Tag: Laura Mercier


Laura Mercier’s Loose setting powder has been a part of my makeup stash as well as makeup routine for as long as I remember, it was one of the first few things I had when I got more interested into makeup and everything beauty. I still have my first jar, which you will see in pictures, broken from the corner but it is still good as new, a little bit is all I need to set my makeup and it is one of the best, never looks cakey or gives a grey cast, does not accentuate problem areas, it is just what I need on the days I wear makeup. That being said, I was so excited when I saw the ‘glow’ version of the iconic and cult product from Laura Mercier, I mean the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow is described as the same iconic setting powder that comes in a glow finish. The original powder is infused with pearl pigments to lock in the look for extended wear with a healthy glow finish. It does not add weight or texture but creates a radiant finish with a touch of sheer coverage as it creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the fine lines and imperfections. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow is available in 2 shades, Translucent, and Translucent Medium Deep.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

Few of the key features of the new ‘glow’ version of the powder are below:

Sets makeup for prolonged wear as it has the same base formula as the Translucent Loose Setting Powder, just that this one is infused with pearl pigments.

It helps to absorb excess oil and controls its appearance for a longer time, all day for most skin types

It has a lightweight formula that blurs the look of fine lines

It provides sheer coverage and helps bronzer, blush, and highlighter go on more smoothly and evenly

It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin types.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush is the new brush launched with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow and helps apply the powder evenly on the face. It has a specific structure as you see in the pictures to glide on easily on the natural curves of the face. The contoured end of the brush can be used to set in the curves of the face and build glow in key areas like the cheeks, bridge of the nose and above eyebrows.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

I have been using the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow for a few days now to set my makeup. I have the shade Translucent Medium Deep which I quite like, it is not as dark as it looks in the jar, it is quite sheer and applies beautifully on the skin without giving any coverage but does imparts a glow to the skin, blurs my problem areas, and does not emphasize the problem areas.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

The finish is radiant, not oily or greasy, like the glow from within, do not confuse glow with an oily glow. The powder is very finely milled, very smooth to touch and apply, blends in effortlessly into the skin. It does not feel cakey during the day, feels like I have no powder on top. The staying power is nice, I do look dewier by the end of the day as my skin secretes its own oils and it gets mixed with all the products over it. It keeps the makeup intact for the whole day and a little is all I need. The powder brush works great with the powder, I have used it even with my other powder brushes and it works well too.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush

Top – Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow, Bottom – Translucent Loose Setting Powder

With this new Glow Powder Brush, the difference I feel is that I have more control on where to apply as to where I need the glow. I have sometimes mixed and matched with the original loose setting powder. The original being on the oily areas of my combination skin and the new ‘glow’ version above my eyebrows and cheeks. They both work perfectly together. I am really enjoying the ‘glow’ as fall is here and an extra way to feel special is always welcome. I still love and have on rotation, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage which I reviewed a few months back here.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow and Laura Mercier Glow Powder Brush are already available at Sephora, Sephora.ca and will be Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and Saks Fifth Avenue from November 2018.

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‘What makes you unique makes you beautiful’, Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier is a brand which has some really amazing products you can trust for every day as well as occasional looks. The products are so versatile, they perform and work so well. I was really looking forward to the Boheme Chic Color Collection, especially the Boheme Chic Eye Palette, the first look on the brand’s website and on the social media posts all rose the excitement even more. The shades in the palette look so perfect and absolutely wearable any time of the day or occasion. In this post I am going to present the Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette – an editorial-inspired eyeshadow palette, the new Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer and the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette – Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays

The Boheme Chic Color Collection is inspired by the textures which is Laura’s Parisian atelier, her painting studio. Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette (CAD $58) is an eclectic ambiance filled with acrylic paint, liquefied pearls, and earthy organic materials. Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette is an editorial-inspired eyeshadow palette featuring six highly pigmented clay-textured eye colors in matte and sparkling finishes, along with a custom built-in powder to prolong wear. The shades are a mix of matte and metallic finishes. A really nice inclusion is the setting powder to prolong the wear time.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

The formula of the eyeshadows is highly pigmented, buildable to full coverage. The high-performance hybrid-texture has a unique ‘wet-feel’ that is soft and flexible, making it easily blendable and layered. The air-light setting powder sets the color and controls oil breakthrough, for all-day wear without creasing.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

I have been testing and using this palette since over a week and thoroughly impressed. The formula is just amazing, rich and pigmented. It gives a beautifully soft and wet feel when applying. It blends very nicely without much effort and gives beautiful, almost full coverage, one more swipe and it is all full coverage. The selection of shades in this palette makes it even more versatile, it is perfect for work or even party look. The shimmering and matte clays are very wearable, individually as well as for contrasting texture and shade combinations to take you from day to night look. I have used an eyeshadow brush and even my fingers few times, the formula is just amazing, makes it super easy to apply, even for a beginner too. The matte shades do not show up much in my swatches as they match my skin tone on the arm perfectly if you notice those matte shades blend in pretty well while the shimmering shades are noticeable. The white long-wearing setting powder is very sheer and does not shows up but works on nicely to keep the eye makeup intact and long-wearing.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (CAD $36) is described as a weightless concealer with 12 hours of crease-resistant wear that seamlessly blurs and conceals fine lines, imperfections, and discolorations. The concealer has medium to full coverage to seamlessly conceal under eye darkness and facial imperfections. the finish is natural and does not look cakey. The formula is very lightweight, undetectable after application, while the Blurring Powder blend diffuses light to smooth the look of fine lines. The formula has Skin Fusion Technology, long-wearing flexible polymers fuse to skin for wear that is transfer, sweat, humidity, and water -resistant.  With all this technology in the formula, there are antioxidants and skin brightening Vitamin C which combines with lightweight humectant Glycerin to balance skin moisture and enhance a natural finish that looks flawless without creasing, settling or looking dry and cakey.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

The packaging is good with a doe-foot applicator wand, makes the application easy. I dot the product with the doe-foot applicator under eyes, over discolorations and imperfections, and onto any areas of darkness. Then gently press and blend with fingertips, using the warmth of the fingers to create a seamless finish.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

The formula is buildable, so if more is needed, I apply more to that area.  It can be used in combination with the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage which is another favorite concealer which I use every day to conceal my dark spots which my hormonal congestion leaves. I am very impressed with the claims and the results, it does stay on well for the whole day, the finish is seamless, looks very natural, makes the under eye area bright and covers the darkness. It does not settles into any problem areas and does not look dry or cakey as some concealers do get to tend dry and cakey after application. I use this with my Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, such a great combination, keeps on getting better with the day. The shade 3N is for medium skin tones with neutral undertone. I am on the side of yellow undertones and this one balances out the yellowness pretty well and brightens the eye area and dark areas.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick (CAD $34) is described as an ultra-matte lipstick that delivers intense, single-stroke coverage and long-lasting, creamy comfort. Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick provides the powder-matte finish without the drag or dryness. The formula is lightweight, creamy, and has a velvety texture. It has rich, intense color and the finish is matte. Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick provides full coverage and is long wearing.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

The formula glides on easily and effortlessly onto the lips, does not bleeds, feather or smudge. It feels comfortable on the lips without drying. My lips are usually very dry and most of the products make them drier, especially the matte lipsticks. I have been using these lipsticks since the time I started testing, it stays on pretty well for over 4-5 hours without making my lips dry or settling into the lines. I do make sure to exfoliate or even use a lip balm when I start putting on my makeup and by the time I am done with face makeup, my last step is to remove my lip balm from the lips and apply my lipstick. The formula and shades do not make my lips look flat but they look nice and soft, the velvety texture does work pretty nicely.

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-long wear concealer, Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Laura Mercier Boheme Chic Eye Palette is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear concealer and the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick are available at Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Laura Mercier is the brand I have always loved and trusted for the concept, ideology, and the face of timeless beauty. Laura Mercier, the pioneer of the “Flawless Face”, is a world-renowned makeup artist and creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath, and Fragrance.  Laura is the innovative force behind the brand’s iconic products, French aesthetic, and artistry techniques.   She continues to teach and inspire through her philosophy; “What makes you unique makes you beautiful.”  I am a fan of the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder since many years and I still have my first jar, a little is all you need for the natural finish. Another favorite from the brand is the radiance primer which I have it on my list to repurchase as I just finished one. I am going to discuss two new favorites from the brand which I am wearing almost every day nowadays, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage with the Secret Camouflage brush.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush

“Laura believes that Foundation’s true purpose is to even out your skin tone so it looks it’s very best. Her foundations create a flawless, natural look that lets your skin show through, yet they are distinctly lighter in weight and texture than conventional formulas. The aim is to enhance your beauty, not cover it up.” I truly believe in that, I do not mask my face with everything artificial but use it to enhance what I already have, not to become another person but to look and feel a better version of myself.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation (CAD $59) is described as the perfect balance of blendability, coverage, and comfort. The foundation is high-performance wear that is sweat, humidity, water, and transfer resistant for 15 hours. The coated pigments glide on to create buildable medium to full color that beautifully evens out skin tone and minimizes the look of pores and imperfections. The weightless texture looks, fits and feels like a second skin. The skin-fusion technology provides ultimate long-wear with breathable ease. Controls oil immediately and throughout the day. The matte finish is never dull, flat or cakey. The weightless texture looks, fits and feels like a second skin. Skin-fusion technology provides ultimate long wear with comfortable, breathable ease.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation, the finish is matte. It is suitable for all skin types, especially normal to oily. The packaging of the foundation is in a beautiful heavyweight glass bottle with a pump, the cover, and the bottle has a beautiful luxurious feel to it. The formula is lightweight and the consistency is medium, neither runny nor thick. One pump is all I need for medium coverage and two pumps on the day I need full coverage, I do apply it on my neck too, otherwise, one and a half pump is enough for full coverage. I prefer a brush to apply foundation when I need full coverage. For medium coverage, either the brush or the sponge or the beauty blender works best. As the finish is matte, I do use the Radiance Primer from Laura Mercier or any other brightening primer as I do like a natural glowy finish. The foundation is easy to apply and blends in seamlessly with the skin, covering most of my problem areas and spots. The skin looks even, naturally flawless, and with a healthy radiance. The staying power of the foundation is really great, I had it on for over 13 hours and I am impressed with the results. I do set it with my powder puff or the powder brush, or the setting spray also does the trick after I am done with my face.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

I noticed no irritation, breakouts, or oxidization while using this foundation. I have combination skin and I am very careful about the foundation which tends to get patchy around my oily areas but this does not give me any issues. It goes on so smoothly and makes my skin look great. 4N1 Suntan is the perfect shade for my medium tan skin tone with golden undertones. It is not too orange, nor very neutral, the perfect balance. This foundation is available in 20 shades and range from very light to dark with various undertones.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (CAD $42) is described to provide a full camouflaging coverage that leaves the skin looking natural and flawless. It has more pigmentation than a traditional concealer, has long-wearing formula which covers completely to retouch flaws one by one. It gives a look of natural perfection camouflages blemishes, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolorations, redness, age spots, the nose area. The unique two-shade compact allows you to customize exactly the right shade and undertone to match your skin tone every day, any time of year. It is suitable for all skin types.

“To create the look of even, flawless skin, Laura turns to concealers, with specialized formulas for eyes and face. Either way, apply sparingly and build as needed, where needed. Especially under your eyes, you want to subtly brighten, but the tone should blend seamlessly with the rest of your look.

Laura’s Original Insight: Concealer Is Key. Concealer is at the core of Laura’s less-is-more approach to makeup—in fact, Secret Camouflage was her very first product. Instead of masking skin with thick foundation all over the face, Laura invented high-pigmented concealers to use for targeted coverage, leaving skin looking natural and flawless.”

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush

I have acne scars and pigmentation which I deal with many times in a year due to the hormones and external factors. A good concealer is always a game changer and mood enhancer I believe. This secret camouflage is like a secret weapon indeed, no doubt why it is so much loved all around by the makeup artists or beauty lovers. I really like the idea of having the two shades to mix and match based on the undertones and the concern where it has to be used, such flexible product it is. It provides full coverage, the formula is very creamy and blends really well into the skin. I have used it many times to spot conceal and also for the pigmentation, the finish is very natural. The staying power is pretty good, without touch-ups it stays on well for the whole day around 8-10 hours which I tested for. SC5 works very well with my medium tan skin tone.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

It is specifically meant to be used on the face to camouflages blemishes, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolorations, redness and age spots. With the Secret Camouflage Brush, I custom blend the two colors by mixing the two shades on the back of my hand until I find the blend that matches my skin tone. Then I use feather-light strokes to apply to areas of the face that need covering, concealing, or camouflaging. After applying with the brush, I pat in gently with fingertips. Secret Camouflage is not recommended for under and around the eye area because it is not emollient enough as I had few questions if this works well under the eye.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush (CAD $34) is a perfectly shaped for precise application in the tiniest areas including shadows, corners of eyes, tiny scars or blemishes. The flatter, wider surface at the base of the brush is ideal for larger areas like ruddy cheeks, patches of broken capillaries, sun spots or any areas of discoloration. It picks up the right amount of product and works great to keep concealer from being too thick and cakey. Also, it does help in applying the product in the small areas as well as the tricky areas to cover the problem.  The synthetic bristles are soft yet firm enough to fill in lines and give flawless coverage over spots. I have experienced no shedding and is highly precise.

As a long time user and fan of this brand, I am very satisfied with these three products that I have been using these days and would recommend you to check them out. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush are available at Sephora Canada, Sephora, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, SpaceNK, and Net-A-Porter.

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