Tried & True: Top Products Worth Trying From Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier's philosophy is more than just makeup; it's a celebration of your unique beauty. Their iconic product range is the key to achieving effortless beauty, with an air of je ne sais quoi.
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In this series we call Tried & True, we shortlist the holy grails and the OGs, the top-shelf regulars, under-the-radar picks, as well as the new and fresh-off-the-lab and the viral sensations worth the hype from reputable brands that we’ve road-tested ourselves.

Behind the name, we explore what makes a brand truly worth discovering, whether it’s the way it has redefined beauty, its founder’s inspiring story, or how its range of offerings gave consumers what they truly want and need.

The first in this series—Laura Mercier. We love how its namesake founder espouses her French sensibilities in the products she puts out: chic, effortless, raw, and real. There are plenty of makeup artist-founded and led beauty brands out there, but Laura Mercier has solidified its hold on covering all the bases (pun intended). It’s a beauty brand that stands out, not just because of its amazing range (of base products, and more), but also for what it stands for: a philosophy that believes in showing your natural beauty instead of hiding it.

It’s no secret that Laura Mercier has nailed the flawless canvas game, and for this, makeup enthusiasts worldwide swear by its complexion products. But Laura Mercier’s reputation extends beyond its high-quality base products. This iconic brand has also made a significant mark in the beauty industry with its wide array of pigmented and bold color products, proving that they don’t just provide a canvas for flawless skin, but also a canvas for your vibrant self-expression.

Laura Mercier isn’t just about looking good; it allows you to celebrate your individuality. Whether you’re into that dewy glow or swear by their cult-favorite setting powder, Laura Mercier Cosmetics always knows how to steal the spotlight. So for anyone out there looking to enhance their natural beauty, we’re giving you the lowdown on some of the most iconic products that define the brand.

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Laura Mercier Real Flawless Weightless Foundation

This base product is one of Laura Mercier’s best-selling products and has recently taken TikTok and Instagram by storm. With its groundbreaking formula, the Real Flawless Weightless Foundation has become a viral sensation and has caught the attention of makeup enthusiasts and influencers alike.

Featuring 31 diverse shades, this foundation utilizes Auto Balancing Technology which uses blurring bamboo silk powders and a hydro-lipid matrix to give off a blurring effect on the skin, setting it apart from other foundations. Moreover, it provides medium coverage and a natural finish.  

This foundation also claims to provide immediate oil control, improve skin texture in six weeks, provide 24-hour hydration, as well as resilience against humidity, sweat, and water—making it a truly versatile and reliable option for any lifestyle.

Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Foundation

P3,400, Lazada

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Renowned for its exceptional quality and performance, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder has always had a stellar reputation in the beauty community. This cult-favorite’s ultra-fine and silky texture easily glides onto the skin, setting makeup flawlessly without settling into fine lines. 

What makes it stand out is its remarkable ability to give off a soft-focus effect, blur imperfections, and leave the skin looking airbrushed and refined. In addition, the powder comes in three translucent shades, and helps create a seamless finish that can last up to 16 hours. Besides setting, it controls excess oil, keeping your look matte throughout the day. Easy to apply and consistently delivering a flawless finish, it’s no wonder this powder is a go-to for a picture-perfect complexion.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

P2,500, Lazada 

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer 

The Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer stands out for its extensive lineup, providing a primer option for every skin type and desired finish. From blurring imperfections to addressing specific concerns like hydration or sun protection, the range can cover it all. With variants such as the Pure Canvas Primer – Illuminating and the Pure Canvas Primer – Hydrating, this collection goes beyond traditional primers and shows its commitment to inclusivity and innovation to help you achieve a personalized flawless base for your makeup routine.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Blurring

P2,550, Lazada

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Hydrating

P2,550, Lazada

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating

P2,600, Lazada

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting

P2,500, Lazada

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Protecting 

P2,550, Lazada

Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

In the words of Laura Mercier herself, “Never underestimate the power of dramatic lips.” The Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks can help you achieve a statement-making, red lip look with its matte formula that effortlessly glides onto your lips, delivering a rich, pigmented finish without the cracking or drying feeling. Their extensive shade range caters to diverse preferences, allowing you to go from a casual everyday look to a glamorous evening statement with its spectrum of bold and neutral hues that are suitable for any occasion.

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Control

P1,850, Lazada

High Vibe Lip Color

The Laura Mercier High Vibe Lip Color collection is designed to deliver impactful and vivid color with a more luminous and reflective finish compared to the velvety matte finish of the Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks. The lipsticks’ unique formula uses supercharged pigments and light-reflecting pearls to boost color vibrancy. It is also infused with guava oil to ensure a smooth and comfortable wear that lasts for six hours. The lipstick’s 16-color range makes it a perfect match for a variety of looks, whether minimalistic or daring. 

Laura Mercier High Vibe Lip Color

P1,900, Lazada

Lip Glace Lip Gloss

If you prefer a glossy finish, look no further than Laura Mercier’s Lip Glacé. This lip gloss can help you achieve lustrous, high-shine lips with its impeccable formula consisting of French Rose Extract and Primrose Oil. In addition, its new formula gives a seamless application, free from feathering or bleeding that can last for eight hours.

Lip Glacé Lip Gloss

P1,250, Rustan’s

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

These iconic eyeshadow sticks have been a timeless fan favorite in the beauty community for a good reason. The Caviar Stick Eyeshadow combines convenience with great quality, as it allows for a quick and mess-free application directly onto the eyelids. Its twist-up design provides precision and ease, making it an ideal option for those seeking a fuss-free and time-efficient makeup routine. 

The eyeshadow sticks’ creamy texture lets it seamlessly glide onto the eyelids, facilitating easy blending with just a swipe of the finger. They come in 24 shades and are crease-proof, transfer-resistant, and smudge-proof for 12-hour wear. 

Moreover, the popularity of these eyeshadow sticks proves that Laura Mercier isn’t just known for its outstanding base products, but also for its innovative color cosmetics.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow

P1,700, Lazada

Tinted Moisturizer Blush

With its skincare and makeup hybrid formula, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Blush combines the benefits of a tinted moisturizer with the radiance of a blush. It uses ultra-moisturizing botanicals to give you long-lasting and weightless tinted hydration, raspberry seeds for conditioning, as well as prickly pear for hydration. 

It also offers easy building coverage and a soft and weightless texture on the skin. Moreover, this product effortlessly infuses a healthy, natural-looking flush of color on the cheeks, giving off a dewy and youthful glow. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a quick and on-the-go solution for a fresh and natural look. 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush

P1,500, Lazada

Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator SPF 25

Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator delivers a luminous glow that’s both beautiful and nourishing as it contains French Algae for hydration and luminescent pearls to brighten dull and tired skin. 

What also sets it apart is its dual purpose of acting as a moisturizer and an illuminator, working to hydrate and enhance the skin’s natural luminosity at the same time. On top of that, the inclusion of SPF 25 ensures your skin is shielded from the sun’s harmful rays, making it a go-to choice for everyday use.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Light Revealer Natural Skin Illuminator SPF 25

P3,000, Lazada
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