Archive: Laura Mercier

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.

Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon at the “Devil’s Knot” Premiere

"The Devil's Knot" Premiere - Arrivals 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Laura Mercier worked with actress Reese Witherspoon for the Toronto International Film Festival Screening of “Devil’s Knot.”

Makeup artist Mai Quynh created a “modern, fresh and polished” look for the Toronto International Film Festival screening of Witherspoon’s new movie “Devil’s Knot.” Quynh was inspired by Witherspoon’s green Jimmy Choos and the neckline of her black and white Jason Wu dress.

FACE: Illuminated, flawless skin

· Quynh first prepped the skin with Laura Mercier Moisture Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Normal/Combination, ($52) and then used her fingers to apply Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, ($32) all over Witherspoon’s face.

· She then applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation in Cashew Beige, ($45), using a sponge.

· Next, she created a natural flush of colour using Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline, ($24) and Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic, ($40).

· To ensure Witherspoon’s makeup stayed in place all night, she applied Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder in Translucent, ($34) using the Laura Mercier Finishing Brush, ($42).

· Lastly, Quynh dusted the actress’s forehead, cheeks and chin with Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze -02, ($36) using the Laura Mercier Bronzer Brush, ($45).

LIPS: Bright coral lips contrast Witherspoon’s green Jimmy Choos

· Quynh lined Witherspoon’s lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Warm Poppy, ($22) and then applied Laura Mercier Crème Lip Colour in Tangerine, ($24) to create the bold pout.

EYES: Soft bronzed eyes

· First, Quynh applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sand Glow, ($26) to Witherspoon’s eyelids, from the lash line to the crease, and then blended upwards.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Fire Glow, ($24) on the crease of the eyes and faded the colour up towards the brow bone. Then, she smudged both the Illuminating Eye Colour and Caviar Stick Eye Colour along the bottom lash lines using the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush, ($24).

· For added depth, Quynh smudged Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle, ($23) along Witherspoon’s top lash line.

· Finally, she used Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde, ($22) to define her brows.

 

All the products used to create Reese’s look can be found at LauraMercier.com

New! Laura Mercier Kohl Liner Extreme

 

From the Laura Mercier Dark Spell Collection the new  Kohl Liner Extreme  is a creamy high pigmented liner that glides on smoothly to quickly add depth and definition to the eyes. I really love this liner, its different than anything I have ever tried and worked really great for me.

First thing the packaging of the Kohl Liner Extreme is really cool. The liner comes in a twist up tube that is very similar in size and shape to a lipstick tube. I found this made it easy to control and apply without any mistakes.

The liner itself is really creamy, it glides on  smoothly leaving the perfect line. I am able to use this along my waterline with zero irritation, which is a rarity for me and my crazy sensitive eyes. Once the linear is set it stays put no smudging, fading or flaking I was impressed the line was as dark and defined at the end of my day as when I applied it.

Laura Mercier Kohl Liner Extreme $24
What it is:
A creamy, highly pigmented eye liner that glides on smoothly to add depth and definition to the eyes.

What it does:
Rim eyes in rich, bold color with this ultra soft, waterproof formula that glides on smoothly and evenly. Its luxurious, creamy texture allows for smudging, easy blending, and creating a smoky eye, staying workable before it dries. Non-greasy and lightweight, it does not skip or drag and wears without transfer for up to eight hours.

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. This liner is safe to be applied onto the water line, the inner rim of the eye on the bottom lid.


Summer Skin & Makeup Survival Guide

Summer time is all about fun in the sun, but the frequent outdoor happy hours, weekend travel, and sweltering high temps will leave you feeling less than your best. We’ve rounded up best-selling beauty products that will help you put your best face forward at all times of the day and night.

Refresh a Tired Face: The sun is sizzling and so is your social life, resulting in one too many late nights. The result? You look and feel exhausted. Try the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish in the morning, which blends naturally energizing Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba to gently remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish wakes your skin up revealing fresh, more youthful-looking skin! ($34)

Transition from Day to Night: Happy hours are a staple of summer, but they leave you with little time to transition your look from day to night. Shifting from work to play is easy with a few essential makeup items in your purse. Try a bright fun lipstick like the brand new Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour ($24). Or go with a bold, vibrant eye by applying Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Violet or Canard ($22). Added bonus: both products are long-wearing, so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the evening.

Repair While You Rest: Before crawling into bed for the night, slather on the cult-favorite RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream. Powered by RES and featuring Glycolic Acid, this powerful perfecting night cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and moisturizes facial skin. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to fresher, glowing, more beautiful skin. Now you can wake up and start your summer cycle all over again! ($175)