Laura Mercier is one of those brands I LOVE – but don’t really talk (or even think) about that often. Which is absolutely BONKERS, considering I have more Laura Mercier favorites and products that are absolute fixtures in my daily makeup routine than basically any other brand.
So today dreamers, I’m here to celebrate those Laura Mercier gems that I simply can’t live without…even though I maybe don’t talk about them all that often. They’re the products that are so holy grail in my makeup routine that I use them on autopilot.
Each of these LM products have been tried and tested by me time and time again. SO, get your pen and paper handy because you’re going to want to take notes.
Meet my must-have Laura Mercier makeup and beauty favorites…that really, every girl should have in her stash!
Laura Mercier Favorites I Meet the Must-Haves
Oh yes, I’m more than certain you’ve hard of Laura Mercier and the Silk Creme foundation before. It’s a bit of a cult favorite. It’s definitely not my favorite foundation of all time – but it is my a real favorite for those really, REALLY bad skin days. You know, you wake up looking like you’ve been punched in the face with two black eyes, and red blotches everywhere. Perhaps you even have a massive blemish or two. Basically, when you want to paint on different skin all together, this is your best bet. I will say, it is not extremely long-lasting. It’s not bad, but if you want this to carry you through both the whole day and night, you will require touching up.
I love the Laura Mercier formula for lip products in general, but the creme smooth lipsticks are smooth and buttery. This dusty rose shade isn’t a total ‘wow’ color, but it’s a real staple. If I have no time or inspiration to sort through my lipstick collection for something fun, this is the shade I reach for the most. It’s like a safety net! I can always fall back onto this guy and know it will be beautiful.
Another cult favorite is the Laura Mercier Radiance primer. It gives a nice, natural glow – with very minimal effort. When my skin is dull and blah, I put more of this on – but basically every time I wear foundation it’s paired with this. It’s my favorite ever primer. Second favorite is also a Laura Mercier, the mineral primer. But basically, no matter what you’re skin needs – Laura Mercier will have a primer suitable for you!
Can I just say, I purchased this in May 2013 and it’s still going strong. Not only that, it’s literally the ONLY thing I use on my brows. I do have pretty full brows, so it doesn’t take much – but when it comes to filling in and shaping I can do everything with this one tool. It has a spool on the end for straightening and finishing your brows. The pencil end is extremely soft, meaning it takes literally no effort or time to quickly fill in your brows on the go. Everyone raves about the Anastasia brow pencil, but I’m here to tell you: Laura Mercier does good brows!
Holy Grail Alert! The Laura Mercier bronzer in ‘Dune Bronze’ is absolutely my favorite bronzer to use, ever! And you can see, from the photo above, that it is quite well-loved. I’ve had it for ages. Maybe coming up on 2 years? And yet, it still works like a champ. It’s matte, and a gorgeous warm shade that is virtually impossible to cake on too much. I apply this with the Laura Mercier Blending Brush (which is also great) and the two work beautifully together! And no, oh no – the top of the packaging is not meant to be broken in two like mine. That’s a side-effect of my serious love! Trust me, this is far better than NARs’s Laguna (which personally I think gets too much credit) and will last you much longer. Perfect!
I discovered this ages ago, and when I did I finally realized how anyone could ever love a powder. Till this, I liked powders just fine but was never really blown away by any of them. Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder, though, is soft and finely milled that it’s virtually impossible to make any mistakes with this. It is also truly translucent, so it will go with any skin-tone. It gives your skin a soft and smooth finish, never caking.
When I’m feeling down and in need of a love, I turn to Laura Mercier’s Almond Coconut Milk – which is essentially luxury and heaven rolled into one. It is the most fragrant product ever! After applying, I literally sit smelling my hands as if it’s dessert time – which it kind of is! (For your skin.) I am always on the hunt for a more affordable version of this, and so far have come up empty handed. If you’re looking to pamper yourself – or a loved one as a gift, might I suggest THIS!
Do you have any must-have Laura Mercier favorites?
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