Back in 1997, I discovered Laura Mercier's makeup line. It was pretty new, and available at Stanford's Neiman Marcus. (The only time I ever go into a Neiman Marcus is when I buy makeup or perfume. Same price, better customer service! Just sayin'...) Now you don't have to to Neiman's, Laura's line is at most major department stores, and Sephora.
What a fabulous line. This was one the first lines that I was truly able to say there was nothing I really disliked about it. This can be both positive and negative as when you find something you really love, you must HAVE ALL of it to satisfy the craving! In this post, I'll just go over a few things.
I use Laura Mercier's concealers exclusively. These concealers are in both my personal and professional kits. I've (of course) tried hundreds of different concealers of many types and of many brands, and hands down, this is still my all time favorite.
The Secret Concealer in the pot - fabulous. I use this on myself and my clients for the under eye area. The consistency is creamy, it covers well, and a little dab will do ya!
I also like the Secret Camouflage Concealer for any other area on the face. You can mix the two colors together, and create the exact color you need for covering blemishes, redness or whatever your little heart desires. I love the fact that this can be mixed to your liking - especially since none of our faces are uniformly the same color all over. I can make my concealer exactly the way I want it for whatever it is or where ever it is I'm trying to cover. It can take some practice - but once you get the hang of it, you'll be in love. (I'd better be in love since I just re-purchased ALL 6 of the Secret Camouflage Concealers for my pro kit!)
Another must-have in Laura's makeup line are her brushes. Again, makeup doctor/junkie/connoisseur that I am, I've dutifully tried almost every department store brand, and many pro brands as well, and I ALWAYS come back to Laura's brushes. I tell my clients, if they really want to excel at their makeup application craft, they MUST get some of my "go to" brushes from her line.
My first go to brush is her angled eye color brush. (Some of my brushes are from 1997 - and still have the original cursive writing on the handle.) The names have probably been changed as she increased her brush line.) This is the perfect eye color blending brush for the crease area. Perfect for the windshield wiper effect. I use this only for blending, and not to apply color. This is really one of my number one must haves.
My second go to brush is her smudge brush. I love this one. It is the perfect size to blend your eyeliner. Just smudge this little smudge brush along your liner, and voila! Perfection.
Eye Shadow for All
There are so many other items from Laura's line that I want to talk about. Along with her brushes and concealers, I also am in love with her eye shadows.
Ahh! Laura Mercier's eye shadows. There are shades for everyone - younger, middle aged, or on the older side. Several gorgeous matte shadows along with shadows with shimmer. Nothing boring about these shadows - a variety of different colors. You won't find the neon look with this line, but since I left my teens many (oh so many) years ago, neon isn't what I'm after.
Everybody wins when Laura Mercier's makeup is involved.
So - go and check out the line, and start or continue your winning streak!