Archive: Laura Mercier

Rooney Mara’s 7 Beauty Must-Haves

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InStyle magazine chatted with Rooney Mara to find out the secret to her gorgeous skin and  get the scoop on her favorite products. To read more check out the current issue of InStyle magazine on newsstands now.

Your complexion is the envy of every beauty editor I know. Please don’t tell us it’s just good genes.
People are going to hate me for saying this, but I really don’t have a regimen. I don’t use a lot of products because my skin is so sensitive, though I always wear sunscreen, usually Chanel and Dermalogica. I try to eat healthfully and hardly ever drink alcohol. When you eat the right things, you don’t need that many products.

And the Rooney Mara don’t-hate-me-because-my-skin-looks-airbrushed diet consists of …
Well, I’m gluten-free. A bunch of people in my family have celiac disease, so I stopped eating wheat about a year ago, and right away I noticed a difference. I’m also vegan; I basically eat only fruits and vegetables. I’ve never felt better than I do now.

Let’s talk hair. Your jet-black strands and blunt baby bangs may well be in the Pinterest hall of fame for “aspirational cut.”
We did short bangs for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it was when they grew out that people really started to like them. As for color, I’ve been lighter, but I prefer being brunette. I find that people with dark hair don’t need to wear as much makeup.

Professional pluckers tell me they get dozens of requests for “Rooney Mara brows.” Are they high-maintenance?
They’re actually no-maintenance—that’s why they’re so prominent!

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CALVIN KLEIN DOWNTOWN EAU DE PARFUM
“I love the simplicity and modernism of Calvin Klein. We have a very similar aesthetic.”

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TARTE LIPSURGENCE
“I love these chubby pencils. Since the matte formula stays put, my look is easy to maintain.”

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NARS THE MULTIPLE
“I’m embarrassed to say, one of my favorite shades is Orgasm. I toss one of these sticks in my bag and rub it on whenever I need a hit of color.”

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LAURA MERCIER LOOSE SETTING POWDER
“This is great at taking down the shine after you apply sun-screen. It adds a bit of matte—and never seems too powdery.”

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ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM LIP PROTECTANT STICK
“This sheer tint, the lipstick version of Eight Hour Cream, smooths and moisturizes. It also has SPF 15. I have it in tons of shades.”

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CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ CONCEALER
“My mom was the one who told me about this stick. It gives such good coverage, yet you look as though you’re not wearing anything at all.”

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CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA ULTRA-LIGHT SUNSCREEN MAKEUP SPF 15
“Even though this tinted moisturizer is light, it does a terrific job of evening out my complexion without ever getting cakey.”

Review: Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath

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I am all about a nice hot bath on cool, rainy Fall days. We have been in some sort of monsoon season here in the Pacific NW and I have been looking for a great new bath product.  I was excited to receive a sample of the Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath.

Being a huge Laura Mercier fan I know about all the great makeup products but had not tried this bath line. The box and jar are so pretty and would make a great gift but even better is what is inside. The Fresh Fig Honey Bath is so decadent, use dip into the jar with the enclosed honey dipper (so cute!) then twirl it under running water. It creates really silky, thick and rich bubbles. The Fig and apricot blend to create such a beautiful and warm scent. On top of getting out of the bath warm and smelling great the Fresh Fig Honey Bath leaves my skin so soft I don’t even need lotion.

The price is on the higher side but I needed just one dip with the honey dipper to get a nice full bath of bubble. And the jar is huge so it will last a long time. If you are looking for something to reward yourself with this is it, or make someone you love happy this would make a great gift.

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LAURA MERCIER Fresh Fig Honey Bath $40

What it is:
A foaming, honey-scented moisture bath.

What it does:
This decadent, fragrant bath leaves skin feeling clean, fresh, and moisturized. Inspired by Laura Mercier’s French upbringing, the Fresh Fig Body & Bath Collection features playful yet sophisticated formulas inspired by the aura and aroma of the French pâtisserie.

What else you need to know:
Fresh Fig is a sweet, fresh, intoxicating scent of gourmand ingredients including the indulgent essence of fresh Celeste figs blended with dewy fruit bouquets of apricot nectar and sensuous ylang ylang to create a rich, luxurious scent unlike any other. The smooth, creamy notes have a soft sweetness, while the subtle green, earthy elements add an unexpected but very appealing element.

You can learn more about Laura Mercier products and purchase online at www.lauremercier.com

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of the above product for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Get The Look: Michelle Dockery at the 2013 Emmy Awards

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Michelle Dockery Emmy Awards 2013
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Nominee, Downton Abbey
Look by Jordan Long for Laura Mercier

For Dockery’s 2013 Emmys makeup look, makeup artist Jordan Long was inspired by a series of stunning watercolors painted by the artist David Downton in the January 2013 issue of Vanity Fair. In order to complement the classic femininity and clean lines of Dockery’s custom made Prada gown, Long kept her makeup very minimal, focusing on her glowing skin and strong brows.

FACE: Flawless, glowing skin
• Long first prepped the skin with a moisturizer, eye cream and Laura Mercier Lip Balm, ($20).
• Next, Long applied a fine layer of Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Soft Ivory, ($45), using a damp sponge. Then she used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC#1, ($32) to conceal the skin only where needed.
• She then brushed Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on the apples of the cheeks. In order to give Dockery a subtle glow, Long mixed Laura Mercier Secret Brightener, ($30) with the cream blush.
• Next, she applied a light dusting of Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, ($35), concentrating solely on the t-zone.
• Lastly, Long layered Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Oleander, ($24) on top of the powder, using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42).

LIPS: Neutral lips contrasted the star’s bright, red gown
• Long applied Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini, ($24) to Dockery’s naturally pigmented lips.

EYES: Strong brows were the focal point of the eyes
• First, Long blended Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco, ($23) over the entire lid.
• Next, she used the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Travel Brush, ($29) to blend in Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, ($23) at the center of the lids and into the corner of the eyes, providing a subtle shimmer.
• She then applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Blanc, ($23) just under the star’s brows.
• Long smudged Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($22) very tightly to the lashline and followed with three coats of Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara in Black, ($20) on the upper and lower lashes. She then added a strip of Laura Mercier Center Faux Eyelashes, ($18) to provide a “fluttery pop.”
• To finish the look, Long filled in and slightly extended Dockery’s brows with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Coffee Ground, ($23) using the Laura Mercier Angled Eye Colour Brush, ($29).

 

All the products used to create Michelle’s look can be found at www.lauramercier.com


Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée Honey Bath

Ever have one of those days you want to punch in the face? Well I am wishing today had a face, I would give it the what for! When I get stressed or have a crappy day my favorite way to unwind is a hot bubble bath and a big bottle glass of wine. A warm bath on a cool Fall night is hard to beat.

I am on the last drops of my current bubble bath and I have been on the hunt for something new. I just came across this fantastic Laura Mercier bath collection which includes Crème Brûlée Honey Bath!  Hello nurse, Crème Brûlée, warm bath and wine I might just take of the gloves give today a hug and call it even.

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LAURA MERCIER Crème Brûlée Honey Bath $40
What it is:
A foaming, honey-scented moisture bath.

What it does:
This decadent, fragrant bath leaves skin feeling clean, fresh, and moisturized. Inspired by Laura Mercier’s French upbringing, the Crème Brûlée Body & Bath Collection features playful yet sophisticated formulas inspired by the aura and aroma of the French pâtisserie.

What else you need to know:
The Crème Brûlée Collection is a warm and decadent combination of gourmand ingredients including delicious notes of warm caramel, spun sugar, and French vanilla bean for a sensual and enchanting experience.