Beauty buy: Laura Mercier Cinema Noir collection
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For her latest range of gorgeous cosmetics, Laura Mercier
has taken inspiration from the film era of the late '40s, when black and white gave way to colour.
After all, who doesn't want to model their beauty
regime after Ingrid Bergman, Katherine Hepburn or Rita Hayworth?
The result is a collection of subtle yet rich colours that give a sultry, dramatic look worthy of technicolor - and of our make-up bags!
Our top picks are this burgundy mascara
and espressso eyeliner.
They have a little je ne sais quoi over our standard black products - perfect to bring a dash of artistic temperament to your eyes for a strong but feminine look.
The Cinema Noir Collection has it all, with sumptuous shadows, lip shimmers, nail
lacquers and powders. And with all the soft shades and flawless finishes we've come to expect from Laura Mercier, you just can't go wrong.
Fall 2012 Cinema Noir collection
RRP: Long lash mascara £18.50, Tightline cake eyeliner £18.50
Available from mid-July from Laura Mercier