Thursday, May 16, 2013

Laura Mercier Folklore Summer 2013 Collection - Illuminating Eye Color in Earth Glow and Lip Crayon in Burnt Clay

Laura Mercier's new Folklore Collection for Summer features rich, earthy hues, to create a naturally bronzed look & add a golden glow for summer! Three new, standout products from the collection are the Illuminating Eye Colors, very similar, formula wise to the eye colors from the Art Deco Muse Holiday Collection, Baked Blush Bronze in Ritual, a blush/bronzer in one and the twist up Lip Crayons. I have a couple of pieces from the collection swatched - The Illuminating Eye Color is Earth Glow and Lip Crayon in Burnt Clay. *Press Samples

Lip Crayon in Burnt Clay (Limited Edition; $22) is a dark, plummy brown - it isn't the most flattering color on me, but the formula is great. It goes on smooth, is pigmented and feels really creamy and rich. I like that it is a twist up crayon, easy to use and very convenient Burn't Clay isn't my kinda shade (there are a couple of other lighter, more wearable shades in the range) but texture and formula wise, it really is nice! I hope Laura Mercier adds this to the permanent range sometime in the future.

The Illuminating Eye Colour in 'Earth Glow' (Limited Edition; $24), is a gorgeous, rich, dark bronzy brown with a beautiful sheen. The shimmer is super finely milled, hardly visible and the color is a must-have if you like neutral shadows. The design is inspired by the tribal influence of the collection and the formula is smooth, very blendable and creamy or a powder eye shadow. Earth Glow is such an easy color to work with - I just use a fluffy brush for a wash of color all over the lid, smudge on some eyeliner and a couple of coats of mascara. The lack of shimmer makes it look amazing on the crease as well. Over a primer, it wore a good 8 hours with very minimal fading or creasing. There's hardly any fallout and the quality is just excellent. I can never have too many brown eye shadows and this is something that I'll get a ton of use out of.

Available online at and at all Laura Mercier counters nationwide.

What are your thoughts on the Laura Mercier Folklore Collection?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. These are so pretty! Would have loved to see them on but even in the swatches they look nice xx

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    1. I will try to do a FOTD with these sometime..if you stop by a counter be sure to swatch the eyshadows, they're amazing!

  2. Ooh the shadow looks gooooooooooooooooooood...!

    1. I know, its such a pretty color! Can never have enough of such browns :D :D