Sunday, 12 January 2014

Laura Mercier: A couple of faves...

Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour and Secret Brightening Powder
Once upon a time during a day out in St Albans, I just so happened to fall (read: directly walk into) into a Space NK. I can wander their isles for days but due to the boyfriend huffing and puffing next to me I focused on one of my fave brands- Laura Mercier. 

I opted for the Secret Brightening Powder, a repurchase for me. Not because I have run out but because I have a separate makeup bag for the gym and can't possibly be without one of my holy grail products. This power is perfect for setting concealer under the eyes, it is entirely translucent so doesn't affect the colour of the concealer. It is very finely milled and you only need a tiny bit on your brush to set your makeup. The girls at Laura Mercier recommend dipping your brush into the lid, so you don't use too much. It has a brightening effect, but doesn't use any glitter or shimmer, therefore its perfect to dust over any brightening concealers to stop them settling into any fine lines or sliding down your face. 
From Top: Secret Brightening Powder,  Eye Colour in Opal Fantasy

The second purchase was a spur of the moment one, and comes from the Laura Mercier White Magic collection. Its the Illuminating Eye Colour in Opal Fantasy. I really like paring a cat eye flick with a pale, shimmery eye colour as I find it makes me look more awake, without looking too done. This is the perfect shade for day time, it has great colour payoff and lasts a good eight hours, without primer. It could also be used for a brow or inner eye highlight. 

You can get the Illuminating Eye colour for £20.00 and the Secret Brightening Powder for £18.50 both from Space NK.

What products do you love from Laura Mercier? 


1 comment:

  1. i have never used any laura mercier products before but the brightening powder sounds so great!i always feel that my power is too heavy for under my eyes but i need to set my make up so this sounds perfect!:)xx