Archive: Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier at Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show
Makeup by Talia Shobrook
*All products from Laura Mercier Makeup Collection

Face Chart:

INSPIRATION

For the Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show, Talia Shobrook, lead makeup artist for the show, was inspired by the fashionable and fresh Marchesa bride-to-be. The makeup look she created was whimsical and effervescent. By carefully selecting a palette of warm and diffused colours, she was able to develop the natural flush that people love for brides, evoking a woman that is both innocent and sensual.

FACE: According to Shobrook, “flawless skin with a fresh and dewy finish was the foundation of the look.”
· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Mega-Moisturizer Crème SPF 15 with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance to add a subtle glow to the skin.
· She then covered under eye circles with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and covered any spots or redness with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation to the face.

· Lastly, she used Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in the T-zone, for control shine, leaving the rest of the skin dewy and fresh.

EYES: According to Shobrook, “we chose to highlight the eye, to add to the allure that a bride’s sparkling eyes have on her wedding day.”

· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colours Stellar and Primrose and applied them on the lid from lashline to the crease.
· Next, she softly contoured the crease with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco.
· Using Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, she dipped a Laura Mercier Fine Point Eye Liner Brush into water and swirled around the Eye Colour to pick up the product, then drew a line across the lashline, with a slight flick at the outer corner. The eyeliner should be thin, and bright.
· On the lower lashline, she used a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle just at the lashline and blended slightly to soften.
· Lastly, she finished with a layer of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara and another layer of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara to the lashes in the center of the eye.

LIPS & CHEEKS: “By using the same product on the eyes and lips, we allow the fresh-faced bride to only have to carry one product for touch-ups. The creamy formula adds a lovely natural flush to the face,” Shobrook concluded.

· On the cheeks, Talia applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) to the apples of the cheeks and blended to give a natural flush in the face. The result is a creamy smooth natural cheek color.
· The look was finished with the punchy Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) blended onto the lips as well.

 

Laura Mercier Portfolio Animation

Laura Mercier is launching a new limited-edition “Portfolio Animation” collection that will be available this March-April. To go along with this collection she is releasing a range of new products for lips, cheeks and eyes that can all fit into the Custom Compacts. Check them out below.

Portfolio Animation Collection

Custom Artist Portfolio for Home & Away ($98.00, retail value of $120.00)
• Designed to carry all Flawless Face and Colour essentials
• Rigid outer shell case wrapped in metallic, pewter snakeskin material
• Includes four multi-size mesh cosmetic bags, easily removable with built in magnets
• Features Laura’s unique pocketed brush page
• Two refillable 6 and 3-well Custom Compacts that hold your favorite eye, cheek and lip godets

 

Lip Glaze ($20.00)
Laura’s new Lip Glaze is a lip gloss that provides sheer colour and shine to lips.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Soft Pink
· Plum
· Lotus Bloom

Sheer Crème Colour ($22.00)
Laura’s new Sheer Crème Colour is a crème face colour that provides a soft veil of colour for a “bonne mine” (healthy glow) effect.

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Pearl Glow Veil
· Pink Cheek Veil
· Bronze Veil

Second Skin Cheek Colour ($24.00)

Laura’s is a micro-fine, innovative pressed powder that delivers natural colour and unprecedented wear with extreme comfort.
Available in five new, permanent shades (18 total):
· Heather Pink
· Peach Whisper
· Soft Iris
· Honey Mocha
· Sweet Mandarin

Eye Colour ($22.00)

Available in three new, limited-edition shades:
· Merlot Sateen
· Golden Crème Luster
· Seashell Pink Sateen

Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

The Jenny Packham Autumn Winter 2012 collection reflects the mood of Film Noir, a genre of films characterized by dark mood lighting, and characters with even darker morals. In this collection, pretty pinks are brushed aside as blood red and Stanwyk silver hit the catwalk in the form of silk crepes, plunging necklines and figure-hugging silhouettes.

Talia Shobrook, the lead makeup artist for the show, leveraged the collection’s seductive colors and shapes to create a makeup look that “evoked the mystery of the era, but translated it for the modern day woman.”


FACE: According to Shobrook, “pale, dewy skin and hollowed cheekbones evocative of the Film Noir period were the foundations of the look.”

· Before applying Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, Talia created the look of hollowed faces by applying dark shades of Laura Mericer Tinted Moisturizer Compact across the cheekbones (NEW: Available Fall 2012).

· She then applied Laura Mercier Primer Radiance on the nose, chin and cheekbones to create an illuminated, dewy effect on the skin.

LIPS: Shobrook then “modernized the era’s trademark blood red lips.”

· She first outlined the lips using a mixture of Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colours in Cocoa and Merlot and filled them with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush (NEW: Crème Smooth Lip Colours available Fall 2012). She then dabbed Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Pink Pearl to the center of the lips to create a seductive sheen.

EYES: “Melodramatic and mysterious eye makeup that harks back to the soft focus effect of Film Noir camera lenses completed the look,” stated Shobrook.

· Talia created a seductive eye by sweeping Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Starfruit across the brow bone and Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Dusk across the lid, outer corner of the eye and under the lower lash line.

· She then accented the center of the lid with Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Violet Sky.

· Talia lined the entire eye with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper and blended it out with Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Tiger’s Eye.


Get the Look: Kate Beckinsdale at the Underworld Awakening

 

Molly Stern, Celebrity Makeup Artist, explains how she created the star’s red carpet look – a perfect elegant meets bohemian look inspired by her Jenny Packham gown, and mirrored in her makeup: natural tones that kept her look soft with a seductive edge.

Face:

· To ensure she looked flawless throughout the evening Molly prepped Kate’s face using the iconic Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance, $30. Then she applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Fawn, $42 to enhance Kate’s extremely natural glow. Molly then highlighted her cheekbones and nose with Laura Mercier Secret Brightener, $30 to give Kate an extra kick of light.

Lips:

· Kate’s glistening lips were created with Laura Mercier Baby Doll Shimmering Lip Glacé, $22.

Eyes:

· Molly used a blend of Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in African Violet, $22 and Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Crystal Beige, $22 for the base and then add a line of Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Liner in Mahogany Brown, $22. She finished off her lashes with two coats of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara, $24.