A Laura Mercier Second…

Dearest Laura…you’re rockin’ my world in the mean time.

I’m going to imagine that you’re, or have been, a make-up junkie, and so subsequently you may have most likely had one (or extra) moments like I did the opposite night time at back-to-school night time, when your make-up universe collides in such a approach that you simply’re, like, “WHOA!”

I can’t be the one one. I simply can’t.

I used to be simply sitting there in Connor’s preschool classroom carrying some Laura Mercier merchandise when my nostril honed in on somebody’s fragrance (I’ve a bloodhound’s sense of odor). It was acquainted, however I couldn’t place it, and the supply of that scent — swear to gosh — knocked round in my head for days, like a track caught in my head.

Then, half asleep one night time in mattress, it hit me! It was Laura Mercier Eau de Lune, which I wore on daily basis for 3 years straight within the early aughts.

Dang, dawg, I’ve been carrying Laura Mercier make-up on and off for nearly 20 years! Actually, I can recall when it was a comparatively new line. I keep in mind going to a counter for the primary time (should have been about 1997) and being intrigued by the make-up primer, which was very forward-thinking on the time. And their Tinted Moisturizer, Secret Brightening Powder, Eye Fundamentals in Wheat and Stormy Gray eyeliner have all been in my on a regular basis make-up bag rotation at completely different instances for years.

I’m carrying Burnished Bronze and Gilded Fresco on my eyes and Recent lipstick on my lips and cheeks (as a blush). I’m additionally carrying the Basis Primer and Unfastened Powder with MAC Studio Repair Delicate Matte Basis Stick in NC42.

Like I used to be saying…I simply occurred to be carrying a number of items of LM make-up the opposite night time, and it jogged my memory why I like carrying Laura Mercier make-up a lot. Her fashion is colourful, however not too loopy, and has elegantly refined touches of pizzazz, like slightly glitter right here, a demi-matte end there… It’s additionally simple to amplify or dial down.

A couple of fast ideas on what I’ve been carrying recently…

Basis Primer ($38)

There are a number of completely different variations of this (Oil-Free, Dry SKin, and so forth.), and this one is the essential Basis Primer. It’s a colorless, light-weight primer in a moisturizing gel that immediately sinks into pores and skin (relatively than sitting on high). For those who like primers that add radiance with barely-there pearl end (like MAC’s Pure Radiance), you’ll like this, too. It’s an oldie however goodie.

Translucent Unfastened Setting Powder ($39)

Gentle as air and utterly undetectable, this has a smooth matte end that appears pure to the Nth diploma!

Lovies by Laura M.!

Caviar Chrome Veil Liquid Eyeshadow in Gilded Fresco ($29)

This one’s for the glitter lovers amongst us. Swipe a bit on naked lids, after which mix with a finger for probably the most delicate veil of silver glitter… It appears nearly shiny from some angles.

Caviar Stick in Burnished Bronze ($29)

My newest cream shadow love. Like Gilded Fresco, this product’s true magnificence hits if you mix and buff it out. It’s solely then that the end morphs from a shiny metallic right into a smooth sheen. I like it on lids all by itself with only a little bit of MAC Espresso eyeliner. SO GOOD, YOU GUYS!

Velour Excessive Matte Lipstick ($29)

This easy, opaque lippie will final on lips by means of a number of bottles of water (I’ve been consuming obnoxious quantities recently as a result of I swear it’s the perfect factor if you’re combating a chilly). I wore Vibe (a medium nude beige) to back-to-school night time, however I additionally like Recent (a deep pink) and Scorching (a reddish berry).

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,

Karen

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