Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer was one of the first products in my makeup stash, I loved it so much – it gave me the natural dewy skin that I always crave for. The tinted moisturizer along with the radiance primer never left my makeup vanity for years – I repurchased them few times. I was so excited when I saw the reformulated version of my favourite tinted moisturizer, not just the formula – even the packaging is new and I am so in love.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector is a tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup dewy finish. It is more suited towards dry, normal, and combination skin types. Oily skin types may look more dewy with this tinted moisturizer. The formula is creamy smooth and blends seamlessly into the skin. The coverage is sheer and skin looks even, with no dryness or cakiness. The staying power is pretty good, my skin looks even for the whole day. It worked well on my skin for the end of summer and now into fall – I have no issues in terms of staying time or the finish. Skin looks fresh and dewy. Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector is a tinted moisturizer is available in 20 shades. It applies nicely with fingers.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Natural Skin Perfector is a tinted moisturizer for a sheer hint of coverage for an effortless no-makeup makeup luminous finish. The finish is natural and suitable for most of the skin types. The formula is lightweight and a blend of finely-milled pearls to create an even-toned skin look with lasting luminosity. It gives a beautiful sheer natural coverage with an illuminating glow. Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Natural Skin Perfector is available in 6 shades.
Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating Natural Skin Perfector and Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector can be used on its own or can be used together for a dewy and radiant finish. Based on what type of finish you like, you can always use a setting powder to mattify. I prefer a little powder with the Illuminating version but for the Natural Skin Perfector – I am good to go with just a pea-size amount on my face, blend with fingers and my skin look supple, healthy, and dewy with a natural finish. The ingredients and the combination of skincare and makeup gives an extra edge to these moisturizers than just a makeup product.
I have a new fall addition to the permanent shade range of Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick which is an ultra-matte lipstick that delivers long-lasting creamy comfort and intense coverage in just a single swipe. The formula is buildable to intense colour and is not drying or cracking. It is the brand’s highest pigmented lipstick in a sleek slimline design. There are 3 new additions to the permanent shade range while 3 limited ediiton shades. I have swatched one from the permanent shade called ‘jolie’.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating, Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector and Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick are available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, and thebay.com*Press samples
Inspired by gold, the symbol of beauty and eternity, Guerlain creates Parure Gold. With their sensorial textures and luminous finish, the products of the Parure Gold face range enhance women and reveal a radiant and more youthful-looking complexion. With 5 products that complete the ‘Golden Ritual’ , they all are a must-have – they work amazingly when used alone and work in perfect harmony with each other to give a youthful flawless complexion.
Guerlain L’Or Primer is one of my favourite primers, I reviewed it in details in the past here. It is one of those primers which is a hybrid of makeup and skincare, makes my skin soft and supple while keeping it nourished. The gel-like formula blends into the skin seamlessly and the makeup stays on very well after using this primer. The primer is a 24-karat-gold-infused, cooling gel that sinks into the skin for a long-lasting hydrated, and radiant complexion. ‘L’Or has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with a powdery base of balsamic, benzoin and white musk. ‘
New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation which offers hydration, radiant rejuvenating effect while delivering an impressive wear time. The complexion looks flawless, even, and radiant while covering the problem areas. It has dual-faceted golden pigments that contribute to an intensely radiant complexion, a combination of mother-of-pearl and a hint of 24-karat gold. The foundation is available in 12 shades.
Guerlain KissKiss LipLift is a smoothing base for lips in the form of lipstick. It smoothes and plumps the lips while making a perfect base for the lipstick to last longer. I have reviewed it in the past here. With its creamy, rich and supple texture and neutral translucent shade, it preserves and enhances the colour of your lipstick. Its subtle vanilla-violet fragrance delicately intertwines with the sparkling scent of berries.
Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude is a beautiful nude shade with a hydrating and plumping formula. The finish of the lipstick is matte and the formula is very pigmented. The formula is comfortable on the lips.
To finish the makeup look, New Guerlain Parure Gold Mist is the perfect way to end the golden ritual. The mist is weightless and hydrating at the same time. It creates a thin barrier to help protect the skin from pollution while also setting makeup in place. It gives a beautiful radiance to the skin while delivering an overall smooth fresh complexion.
‘Parure Gold has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with benzoin and white musks. ‘
To use: Prepare the skin with the L’Or base. Apply to the entire face and neck. Complexion feels refreshed and is ready for foundation application.
Apply two to three drops of fluid foundation to face and neck. Blend in from the center of the face outwards until an even result is achieved. After applying your make-up, close your eyes and spray the mist two or three times while holding the bottle 20 cm from your face. Spray in a “Z” pattern starting at the left side of your forehead and ending at the right side of your jaw.
Overall, I am so impressed with my golden ritual, the foundation is definitely a new favourite – the radiance, how supple and natural my skin looks and feels, the longevity – everything is excellent. I have recommended the L’Or Primer a few times in the past and still is one of my favourite primers. The new Parure Mist is definitely perfect for the radiance, supple, nourished skin which has already become a staple for me – I am ready for fall and winter. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.*Press samples
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has launched a new matte lipstick with sheer lightweight colour called Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Sheer Matte. The formula is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is not drying and glides on nicely on the lips while giving the desirable coverage – it is easily buildable. The unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application.
The slim silver and black packaging look very elegant and the unique square bullet design makes for a neat and precise application. There is a light scent to the lipstick which dissipates quickly. The sheer formula is perfect for everyday use and is easily buildable with more swipes. The shades look very natural on the lips with one swipe.
Below are the shades I have swatched in this post:
101 Rouge Libre – Vibrant Cool Red
109 Rose Denude – Vivid True Pink
111 Corail Explicite – Tropical Coral
112 Raw Rosewood – Soft Rosy Nude
The staying power of the lipstick is pretty nice for sheer coverage and matte finish, just that it looks very natural and sheer with one swipe. It does not dry my lips. The lipstick looks beautiful in the bag or on the vanity with the slim bullet gives an edge of sophistication. The formula is smooth and light.