As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, Laura Mercier is definitely a brand that sticks out to me. Every product I try I’m impressed and my wishlist of new products to try is getting pretty out of hand… Their products are no fuss and they get the job done beautifully every single time.
I’ve sung the praises of this one before and my love for it is only going stronger as my skin has been getting a little oilier in the heat lately. It’s essentially all I use to set under my eyes nowadays because it provides such a seamless, crease-free finish but lately I’ve also been using it to set my entire face. It prolongs my makeup and because my skin’s been more on the combination side, it’s been keeping the oil at bay. Those with drier skin might find this a little too much for their entire face, however.
I picked this one up a little after the translucent powder to see how it compared and although I’ve been reaching for it a bit, I don’t find it quite as soft and seamless on the skin. It is definitely brightening but can tend to cake under the eyes if I get a little too heavy handed. The texture of the powder isn’t quite as smooth as the translucent powder. Still an awesome addition to my collection but if I had to choose one, the loose translucent powder would come out on top.
For glowing, subtle, lit-from-within skin this has been my go-to for months. It’s a beautiful pearlescent shade that really pops on my pale skin, it’s one of the more subtle highlighters in my collection but easily one of my most reached for. The formula is beautifully baked, it can kick up a bit of powder if you swirl your brush around in the compact but on the cheeks, it never enhances pores and always looks beautiful. Pale skinned girls in particular, take note of this beauty.
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion –
One of the most beautiful highlighters I’ve ever seen – the design is just stunning but the product itself is also nothing to complain about. It’s very golden so I tend to go in with a light hand when applying it but the formula is very similar to that of the Matte Radiance Baked Powder. You can only imagine my joy when I heard that Laura Mercier was repromoting this colour and expanding the line in the next couple of months.
These sticks are so easy to work with. You have enough time to blend them out after applying but once they’re set down they stay perfectly in place until you’re ready to take them off. The shimmer shades aren’t chunky (a big problem I find with cream shadows) and the entire shade range is seriously stunning. These sticks are definitely some of my favourites on the market.
Laura Mercier Sleek & Chic Eye Colour Palette –
This Christmas 2015 LE eyeshadow palette caught my attention from the very first time I saw it. The purples and the warm tones were a little bit out of my comfort zone but so very tempting and although it’s not one I reach for every day, the whole palette performs beautifully when applied to the lids and the shades work beautifully together to create some stunning looks. My favourites shades are Bamboo and African Violet.
I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to lip products, Laura Mercier is where it’s at. The Creme Smooth formula is lightweight, comfortable and a little bit glossy. I’ve reached for Pink Dusk a lot in the summer time as it’s been the perfect bright pink with a touch of coral for the warm weather. If you’re after a comfortable, easy to wear formula, I’d definitely recommend having a swatch of the beautiful shades in the range. I also have minis of the Milky Way and Red Amour shades in this formula and they’re just as lovely.
This formula really lives up to the weightless claim. Whenever I apply this shade I’m amazed by how it really feels like I’m not applying anything even though the colour is so rich. It’s less glossy than the Creme Smooth formula, more of a satin finish but although I originally thought it might end up being a little drying, I haven’t run into any problems at all.
It’ll be no surprise that this formula is my favourite of the bunch – it’s glossy and so comfortable that it feels like a lip balm while imparting the perfect mauve-y nude pink onto the lips. A quick blot down and reapplication before heading out the door means that, even though it’s glossy, it actually wears for a decent amount of time.
The lip glosses from Laura Mercier are pigmented, glossy, surprisingly long-wearing and they smell delicious. When you pair that with a beautiful shade range, you know you’re onto a winner. Wildflower is one of my favourite glossy bold lip options because it’s easy to either sheer out for a light wash or to build up to a super glossy finish and Tulip fits perfectly into my obsession with mauve-y lip colours. They actually feel moisturising on the lips too which is a huge reason why I have plans to collect a couple more shades…
The more I try from Laura Mercier, the more I fall in love. I feel like a lot of products from the brand are overlooked but seriously, next time you’re near a counter – have a look. I’m very keen to try out their base products (I’ve used up a sample of a primer that I loved) and I won’t lie, my lip product collection will definitely keep growing.
Have you tried anything from LM? What are your favourite products?
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!