A couple weeks ago, I went to Nordstrom wanting new makeup, particularly a different tinted moisturizer. I had become pretty unhappy with my previous tinted moisturizer because I felt like it wasn’t the right color and I couldn’t find a color that completely matched my skin tone — one made me look too tan and one made me look too pale. The colors never blended in correctly and I would get a weird “ring” around my mouth.
I also stopped liking the eyeshadow colors I had because they were bronze and golden tones which I decided I didn’t like with my hair color. Weird I know because I’m blonde, but I consider myself more of a blue-blonde than a golden blonde and therefore like cooler tones rather than warmer tones when it comes to my makeup. Being blonde is complicated, okay?
Anyway, mom suggested that I try Laura Mercier because she once wore her tinted moisturizer and really liked it. In my eyes, my mom is a makeup expert because she loves makeup (a gene I did not get) and has tried all different brands and products. Plus, she’s my mom, so she knows what I like. And as always she was spot on! I love all three of the products I bought:
I love this tinted moisturizer! It is so light, and matches my skin tone perfectly. There are a vast number of colors options, so there is bound to be one that matches nearly everyone’s skin tone. Now, I know why this particular tinted moisturizer is “award winning” and had such great reviews online. It truly is wonderful and looks like your not even wearing any makeup (which is kind of the point of a concealer/foundation, right?). All of the issues I had been having with blending and a “ring” around my mouth are gone! And since I don’t usually have a ton of blemishes, the lightness of the moisturizer is perfect for me. It covers the uneven tone of my skin without it looking caked on.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (in Rosegold and Moonlight)
I love these eye shadow sticks! I had been using the Clinique eye shadow chubby sticks and loved the ease of use, so I was happy to see that Laura Mercier made some too. These two colors in particular I love for different reasons. Although Rosegold has gold in the name it is a “cooler pink” that almost shows up as nude but with a hint of shimmer. I thought this would be the perfect “everyday” eye shadow for me because it is just enough to make you look finished and polished, but not overdone. I love the Moonlight color for going out and special occasions. It is pewter with almost a hint of purple.
These sticks are super easy to use. I usually rub them over my eyelid and then blend them in with my finger to make sure the coverage is even. I love them so much, I might have to buy some other colors!
I really do love my new Laura Mercier products and have been using them daily ever since I bought them. And no, this is not a sponsored Laura Mercier post, although….just kidding.
Also, I have been wanting to try Birchbox! Do any of you subscribe to it? Do you love it!? And I would love to hear about your favorite beauty buys!