Laura Mercier: Holiday 2011

Laura Mercier always seems like the company that everyone forgets about… at least to me. I always see the brand in passing, and never give it more than a passing glance. I have no idea why that is, because if you look closely, you can always find a gem or two within any collection.
This year, that gem is the ‘Illuminator’ for the Holiday 2011 Collection:
What makes this highlighter so special is its distinct ‘rose gold’ shading. It’s shimmery but not ‘glittery’ — and the color is warm and very flattering. It’s so dark, that fair skinned beauties can wear this illuminator as a blush. I swatched it and instantly fell in love…

It’s really stunning, and it’s cheaper that its counterparts at Chanel and Guerlain. This year, Laura Mercier won the Highlighter Wars, no question about it..