Archive: Laura Mercier

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.

Get the Look: Claire Danes at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

 

My favorite of the night! Claire looks flawless and her dress was one of the most amazing I have seen in years.


Claire Danes at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director and Brand Ambassador for Laura Mercier, explains how he created the nominee’s red carpet look – a modern take on classic Old Hollywood Glamour.

Face:
• To ensure she looked flawless throughout the evening – from her early afternoon red carpet arrival to post-show after-parties, Matin prepped Claire’s face using the iconic Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $30.
• Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation in Sunny Beige, $50, evened out her skin tone.
• Matin then lightly applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic, $38, to Claire’s cheekbones to enhance her natural glow.
• Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC3, $28, brightened darker tones under Claire’s eyes.
• The look was set with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, $34, a universal loose powder that creates a soft-focus effect on-camera.

Lips:
• Claire’s vibrant, statement-making red lips were created with several layers of Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Seduction, $22.

Eyes:
• Matin used Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony, $22, to line Claire’s upper and lower rims, and finished the look with two coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara, $20.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face Collection Review

Laura Mercier’s amazing Flawless Face makeup collection, is comprised of  four pieces that can be used together or separately to create a truly Flawless Face.

My face has been giving me grief lately and I’m amazed how great my skin looks after using the Flawless Face collection. The best feature is that it doesn’t mask my skin with heavy makeup it simply diminishes the flaws and enhances my skin leaving the perfect canvas.

 

Foundation Primer – a clear gel it comes in five different formulas primes the face for longer lasting foundation.

Foundation Powder- Laura Mercier Foundation Powder is a wet/dry powder formulation that contains oil control ingredients to hinder shine.

Secret Camouflage – a palette containing two oil-free, long wearing concealers colors that you blend together to create your perfect shade.

Invisible Loose Setting Powder – a translucent oil-free and talc-free loose powder with a soft focus finish.

STEP 1: prime the skin – Foundation Primer

This is by far the best makeup foundation I’ve used. It glides on light  and dries quickly leaving my skin perfectly matte. I’m amazed at how well it hides my pores,  keeps the shine away all day. If I am in a rush a little primer and loose powder and my skin is perfected and I’m ready to go.

STEP 2: apply foundation – Foundation Powder

I usually stay away from powder foundations as I find they settle in my pores and wrinkles. Laura Mercier’s Foundation Powder is light and buildable and never “settled” into my pores. Just the tiniest bit smooths out my entire complexion and leaves my skin looking so great. This formula can be used wet or dry and it lasts forever, love makeup that keeps my skin looking great past lunch!

 

 

STEP 3: conceal – Secret Camouflage

Secret Camouflage comes in two shades  to create custom blending options just mix a bit on the back of your hand until the shade matches your skin tone. With a few strokes  my blemishes were nearly invisible. The color blending helped conceal my imperfections without looking “made up”.

STEP 4: set with powder – Loose Setting Powder

If you are constantly at war with your pores, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder is your new best friend. A sheer powder it masks my pores and leaves my skin oil free. One of my favorite items it really creates a flawless look, and doesn’t distort the color of my makeup.

 

 

 

Availability: Laura Mercier’s website, Sephora

Pricing: Foundation Primer is $30.00, Foundation Powder is $40.00, Secret Camouflage is $28.00, Invisible Loose Setting Powder is $30.00.

 

Laura believes there are four steps to create a flawless face-primer, foundation, concealer and setting powder. Each product has been specifically developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, yet natural looking complexion.

 

For more information on Laura’s flawless philosphy and tips on how to use each product click here.
To find out how to get products for your perfect skin check out their flawless face finder here.

 

Compensation was provided by Laura Mercier via Glam Media. I received a sample to review as part of the program. The opinions express herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Laura Mercier.


Expert Beauty Tip: Get the Perfect Lip Stain

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While interviewing makeup artist Charlie Green at the Twinkle fashion show, I was immediately drawn to the matte berry stained lips she had done on all the models. The rest of the face was fairly naked, just perfect skin and groomed brows, and the overall look was super easy but polished. I really wanted to try the look for myself so I got a few tips from Charlie on how to make lip stain last. She used a M.A.C Pro Stain on the models, but you can get a close approximation with the deep wine-y color of M.A.C Amplified Cream Lipstick in Burnin’, $14, maccosmetics.com, Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Sugar Violet, $20, sephora.com, or Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain, $11 at drugstore.com. Charlie used her index finger to push the color into lips instead of a brush so it looks like a “residue of pigment” and not too perfect. She then dabbed it with a tissue to take off excess color, then pushed in another layer of color, followed by the tissue and then a final application. The key to this look is the matte texture so skip gloss altogether. Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder, a couple swipes of clear brow gel and curled lashes and you’re all set.