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It all started on a random day, wondering around cosmetics floor at my local department store about 5 years ago. Laura Mercier counter caught my eye. I had no idea about the brand, just attracted by the chic brown colour theme, simple & sleek packaging. I’ve checked a couple of products and it was a love at first sight 🙂 Beautiful, flawless textures, most natural finishes, needless to say I am a big fan since then and would like to take you through a *starter kit* in other words – best products no other brand could beat – from Laura.
Tinted Moisturizers SPF 20: These tinted moisturizers are brilliant! You can choose from three different formulas, regular, oil – free and illuminating. A decent range of shades that are quite promising to find your match. Perfect for the most natural make up, especially for spring – summer time. The coverage is medium and buildable up to high compared to other as called ‘tinted moisturizers’ in the market. The finishing is not matte, even the oil free one has somewhat dewy finish. I highly recommend this product all year around with support of concealer and maybe setting powder, these tinted moisturizers are much better than many foundations out there.
Secret Camouflage: This is a cult product in make up world. Laura believes in achieving flawless face in steps and each step has almost magical, powerful product that delivers. Secret camouflage applied with the tiny concealer brush, really does the trick of a flawless face. It has two colour system which helps to build the most custom made colour for the area needs concealing. Pinkish colour is a little creamier in texture than the other paler one and can be used either alone or mixed together. 8 colour combinations are offered, as many face products from Laura, finding your match, won’t be an issue. This is a very strong weapon in your make up bag, you won’t regret buying.
Mineral Powder SPF 15: This is far the best mineral powder in the market, once again to say the least. It is a non drying powder formula with quite high coverage and natural finish. Oil free and water resistant which offers a long stay power. Depending on the level of coverage you need, you can either choose a kabuki face brush (for more coverage) or a regular powder brush (for light coverage). If you are looking for a heavy duty alternative to liquid foundations, more practical to apply and easy to travel with, i highly recommend this one.
Illuminating Powder: Mocha Spice Quad – This one is one of the few products I was able to use up. The nice feeling of hitting the pan of the product… Sheer blush quad which is quite flattering for brunettes with very low level of shimmer in it. The shade is really soft for an everyday look, especially giving the right amount of warmth for fall and winter. I repurchased this one and still going strong, as I haven’t yet come across anything like this.
Sponges: I can’t help but mention these 4 pack sponges that Laura offers – the most expensive sponges ever! However when you are once convinced to pay and have the chance to try these, most likely, you will be so upset with any other. They are working wonders with liquid, creme foundations. Can be washed several times and last quite a long time compared to cheaper alternatives. All make up brushes and accessories from Laura are really high in quality and all are really spot on to achieve what she is teaching you to achieve. Flawless face philosophy by her is really working with the right products and tools.
In addition I adore the matte eye shadows in shades; Black Plum, Plum Smoke, Twilight Grey and Coffee Ground, they have unique shades which are perfect for almost all eye colour.
I also love sheer lip colours in Nude Lips, Bare Lips. They are gorgeous colours.
I really enjoy this brand’s selection, almost all the products, from eye shadows, to lipsticks, all face products, all brushes and tools. The selection above is just to underline the fact that these products mentioned are far the best in the market compared to any other.
Although it is quite expensive in many regions, Laura is definitely your money’s worth.
Until next time, take care!