Tag: Laura Mercier


Laura Mercier has some amazing launches this summer including the Mediterranean Escape Collection and Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick which I have been using since last two weeks and finally able to share my thoughts after having a nice time off for my family vacation before the kid’s school starts.

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

Mediterranean Escape Collection – Summer Color Edit 2019 has some beautiful limited edition launches for summer. As the description of the collection suggests, ‘Go glamorously off the grid with tones and textures inspired by a bohemian meets jetsetter vibe.

Carefree sun-kissed days of dewy skin bathed in vibrant washes of colour flow into endless nights of balmy glosses and deep blue eyes.’

The Mediterranean Escape Collection includes Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, Glace Touch – a gloss for eyes, cheeks, and lips, Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, and Caviar Stick Eye Color. I have been really enjoying the Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer and Caviar Stick Eye Color in shade poolside.

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer is a limited edition – a universally flattering lightweight balm that can be applied to the face, decolletage, legs, and arms to give skin a summer glow. The creamy texture of the bronzer glides onto the skin leaving behind a sheer, bronze illumination with a dewy finish. It applied nicely with fingertips on the face and body, to add warmth and glow to the lighter skin tones while adding a subtle hint of colour and glow to medium tan to dark skin tones. For its very natural finish, it can be part of everyday makeup or for holiday pick-me-up.
Sun Kissed Veil compact artwork created by Kathryn Beals.

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

Caviar Stick Eye Color is a versatile eyeshadow stick that delivers effortless application, high-impact colour and up to 12-hour wear. The formula is pigmented and the shade range starts from nudes to deeps, shimmer and matte finishes – glide seamlessly onto lids. The cream eyeshadow stick is very easy to apply, blend, and the great thing is that it is long-wearing and crease-resistant. I have used Caviar Stick Eye Color for a few years in different shades and it never disappoints. The creamy formula gives plenty of time to smudge, blend, line, fill or define, so it’s easy to create any look. I have swatched the limited edition subtle shimmery ocean blue shade called poolside.

Mediterranean Escape Collection is available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and thebay.com

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick is the new lipstick launch from Laura Mercier. Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick has a weightless, high-impact colour with a satin finish. The lipstick is available in 30 shades. The lipstick is encased in a sleek, high-gloss metallic case and the custom-curved bullet is sculpted to envelop the lips and deliver the intense colour in one silky swipe. The lipstick glides on effortlessly on the lips, is very smooth and moisturizing. The formula is very pigmented, even with one swipe. The formula does not settle into the lines, does not dries the lips, feathers, and stays good for over 4-5 hours on my lips. I have swatched Nude Nouveau, Rouge Ultime, and Chocolat Divin which shows you how the spectrum ranges from nude to dark shades.

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

The new lipstick collection is available in 30 shades passionately curated by Laura Mercier and the palette offers a full spectrum of fresh, vibrant shades that play with cool and warm undertones to suit all skin tones from fair to deep.

Laura Mercier new Mediterranean Escape Collection -Sun-Kissed Veil Riviera Sun Bronzer, caviar eye stick, Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick, Longwear Lip Liner review and swatches for summer Color edit 2019 launches

Laura Mercier Longwear Lipliner is a sleek pencil that outlines defines and enhances the natural shape of lips – whether used alone or with a lipstick. The formula is richly textured and long-lasting lip liner in a sleek pencil form, outlines, defines and enhances the natural shape of lips. Its unique texture is firm enough to draw a precise thin line, yet soft enough to blend and wear alone for a matte finish. The creamy formula glides on smoothly and comfortably while keeping the lip colour in place to prevent bleeding, feathering and collecting in corners of lips throughout the day. Longwear Lip Liner is available in 20 shades and I have swatched shade ‘Rosewood’ which is a pretty much everyday shade with or without lipstick for me.

Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick Collection is available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue, and thebay.com

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Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation is the new foundation from Laura Mercier which launched this year. I am all about glow when it comes to base makeup, the glowy, dewy skin is my go-to always. I do like Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation which I reviewed in the past here. If you see the packaging of both foundations, the striking difference is the cover of the foundation. The shape and size of the foundation bottle are the same. The bottle of the Flawless fusion ultra-long wear foundation is matte glass with brown cover while the Flawless Lumiere is a glossy shiny bottle with shiny nickel cover. Both foundations feel very lightweight and the coverage is amazing while the major visible difference is the finish.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation is a lightweight foundation which gives medium coverage buildable to full coverage. The finish of the foundation is naturally luminous. I use a pump or two of the foundation for a medium coverage which I usually prefer most of the days when I am working. The foundation blends in beautifully into the skin and looks like second skin. It does not look or feels cakey or heavy on my combination skin. It does not accentuate my dry areas on the skin but is hydrating.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The staying time of the foundation is impressive, almost same as the flawless fusion ultra long wear (which has a matte finish). For me, the foundation stays good with a light touch up of powder on my oily areas, which I usually don’t do much, for over 10 hours which I have tested it for. I did not notice any oxidization of the foundation on my skin tone. It lasted well on my skin with or without primer, there was no major difference in the time. My shade is Tawny 4W1.5 which is for medium skin tones having warm undertones.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The shade range has 30 shades ranging from light to dark and with cool, neutral, and warm undertones. I have swatched all the shades of the foundation in the pictures below and also described them below:

1C0 Cameo – very fair with cool undertones

1C1 Shell – fair with cool undertones

1N1 creme – fair with neutral undertones

1N2 Vanille – fair to light with neutral undertones

1W1 Ivory – fair with warm undertones

2C1 Ecru – light with cool undertones

2N1 Cashew – light with neutral undertones

2N1.5 Beige, 2N2 Linen – light with neutral undertones

2W1 Macadamia – light with warm undertones

2W1.5 Bisque – light with warm undertones

2W2 Butterscotch – light with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

3C1 Dune – medium with cool undertones

3N1 Buff – medium with neutral undertones

3N1.5 Latte – light-medium with neutral undertones

3N2 Honey – medium with neutral undertones

3W1 Dusk – medium with warm undertones

3W2 Golden – medium with warm undertones

4C1 Praline – medium with cool undertones

4N1 Suntan – tan with neutral undertones

4W1 Maple – tan with warm undertones

4W1.5 Tawny – medium with warm undertones

4W2 Chai – tan with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

5C1 Nutmeg – medium deep with cool undertones

5N1 Pecan – medium deep with neutral undertones

5N2 Hazelnut – medium-deep with neutral undertones

5W1 Amber – medium-deep with warm undertones

6N1 Truffle – deep with neutral undertones

6N2 Espresso – deep with neutral undertones

6W1 Ganache – deep with warm undertones

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The foundation applies nicely with a buffing brush, makeup sponge, especially the one newly launched by the brand called Flawless Finish Makeup Sponge which is an s-shaped sponge that is designed to provide an even laydown for flawless application. I have noticed the absorption of the product is pretty less with this makeup sponge.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation vs ultra long wear

The shape of this sponge allows easy application of the foundation around the edges of the nose, and apply concealer under eyes smoothly. It can be used for multiple purposes in the makeup application routine after applying foundation with it, to blend concealer, apply powder over concealer or for baking, blending the contour.

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

The foundation and sponge duo are definitely amazing launches from Laura Mercier that you need to check. Laura Mercier products are available at Sephora Canada, Sephora, Holt RenfrewSaks Fifth AvenueNordstromSpaceNK, and Net-A-Porter.

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Laura Mercier does not need an introduction when it comes to makeup and makeup products, the brand has been loved and trusted for decades. I have three products from the brand which have been on rotation since last few weeks and glad to share with you – Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a multi-tasking product which is lightweight, an essential for everyday use and for a no-makeup look. It has a sheer hint of color and the finish is natural dewy, no doubt why it is an award winner. The moisturizing formula provides a beautiful glow to the skin and is perfect for all skin types, it does not emphasize any dry areas or make my oily areas oilier. Skin looks like skin but a beautiful radiant version of it, more even toned. It can replace foundation if you are looking for a very lightweight sheer hint of color.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

The tinted moisturizer stays on well for over 8 hours. The main ingredient for hydration – ‘Sodium hyaluronate hydrates and softens fine lines, dry lines. Broad Spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen plus a power-blend of antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect skin from the damaging effects of the environment.’ I have shade medium and works well for me. It applies well with fingers, sponge, and even with a makeup brush. Definitely a keeper!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm is a 3-in-1 lip color which provides medium to full coverage, balm level comfort, and high shine lip gloss finish. The formula is very smooth and creamy, comfortable to wear, glides on beautifully, keep the lips moisturized plus with color and shine. The lips look and feel supple and natural. The staying power is nice too. I have swatched shade Amaretto Swirl which is a Pink Beige and suitable to most of the skin tones, it is a beautiful nude shade on my lips.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

Laura Mercier Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara – is a nice mascara, but I do feel it clumps after few hours of application. It gives a nice volume to the lashes. I do like the comb applicator which has a large, firm brush that coats the lashes well with just one swipe. I have this mascara in shade black.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm, and Extra Lash Sculpting Mascara

Laura Mercier products are available at Sephora, Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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