eyeliner to the lower water-line to add contrast, and of course, some liquid liner on top, flicked out into a cat eye. Pearl Fantasy really lights up on the eyes and has a gorgeous softness to it that flatters, almost like a candlelit glow for your eyes.
Sticking with the whole “ice queen” look, I went with skin that had rosy pink cheeks, like I had just come in from the cold outside. I applied a peach shade to my lips, keeping the look very youthful and glowing. This is a fantastic alternative to your usual red lipstick looks for the holiday season.
The Laura Mercier White Magic Collection is limited edition for Holiday 2013. There are three limited edition holiday shades of Illuminating Eye Colour: Pearl Fantasy, Opal Fantasy, and Crystal Fantasy. Each eyeshadow retails for $24.00 USD and is available at Laura Mercier counters nationwide, as well as online at Laura Mercier’s website. You can view the entire White Magic Collection online here.
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