A visit to Laura Mercier
The gift Evan gave to me for my birthday was an afternoon without the kids. The first thing I did was drive up past the canyons to enjoy the clear view of the mountains and the Salt Lake Valley while listening to the radio program of my choice: NPR.
Next, I stopped by my local Nordstroms, strolled by MAC and landed at the Laura Mercier counter. I have been a fan of Laura Mercier for a few years now. Everything she offers is simply classic and beautiful. The first Laura Mercier product that drew me in was her Foundation Primer. Here are some little known facts about her primers:
- Just as a painter “primes” a canvas, Foundation Primer – the original – was created by Laura Mercier in 1995 to “prime” the skin
- Colorless gel leaves makeup looking fresh & colour-true the entire day
- Ideal for normal & combination skin
- Vitamins A, C, & E act as antioxidants & protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment
- Cooling Foundation Primer in the refrigerator is refreshing for the skin & reduces puffiness
My first question to Heidi, the Laura Mercier Makeup Artist/Skincare Specialist was what was new at Laura Mericer. She directed me to the Eye Liner, not a gel, but a formula that if combined with water makes the most amazing liner. I placed some on my hand and it would not rub off!
First, to create a fuller lash line, Heidi applied the liner to the roots of my lashes and instructed me to keep my eyes open and look down. The brush was held upright, like a popsicle stick, and she dotted the liner into my upper lash line. This technique is not complicated, but it is difficult for me to describe. I am laughing myself silly trying to explain this!
Then, she used the flat brush to line my lashes above. *and this time, with my eyes shut!
Apply as a natural, thin line to a thicker, more dramatic look
Light-reflective pigments add brightness & life to the eye
Long-wearing, smudge resistent and colour-true
The result? A beautiful sophisticated liner that gave my eyes some much needed Oomph!
I was also so tempted to purchase her Limited Edition fragrance “Violette.” A soft violet scent with a bit of peony, but not too floral-y, just enough musk to give it depth. Absolutely heavenly!
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