Happy Tuesday! This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but it was a little crazy at work -whoops! I hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday week. Did it feel super long to you too? Weekend festivities, then back to work, then mid-week holiday festivities, then back to work again, followed by more weekend festivities definitely wore me out. It’s been a tough couple of weeks, so I was grateful for all the fun outings/parties/picnics with friends and family to keep me busy. 🙂
Now that the holiday is over, it’s time to get back to it. I wanted to share some more of the products I’ve been loving lately, and this time around…they’re all from Laura Mercier! I haven’t used many of their products in the past; I’ve only had a subpar experience with one of their foundations 4ish years ago, so when I was lucky enough to end up on one of their PR lists, I was excited to revisit the brand.
The first package I received was full of primers! They sent their Oil-Free, Protect, Hydrating, Radiance, and Original primers. My moisturizer contains an SPF 25 so I’m set with sun protection, but my face tends to get pretty shiny mid day; the Oil-Free primer was intriguing. If this product could do anything to help with my inevitably glossy T-zone, it’d be a welcome addition to my routine.
To my surprise it did help quite a bit! It’s a light, creamy/gel-like formula that helps mattify my skin, control oil, and ensure a long wear finish. I find it to be minty in scent and cooling on my face. I really love it, and my find myself touching up only once or so during the day.
The next package I received came equipped with everything you need to achieve the perfect Summer glow! The Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is a multipurpose pressed powder that can be used to set, perfect, or finish your makeup, leaving skin with a diffused, luminous glow. Depending on my makeup mood, I’ll use it as a setting powder, on top of my regular setting powder, or as a quick dusting over my face once my makeup is complete. It has the most beautiful sheen and gives my skin the most gorgeous glow – I was actually surprised by how much I liked it.
The last product I’ve been using is the Laura Mercier Matte Bronzing Powder. I am so picky about my bronzers. Like very, very picky. It has to be matte, it has to be very pigmented, it has to be blendable, and has to last. Some compacts eventually develop a film from the transfer of face oils/wet makeup products which prevents the bronzer brush from picking up enough powder, but so far, this hasn’t been an issue.
Overall, this bronzer is pretty fabulous. I love the shade, the wear, the blendability, and the smell! Oh my gosh, it smells like Summer; coconuts or tanning oil…I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s really yum!
I filmed a Get Ready With Me video using & testing these products …a couple of them for the first time. I can honestly say that they’ve all become a part of my daily routine (at least on the days that I opt to wear makeup) and I am so glad I had the chance to try them!
Each is a bit pricy at $38 a piece, but I would recommend them to anyone in the market for a great primer, glowing face powder, or bronzer. If I had to choose just one to splurge on, I think I’d say the Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. Just because it’s unlike anything I’ve ever used before and as you can see in the video, it definitely transformed my face and added a little something that no other product has been able to do before.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if there are any Laura Mercier products you really love! I recently got a box of their Lip “Glace’s”…so fancy! I can’t wait to try them out.
I hope you all have a nice week!