Laura Mercier Hautelook Haul & Spring Corals FOTD

Hi guys! Just wanted to share my LM haul from Hautelook as promised. It arrived on Friday, actually, exactly 13 business days after I made my order. (I find this to be pretty average for Hautelook.) Unfortunately, I left really early Friday morning, so I didn’t get my package until Sunday when I got back. I actually had SO bring the box with him when he picked me up from the airport teehee.

Laura Mercier on Hautelook Sale Haul – Stickgloss in Peach Sorbet & Shimmer Bloc in Gilded Garden

Despite the long shipping time, I am really happy with my order! I got the Stickgloss in Peach Sorbet and the Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc. Peach Sorbet is the 7th Stickgloss in my collection! I really absolutely adore the Stickglosses – you can read my original review here. I can’t actually find Peach Sorbet on the Laura Mercier site or the Nordstrom’s website, so I assume that it was LE with some past collection. I can’t find a description of it, but I find it to be a pretty peachy, red-coral. There’s not that much pink in it, as you’ll see in the swatch below. I am also super happy to have finally gotten my hands on the Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc. I really wanted it way back when Fuzkittie first featured and raved about it. I chose to skip it since I thought it’d be too cool, light and frosty for me, but I jumped on it at 50% off!

Swatches: Stickgloss in Peach Sorbet, Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc, Upper Left Pink Flower, Upper Right Bronze-y Flower, Middle Bright Pink Flower, Light Pink Base

As you can see from the swatches, Peach Sorbet is quite red, but it’s a lot lighter and peachier than say, Poppy or Cranberry, which are my two red stickglosses. It’s also significantly peachier than Dior Addict High Shine in Gipsy Red, which is a deep coral-red. Um, I think you guys will see what I’m talking about in the FOTD below. The Shimmer Bloc is quite light and frosty, so I think it will be best suited as a highlighter on me, but I’m a lot less scared of cool pinks than I used to be, so I’m excited to really try it out soon. Sorry I forgot to do a blended swatch!

Face: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF30, EDM Semi-Matte in Sandy Medium/Buttered Tan, Coastal Scents Silica Powder, Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Parasol, Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Gilded Garden
Eyes: MAC Pigments in Blonde’s Gold and Museum Bronze, Urban Decay 24/7 in Stash; Lips: Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Peach Sorbet

And here is my first FOTD in just about forever! My skin is still kind of freaking out… well, it got a lot better before my recruitment event, but flying and high-stress situations like super packed interview/recruitment weekends always messes up my skin. Today though, I decided to pull out my Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF30 which I won from Ti Amo, whose blog I have currently misplaced… I tried it a few times in the winter, but I couldn’t tell whether it was breaking me out or not and didn’t particularly like the texture. Today I tried it with my new Coastal Scents Silica Powder and I like it a lot better! The coverage is surprisingly good for how sheer it is too. I’m not even wearing any concealer! :D (Not that I couldn’t probably use some, especially on my forehead LOL…)

I’m also wearing Tarina Tarantino blush in Parasol, so you guys can see it in a FOTD. Please keep in mind that I put it on very lightly with a fluffy brush (EcoTools Mineral Powder) and blended it out. It’s very pigmented and if you put it on with a denser blush brush, such as the EcoTools full-size Blush Brush, it would be a LOT brighter (though… I don’t particularly recommend this). I love it because it’s so pretty and glowy. I also dusted on a tad of the Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc on the cheekbones with my MAC 188, but I don’t think you can really tell. (I try not to wear things that are too shimmery when I have uneven blemishes). I’m also wearing Peach Sorbet Stickgloss – you can see that it’s definitely peach/coral versus red. Perfect for spring and summer, no!? :D

The products featured in this post were purchased by me with my own money or with gift cards from friends except for Perricone No Foundation Foundation which I received from a blog giveaway. I am not affiliated with the manufacturers/distributors of any of these products and received no compensation for this post.

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42 Responses to “Laura Mercier Hautelook Haul & Spring Corals FOTD”

  1. sarah says:

    yay fotd!! so pretty :D the peachy coral is really nice for spring. i’m loving your eyebrows too.. haha i know it’s weird. i’ve been wanting to get mine reshaped but i’m so annoyed with the growing out process O__O
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..Hana from Misikko & Imee =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! And LOL – I actually kind of hate my brows right now because they’re slightly different shaped and it’s driving me insane … but I know that’s just ’cause I’m really OCD. Thanks for the compliment – it really lessens my frustration. Though I totally sympathize with you!!

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  2. Rae says:

    Ooh! Parasol looks absolutely divine on you, my dear :) I’m loving the photo and swatches of the Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc as well; it’s too cute!
    .-= Rae´s last blog ..Can Green Beaver’s Winter Lip Balm really solve my winter lip woes? =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I think it’s exactly what I was looking for. :D

    And IKR?! It’s soooooooo adorable!

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  3. luv2smilexo says:

    that peach stickgloss is absolutely gorgeous

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I’ve been looking for a lipstick this color for just about forever!! It’s not exactly what I was expecting for a lipstick called “Peach Sorbet” but it’s actually pretty dead on to the picture that was on Hautelook, so I’m happy. :D

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  4. Lulu says:

    Wow they both look great! The shimmer bloc are a lot more pigmented than I thought, now I’m regretting not getting them on that day when you got it! wahhhh!!! but then I guess i was SUPPOSE to be on a no buy to no regrets :p hahaha and I am really into peachy coral of anything right now, so i am loving that lipstick as well :D
    .-= Lulu´s last blog ..Trying out Konad =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks!! And LOL. But you stuck to your no-buy so that matters more!! Yea, I am pretty impressed by the shimmer bloc too, though I knew that Fuzkittie and a few other ladies were using it as a blush. I am not as fond of shimmer/frost as they are… but it’s just so gorgeous lol.

    Coral is so in right now! I’m super happy because I love coral and I’ve actually been looking for a lipstick like this for the longest time! Most corals go so red on me, I’m so happy to finally have a real coral! I’m still lemming NARS Niagra and Chanel Rouge Coco in Egerie… and the new Lancome Color Matte in Corset though. I am so drawn to these pinky-corals I can’t figure out why I don’t have any of them! LOL!

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  5. Popcorn says:

    What the Glided Garden Shimmer Bloc and I missed it? This totally sucks! :( Im sooo sad now. How does the HauteLook work? Do you think they will still put up the Shimmer Bloc. Waaaaaa……….
    It looks sooo pretty and I know, Fuzkittie did rave about it. hahahha

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    Catherine responds:

    Hey! Sorry to hear that. You can read about Hautelook in my post about the sale here. I don’t know when the next Laura Mercier sale will be … or if they’ll still have the Gilded Garden Shimmer Bloc in stock, but I certainly expect another sale in the next few months. I think this was Laura Mercier’s 3rd sale since I’ve been a member. HTH

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  6. Nikki says:

    eeeekk that is sooooooo pretty! I love the lip color on you too! your haul face lit up!!!!
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..AMW Reports: The First Dollface Personal Makeup Workshop =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Aww thank you! I really love the color – I’ve been trying to find a coral like this forever! :D

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  7. ect says:

    Super pretty & fresh look :D Woow that shimmer bloc is so cute! Love all the shades too! I really wanna try the Stickglosses now hehe!
    .-= ect´s last blog ..A piece of me in… March 2010! =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I am so ready for spring LOL.

    I can’t wait until the bumps on my cheeks go down so I can wear shimmery stuff again! I am just itching to try and see if I can make the shimmer bloc work as a blush. & if you do, I hope you love the stickglosses as much as I do!

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  8. carolinee says:

    you got such good stuff! I tried the Gilded Garden shimmer block last summer in Sephora, and I’ve really been wanting to get it since! It’s soooo pretty and girly! haha :P The stickgloss looks great on you and the blush too! :) Lol yeah keep shoving down those vitamins! lol it’s so bad…i get on average around 4-5 hrs of sleep a night during the week…most of the time it’s even less, like think 3 hrs. it’s so BAD! :’( so all i do is sleep in with the bf on the wknd! lol. i wish i had known you were in Davis! my bf goes there, so i come over just about every wknd! :P

    <3

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! Heehee, I’m pretty much super into girly-girl stuff as far as makeup, accessories (er, things I would keep IN a bag) and nails. I figure as long as I dress professionally and don’t act like a ditz it’s ok LOL. I was so, so lucky they had the shimmer bloc on sale on Hautelook – I thought I had missed it forever since it was from so long ago!

    & OMG… I feel so bad because I usually get at least 6-7 (I feel so OLD LOL). Hope you’re getting your vitamins and can take some time off for yourself soon!!

    And awwwww – it’s actually ok because they had us booked from about 8:45am to 10pm so I didn’t even get to see a few of my friends that go to school there. I haven’t decided 100% yet, but I’m probably going to SF. Maybe we can hang out in the city then. =)

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  9. carolinee says:

    oooh! yeah let me know when you’re thinking of going, so maybe i can clear my schedule! hopefully i’ll be free–I’m so busy this year–so we can meeeeeeeet and shop at the 200 something stores at powell and the 3 story forever 21! xD

    <3 caroline

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    Catherine responds:

    Oh LOL. I’d be going for grad school so I’d be there for the next 5-6 years. I’m sure we could figure out a time in that period!

    And DUDE. The Powell St. Westfield and surrounding area is probably my favorite place to shop IN THE WORLD (though… Taipei is close, just much harder to get to).

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  10. Dina (XYYan) says:

    The blush looks so pretty! and love your FOTD, looks really fresh :) and glad to hear that your skin is getting better
    .-= Dina (XYYan)´s last blog ..A Piece of Me…. in March 2010 =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks!

    Yea, it’s getting there. Still dealing with a few cystic bumps, but overall it’s way better than it used to be, so I guess I can’t complain too much. =)

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  11. Jess says:

    Ohh… lovely haul, Catherine! I’ve always wanted that LM Gilded Garden shimmer bloc, but LM is not available here in Austria (well, good for my purse, hehe…). So, just looking at it makes me happy! ;)

    I love your fotd! You look super fresh and pretty with the lippie on! You pull off ‘red’ lippies so well! Btw, I wore the Revlon Carnation lipstick you gave me yesterday, and I LOVE it! How did you know that this color would flatter me so much?!Thank youuu! ♥
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..Product Comparison : Lunasol Lighting For Eyes 04 Neutral vs. Lighting For Eyes 05 Khaki =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Hehehe, I think so many of us really lemmed it back then! I’m really happy to have finally gotten my hands on it.

    & thank you! I am so ready for spring. The weather here has been weird and grey lately even though it’s already March! And ahhh, I was hoping you’d love it! The Colorbursts tend to emphasize my liplines, but you have such nice lips I figured it wouldn’t be a problem for you. =P I think “oh, this would look so good/so much better on ____” when I shop a lot. So glad I was right! :D

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  12. Arianne says:

    I love you in that peachy lippie! It brightens up your face instantly! I also like the look of Parasol the way you applied it here… very Spring-y. :)

    I got a peachy lippie recently too, MAC Fresh Salmon, but it dries out my lips! It’s a pretty colour though, that I think I just have to work it with lip balm.
    .-= Arianne´s last blog ..Annabelle Painted Love: Spring is Coming! =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I have always loved corals, I have no idea why I don’t have any others! LOL.

    Ah, I always always am so tempted by MAC’s offerings. I really wanted Costa Chic, Way to Love, Fresh Salmon, and now Ever Hip, but my lips just don’t get along with MAC lipsticks, even if I wear balm, so I’m forced to skip on them…. Fresh Salmon is a goooooorgeous color though! Hope you can get it to work for you!

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  13. Gorgeous and delicate colours!!

    I love the girly bows nails too!
    .-= Jamilla Camel´s last blog ..FOTD – Kryolan Micro Foundation Sheer Tan 360, Canmake Nudy Glow Lipgloss Milky Tea, Kate Gradical Eyes GY-1 and Cargo Miami Beach Blush BB-03 =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! :D

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  14. Naiyana says:

    Very Very Pretty! And Natural.
    .-= Naiyana´s last blog ..MAC Give Me Liberty of London Collection =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thank you! That’s what I go for. :D

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  15. missmicchan says:

    really nice FOTD! So pretty :)

    I did a Lorac and Juicy purchase from Hautelook..don’t you just love discounts!
    .-= missmicchan´s last blog ..UNII Palette =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Nice! Can’t wait to see what you got! I do love Hautelook. It’s an awesome site. =)

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  16. Diane says:

    Hi Catherine!

    I’m so proud of myself for not breaking my no-buy on makeup when these items hit hautelook. I really wanted the Shimmer Bloc in Gilded Garden but at the last minute decided against it. I love the stickgloss you bought it is really pretty! I just got the TT blush in parasol that you reviewed a few posts back, wow it is really pretty and really bright. =)
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Review: Sasatinnie Black Caviar Nourishing Mask =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Heeheehee. Good for you!!!!! I need to be better about sticking to mine…

    And ooh, glad to hear you like the TT blush too! :D

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  17. These colors suit you beautifully, Cat! What a nice haul you got! =D
    .-= Shop N’ Chomp´s last blog ..And The Winner Is… =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Thanks! I’m super happy about Peach Sorbet because I’ve been wanting a peach/coral like this FOREVER! :D

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  18. the shimmer bloc is so funky and cool! You look so cheerful and cute in your FOTD, loving the lips
    .-= makeup morsels´s last blog ..Heads Up: Head To Nordstrom =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Isn’t it pretty!? I love it hahaha.

    And thanks! I’ve been looking for a lip color like that forever!

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  19. Annabel says:

    I actually had SO bring the box with him when he picked me up from the airport teehee.
    –> i do this all the time HAHAHA
    .-= Annabel´s last blog ..PhD =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    :D :D :D

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  20. hey, i lost all my links when my blog list stopped working. glad you came to visit my blog. now i have you back. also, i have been very curious about this new brand. and i love the look of that palette.
    .-= jojoba (My Makeup Reviews)´s last blog ..FOTD: Kat Von D True Romance Eye Shadow Palette Memento Mori; Sample: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lift, Misc: Sunday 11km Walk =-.

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    Catherine responds:

    Hey jojoba! It’s good to hear from you! I didn’t realize you’d lost all your links – glad to see you’re back. I do try to skim all your posts, but sometimes I get bogged down or just don’t have anything intelligent to add at 3am… ^^;;

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  21. Ana says:

    Ah, thanks for the FOTD… it looks so pretty on you that I just bought it off Gilt… I am scary cat when it comes to peach/orange for sure BUT seeing your pics really motivated me to get it…

    If anyone else is interested they are having a Laura Mercier sale until tomorrow and they have this color for $20 with a lip liner… $20 is about how much stick gloss sales for at Sephora but since this seems to be a discontinued color i decided to get it.

    Crossing fingers that it will work for my skin tone :)

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    Catherine responds:

    Hi Ana, so sorry for the late reply – I was on vacation out of the country without internet. Hope Peach Sorbet works out for you! It’s one of my absolute favorites. :D

    Happy New Year!

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