While it looks like I'll be doing some intense Chanel blogging over the long weekend (who's brilliant idea was it to come up with two collections almost at the same time?), here's a sneak peek of a few items from Laura Mercier's Canyon Collection for fall 2011. The Canyon items are already available from Laura Mercier's website and Henri Bendel in NYC (possible other counters, too). In promotion photos the star of the collection is the Cheek Mélange bronzer/blush in Canyon Sunset ($40). It's really beautiful, but as I swatched it and had the Laura Mercier makeup artist apply it on my face I wasn't sold. The shimmer was too uneven and I couldn't say the color itself was all that special. Not compared to the new Chanel ones (foreshadowing...). I passed on the blush.
My pick after having my face done were three of the 6 eye shadows (Chocolate, Canyon Clay and Pine Bronze) and the lip gloss in the original name Plum Mauve. More photos, swatches and full reviews coming next week.