Review: Laura Mercier Flawless Face System

Friday, October 14, 2011

We may all have slightly different taste in makeup -- from uber-natural to sophisticated to all-out glam -- but I think we can all agree on one thing: we want to start with a flawless base. The Laura Mercier brand has long been known as the go-to place to get skin perfecting base layers, like their award-winning concealers and cult-favorite foundations. But, thanks to a new commitment to perfecting the flawless face, it's easier than ever to find the Laura Mercier products you need to get your own version of the flawless face.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face - The Flawless Face Philosophy

Laura believes there are four steps to creating the flawless face: primer, foundation, concealer and setting powder. The new online Flawless Face Finder helps you to find the products you need from each of the four steps to create your personal version of a flawless canvas. For example, I prefer a very lightweight, translucent foundation, but others may prefer a matte or complete coverage option. The Finder asks the questions necessary to get at the right formulations for your skin type and personal preferences. Plus, you can find step-by-step instructions for using the products to achieve the best results possible.

I recently had the opportunity to try out my own version of the Laura Mercier flawless face, from Flawless Face Finder to actual products. After answering simple questions about my skin type, coverage preferences, skin tone and problem areas in need of concealing, I got my Flawless Face prescription: Hydrating Foundation Primer, Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Secret Concealer and Translucent Loose Setting Powder.

Laura Mercier Flawless Face - The Flawless Face Finder

I've been using Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer off and on for years, but this is the first time I've had the chance to try out the whole system at once. I wish I would have tried sooner! As good as the Tinted Moisturizer alone is at creating a slightly more perfected, yet still natural and translucent face, the four products together are even better. They work together to truly create a better looking base. The Primer is smoothing and creamy, and keeps the rest of the look in place all day. The Secret Concealer covers well and doesn't settle into creases (which might also be a product of the Primer's help). But, my big revelation was the Loose Setting Powder. I haven't used powder in ages because I don't like the way it settles into lines and creates a chalky look -- but not so with this Laura Mercier powder. It kind of melted into my face to create a finished look. Love it.

Altogether, I can't say enough good about the Laura Mercier Flawless Face system. If, like me, you're already a fan of a single Laura Mercier product, it's definitely worth it to try the whole system -- it really is greater than the sum of its parts. If you've never tried Laura Mercier, the new online Finder makes it so easy to find the right products that you really can't go wrong.

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Laura believes there are four steps to create a flawless face—primer, foundation, concealer, and setting powder. Each product has been specifically developed to allow every woman to achieve an incredibly even, smooth, yet natural-looking complexion.

For more information on Laura's flawless philosophy and tips on how to use each product within each step is located here.

If you are telling others, they can get their perfect products to create their ultimate flawless face using the flawless face finder.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Laura Mercier via Glam Media. I received a sample to review as part of the program. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Laura Mercier.