My Laura Mercier essentials for a flawless "no-makeup" looking skin
Self-love, glass-looking skin, celebrities flawless no-makeup selfies, beauty filters are everywhere on social media lately. But what about those of us who don’t wake up with perfect skin? We all, too, sometimes just want to look at the mirror and see a flawless reflection on it. Since, clear skin doesn't come overnight and we all love and have fun with makeup, what if I tell you there are products that can help you achieve that cherub skin? And nope, Facetune is not one of those...
From my early days playing with makeup (as an adult, of course, that pretend eyeshadow palette doesn't count), I've been a big fan of Laura Mercier Cosmetics. After all, they're the pioneers of the "flawless face" so there is no doubt that with the help of some of their products we all can achieve that naturally radiant complexion. So, I'm sharing my very top favorites with you (click on the picture to be directed to Sephora.com):
Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
This tinted moisturizer is a bestseller for a reason! I'm currently on my second tube and I can't stop saying good things about it. It gives that sheer, dewy finish I love for my no-makeup look, plus, contains SPF 30 sunscreen, I mean we gotta keep protected from those sun rays, it also provides 24-hour hydration to keep that face looking plump and it's available in 20 shades, so I'm sure there's a shade for you! I use the shade 4N1 WHEAT and I apply it either using my hands or a foundation brush focusing on one area at the time and blending well.
Thanks to #Influenster and #LauraMercier for sending me a refill of this #tintedmoisturizer tube free for testing purposes.
Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer
I first heard about this concealer through a video from the one and only Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian MUA, he said this concealer was very lightweight and it did not crease under the eyes. And you know what, he was right!! I'm absolutely in love with this concealer. A bit goes long way, it doesn't crease, and it provides enough coverage for those dark under eyes. I apply a small amount under my eyes and on top of any blemish or dark spot and I blend using a concealer brush or my ring finger.
Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Sometimes you feel you should be good to go after concealer, but even when we are talking about "no-makeup" makeup, we have to set it and make it last! This setting powder is a cult favorite in the makeup world and it is literally the only setting powder I use. A lightweight, easy-to-apply, translucent enough to cover any skin tone from fair to tan, sets makeup for up to 12 hours, it's not cakey, and does not create any flashback, so your selfies are safe with this! I apply using a puff or beauty sponge under the eyes and a powder brush for the T-zone and chin, you know, the oily spots...
Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder
This product is my top-secret for glowy, dewy makeup look! So take note, my friend... Right after applying setting powder you might notice the sheerness from the moisturizer is under all that powder, right? Well, by using a powder blush, I apply this all over my face. It works as a compact foundation powder but the color in it is minimal, that it looks that you are bringing all the glow you had previous the powder back to your face! It basically perfects the look of your skin with sheer coverage and gives skin a natural, soft, and radiant finish. A MUST!
After these four steps, you should have a perfect and dewy base. Only apply your favorite blush, some mascara and the lip gloss of your preference and your face will basically look like it was carved the angels themselves. 👼🏼 I hope you find this useful for your next trip to Sephora or Ulta and for this upcoming spring-summer season when you feel like rocking that flawless makeup look at the beach! ;)