The Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Collection for Fall is all about texture. Shimmery skin with matte lips, striking shimmery eyeliner and reflective eyeshadows. And a highlighter that is dimensional in form and function. Read on for more….

Tom Pecheux, Estee Lauder Creative Makeup Director is really hitting his stride. Modern Mercury is definitely my favorite Fall 2011 makeup collection and I feel, the best collection he’s conceptualized yet. This collection was inspired by modern architecture, modern buildings and the way light is reflected off glass buildings of the city.

Highlights from the Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Collection for Fall 2011 include:

Modern Mercury Duo – close up

Black Chrome Duo

Pure Color EyeShadow Duos in Modern Mercury and Black Chrome: I love both of these eyeshadow duos, especially the more dramatic Black Chrome. The interesting thing about the eyeshadow duos is the texture and reflective pigments in the tablets. Easy to wear (and hard to photograph!), these are my new everyday neutrals. If you can, I’d get both. $30

Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée: This beautiful highlighter is so innovative–it’s a “tribrid” system of liquid, powder and gel that revolutionizes makeup application. You can apply wet or dry and it truly goes on anywhere. On cheeks to illuminate, on eyes to highlight. In the compact, it looks like a golden wave of color. I will be using this for Fall and beyond. $40.

Pure Color Velvet Lipstick: Three shades of matte lipstick complement the striking colors of this collection. Available in Nude Velvet, Fuschia Velvet and Red Velvet, these lipsticks are long-wearing and richly pigmented. If you’re looking for a killer red, it’s Red Velvet all the way. $24

Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner: Graphite, Black Quartz and Silver Zinc. Eyeliner will be the must-have eye product for this Fall. This new liner is long wearing, non-flaking, water-resistant and applies like a dream. $21

Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Metallic Sage: Tom Pecheux envisioned a color that would be a modern take on a nude shade to complement the collection. Metallic Sage is a transparent shade that won’t overpower. $19

The Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Fall 2011 collection will be available for a limited time at select Estée Lauder counters nationwide and at

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