Laura Mercier, the pioneer of the “Flawless Face”, is a world-renowned makeup artist and creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Skincare, Body & Bath, and Fragrance. Also, Laura is the innovative force behind the brand’s iconic products, French aesthetics, and artistry techniques. She continues to teach and inspire through her philosophy; “What makes you unique makes you beautiful.” I am a fan of the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder for many years. I still have my first jar, a little is all you need for the natural finish. Another favorite from the brand is the radiance primer. I am going to discuss two new favorites from the brand which I am wearing almost every day nowadays. That is Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage with the Secret Camouflage Brush.
“Laura believes that Foundation's true purpose is to even out your skin tone so it looks its very best. Her foundations create a flawless, natural look that lets your skin show through. The aim is to enhance your beauty, not cover it up.” I truly believe that.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation is described as the perfect balance of blendability, coverage, and comfort. The foundation is high-performance wear that is sweat, humidity, water, and transfer-resistant for 15 hours. The coated pigments glide on to create a buildable medium to full color. It beautifully evens out skin tone and minimizes the look of pores and imperfections. The weightless texture looks fits and feels like a second skin. The skin-fusion technology provides ultimate long-wear with breathable ease. Controls oil immediately and throughout the day. The matte finish is never dull, flat, or cakey. The weightless texture looks fits and feels like a second skin. Skin-fusion technology provides ultimate long-wear with comfortable, breathable ease.
My Thoughts on Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation, the finish is matte. It is suitable for all skin types, especially normal to oily. The packaging of the foundation is in a beautiful heavyweight glass bottle with a pump. The cover and the bottle have a beautiful luxurious feel to them. The formula is lightweight and the consistency is medium, neither runny nor thick. One pump is all I need for medium coverage. And two pumps on the day I need full coverage. I do apply it on my neck too, otherwise, one and a half pump is enough for full coverage. I prefer a brush to apply foundation when I need full coverage.
For medium coverage, either the brush or the sponge, or the beauty blender works best. As the finish is matte, I do use the Radiance Primer from Laura Mercier underneath. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation blends in seamlessly with the skin, covering most of my problem areas and spots. The skin looks even, naturally flawless, and with a healthy radiance. The staying power of the foundation is really good. I had it on for over 13 hours and I am impressed with the results. I do set it with my Translucent Loose Powder using a puff or powder brush. Or even the setting spray also does the trick after I am done with my face.
I noticed no irritation, breakouts, or oxidization while using this foundation. I have combination skin which tends to get patchy around my oily areas. This foundation does not give me any issues. It goes on so smoothly and makes my skin look great. 4N1 Suntan is the perfect shade for my medium tan skin tone with golden undertones. It is not too orange, nor very neutral, the perfect balance. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation is available in 20 shades and ranges from very light to dark with various undertones.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Secret Camouflage is described to provide full camouflaging coverage that leaves the skin looking natural and flawless. It has more pigmentation than a traditional concealer. Also, it has a long-wearing formula that covers completely to retouch flaws one by one. It gives a look of natural perfection camouflages blemishes, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolorations, redness, age spots, the nose area. The unique two-shade compact allows customization of exactly the right shade and undertone to match the skin tone every day, any time of year. It is suitable for all skin types.
Laura's Original Insight: Concealer Is Key. Concealer is at the core of Laura's less-is-more approach to makeup—in fact, Secret Camouflage was her very first product. Instead of masking skin with a thick foundation all over the face, Laura invented high-pigmented concealers. The concealers provide targeted coverage, leaving skin looking natural and flawless.”
My Thoughts on Secret Camouflage
I have acne scars and pigmentation due to hormones and external factors. A good concealer is always a game-changer I believe. This secret camouflage is like a secret weapon indeed. No doubt why it is so much loved all around by makeup artists or beauty lovers. I really like the idea of having the two shades to mix and match based on the undertones. It provides full coverage, the formula is very creamy, and blends really well into the skin. I have used it many times to spot conceal and also for the pigmentation, the finish is very natural. The staying power is pretty good, even over a makeup base like Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation. Without touch-ups, it stays on well for the whole day around 8-10 hours which I tested for. SC5 works very well with my medium tan skin tone.
It is specifically meant to be used on the face to camouflage blemishes, shadows, scars, capillaries, discolorations, redness, and age spots. With the Secret Camouflage Brush, I custom blend the two colors. I mix the two shades on the back of my hand until that matches my skin tone. Then I use feather-light strokes to apply to areas of the face that need covering, concealing, or camouflaging. After applying the brush, I pat it gently with my fingertips. Secret Camouflage is not recommended for under and around the eye area as it is not emollient enough. Also, it works well with the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Brush is perfectly shaped for precise application in the tiniest areas. That includes shadows, corners of eyes, tiny scars, or blemishes. The flatter, wider surface at the base of the brush is ideal for larger areas. For instance, the ruddy cheeks, patches of broken capillaries, sun spots, or any areas of discoloration. It picks up the right amount of product and works great to keep concealer from being too thick and cakey. Also, it does help in applying the product in the small as well as the tricky areas. The synthetic bristles are soft yet firm enough to fill in lines and give flawless coverage over spots. I have experienced no shedding and it is highly precise.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, Secret Camouflage, and the new Blush Colour Infusion are my go-to for an everyday makeup look.
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