Getting the scoop on Laura Mercier’s summer trends

Laura Mercier Un Été à Ibiza, Summer 2015 collection introduction


Over a week ago I was offered an appointment at my local Laura Mercier stand to get a look featuring the new summer 2015 trends. We were lucky enough to welcome Amanda Rijff who oversaw the look application by Sapphire and provided useful tips.

The collection is called “Un été à Ibiza“, which means A summer in Ibiza and I couldn’t be more amused by it. If you pair it with last year’s Charlotte Tilbury’s “Sirens of Ibiza” collection, I feel that the island has achieved a glamour reputation in recent years.

As for the Laura Mercier collection, it features a mixture of permanent and limited edition items.

The face is meant to be fresh and sunkissed, using the new Face Illuminator and Bronzing Gel while on the eyes the new Eye Glacés in silver, bronze and gold are used and the lips are painted with the new Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in bright colours.

The collection items are beautiful and very flattering, but of course we adapted it to my skin and needs.

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Spotlight: foundations

MAC F&B, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, MAC Prolongwear, LM Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide and Chanel Mat Lumière

 As I have explained before, my skin can be a bit tricky when shopping for foundations, so that might be an explanation as to why I have accumulated so many of them.

First of all, I have oily skin and I live in a place where it is very hot and humid in summer so it is a tricky combination as most foundations melt off my face. Also, my skin is sensitive, yellow toned but with redness on the centre of the face. And finally, I don’t really like mask like foundations.

All this means that many times I have been matched to a cool toned foundation or a darker foundation or one with high coverage only to apply it once I am home and cringe.

Let me tell you about my foundation journey below.

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New: Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Color Set

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Color Set

I must confess that since falling madly in love with Kiko’s Long Lasting Eyeshadow sticks and seeing them compared to the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, I have been very very curious about them.

Earlier this year a new store carrying the Laura Mercier line opened in my town, and I had been struggling with the urge to try them until the Holiday sets were launched and I lost my inner battle!

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Eye Color Set

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Favourites 2014

Favourite products 2014


So this is the almost compulsory feeling post that features all those products that I kept reaching for during 2014.

When you keep using a certain product it is because it performs well and you trust it to deliver good colour or to stay put for as  long as you are wearing it. Personaly, I love reading this type of posts as you can always find little treasures that you knew nothing about. So even though this blog is quite new, let me introduce you to my favourite products of 2014.

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Comparison: MAC and Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizers

MAC Studio Moisturize Tint in Light and Medium Dark and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude


There are always times during the year when I really REALLY hate my skin. It feels like by the time I have finally figured a foundation and an application method, my skin will throw me in for a loop or the season will change or my hormones will go haywire… To summarize; I am ever adapting my base to my skin’s needs at that precise moment.

This summer it was suggested that I try a tinted moisturizer and so I embarked on a quest to find a good tinted moisturizer. I tried one by Kiko which was alright, though the shades were quite limited. At MAC I was given their Studio Moisturize Tint SPF15 (29.5€ for 40ml) in Medium Dark (!), and I have since bought Light to be able to mix them. I also had to try the well-known Tinted Moisturizer Oil-free SPF20 (48€ for 50ml) by Laura Mercier in Nude.

MAC Studio Moisturize Tint in Light and Medium Dark and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude


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New: Laura Mercier Luxe Travel Brush Collection

Laura Mercier Luxe Travel Brush Collection


Since I first had news of this Laura Mercier Luxe Travel Brush Collection (100€) being launched in time for the Holidays, I have been not so secretly coveting it.

I am weak, oh so weak, so December 2014 shall enter the annals of this blog as the month when I went brush mad and not only purchased the Wayne Goss brushes from my previous post, but this set as well.

I was in the market for a concealer brush, so I headed to my local Laura Mercier retailer thinking about getting the Secret Camouflage one. They did not have it in stock, so I asked them to order it for me. While I was waiting I kept glancing at the brush set and even petting the blush brush.

I went home, thought about it, and since the set included the concealer brush that I wanted and I had read some fantastic reviews about it (here ) it seemed only logical to get the set (the lies we tell ourselves!).

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