summer eyeshadows in the Laura Mercier Folklore collection

Summer Eyeshadows by Laura Mercier

Anne shares how to get a bronze eye look using summer eyeshadows from the Laura Mercier Folklore collection. Products were sent for review, but opinions are all Anne’s own.

The unofficial kick-off to summer is here, which means it’s time to turn up the heat on your beauty routine. As you probably already know from my previous posts on the subject, I like to make my makeup “muy caliente” by bronzing it up to match the rising temps. That means overhauling my summer eyeshadows in addition to using self-tanner and my favorite bronzers.

This year, Laura Mercier has just what I’ve been looking for.

summer eyeshadows in the Laura Mercier Folklore collection
My new summer eye look using Laura Mercier.

As part of the brand’s Folklore collection,which was inspired by Aztec influences and the spirit of earth and fire, Laura Mercier introduced three new shades of Illuminating Eye Color ($24 each). The overall look is coppery and bronzed, infused with rich earth tones.

Laura Mercier generously sent me two of the three new summer eyeshadows to test out and share with you all, and I think you’ll see just why I fell in love with them.

laura mercier summer eyeshadows
Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Sun Glow and Earth Glow

First, let’s judge a book by its cover, shall we?  We all know I’m a sucker for packaging and presentation, so it’s no surprise I am enamored with the pillow-y imprinted design in the eyeshadows. It’s a small detail that makes a big difference in how much I adore these shadows.

Fortunately, the contents of this book match its gorgeous cover! Both shadows are finely milled powders that glide on very easily and feel incredibly smooth. But even more impressive is how evenly they cover your lids with color, which stays quite true to the shade in the palette.

Both Sun Glow and Earth Glow contain a pretty shimmer that intensifies the bronze glow. I played around with both shadows to create my new summer go-to eyeshadow look:

summer eyeshadows by laura mercier
A smoky bronze look using Laura Mercier’s Sun Glow and Earth Glow eyeshadows.

Since the colors are so pigmented, I simply wet the tip of a pointed liner brush, swiped on the Earth Glow, and lined my eyes with it. Voila — instant eyeliner, for an all-in-one look.

I have to say, I’m hooked, and I’ve been wearing these colors often over the past month, and I’m sure they’ll make quite a few more appearances each week throughout the summer. Will you be updating your summer eyeshadows too?

Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé