4 Steps to a Flawless Face with Laura Mercier (Part 2 – Light – Medium Coverage for already good skin)

By 4 July, 2014Base, beauty, Concealer, FOTD, Make Up
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I wasn’t gonna disappear when I said I’ll show you part 2 – if you still remember my part 1 / routine 1, which was for oily skin / matte finish, this time round I’m back with something for people with normal, good skin (lucky you!).

So to begin, here’s what I use for routine 2, when I’m out for a short while or when my skin’s feeling a little better and less oily. 

Routine 2:
(You don’t need to use everything, they can be mixed / swapped) 

  • Foundation Primer Protect (contains SPF 30) / Foundation Primer Oil-free
  • Tinted Moisturizer (skip this if you have SUPER DUPER good skin)
  • Secret Camouflage in SC-4 & High Coverage Concealer for Under Eye in #2
  • Secret Brightening Powder in #1
  • Smooth Finish Foundation Powder (optional / can swap with translucent loose setting powder)
  • Loose Setting Powder in Translucent (optional / can swap with smooth finish foundation powder)

Note:

If you have super duper good skin, you can actually get away with just the foundation primer + tinted moisturizer + loose setting powder.

For slightly more coverage, foundation primer + smooth finish foundation powder is sufficient because the smooth finish powder has pretty good coverage and can be used wet for more opacity!

Here are some arm swatches of the shades available and offered at Laura Mercier Singapore’s counters!

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Now you know what I mean about Laura Mercier’s products being super customizable no matter what skin type or tone you are… let’s move on to my face of the day with LM products!

You start first with a primer, of course! It preps the perfect canvas for make up. I'm using oil-free SPF 20 version, but if you don't have oily skin you can opt for the original spf 20, or if you have dull skin, try out the illuminating primer!

You start first with a primer, of course! It preps the perfect canvas for make up. I’m using oil-free SPF 20 version, but if you don’t have oily skin you can opt for the original spf 20, or if you have dull skin, try out the illuminating primer!

Bam. my bare, scary face with a lot of angry red blemishes and oh god i'm breaking out at the chin! ; (

Bam. my bare, scary face with a lot of angry red blemishes and oh god i’m breaking out at the chin! ; (

Some people use hands, but I apply with a sponge in a patting motion!

Some people use hands, but I apply with a sponge in a patting motion!

The tinted moisturizer is what it sounds like - it's a very lightweight, moisturizing foundation with sheer finish. it doesn't offer much coverage for blemishes, but it does evens out your skintone!

The tinted moisturizer is what it sounds like – it’s a very lightweight, moisturizing foundation with sheer finish. it doesn’t offer much coverage for blemishes, but it does evens out your skintone!

And now it's time for concealing! I conceal before using any powder(s) to set my make up and the High Coverage Concealer gets my vote for being such a miracle for my dark under eye circles.

And now it’s time for concealing! I conceal before using any powder(s) to set my make up and the High Coverage Concealer gets my vote for being such a miracle for my dark under eye circles.

I'm going for higher coverage, so I'm using primer + tinted moisturizer + smooth finish powder!

I’m going for higher coverage, so I’m using primer + tinted moisturizer + smooth finish powder!

I really, really like the smooth finish powder. It’s in a compact form and comes with a super soft sponge – super easy to bring along wherever you’re going for touch ups! I like how it gives me velvety smooth skin after using it and the powder’s just so fine – it does give me some oil control, and the fine powder creates a diffused finish which gives you a really soft look.

You can use it wet too – simply mist your sponge and swipe it through the compact! This gives you more coverage than just using it dry, which is great if you’re having a little blemish trouble that day.

Do spend some time swatching/matching a shade suitable for your skin though – it is best to have try on your face for at least 2 hours, because I realize that it does oxidize on me after 2 hours so I picked a lighter shade.

I use it as a setting/finishing powder, but if you think it’s too heavy or too much coverage (I’m presuming you have super good skin), then go ahead and replace it with the translucent loose setting powder!

And after some make up…

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There you have it! A natural, flawless finish (sorry 3d zit’s a bit difficult to conceal). Hop down to Laura Mercier counters today to find out what’s suitable for you and walk away with a flawless face.

Laura Mercier’s products have offered me a fail-proof solution for make up that last all day (my routine 1) and I hope you find something that works for you too!

For our dear readers – want to try out the magic for yourself?

From now to 15th July, simply head down to any Laura Mercier counter for a foundation matching session
and receive a 5-day trial sized Flawless Face sample when you mention “EVONNE” – Plus, if you share your Laura Mercier experience on their facebook page, you stand to win a Laura Mercier hamper worth up to $400!

Laura Mercier counters can be found in TANGS Orchard,  Takashimaya & Robinsons Orchard.

T&Cs: Review Contest closes on 15 Jul (Tue), 0000HR. Applicable for Singapore addresses only. Limited to first 50 customers per counter.

For more tips, tricks, promotions and if you have any questions,
please feel free to visit them on their facebook page here, or their Instagram @lauramerciersg!

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