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Great news for beauty lovers in the UK as Laura Mercier launches in Boots stores and online. I’ve been a fan of Laura Mercier for years. Everything from their brushes to base products and cream eyeshadows. I love my Laura Mercier collection and have made several repurchases over the years.
Laura Mercier is the pioneer of the flawless face. We’re talking about beautiful primers, seamless foundations (hello Silk Crème), invisible concealers and the silkiest of powders. If you’ve never tried anything from this brand then reach for their icons. The products that made Laura Mercier the go to brand for great looking skin include the award winning Secret Camouflage and the Tinted Moisturiser. Many makeup artists and industry insiders have long adored these products.
Laura Mercier primers are fantastic but you might need to choose the right one for your skin type for best results. The Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating (£32) is perfect for my dry and dull skin. I’m always looking for ways to add some glow. Apply the primer with fingers to clean skin before using a base product or mix a drop in with foundations that you find a little too matte. A little goes a long way but this small step makes foundation apply and last so much better.
This creamy primer leaves a radiant finish on the skin perfect for peeking through foundation. The difference is obvious between my hand on the left with primer and the one on the right without. I recommend using a medium coverage foundation at most to get the best effect from the Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating. What’s lovely is that this isn’t glitter. This is glow. And depending on your skin, you may be able to get away with wearing this primer with a touch of concealer where needed.
An all time favourite of mine from Laura Mercier is the Translucent Setting Powder (£32). This is best way to apply this powder is by using a powder puff in a rolling action. I learned this trick from a Laura Mercier makeover in Selfridges years ago. Then I brush away any excess powder with a soft fluffy brush.
I love this Translucent Setting Powder for setting under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin. Basically – the areas where I apply concealer and need it to stay all day. Also, this pot is hugely generous so worth the spend (imagine all the Boots points). And if you accidentally apply this powder to heavy handedly? Use a facial mist to help reduce that cakey look quickly.
I must confess to never having had much luck with mascara (one of the big reasons I love lash lifts). I have difficult eyes. Mascara often smudges on me. My lashes won’t hold a curl without a good waterproof formula. And my eyes are too sensitive to handle flakiness.
The Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara (£22) has a spiral plastic brush and a thick mascara formulation. It also doesn’t look promising for my short straight asian lashes sadly.
The wand is lovely in producing thin coats of mascara on the lashes. However, the formula of this mascara doesn’t hold a curl for my naturally straight lashes. I’ll be happy to try this mascara again when my lashes have been lifted. If you love volume and a rich deep black lash and you don’t need a waterproof formula to hold a curl, then give this a try.
Nothing brightens up my face more than a bold red lipstick. The Laura Mercier Silky Creme lipstick applies smoothly and leaves a richly pigmented satin finish on the lips. Also, the luxurious shiny packaging with magnetic click closure is weighty, satisfying and adds a touch of glamour.
This stunning red shade is Rouge Électrique. This creamy Rouge Essentiel lipstick (£26) applies opaque in one swipe but I like two to build up the intensity. I adore the comfortable formula of this Laura Mercier lipstick, which doesn’t dry out my lips. I would love a nude shade and a deep berry shade in this lipstick range for sure!
As Laura Mercier launches in Boots, this luxury brand becomes more accessible across the UK. This is particularly true with wider access to click and collect. Plus all the bonus Advantage Points events will be easy to take advantage of with a wider range of brands to choose from.
Now that Laura Mercier launches in Boots, I think it will be quite the beauty destination in the UK! With a growing collection of beauty brands to discover, my Advantage Card is going to busy.
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