Laura Mercier fall 2012 color story: Cinema Noir!

For the fall season, Laura was very much inspired by Hollywood stars in the late 1940’s—the era when black and white film transitioned into colour.  This classic period featured intellectual beauties like Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth, and their signature looks in films had a sensual quality—slightly colorized, sexy yet subdued. The overall cinematic feeling is one of vintage charm, strong romanticism and an ultra-feminine appeal.


For this look make up is pretty dramatic. Eyes wear muted shades in smoky mixes of teals and chocolates, blended together to create a sultry appeal. Lashes are long and voluminous tipped in burgundy, enhancing the eyes. Lips have a creamy soft finish in shades of roses and mauves, while cheeks are luminous and glowing. Have your nails painted in soft shades of nude and cocoa.


How to create the ‘Cinema Noir’ look:
Using fingertips, apply a foundation primer to prep (are) the skin. Apply a foundation like the tinted moisturizer or crème smooth foundation using the Egg Shaped Sponge. Use the Secret Camouflage Brush to apply Secret Camouflage to cover imperfections and Secret Concealer under the eyes. The finish it off by setting with Loose Setting Powder in Translucent using  a Camouflage powder brush or a velour puff.

For your eyes (only):
Prep eyelids by applying Eye Canvas with fingertips. Apply the russet shade of the Eye Colour Duet in Suspense. Brush the color from the lash line to the eyecrease, fading outward and focusing intensity in eye crease. Follow with the teal shade of Eye Colour Duet in Mystere by applying it to the top and bottom lash line using the Smudge Brush, blending well for a soft, smoky effect. Then Apply Long Lash Mascara in Burgundy to the top and bottom lashes, if you wish…

Cheeks & Lips:
Sweep the Shimmer Bloc in Starlet Mosaic onto high points of the face including the cheek bones and bridge of the nose for a soft luminosity. Last but not least; Apply Shimmer Lip Colour in Fresh Brown to lips.


The Cinema Noir look is available from the end of august 2012.

Have Fun!

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