The show piece of the Modern Mercury Fall collection has to be the Pure Colour Illuminating Powder Gelée (£28).
The colour is very shimmery and mixes champagne, gold, peach and a touch of bronze. Its very pigmented and because of the shimmer level I use this very lightly on the cheeks, on my pale skin it works as a blush and highlighter combined. It also works really well as an eyeshadow.
Swatched below L-R: swatch, blended in, used wet
Undeniably warm, but flattering nevertheless even on my cool toned skin. The texture is interesting, its meant to be a combination of liquid, powder and gel. It blends really well and is long lasting.
I got the Pure Color Nail Lacquer Metallic Sage (£14) as I'd seen some lovely pictures of this applied, however it just didn't work out for me.
On me the colour is a dark dirty swampy khaki with some golden shimmer.
I find the colour quite dull but its more the formula I’m not keen on. I found it did not apply evenly and was a bit patchy, although it did wear quite well. The fumes was extremely strong during application which I found quite unpleasant.
Nail Polish Ingredients:
Lastly I got the Pure Color Eyeshadow Duo in Platinum (£22.50).
It contains a slightly shimmered white and beautiful metallic silver taupe. This is part of the permanent range of duos here in the UK. I initially dismissed it because of the white of which I have little use for, but it really is worth getting if you like cool toned taupes.
Swatched below, far right is the shades blended together.
Picture below; Powder Gelée on lid, both shades from Platinum duo blended and used lightly in the crease.
I bought all these from John Lewis.