Laura Mercier & ReVive Friends & Family Sale!

Laura Mercier Friends & Family Sale

I’ve been trying to impose a strict moratorium on beauty purchases lately but there have been a few slip ups, now there’s going to be another one… Starting today, you can get 20% off your purchase on and take $50 off of a $250 purchase on RéVive Skincare. We are big Laura Mercier fans here and new converts to ReVive, hello Gel Cleanser!

Laura Mercier:
· Enjoy 20% Off & free standard shipping on any $75 purchase on Wed., 6/25-Fri., 6/27. While supplies last. No offer code needed.


RéVive Skincare:
· Enjoy $50 off your $250 purchase. Plus, also select 2 deluxe samples and enjoy free shipping. 6/25-6/27. No offer code needed.

The sale ends Friday, June 27th so act quickly! Are you hauling anything? Let me know in the comments.

The Must-Have Item from Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection

I’m absolutely captivated by the campaign images for Laura Mercier’s Belle Nouveau Summer 2012 collection. There’s something so hippie flower chick with a side of 80s rollergirl about it. I’m drawn to a few things, though. The tips, courtesy of the limited edition (and really hard to find, trust me) Lavender Cloud nail polish, for sure, and then the eyes. Seeing this I NEED to wear green eyes like that. The product to make that happen? Laura Mercier Sheer Creme Eye Colour in Aqua Pastel, an extremely on-trend mint part liquid/part cream eyeshadow.

I tried to wear green eyes like that, and while I think anything goes for makeup, I find that I like it more subtle. I find Aqua Pastel so wearable for everyday, and remain amazed by its brightening capabilities. Continue reading The Must-Have Item from Laura Mercier Belle Nouveau Collection

Five Bronzers to Use All Summer

Happy Memorial Day! Hope you’ve all had a fabulous weekend. We’re taking a break from our holiday to report on one of the most important summer beauty topics, bronzer. We firmly believe that every woman needs a bronzer wardrobe for summer. No other beauty product gets as much mileage for me from now until Labor Day. Largely because the actual sun does not actually darken my skin — no, no, not going to let that happen. And I like options. Here are the five that are ruling my makeup bag this summer.
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"Bonne Mine" Glow for Spring with Laura Mercier Sheer Crème Colour

Bonne Mine, a.k.a. Healthy Glow. Remember when Laura Mercier released the Bonne Mine Palette filled with glow-inducing Sheer Crème Colours? That was a good one, and lucky for “bonne mine-seekers” like ourselves, it is still available as are three new shades. Part of the Portfolio Animation collection (the one with the makeup version of a trapper keeper!), three new, yet limited edition, Sheer Crème Colour compacts are available:

  • Pearl Glow Veil
  • Pink Cheek Veil
  • Bronze Veil

    L-R: Pearl, Pink, Bronze

All are delightfully sheer, with a smooth powder-like finish. And *bonus* — they are finger friendly. In fact, that’s my preferred method of application. I love the rosy gold Pearl Glow Veil. I actually use it as a blush. The swatches show it pretty heavy, but lightly blended onto the cheek gives a really pretty effect that is so subtle…so “bonne mine.”

These are available now at counters and Laura Mercier online!

Laura Mercier Smoky Effects Smudge, Blend & Gloss Eye & Lip Set

Last night I was drooling over the Laura Mercier Portfolio again, I have been an admirer of this portfolio since I first saw it at the old day job a few months ago. It is pretty damn amazing. For a moment I was distracted by this new set from Laura Mercier, I just had to talk about because the value is so good here. For $39.50, this Laura Mercier Smoky Effects Smudge, Blend & Gloss Eye and Lip Set comes with Laura’s Caviar Stick Eye Color in Golden, a travel Crème Eye Detail Brush and mini Lip Glacé in Bare Pink. The brush and gloss may be mini but they make this totally makeup bag worthy and good for getting a solid smoky look on the go. Lately my makeup routine has consisted of whatever I can put on my face during my commute and this fits right in with that!

You can find this set exclusively at Nordstrom. And pre-order that Portfolio while you’re at it, it will be gone before you know it and it’s too good to pass up.

Fond Memories of the Trapper Keeper? You'll Love Laura Mercier's Custom Artist Portfolio

I’m always going to be that 12-year old girl who loved shopping for school supplies every year and had the coolest pens, stationery and girly binders, ala Trapper Keeper style. I mean, really, I’m still that girl. If it was socially acceptable for an almost 30-year old woman to carry Lisa Frank stationery, hell, I’d consider it. Which is why the new, and limited edition, Laura Mercier Custom Artist Portfolio for Home & Away really speaks to me. It’s about the size of a Trapper Keeper in this awesome pewter snakeskin case and filled with removable mesh cosmetic bags, brush organizer and custom compacts to hold your Laura Mercier eye, cheek and products.

 If you’re into organizing, I can’t see how you wouldn’t love this! I saw it at Saks over the weekend and was impressed. To celebrate the launch, Laura Mercier is also introducing a limited edition “Portfolio Animation” collection to give you plenty of inspiration to fill that Portfolio up!

Look for it this March and April at Laura Mercier online and counters.

What's New in Beauty: Bobbi Brings Back, Trish McEvoy Effortless Beauty and the Making of Hervana

Love the new Effortless Beauty Collection from Trish McEvoy. That peony pink bow planner is precious! [Nordstrom]

If you’re a behind the scenes person, you must read this blog post from Benefit about the making of Hervana blush! [Secret Life of a Benefit Gal]

It’s been awhile, but new shades of Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer are coming out this spring! These shades, Flamingo and Ooh La La, feel very Valentine’s Day! [Nordstrom]

The ladies of Refinery29 showcase bold and bright lips. [Refinery29]

It’s an election year. Bobbi Brown wants your vote….to decide which discontinued shade of Lip Color to reintroduce. Vote now through February 29 on Facebook, where Bobbi will exclusively sell the winning shade this October. Let’s make Tulip happen, guys!

What's New in Beauty: Benefit Sun Beam, Leila Lou Eau de Parfum and The BEACHWAVER

Liquid sunshine? Sign me up for Benefit’s just-launched Sun Beam. They recommend pairing it with Hoola bronzer for a brilliant golden look.

Snooki without makeup is pretty amazing. She needs to do this more! [Refinery29]

It’s here….the Leila Lou Eau de Parfum. The fresh fragrance we all know and looove by Rosie Jane is now available in a lighter version of the Leila Lou scented oil. Look for familiar notes of pear, fresh cut grass and tangerine.

The BEACHWAVER by celebrity hair stylist Sarah Potempa is launching on QVC today in the 2pm est. and 9pm est. hours. We are very curious about this – the auto rotate feature and the ability to customize for the left and right sides of your hair. [QVC]

She puts foundation where? Get the dish on Nicki Minaj’s beauty secrets and favorite products. [Elle]

Kate Beckinsale stunned at the Underworld premiere earlier this week. Makeup artist Molly Stern created a radiant look for Kate using Laura Mercier. She used one of our new obsessions, the Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer, to get the look.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects by Avril Lavigne, coming at you this April. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Four Ways to Use Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance

Laura Mercier welcomed a new addition to her family of primers recently. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance joins Original, Oil-Free, Mineral and Hydrating to give you one more option in creating a Flawless Face. This may be the most versatile primer yet from the Laura Mercier clan. Why, yes, it is a foundation primer, but we assure you, there’s much more to Radiance. And with winter’s drab effects, this is the one to add to your beauty routine now. Here, we break down four ways to put Radiance to work for you.

Radiance Swatch (blended at top)

1. As a foundation primer. I know, captain obvious here. But the most direct way to use Radiance is as a base for your foundation. The pearly hue gives skin a healthy glow, but doesn’t leave behind any color. It works under any foundation, and will help it wear more evenly and longer. I especially love it under a dusting of my Bobbi Brown Skin Mineral Foundation, because the pearly hue seems to peek through.

2. Over makeup. Consider this method the “post-foundation” primer. I take a small, duo-fibre brush (this one is Sonia Kashuk) and blend a small amount on my cheekbones and anywhere I’d normally apply highlighter. The luminizing effect of looks very natural over makeup. This + bronzer as a contour is a secret weapon. Do this and no one will accuse you of looking “tired.”

3. Mixed in with your moisturizer. Typically, I apply primer over moisturizer and sunscreen, but there’s no reason not to mix a drop of Radiance in with your moisturizer. Especially if you aren’t into applying a primarily separately. Consider it a time saver and a radiance-booster. Oh, and do yourself a major favor, and apply this on your neck. It gives a soft focus.

4. Blended with liquid blush. Adding Radiance to any liquid blush or bronzer is like a DIY-illuminator.  I tried it with Benefit Posie Tint (mixed the two on the back of my hand) and the result on my cheek was gorgeous. Another time saver. No need to apply a separate highlighting product.

During my very thorough, every which way possible testing of Laura Mercier Radiance, I combined all four steps at one time. While it was probably a bit much (in terms of product use), the results were not over the top. The fact that I got so much mileage out of a primer — a product that much of the population doesn’t even use — is amazing. This is not your average makeup base, which is very clear from the second this hits your skin.

New for Spring! Laura Mercier Lingerie Collection

Spring (beauty) is in the air! And Laura Mercier is giving us soft and feminine with her Spring 2012 Lingerie Collection.

According to Matin Maulawizada, Laura Mercier Global Artistry Director, this collection is perfect for achieving a romantic look, while still maintaining a playful side. “The collection is inspired by Victorian era and lace with soft and feminine shades. These colors are beautifully warm to create glowing looks in the cold months and are spot on with the trend colors for spring.”

Here’s what you can expect to see on counters, beginning in January:

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