Four Steps for a Flawless Face with Laura Mercier

April 8, 2012

Before applying any colour, I always create a fresh canvas – a flawless finish.

- Laura Mercier

Here are the four steps and products which Laura Mercier recommends for a natural-looking visage.

Step 1: Prime the Skin

As one of the first brands to introduce foundation primers to the beauty world, this is an important Laura Mercier step. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer not only ensures that makeup goes on smoothly and stays fresh, “it also forms a barrier between your skincare and makeup, promoting their integrity,” says Tayaba Jafri, International Director of Artistry and Promotions for Laura Mercier.

Step 2: Apply Foundation

Foundation makes skin look more even-toned and can also add a healthy glow. The signature product of the brand, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, is often recommended for a natural finish.

Step 3: Conceal

Concealer can reduce the appearance of blemishes and skin imperfections, sometimes even obscuring them. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage has two blendable concealer shades to help you achieve the coverage you need.

Step 4: Set with Powder

To prolong the carefully applied base makeup, set everything with Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. This will reduce shine and helps your look to last.

I’ve used Laura Mercier in the past and am glad to revisit the brand, thanks to its re-entrance into Singapore. I’m currently enjoying the four products mentioned above.

I like the lightness of the Foundation Primer and how its formula is perfect with that of the Tinted Moisturizer (no balling or streaking). Despite its name, the latter does give adequate coverage and behaves pretty much like a foundation, making my skin look more even-toned. The concealer looks dry in the pan but it actually has slip for smooth layering but isn’t so emollient that it slides everywhere. The colours seem to rectify discolouration and have a subtle brightening effect on my undereye area. Its makeup tool counterpart, the Secret Camouflage Brush, blends and applies the product evenly; its precise tip concealing shadows in the inner corners.

Lastly, the Loose Setting Powder is so finely-milled that it sets makeup without caking and imparts a natural finish. I apply it with the Camouflage Powder Brush which is pliable yet firm, great for dusting the undereye area with the powder. I’d even use the brush for applying foundation in select areas.

I like how this combination gives me a my-skin-but-better appearance. The oil control is decent enough (say, 4 hours or so?), though it could be more enduring. The brand does carry oil-free foundations and an oil-free primer but I haven’t tried them yet.

Laura Mercier base makeup comes in a variety of formulas to suit different needs but here’s a Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit (S$105) to get you started.

This comprehensive set contains:

  • Foundation Primer
  • Tinted Moisturizer
  • Undercover Pot (concealer duo + loose powder)
  • Secret Camouflage Brush
  • Camouflage Powder Brush
  • Velour Puff
  • Egg-shaped Sponge

Here’s a short video from Sephora US, demonstrating how to use the products.

Do look out for the Laura Mercier Flawless Kit giveaway that I’ll be hosting soon. In the meantime, stay flawless! ;)

Image and video sources: Laura Mercier Singapore and Sephora US

Posted in: base makeup | beauty news | face | laura mercier

13 Responses to Four Steps for a Flawless Face with Laura Mercier

  1. Eleen
    April 8, 2012 at 9:18 am


    May I know if the Kit is sold in Sephora Singapore? How much is it?


    • makeupmag
      April 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      Hi Eleen and Lisa,

      It’s valued at S$240 but I don’t think that’s the price. I’ll find out and will update here. :)

  2. lisa
    April 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    how much is this kit at sephora? looks like a great starter kit.

  3. Gigi
    April 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    In the Sephora video it said $65. HTH

    • makeupmag
      April 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      Hi Gigi,

      That’s the US price. Thanks, though. The actual price in Singapore is S$105; I’ve amended the post to reflect this. :)

  4. April 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thank you for the review, I think I just fall in love with Laura Mercier Flawless kit. Too bad, they don’t sell in Indonesia :( definitely will buy one when I go to Sg.

    • makeupmag
      April 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Hello Yunie,

      You’re welcome! The LMFF kit is a good way to explore the brand’s base makeup. :)

  5. Lin
    April 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Hello, I am interested in the color of the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. Can you post a swatch of it? Thanks.

    • makeupmag
      April 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Hi Lin,

      I prolly won’t be posting swatches. You can check it out at Sephora, though!

  6. June
    April 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    When should we apply the sunscreen? Before the foundation primer or after?

    • makeupmag
      April 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Hi June,

      I’d do it before primer.

  7. jieying
    April 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    this kit looks good! i wonder if there is any diff between this set and the mineral one

    cant wait to check it out!

    • makeupmag
      April 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Hi Jieying,

      They’re different. :)

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