laura mercier holiday 2014 collection

Make-up discussions over good food ALWAYS appeals to me so despite the heavy holiday traffic, I braved Makati and headed to Your Local to check out what's new from Laura Mercier!

And as is yearly tradition, the new shades and formulas never fail to impress.

There's lots of travel-sized products that are perfect to give as gifts this holiday season. This kit includes 4 wearable shades of eyeshadow that can be worn and combined for day to night looks. It also comes with a neutral pink gloss and 2 shades of blush. Best of all? It's sleek and handy. Perfect for the world traveller or women who are always on the go.

If you're looking for something a bit more budget friendly to gift your circle of girlfriends, this Lip Transformer Trio is perfect. It comes with a gloss, long-wearing lipstick an matching lip liner so you can all achieve  those highly covetable Kylie Jenner lipsssss!

Also new are these luxurious brushes...

This mini kabuki brush is the most stylish I've seen so far with a pseudo leopard print on it. The bristles are also super soft and able to pick up and apply powder evenly for hassle-free application.

There's also brush sets with a shorter handle that makes them more handy but gets rid of the "double-ended" storage problem that previous travel brushes had. I personally love Laura Mercier brushes, they make application really easy and simple even for beginners. Blending is always a cinch and application is consistently even. They also don't shed that easily. My 2 year-old brushes are just as fluffy and soft as the day I got them. Definitely worth the investment!

But I have to say, my favorite of all these new brushes is the angled eye-liner brush. That little change in design makes creating the perfect cat's eye, way, way easier!

Another new discovery is rose gold eyeshadow! Admittedly not entirely new but this (new) liquid formulation and this lunch meeting opened up my eyes and made me realize how truly flattering it is on Filipina skin. 

Favorite part of all? Super easy to apply, you can even use your pinky for beautiful eyes on the go.

You can wear it alone for a fabulous day look:

Or layer it with some deeper shades for a stunning night look that is perfect for any outfit/cocktail party you need to attend this holiday season.

And lastly, Laura Mercier's limited edition Holiday Bath and Body sets for 2014:

Choose between these 3 scents: Ambre Vanille, Almond Coconut Milk, and Tarte Au Citron.

Each scent variety comes in a honey body wash, scrub and lotion. There are different sized gift set variations that you can choose from for every budget.

What I love about Laura's Bath and Body products is how long-wearing and comfortable they are too wear. The scent stays on ALL-DAY! More so when you layer it + it's non-greasy so I can apply my lotion even on seriously hot and humid days.

Something we all must have this season? These new Shimmer Body Mists which moisturize like a lotion but at the same time, lend a gorgeous, natural-looking, youthful glow to the skin!

It's also made of an ultra-light formula that is immediately absorbed by the skin upon application.

To truly discover for yourself how wonderful these new products are, head on over to a Laura Mercier counter at all Rustans Departent Stores and ask one of their friendly, in-house make-up artists to do a free demo for you. :)