Laura Mercier Holiday Collection 2012 | Art Deco Muse

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Oh how I adore the 1920's. The dancing, the jazz, the flapper dresses and feathers... most of all the makeup! It is just all out.. exactly how I like it.


Cinematic looks in the 1920's requires a lot of definition. Fashion photographs such as the picture you see was done with a lot of contouring. Black and white photography's tendency is to flatten the face making it one dimensional. Not at all flattering. Besides that, 1920's was an age of consumption or decadence as economy was booming at the begining of this decade and fell at the end of it. Industrial and architectural designs rose and the use of colors became apparent like gold, bronze, teal, silver, steel and chrome. Lacquer was introduced. Definitely strong, bold and dark shades.

It was also the rise of the Art Deco movement, a style of art is structure and linear. Most popular artist at that time was Pablo Picasso.

Inspired by artist Tamara de Lempicka and the beauty of Art Deco era of 1920's, Laura Mercier created rich makeup shades of gold, red and black to beautifully contrast each other and add sharp definition that is geometrical, powerful and beautifully ornamental.

The Look

Golds and bronzes are paired with high-shine reds and deep blacks to make this eye-catching colour collection stand out. Eyes are sharply designed and defined —lined in black, with gilded shimmering eye colours as a beautiful golden background. Lips wear super-shiny red lacquer—boldly painted on to make a stunning statement. The face is contoured, sculpted, and a true work of art. Nails are painted in rich shades of red and noir.

My top picks from the Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse Collection for 2012,

NEW Creme Smooth Lip Color (Php1,250)

Caviar Eye Liner (Php995)

Limited Edition Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Moonlight (Php995)

Limited Edition Lip Lacquer in Gilded Veil (Php995)

Limited Nail Lacquer in Moderne Red

What's yours?

Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse Collection will be available in Philippines on October 2012.
Laura Mercier is available at all Rustans Department Stores: Makati Grandmall Boutique, Shangri-la Plaza, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinson’s Place Ermita, Gateway Mall.

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