Laura Mercier Discussion

Natural_Paradox

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am i the only one who thinks that this cosmetics line doesn't get the love it deserves.

best tinted moisturizer, best foundation primer and one of the best loose powders out there!

if you are a fan, let me know why

lets talk...
 

M.A.C.tastic

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I am actually a counter mananger for Laura, and love the line! I had never used it before. The eyeshadows are so pigmented (Love Sharizade, Plum Smoke, St. Germain, Deep Night, Steller!) and I love love love the kohl liners. They smudge out so perfect for a smokey eye. Also obsessed with the little smudger brush, never seen anything like it. The vanilla gourmande fragrance is amazing. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
 

KatherineS

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I've actually been a big advocate for Laura Mercier, especially their tinted moisturizers. I have a few in my kit, as well as some LM brushes, and they never let me down.
 

mirauk

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I'm a Laura Mercier fan... I'm yet to use the make up, but massive praise for the foundations and primers!!! Finally repurchased the Primer after months of Faffing with other brands. Who was I kidding it's my HG primer
 

MzzRach

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I'm a huge fan of this line. I was a regular freelance artist for LM for 5 years, and loved it. It just got to the point where I just did not have the time to give to it anymore (I have a full time corporate job and my schedule is pretty hectic, and I needed my weekends back!).

I love so many products - but here are a few of the top for me:

Tinted Moisturizer - the original formula. Just wonderful - it's like adding a perfect layer of skin to your face, if that makes sense. Lovely lightwieght coverage that looks natural. I am a NW20 and I mix Porcelain and Nude together.

Brushes - some of the best available, IMHO. I own most of them, actually. Some of my top picks are the Smokey Eye Liner and Angled Eye brushes.

Secret Camouflage - used properly, this is genius. You really do need the brush that goes with it for the best results.

Cake Eye Liner - makes a perfect tightline and lasts.

Translucent Setting Powder - super finely milled, gorgeous non powdery finish.

The eyeshadows are real unsung heroes - wonderful pigmentation and they last.

The Body & Bath products are luxurious and decadent. The Creme Brulee line has become a classic. Personally, my fave is the Tarte au Citron. Gorgeous.

I could go on, this line is wonderful.
 

Swirlgirl

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jbshinyfuzzy
I've been thinking about getting the tinted moisturizer. What color do you think I should go with (nw20 at mac)?

I use the TM in Nude and find it matches me really well (I'm NW 20 in MAC too).
I have heard great things about Laura's brushes. I really want to check them out.
I also have a couple of lipsticks and a lipstain in Sugar Violet and I really like them. The lipstain is a like a think gloss, which I really love. Not one of those drying things like the MAC pro longwears.
 

KYBankerGirl

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I have posted love for Laura Mercier several times, and it seems to fall on "deaf ears" - but you have to consider the forum as well. When I first found specktra I was all about MAC, now I still love MAC, but I cherry pick certain products from certain brands to get the best quality, shade, foundation, texture, etc.

LM trans setting powder is not only finely milled and a very high quality face powder that does not appear as "powder" on your skin as mssrachel stated, but oz for oz for the price, this powder is a steal!

As with all lines, there are some products I'm more thrilled with than others, but the only products I've every returned the cake eyeliner - I prefer the other pan eyeliner for tightlining that LM has and the oil free tinted miosturizer. I love her silk creme foundation, lip glace, lipsticks, lip sheers, eyeshadows. I do have some brushes but I can't remember right off which ones. Bottom line - I love this line. I have never tried any skincare but it's not available to me without a 90 mile drive.
 

M.A.C.tastic

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Nude in the regular or oil free but keep in mind the oil free tends to run a tad darker color wise. Quote:
Originally Posted by jbshinyfuzzy
I've been thinking about getting the tinted moisturizer. What color do you think I should go with (nw20 at mac)?
 

MzzRach

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Just wanted to mention that I love the Crystal Pink lip shine that came out with the LM Spring 2010 collection. Gorgeous, I hope they decided to release this product in additional colours at some point. Especially as it was limited edition (of course!).

 

sailordom

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I really, really love several of these products.

I use the translucent setting powder daily. I've been using it for over a year, and I still have a TON of it left. Such a great buy.

I also love the tinted moisturizer (I use the oil-free version), although I've been wearing foundation more often lately. But it's perfect in the awful Texas summer heat when I have to be out and about.

I also have the oil-free foundation, but it was a tad too drying for me this winter, which was much colder than usual.

I've been debating whether or not to try a LM concealer. I have a MUFE one now, but it gets too cakey for the circles under my eyes.
I have a sample of a MAC concealer that I'm trying out now, but I've had lot of luck with LM before.
 

Karuzela

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I am loving the foundation primer (hydrating), it's so good!


But I want to get the tinted moisturizer and/or silk foundation next, but I don't have LM store in my country so I have to buy online. Which LM foundation/tinted moisturizer color would you recommend for a NC20??
 

Steel Magnolia

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Can anybody compare this tinted moisturiser to Chanel's hydramax tinted moisturiser or Estee Lauders daywear Plus tinted moisturiser?
xx
 

elektra513

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LM's translucent setting powder is amazing. I use it daily underneath my eyes to set concealer. I recently got her original formula TM and it's great too. So far so good, and I definitely want to try more from this brand. Esp since she recently came out with some new foundation/TM shades!! So many companies forget about both ends of the color spectrum, it's good to see that from a major brand.
 

MzzRach

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Karuzela
I am loving the foundation primer (hydrating), it's so good!


But I want to get the tinted moisturizer and/or silk foundation next, but I don't have LM store in my country so I have to buy online. Which LM foundation/tinted moisturizer color would you recommend for a NC20??


I would look at Nude or Sand in the Tinted Moisturizer. Sand may be too deep, but worth testing. Nude is probably better.

Foundation - maybe Warm Ivory or Sunny Beige. But you'd want to swatch on your face before purchasing, for sure.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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I've always wanted to try LM's face products because everyone raves about the TM, but her shade range isn't extensive enough. I've also been tempted to get her brush sets (they were on sale during the holidays at one point; otherwise they are too $$$) and I keep eyeing the Bronze Shimmer Bloc every time I go into Bloomingdales. All I have from LM is one of the bronzing duos and I guess her color products don't really stand out to me.
 

elektra513

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinkle_Twinkle
I've always wanted to try LM's face products because everyone raves about the TM, but her shade range isn't extensive enough. I've also been tempted to get her brush sets (they were on sale during the holidays at one point; otherwise they are too $$$) and I keep eyeing the Bronze Shimmer Bloc every time I go into Bloomingdales. All I have from LM is one of the bronzing duos and I guess her color products don't really stand out to me.

What is your skin tone? She has added new shades recently.
 

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