Laura Mercier Discussion

vintageroses

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinkle_Twinkle
NW45ish in MAC shades.

I'm NC45 & i used the colour 'tan' in the oil free tinted moisturizer! & there are even colours darker then mine!
 

elektra513

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I am C7 and I use Tan also. I thought about checking out the new Caramel shade because it has olive undertones, but I like the Tan shade for now.

Twinkle: There is a new color called Mocha with the description "deep complexions for yellow and red undertones" that might work for NW45.
 

vintageroses

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elektra513 : Have you by any chance tried the silk creme foundation? If you have what's the colour you use? :) Since we are about the same colour!
 

elektra513

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Quote:
Originally Posted by vintageroses
elektra513 : Have you by any chance tried the silk creme foundation? If you have what's the colour you use? :) Since we are about the same colour!


Nope, sorry

I may try it out in the future, as I have been on the hunt to find foundations that will replace Prescriptives. If I do, I will post the shade that works for me in the Foundation Equivalencies thread in the Beauty of Color forum.
 

TheBigO

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I actually love this line. The primer was the first I ever owned and so was their tinted moisturizer.
 

elektra513

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Yeah, her primer is great! I actually like it better than MAC's. IIRC, LM's is water-based and without any silicone, or very little if at all. I find that's helpful when using water-based liquid makeup. I love to use it under Px Virtual Skin.
 

MzzRach

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I love the oil free liquid foundation. Works best when applied with a slightly dampened sponge. A little goes a long way! Blush Ivory is a good match for me.
 

mizuki~

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Anybody know if the Secret Camouflage concealer is good for covering acne scars or dark circles? Been eyeing it for a while
 

alka1

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I live for the Secret Camouflage concealer. Best $28 I ever spent! I kept seeing it in pictures, popping up in the backstage photos of runways and MUA kits. After I saw Laura Mercier apply it live on QVC, I decided I had to try it.

You get two shades.. One is slightly darker, the other is slightly lighter than my skin. I mix both and get an exact match -- sometimes i'll use the lighter side to highlight.

mizuki - the concealer is meant to be applied on the face, if you want to use it under your eyes you need to use an eye cream to soften up the concealer. I use it on acne hyper-pigmentation scars, redness, etc.

I use MAC's 242 brush, but if i'm in a hurry I can easily apply it with my finger.
 

Cerydwen

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Hi,

I was hoping that some of you lovely ladies who are familiar with Laura Mercier products could advise me. I've been using mineral makeup (Everyday Minerals) for some time and used to love the coverage and luminosity it gave me, but recently have found that it's just not performing satisfactorily any more in terms of coverage and finish - maybe my skin has changed due to age or something ....

I'm on a fairly limited budget, so I'm anxious not to spend more money than necessary, but at the same time, feel that if I try to cut corners with cheap products, the wrong products, or fewer products than I really need, than I will have wasted any money I do spend, if you see what I mean?

My aim is to achieve a perfect, porcelain, airbrushed appearance, minimising pigmentation and lines. I have an audition next week for a part in an operetta playing a much younger lady (I'm 40
) and obviously want to look as young as possible
. My skin is combination and tends to be quite shiny on the forehead and nose. I'm also very concerned about hiding my sun damage marks and under-eye bags! I have attached some (hideous) photos so you can see what I mean.

The products I had in mind are:

Foundation Primer or oil free primer

Silk Creme Foundation

Secret Concealer

Mineral finishing powder or Candlelight illuminating powder




 

M.A.C.tastic

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If possible go to your local counter and see what works best. I would try the silk creme with the mineral foundation powder to set. Like I said earlier I work for Laura Mercier and the makeup artist that works at my counter twice a week swears by this. You just have to make sure to really buff the powder in the skin. Use the oil free primer, secret camo where need sparingly, as for the silk creme I am pretty fair with pink undertones and I use the rose ivory. Love it, and you can build the coverage. Then use the finishing brush (comparable to the mac 187) and buff the powder on top. Not sure what color powder, maybe soft porcelian or tender rose. If you want a more dewy look (the above will be matte) you could use the shimmer blocks to highlight just around your orbital bone. Good luck! Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerydwen
Hi,

I was hoping that some of you lovely ladies who are familiar with Laura Mercier products could advise me. I've been using mineral makeup (Everyday Minerals) for some time and used to love the coverage and luminosity it gave me, but recently have found that it's just not performing satisfactorily any more in terms of coverage and finish - maybe my skin has changed due to age or something ....

I'm on a fairly limited budget, so I'm anxious not to spend more money than necessary, but at the same time, feel that if I try to cut corners with cheap products, the wrong products, or fewer products than I really need, than I will have wasted any money I do spend, if you see what I mean?

My aim is to achieve a perfect, porcelain, airbrushed appearance, minimising pigmentation and lines. I have an audition next week for a part in an operetta playing a much younger lady (I'm 40
) and obviously want to look as young as possible
. My skin is combination and tends to be quite shiny on the forehead and nose. I'm also very concerned about hiding my sun damage marks and under-eye bags! I have attached some (hideous) photos so you can see what I mean.

The products I had in mind are:

Foundation Primer or oil free primer

Silk Creme Foundation

Secret Concealer

Mineral finishing powder or Candlelight illuminating powder

 

bumblebees24

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cerydwen
Hi,

I was hoping that some of you lovely ladies who are familiar with Laura Mercier products could advise me. I've been using mineral makeup (Everyday Minerals) for some time and used to love the coverage and luminosity it gave me, but recently have found that it's just not performing satisfactorily any more in terms of coverage and finish - maybe my skin has changed due to age or something ....

I'm on a fairly limited budget, so I'm anxious not to spend more money than necessary, but at the same time, feel that if I try to cut corners with cheap products, the wrong products, or fewer products than I really need, than I will have wasted any money I do spend, if you see what I mean?

My aim is to achieve a perfect, porcelain, airbrushed appearance, minimising pigmentation and lines. I have an audition next week for a part in an operetta playing a much younger lady (I'm 40
) and obviously want to look as young as possible
. My skin is combination and tends to be quite shiny on the forehead and nose. I'm also very concerned about hiding my sun damage marks and under-eye bags! I have attached some (hideous) photos so you can see what I mean.

The products I had in mind are:

Foundation Primer or oil free primer

Silk Creme Foundation

Secret Concealer

Mineral finishing powder or Candlelight illuminating powder



Hi, I would recommend for you to try out the products at Sephora and there is a great kit that's available - Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit which includes the foundation primer of your choice (regular/oil free), the secret concealer/secret camouflage, mineral finishing powder, and brushes all for $65USD. I have a comprehensive review on my blog if you'd like to see what the kit contains. As for Silk Creme foundation, the coverage is medium to heavy if you have lots of blemishes to cover. One word of caution for the LM powder is that it contains bismuth oxycloride and some have allergies to the ingredient. Hope that was helpful. And you're not hideous! You are gorgeous!!
 

Cerydwen

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Thanks so much for your advice and kind comments MACtastic and Bumblebees! I'm in the UK and we don't have a Sephora here, but my brother-in-law lives in Paris, so I'll ask him to bring me the flawless face kit and some samples when he's next over.

xxx
 

Hypathya

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I'm excited as LM just arrived to my country!!

What do you lovely experienced LM ladies advice me to begging with??
 

M.A.C.tastic

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The Blue eye basic (eyebright) is a shadow primer. I also wear it alone because it blends into this really pretty pale blue on the lids and brightens the white of the eyes! Quote:
Originally Posted by thelove4tequila
Has anyone tried the blue Eye Bright? What is it supposed to do?
 

bumblebees24

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypathya
I'm excited as LM just arrived to my country!!

What do you lovely experienced LM ladies advice me to begging with??


Yay!! LM is a great brand that emphasizes on "natural" looking makeup. Her tinted moisturizer is very nice to use if you want light weight coverage.
 

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