Romantic Makeup: The Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection

The Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection features soft pinks, blues and neutrals. 

Beautysets_24454_1361724349After several spring seasons filled with bright lips and bold eyes, Laura Mercier is bringing back soft pastels and romantic makeup in its limited edition Arabesque collection. Overall, the look is soft, sweet and angelic (think old school Taylor Swift), which looks beautiful on both blondes and brunettes alike.

I had the opportunity to test out two Laura Mercier Eye Pencils along with a beautiful lip gloss, and I must say that I’m in love with these products.

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Products from the Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection
laura mercier arabesque collection swatches
Top to Bottom: Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Pink; Laura Mercier Limited Edition Shade Eye Pencil in Stone Grey; Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Midnight Bleu

To create my own soft, romantic look, I first applied my now new favorite lip gloss ever: Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Baby Pink.

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Laura Mericer Lip Glace in Baby Pink, $20

This lip gloss is not sticky at all, and it has just the right hint of light pink, which actually lightens my lips, which tend to have a brighter pink flush. I absolutely love how it makes my lips look sweet and soft, and I’ve brought this lip gloss with me everywhere for the past month, since it looks great with every makeup look.

Next, I decided to play with a two-toned eyeliner look.

Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection Eye Pencils
A two-toned, smudged eyeliner look. Midnight Bleu on top, Stone Grey on bottom.

First, I applied the Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Midnight Bleu in a thick line across my top eyelids. I wasn’t worried about making a prefect line, and to soften the look, I used a sponge eye shadow applicator to smudge the entire line. This ended up creating a softer, smoky look. Then, I applied the Eye Pencil in Stone Grey along the lower water line and smudged it down under the lower lids.

It’s refreshing to wear this soft pastel look after a winter full of deep, smokey eyes and red lipstick. What do you think?

Laura Mercier Arabesque Collection applied
Soft makeup from Laura Mercier and a ballerina bun.
Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé