The new season is all about sunkissed skin and beautiful pastel pigments as far as makeup goes this summer 2012 season, so browse through Laura Mercier's Belle Nouveau makeup collection and explore the burst of sheer pastel and earth tone pigments that enchant from first glimpse!

Gear up for the new season in style with the help of Laura Mercier's latest makeup collection which features the loveliest pigments for the summer 2012 season: pretty pastels and earth tone pigments. Nature has been the inspiration behind most makeup collections this summer season as nothing can top the beauty of nature inspired hues, so no wonder that 'flower power' is also present in Laura Mercier's Belle Nouveau summer 2012 makeup collection.

The collection placed a heavy accent on soft hues that manage to maintain a certain naturalness that is undoubtedly hot this upcoming season, so dare to experiment with fab pastels, vivacious pigments such as fuchsia, pink, orange as well as earth tones such as blue-green, cobalt and bronze. Give yourself a total glam-over with a perfect balance using the following fab makeup products featured in Laura Mercier's Belle Nouveau collection and you'll surely feel like a true diva.

Sheer Crème Eye Color
Give your eyes a soft, sheer touch of color using these fab creamy eyeshadow pigments that will instantly illuminate your eyes and give you a totally refreshed, youthful-vibe look. The creamy formula enables you to easily spread the color and build it up to intensify the look if you desire, so experiment with the following colors:

Mauve Pastel - pale lavender

Grey Pastel - cool light grey

Aqua Pastel - pale teal

Crème Lip Print

Nude beige - matte bronze

Nude Coral - matte red orange

Nude Pink - matte light pink


Sheer Crème Veil
Give your skin a subtle sunkissed look with the help of this lovely limited edition makeup powder in Copper Glow Veil, a shimmery bronze that looks fantastic.

Lip Glacè
Lip gloss is a definite summer beauty must have as sensual, high-shine lips are a magnet for attention and a dab of color applied on the lips can instantly refresh your look. The following lip gloss shades are in perfect sync with the new season color trends and match most skin tones, so pick your best match:

Camellia - fuchsia pink

Lotus Blossom - light pink

Orange Tulip


Caviar Stick Eye Color
Define your eyes to perfection with these fab eyeshadow pencils that feature a smooth, high pigmented formula for instant results. Choose your true match from the following:

Turquoise - shimmery blue-green

Steel - shimmery silver

Plum - burnt shimmery plum

Long Lash Mascara
Nothing can add the finishing touches to a makeup like mascara, so envelop your lashes to perfection using one of the fab must have hues signed Laura Mercier:

Bleu - true cobalt

Black - black


Body Bronzing Makeup & Nail Lacquer
Enhance your skin to perfection with the ultimate body bronzing makeup, a fab bronzing cream that will envelop your skin like silk due to its smooth formula. Your nails have an equal importance as makeup, so prep your nails to perfection and make them shine using the brand's newest lacquer in Lavender Cloud, a fab pale violet that cannot be ignored.

Photos courtesy of Laura Mercier