Real Style visited the new Primp and Polish space by Holts Beauty at Yorkdale on June 6th, and was treated to a complimentary makeup application courtesy of Laura Mercier. With light coverage foundation with a natural finish, a breakthrough line of water-based primer, and a variety of dazzling eye shades, we were impressed by both the range of products and the quality.
Related: See the New Holt Renfrew Beauty Bar
Although Laura Mercier products are sold at Sephora locations, the Holt Renfrew counter specializes in the products developed by the French celebrity makeup artist.
We took an immediate liking to the Lip Glacé ($24) in both the pale pink Pout and darker pink Rose. With a luminous finish and non-sticky texture, this is truly a gloss which will last all day.
Laura Mercier has always focused on natural beauty, making use of women’s best features to help them feel great about their unique faces. The Undercover Pot ($34) aims for a flawless face in a two-step process- with one side for hiding dark undereye circles and the other side for blemishes. With a formula so light you feel like you’re wearing no makeup at all, it does the trick and hides any evidence of less than perfect skin.
Keeping up with the trend toward bright eyes for spring, the line also includes an innovative Crème Eye Liner ($22) in gorgeous shades like the deep turquoise Canard. As well, the Laura Mercier counter seems to have made the move from simply doing great makeup to introducing a body and bath collection with soothing scents. Steps away from the exciting new Holts Beauty bar, we love the mix of edgy new colours, quality products, and classic coverage- not to mention the beauty station just a minute away!