Saturday, November 26, 2011

The prettiest thing I ever did see - Laura Mercier Illuminator

What more could I ask for to cheer up a gloomy day than the most gorgeous piece of makeup I've seen all season?

When I opened up the package I so generously received from Laura Mercier's PR I am certain I heard the angels singing when I took a glimpse at this little container... the Laura Mercier Holiday 2011 Illuminator.

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look. at. this. gorgerousness!!!!

I am well aware that "gorgeousness" isn't a word but if it was, this picture would be next to it the the dictionary. I tried hunting this down every since Tali blogged about it but every counter I hit was sold out -- so imagine my joy when I opened the package and saw this baby.
It just became available online at Sephora (LINK) but it is limited edition so don't hesitate. 
The texture of this is so smooth and refined. Almost too beautiful to touch but I stuck my paw in it anyway :)


A refined rose gold highlighting powder. I am planning on using this as eyeshadow too. The texture is definitely on par with Dior Amber Diamond but obviously darker and more rosy. 
You can build it up as eyeshadow or even to enhance the colour and dimension of an already rosy blush... or you can sheer it out on the cheekbones for a candle-lit glow.


I don't fall for highlighters often but when I do - it's gotta be amazing.
Next on the list is the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel liquid illuminator but I am going to need a tan for that - so it's on the summer list.

Are you a fan of highlighting powders? Highlighters in general? I don't think they're a necessity but every once in a while a little gem pops up - akin to this one or the Dior Amber Diamond - and it's a beautiful treat for any collection.

xo

Sandra


35 comments:

  1. that really does look gorgeous!!

    i got the chanel liquid highlighter thing that you want to buy next.

    you don't need a tan for it. it isn't that bronzy. i'm quite a porcelain doll.. it just gives a lovely health glow on the cheeks :)

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  2. Wow! This is gorgeous! I need this highlighter.

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  3. Honstly-I want to try one, but I really don't know how to wear one... just on you cheekbones or what?
    I am afraid that would make me look oily...
    Tips?
    Makay
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL! .... LOVELY

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  5. My goodness - that looks almost too pretty to use.

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  6. Thats really beautiful..must try source it! I'm quite boring with highlighters and normally just highlight my brow bone and sometimes my cheekbones (rare). I use Nars Albatross mostly and occassionally whip out MAC Vanilla pigment.

    http://aesthetic-junkie.blogspot.com

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! Must... buy... to look pretty....

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  8. this looks so pretty! I bet it would double as a super pretty eye shadow too!

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  9. that's the same print as in the guerlain gardenia highlighter! beauuuuutiful!

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  10. I don't like highlightwers, in fact, i don't own a single one and I'm not planning to. For me it's just too much, I even rarely wear foundation. But this is georg to look at !

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  11. I SOOO wanted to get this but it's always sold out. :( Can't wait for a FOTD from you using this!

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  12. lol at "prettiest thing I ever did see." You are right it is simply BEAUTIFUL!!!


    www.rosefromrosedale.com

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  13. Wow this highlighter is sooooo pretty, it would look gorgeous as an eyeshadow

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  14. Omg Sandra, you're breaking me lol I am always such a sucker for what you get! I havent been dissapointed! I have got to get this and tmi I think I drooled a bit when I looked at the swatch! I cant wait for you to feature it in a video I must see how it looks like on your skin and how you apply it! Xo

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  15. OH MY GOD!!!! This is so beautiful! I'm buying it right now (literally!). I love the Chanel liquid illuminator in sunkissed! It's my favourite all time highlighter and I have beyond a crazy amount!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  16. it's sold out everywhere here in the US. I may have to hunt it down by calling the stores...wish me luck!!!

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  17. Thanks so much for posting this!

    Ive been on the hunt for a highlighter!

    Im definatly going to try this out.

    http://xfruitytooty.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  18. WOW I absolutely love it!!! Seeing those pictures I think just gave me the boost to get out of my pj's and run down to Sephora :P Love your blog!
    Happy Holidays!
    Bella xo
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

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  19. i love the pictures!!! aside from the pictures, the illuminator is beautiful too! that is how they get'cha, with that pretty little design lol

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  20. I thought it looked beautiful when I saw it in Sephora but I passed on it because it seemed a bit too dramatic/frosty for my taste. I can't wait to see how it looks on you, though. I'm sure it's gorgeous!

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  21. Thanks for showing us more about this product! It is already sold out online - so hopefully I will be able to take a look at it in a local store!

    Chat soon!

    Ava Roxanne @MySkinConcierge

    www.AvaRoxanne.com

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  22. Out of stock already at Sephora, but I plan on getting mine from Nordstroms.

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  23. very nice - thanks for swatching xo

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  24. Love the color - absolutely LOVE it! And the packaging is beautiful.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  25. Its gorge ..i wonder if it'll look good on me...



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  26. wow this is seriously beautiful. can't wait to see it on you! xx

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  27. I haven't wanted it until your post...I love anything rose gold...this looks amazing!

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  28. STUNNING.
    No other word for it!

    Hey Laura Mercier, send me one :D
    (Gotta love a trier)

    http://theglossguide.blogspot.com

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  29. <3 your pics of it! you really captured how it looks on skin!!!

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