Laura Mercier Holiday 2019 Collection has launched with all the favourite products from the brand in a beautiful holiday packaging. The bundles and packaging are carefully chosen and in my opinion, something everyone will like – Gift it to yourself or to a loved one – it not only includes makeup but also skincare including body care. I am sharing a few of my picks from the Laura Mercier Holiday 2019 Collection – I can not choose one favourite but all are amazing. “Intense colour palettes with unexpected textures bring your own flawless canvas to life while provoking a new dimension in makeup artistry.”
The Caviar Vault Eye colour Collection is a limited-edition collection of 10 extremely versatile eyeshadow sticks that deliver effortless application, intense, buildable colour and up to 12-hour wear. The Caviar Stick Eye Color is not new to me, I have loved the formula and different shades for years and still in love, I can assure you of how creamy, smooth, blendable, effortless, and pigmented these eye colour sticks are. The longevity is so amazing. The shades included in the vault are pigment-rich in creamy shimmer and matte finishes, glide seamlessly onto the lids, stay crease and transfer-resistant. The creamy formulation gives plenty of time to smudge, blend, line, fill or define, so you can effortlessly create any look.
The 10 pigment-rich shades in both creamy shimmer and matte finishes are:
Rosegold – shimmery golden dirty pink
Amethyst – soft mauve with hidden pearl
Moonlight – metallic pewter
Au Naturel – pink grey
Blossom – light pink
Vanilla Kiss – light beige
Cocoa – rich walnut brown with hidden pearl
Orchid – violet with hidden pearl
Sandglow – neutral taupe with hidden pearl
Tuxedo – matte black
To Use: ‘Use as an eyeliner by applying colour to your lash line, or as a shadow and swipe onto lids. To achieve the classic smoky eye, apply the colour in a gradient, with the darkest colour at the lash line. To achieve an updated, more wearable smoky eye, apply the darkest colour in the crease and leave the center of the eyelids lighter. Blend well with a brush or fingers.’
The Caviar Vault Eye colour Collection is valued at CAD $254 and available at Sephora.ca, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue. One of my favourite eye product is this Caviar Eye Color Stick – highly recommend these.
Paint The Town Luxe Brush Collection is a limited-edition collection of five travel-friendly brushes from the brand. The new Luxe Brush Collection has all the essential tools to sculpt, highlight, contour and define. The brushes are perfect for travel and are housed in a red luxurious clutch.
Laura Mercier Brushes are one of my most used brushes and so glad to have the travel version for my upcoming travel. The quality and perfection is the same as the full-size brushes, no shedding and very soft. The set includes 5 travel brushes: Fan Brush, Cheek Colour Brush, Smoky Eye Liner Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush, Eye Crease Brush. The set is CAD $100 and available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay.
Luxe Ultime Body Butter Duet is a limited-edition collection of Ambre Vanille Body Butter & Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter. The scents are inspired by the comforting essence of almond and coconut and are super rich in delivering the ultimate in hydrating luxury and absorbs quickly into the skin. Shea Butter and Illipe Butter provide rich moisturization. Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Esters condition skin while Honey and Aloe Vera Gel help naturally soothe. The set is CAD $71 and exclusively at Sephora.ca
Très Rich Hand & Body Crème Collection is a limited-edition collection of 4 travel-size nourishing hand & body crèmes that leave hands feeling velvety soft. These deeply moisturizing hand Crèmes continue to nourish the hands well after it is absorbed into the skin. The set is CAD $48 and is available at Sephora.ca, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. The collection of crèmes have unique essence of Ambre Vanille, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brulee and Tarte au Citron as explained below:
Ambre Vanille: The quiet sensuality of amber blends with the warmth of vanilla, and is enhanced with fresh notes of tangerine and tiger orchid, the delicious essence of almond and brown sugar, and a final hint of musky sandalwood for a finish that is soft, intimate and absolutely addictive.
Almond Coconut Milk: This warming fragrance captures the essence of almond, coconut milk, jasmine, rosewood, ylang-ylang, vanilla, tonka, heliotrope and musk.
Creme Brulee: This aromatic fragrance captures the essence of warm caramel, spun sugar and French vanilla bean.
Tarte au Citron: Tarte Au Citron begins with Tart Lemon Zest, a sprinkle of Sugared Citron and a dash of Bergamot topped with Crème Fraîche Meringue.
Overall, a beautiful collection for the holidays – highly recommends these sets. The availability of each set is mentioned with the details of each set as described above.*Press samples
With the holiday season almost here, looking for the right gift for the loved ones that they will love is not an easy task. On the side note, don’t forget to shop for yourself when you are shopping for gifts – I know we tend to forget about ourselves. Here I am sharing my picks from the SkinStore Holiday Gift Sets and launches. I have three sets – which are not only good from the value point of view but also there is something that makes you go get the best thing at the right price during the holidays. All the three sets come in beautiful and elegant packaging which not only looks amazing but also can be kept as a keepsake box.
SkinStore Evergreen Holiday Collection is a collection of luxury skincare, haircare, and makeup perfect for any beauty lover during the holidays. This elegant keepsake box is filled with 10 of the most coveted brands selected to inspire and indulge. A touch of gold and sparkling evergreen, the SkinStore Holiday Evergreen Beauty Box was designed to pamper yourself or share as a gift with loved ones. A $280 value, this collection of some of the best in beauty can be yours for only $99.
Here are the products in this collection:
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm is a blend of geranium leaf and citrus is a post-shower treat for the senses while providing essential full body moisture. It is suitable for all skin types.
Christophe Robin Salt Scrub – For a pure hair detox, this Sea-salt Scalp Scrub is your go-to for breaking up product buildup and soothing irritation on even the most sensitive scalp types.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Cleansing Bar – Combining Sea Mud and charcoal, this facial bar comes from the brand that starlets like Hepburn and Monroe sought for highly effective skincare.
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser – For a gentler cleansing, this liquid miracle in a bottle transforms into an airy foam to remove impurities with grape and sage without irritating your pH level.
Illamasqua Hydraveil – A gel, hydrator, and primer all in one. This self-levelling combination of Microalgae, Vitamin C and B3 balances the skin’s hydration levels, creating a healthy finish.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid – Simplicity during this time of the year is key, and that’s why we love The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid. Able to hold 1000x its weight in water, dry skin is nonexistent this winter with this high impact product.
Wander Mile High Club Mascara – This award-winning mascara gives you all the volume with little effort. Smudge-proof and flake proof, your lashes will reach new heights with a blend of nourishing and conditioning ingredients.
Elemis Travel Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – Skip the appointments with this anti-wrinkle day cream that gives long-lasting results and reverses ageing with collagen support.
Rodial Pink Diamond Lifting Face Mask – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and Rodial is the peak of luxury. So this sheet mask is the perfect gift on a personal day. Infused with pink grapefruit, diamond powder and skin-tightening peptides, this mask works to instantly lift, tighten and brighten skin.
Kevyn Aucoin Contour Duo – Never have to choose between two products with this contour duo set from Kevyn Aucoin. The formulas glide on effortlessly for a natural-looking sculpted finish, providing minimal-to-full coverage when you need it.
You can buy it on SkinStore.com Use code PREET10 to get $10 off the Evergreen Holiday Collection.
Slip The Good Hair Day Gift Set is a set containing all you need for a good hair day. This set comes from the makers of the slip® anti-ageing, anti-sleep crease, anti bed head pure silk pillowcase comes to the slip® scrunchie and headband. This Set Contains:
– Pure Silk Headband
– Large Slipsilk™ Scrunchie
– Medium Slipsilk™ Scrunchie
– 2 x Small Slipsilk™ Scrunchies
These hair scrunchies and the headband do help with hair breakage as they keep the hair in place without slipping and when removing them, they do not cause friction or breakage. This is a kind of investment and they stay the same with time, I have few from the package I bought two years back. The thing is once you start using these, you do not like using any other.
NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device – Platinum Sparkle is a limited edition packaging of the FDA-cleared facial toning device to help improve facial contour, facial tone and reduce wrinkles in as little as five minutes a day. I have the NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device which I have been using for a few months now and it is such a good addition to my skincare.
NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device is for anyone looking to improve skin smoothness, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Safe for all skin types. Microcurrent Skincare™ energizes skin for a visible improvement in facial contour and tone. Think of Microcurrent Skincare as a healthy diet and workout routine for your skin—devices are your exercise and topical skincare is the nutrition. Together they help tone, firm, and improve the look of wrinkles for beautiful, long-lasting results. Few of the Microcurrent Skin Benefits include: Firm, Tone, Lift, Smooth, and Glow.
These three sets are definitely something that you can check for yourself or for your friends and family, Offcourse there are more options on SkinStore here. Go check out before these limited edition sets are sold out.*Press samples
By Terry has launched their Holiday 2019 collection with some amazing limited edition launches – makeup infused with skincare. I have always loved the holiday collection from By Terry, like last year’s (here). From this year’s collection, sharing the must-have launches in this article – Starlight Rose CC Powder, Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum, and Starlight Baume de Rose. The stunning Starlight Rose Collection is inspired by precious gemstones and By Terry’s signature ingredient – Rose.
Starlight Rose CC Powder is a limited-edition trio of Radiance boosting powder, colour correcting powder which evens out the skin while providing skincare benefits. The illuminating powder captures the light and boosts the natural radiance. It colour corrects, smoothes lines and blurs imperfections without drying the skin. The single shade suits every skin tone and based on how much intensity you desire, it is easily buildable. The texture of the powder is silky-smooth.
For my medium skin tone with golden undertones – the powder looks good on the skin, I do not use it as a finishing powder though. I like it as a highlighting powder or a hint of pop on my eyes. The white and pink shades in the powder look a little icy on me – but it is holiday collection – so makes sense too. The peachy shade is something I like more for my skin tone and better suits it.
When I lightly swirl my brush in all the three shades, it gives a beautiful radiance without being icy – all the shades work together to minimize any extra effects to give a natural finish. And as you see the picture already, the embossing and packaging of the powder are exquisite. And it can also be applied to the décolletage, arms and legs to give them a little perk up these holidays.
Starlight Rose Glow Booster CC Serum is a very lightweight brightening face primer with serum texture that colour corrects and gives radiance to the skin while providing skincare benefits. This limited-edition gold-rose version of the iconic Brightening CC Serum evens out and instantly brightens the skin to look positively glowing for the party season. The formula is easily buildable.
I have been a long time fan of the CC Serum from the brand and it has been one of my most used products to give a natural radiance and healthy glow to the skin. I have reviewed it a few times in the past but the only difference is the shade – 4 Sunny Flash (reviewed here) and this new limited edition shade made me so excited to try. As there is no tint to the formula – this new shade suits all skin tones and imparts a beautiful radiance to the skin while blurring the problem areas – overall a smooth glowy and bright skin.
Starlight Baume de Rose is a limited edition travel-friendly liquid lip balm. It is a cult classic product from the brand and has been loved by many – I am one of them. I have used this lip balm for a few years now – repurchased a few times already. It is one of the best lip balms and I use it at night before bed – even when my lips are dry and peeling – this helps. It is very nourishing and has a glossy finish – the lips look supple. The velvety-rich formula glides on effortlessly and leaves a non-sticky glossy finish with a subtle shine while the delicate rose scent uplifts the senses. It can also be applied to the nails and cuticles to make them feel softer and smoother.
Overall, a beautiful holiday collection – the formula as well as the packaging is just stunning and definitely something you can check out for yourself or gift a loved one. By Terry products are available at byterry.com, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, NetaPorter.*Press samples