I’ve used a ton of Laura Mercier, both personally and professionally so here are the products I love (and buy) along with those that just missed the mark.
Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is probably their most recognizable product out of the bunch due to its many accolades over the years from magazine editors and real women alike. It maintains the impossible balance of weightless coverage that all skin types can enjoy.
Tight Lining is a technique I use all the time on myself as well as most girls in my chair because it’s an undetectable way to make eyes pop and lashes seem longer. Mercier created the technique and the Eye Liner specifically for it.
Satinée Crème Eye Colours are suitable for all women. On the go? Swipe em’ on with your fingers. Want staying power? Layer them with powder shadow. Mature eyes, young eyes, and everything in between, they will settle and wear perfectly.
I totally get what they were trying to do with their Flawless Fix Pencil– make an easy concealer for touch ups and also hard to reach areas like around the mouth for bleeding. Unfortunatley the consistency is too dry to blend into blemishes, and too creamy for along your lower waterline to brighten eyes like the one I use.
Their Mascaras aren’t horrible, but they aren’t great either. With nothing that special about either formula, why spend $20 when you can choose from several stellar drugstore finds for well under $10?
I’m all for some pretty, well-placed shimmer from time to time, but their Shimmer Bloc (and Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks) are a shimmery nightmare waiting to happen. Pair this compact with a woman who hasn’t been shown how to use it, and the result can be a disaster.