Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics | Laura Mercier Holiday Colour Collection 2012 – pics and swatches

Previously I blogged about the other Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Golden Metallics (read about it HERE). Both are part of Laura Mercier’s Holiday Colour Collection for 2012 (read about my initial picks HERE). If you are not a fan of green, or your outfit clashes with the shades in Golden Metallics, or for whatever reason, Smoky Metallics is on the rescue. It matches anything and everything (in my opinion).

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

From the Laura Mercier website…

 Dress up your holiday look this season with Laura Mercier’s Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio – Wet/Dry. Featuring three Baked Eye Colours in a range of shimmering shades, this petite and portable palette is the perfect way to take your look from day to night. For an even wash of colour, apply dry, or for more vibrant shimmer, simply dampen brush with water and apply wet.

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

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left to right: Silver Ice, Gunmetal and Black Onyx (swatched dry)
Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Smoky Metallics

ingredient list (from Laura Mercier website):

SMOKY: Silver Ice: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Talc, Silica, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Polysorbate 80, Hexylene Glycol, Nylon -12, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides). Gunmetal: Mica (Ci 77019), Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Hexylene Glycol, Nylon -12, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides). Black Onyx: Mica (Ci 77019), Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Silica, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Hexylene Glycol, Nylon -12, Sorbitan Oleate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Available now online at Nordstrom and Laura Mercier for $28. I got mine from Nordstrom The Grove in Los Angeles. If you have questions about the collection or would like to order one, may I suggest my trusted SA from Nordstrom Cynthia Farsadi at 323.900.1418(direct line) or 323.930.2230 x.1094 tell her Emilie sent you.

xo, Emilie

MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Face Kit – swatches plus fotd

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MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Face Kit

I don’t indulge much in MAC’s limited edition offerings but I looked forward to this collection because if there’s one person I would love to copy is Carine Roitfeld’s iconic smokey eyes. Not that I can do a full smokey eye (seriously, I can’t). First, I need practice. Second, my waterline is extremely sensitive so I have to research the best way to do a smokey eye without having a full-blown waterworks in my eye.

According to the MAC website…

A compact that showcases Carine Roitfeld’s sophisticated and seductive smoky eye and rouged cheek. Features: Dew, “Camo,” Bad Lieutenant and Carbon Eye Shadows, and Cremeblend Blush in Bootcamp Bronze. Limited edition.

Packaging | Very elegant packaging on a black on black box which is carried through everywhere except the back of the palette where the printed text is in white. I adore this type of packaging style but annoys the blogger in me because I’m trying to get an image of the ingredient list and I’ve given up because it is printed on a black cardboard with black print as well much like the back and front of the box. And MAC doesn’t have ingredient lists on their website so I am so sorry for not providing you the ingredient list for this one. Anyways, the palette itself is matte black with Carine Roitfeld’s initials in glossy black. As you open up the cover, it reveals a mirror and four shadows which slide to one side to reveal the blush underneath. Love it!

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front of the box

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back of the box

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the palette

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back of the palette

Colors and Texture | Colors in this palette are all very wearable and would go from day to night. Cremeblend blush in Bootcamp Bronze is a soft sheer chestnut. Not a shade I would wear. The texture is quite nice. Easy to blend. Top left is Dew (Veluxe Pearl), a soft creamy beige. Perfect for highlighting the brow bone and the inner corners. Top right is Camo (Satin), a muted grayish taupe. I love the color and love the texture. I’m one of them taupe-loving ladies so this shade is love for me. Bottom left is Bad Lieutenant (Matte), a blackened deep brown. Now here comes my problem. This particular matte eyeshadow is quite powdery and I have a little difficulty working with it. Blending can be done, it may take a while but it can be done. Bottom right is Carbon (Matte), an intense black. To me, it is not quite that intense really. Swatching it is difficult as it hard to achieve an even intense swatch. It is powdery. Smudging it on the lash line is not a problem but blending it anywhere else can be a challenge. Again, can be done but will take some work.

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MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit

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MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit

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MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit

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MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Full Face Kit
left to right: Bootcamp Bronze (Cremeblend Blush), Bad Lieutenant, Carbon, Camo, Dew

Availability | Limited Edition. US$44 anywhere MAC is sold. Some MAC counters still have it and it still available at their website.

FOTD| I did a look that’s very day appropriate. I used Carbon, smudged on top of Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. I didn’t use the creme blend blush as I think I would really look odd with that color on my cheeks.

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products used

face
Giorgio Armani Maestro Makeup in 7
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45

eyes
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder in Revive (under the eye)
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
MAC Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage Palette
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Dior ‘Diorshow Maximizer’ Lash Plumping Serum
Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara in Black

cheeks
NARS Multiple Stick in Luxor
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Nymph

lips
Dior Rouge Nude in 459 Charnelle

xo, Emilie