This week our Makeup Wars bloggers are showcasing one of their favorite brands. I chose Laura Mercier. Whether you are 16 or 60, Laura helps women enhance their features and look beautiful everyday. Laura isn’t into trends so the line is perfect for over 40 trying to look their best.
In 1996, Laura developed Laura Mercier Cosmetics to benefit women of all ages and skin types. She personally created the colors to satisfy the needs of her clients, based on a classic and always-current palette, rather than seasonal trends only.
I first experienced the “Laura’s Flawless Philosophy” about 15 years ago on a trip to Las Vegas. My ex-husband and I and another couple used to attend a trade show there every year. One day my friend and I left the guys at the show while we did some power shopping. I don’t remember which department store we ended up in, but we both had makeover using Laura Mercier products. That was the first time I had ever heard of a face primer–what a difference! I ended up buying the primer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow, etc, etc, etc. as did my friend. For the first time ever, I had a flawless complexion.
The Laura Mercier Flawless Philosophy consists of:
- Prime the Skin – Laura’s invention creates the perfect canvas for makeup application. There are six primers available for any skin type. Original, Radiance, Hydrating, Mineral, Oil-Free, SPF 30.
- Apply Foundation – Laura believes makeup should look as natural as possible which is why she created a wealth of foundations, tinted moisturizers and the new tinted moisturizer creme compact in several shades and finishes. Her Tinted Moisturizer has become iconic. It’s the one that gives excellent coverage yet feels light on the skin. It’s perfect for over 40 ladies–I ADORE it!
- Apply Concealer – Another iconic LM product, is her Secret Camouflague and Secret Concealer totally hides under eye circles, blemishes, discolorations, scars and imperfections.
- Set with Powder – Laura says powder is the key to perfectly finished and long-lasting makeup. With no pigment, there’s never any caking or discoloration of makeup. I absolutely love the lightweight, sheer and silky texture. It melts into the skin and makes everything look air brushed!
This was VERY difficult to write, because I literally love all of Laura Mercier’s products and have tons and tons of favorites. However, if I were to write about all of them, we would be here a very looooong time, so I will just highlight a few.
The Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencils and Kohl Eye Pencils and excellent. As you can see I own quite a few. Here are ones I’ve repurchased many times and are you will not find in any other brand.
Eyeshadow crayons made a big hit in 2012 and are still going strong. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours are superb. They have just the right amount of sheen, last forever and there is a gorgeous assortment of 18 colors! These are so easy to use–perfect for for a quick pretty look or when pressed for time. Read my review here.
A look at some of the more outstanding powder eyeshadows.
Illuminating Eye Colour in Sun Glow, Fire Glow and Earth Glow. These have a a multi-dimensional, luminous pearl finish that glows on the eyes.
And the stunning Ballet Pink Baked Eyeshadow along with the Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette, reviewed here. You can use these baked shadows wet or dry. Used dry and you get a sheer wash of color, wet really intensifies the color.
Moving on to the the lips…
Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lip Colour - I love this creamy, pigmented formula. These glide on with a semi-lustrous finish that is very flattering and lasts! 35 gorgeous shades! Read my full review here.
Laura Mercier Cosmetics has some spectacular products that I use everyday. I’ve only touched on a very, very few. Her skincare and cosmetics are high performing, top-notch quality and absolutely PERFECT for the over 40 woman. Stay tuned, I’m going to be reviewing the holiday collection soon!
Let’s see what brands our other bloggers chose. I’m so curious I can’t wait!