The impending holidays (is Thanksgiving really only a day away??) have begotten a plethora of lovely collections from some of my favorite lines. To start, Napoleon Perdis Beauty (my interview with Napoleon can be found HERE) recently released a bevy of Napoleon Bonaparte-inspired products that meld the emperor's luxury of the past with modern textures and colors. Behold the Merci Lipgloss Collection, which retails for $39 and features five luscious glosses in varying hues of peach, pink and nude (each named after one of Napoleon's senior makeup artists).
Kindly scroll on for product images, swatches and pictures of the glosses on the lips...
|Above: The swirly tubes of gloss are a veritable feast for the eyes!|
|Above: Swatches of all shades in natural indoor lighting. Note the pigmented jelly-cream finish!|
- Rebecca is a rich, deeply pigmented bright pink with wine undertones
- Anna is a medium nude peach.
- Casey is a pale peachy pink
- Kate is a light to medium cool bubblegum pink
- Yannia is a bright dark peach, borderlining on a rusty orange nude.
**These shades do not have shimmer...I would classify them as a sheer (but pigmented) jelly cream formula with a delightfully non-sticky texture and invigorating citrus scent. I envision these looking glossily gorgeous on all skin tones!
|Above: alone on the lips.|
|Above: Anna alone on the lips.|
|Above: Casey alone on the lips.|
|Above: Kate alone on the lips.|
|Above: Yannia alone on the lips.|
Above and below: A combination of Casey and Kate on the lips...this duo yields the perfect juicy peachy pink hue!
Bottom Line: The Napoleon Perdis Merci Lip Gloss Collection is simply scrumptious and makes the perfect gift for lip product lovers! The gel formula effortlessly moisturizes lips and all five shades are completely wearable, spanning the spectrum from delicately sheer (Casey) to decadently pigmented (Rebecca). I have been enjoying a Casey/Kate combination for a juicy peachy pink look and, in sum, appreciate the variation that this collection enables...highly recommended!
**PR sample provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.