These products listed for review where sent to my complementary thanks to Laura Mercier and Influencers. All opinions, ratings and final thoughts posted on this blog are my own.
While this blog isn’t focused on makeup, I have to admit that I absolutely LOVE a good lipstick and highlighter.
Seriously, I strongly believe that no one needs makeup, but it’s such a fun and creative way to express yourself, that I end up loving it all the same.
That’s why I was very excited when I got to try out a few more products from one of my favorite brands, Laura Mercier, thanks to their partnership with Influencers.
If you don’t know what Influencers is and why you should join, check this blog out.
I received these products towards the beginning of March, so I’ve had a long while to try them out and give ya’ll a proper review. And I can happily say that Laura Mercier rarely disappoints! So without further ado, let’s get into these different products.
While all the products i’ve tried from them are FAR from terrible, I figured we should start with the one that I liked the least. And that would be the Baby Lips, lip liner.
This product does exactly as it sets out to do–liner your lips. But that’s the end of it. It states that it’s long wearing, but I don’t personally find that to be the case. And unlike other department store liners, I find this one to be more on the hard end than creamy. By no means is this product horrible, but at the price point of $26 per liner, I’d rather pick up a lest expensive one form the drug store.
Out of 5, I would rate this a solid 3.5
The next products on this list is the Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick and ya’ll, can we please talk about the packaging real quick? I LOVE how simple and metallic like it is. And the little bit of weight to it makes it feel expensive too. And as far as the product itself goes, I have to honestly say its one of the better lipsticks I’ve tried.
I was skeptical of the color that they sent me at first, as I am a dark skin mama and they sent me a very light pink. But because of the sheerness, the color comes off so natural on the lips and it’s perfect for spring and summer.
I wore this color for a good month straight in April and never got tired of it. The only issue that have with it is again– they claim it’s long wearing, and that hasn’t been my experience. And then there’s also the price point to consider too. At $32, this isn’t a cheap lippy. If you’re the type that likes to invest in good lip products, then I would say that this one is worth looking at.
With all that said, I would rate this product a 3.8 out of 5.
Moving along, one of the next products that I got to try was the Face Illuminator highlight. As with most of Laura Mercier products, it comes with sleek packaging that just makes you want to buy it, with quality to back it up. I live for a good glow, and this product delivers it.
while some of my favorite highlighters are strong and sun beams in your face like, this highlighter gives your skin a sun kissed feel and makes it look as if you’re glowing from just under the surface of your skin. It comes off so natural and beautiful and often time, I’ll just wear this with a bit tinted moisturizer and feel completely radiant.
The only issue that I have with this product is the construction of it. While the cake has stayed intact, the product has pulled away from its pan. Now I do travel a lot and this has come with me. But I have other products that have traveled more with me, and I haven’t had the same issue. And with this product retailing for $45, I don’t think I should be having that issue.
Because of that, I’m rating this product a 3.8 our of 5.
Moving on to the higher rated product, let’s chat about their Blush Colour Infusion. This was another product that I wasn’t expecting to like as much as I did. It was a lot smaller that I I thought it would be, so I was initially disappointed wit that. But unlike with some of the pervious products, this blush was actually long lasting.
I have combination skin and get oily just under the apex of my cheeks, so blushes and bronzes can start to fade away on me throughout the day. However this one stated all day long and looked just as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning.
And the color was really nice too. It add just enough color to my face and comes of so natural and a tad bit glowly. This product again became one of my goto choices.
All and all it’s a wonder product and I think it’s 100% worth it’s $30 price tag. So I’m giving it a 4 out of 5
Next up is their Foundation Primer. Now they have quite of few primers with pretty much the same name, so for clarity, this is the product that I’m reviewing for ya’ll.
Unlike most primers out there, this one is water based. So it doesn’t give the same imperfection, blurring action that some of my other primers do.
But I end up finding that I don’t really care about that in this primer, like at all. It feel so lightweight and moisturizing on my skin, and despite (or maybe because..?) it not being thick or a bit tacky like some of my other primers that I love, my foundations and concealers work well with it and it work well in all areas of my combination skin.
I feel like this is such a great primer to use, especially in the summer time because it’s super breathable and not once have I had my make up melt off my face while wearing it. This is an expensive primer at $38 but one bottle takes you a long way and its for sure worth it.
Out of 5, I’m rating this product a 4.5
And lastly, but certain not least, let’s chat about my favorite product thus far: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer.
My first ever foundation like product was a tinted moisturizer way back in like 9th grade, and I’ve tended towards these ever since. I tend to like more glowly, dewy, very natural finishes, especially in the summer time, and that’s exactly what this tint does.
This Tinted Moisturizer feels super light weight first of all, so my skin feels like it can breath. This tint also preformed reasonable well in hot weather. I applied it once in 100 degree heat and only noticed a little bit of wearing near my hairline (not bad seeing that I was sweating A LOT that day). And most importantly, this tint looks great on the skin.
Since this is a tint and not a foundation, don’t expect full coverage. This tint helps to blur imperfections, but it won’t cover them up. But your skin looks so good and radiant afterwards , you don’t really care about the ‘imperfections’ that are left. The only issue that I have with this product is that their travel size seems to only come in one shade (seriously? we’re living in 2019 here..).
Priced at $46 for a 1.5 oz tube, I can confidently say that this product is well worth the cost. I give this a 4.7 out of 5.
All and all, Laura Mercier makes solid products. And while I clearly like some more than others, all their product that I’ve trie thus far are quality.
Did you find this review helpful? Which product do you think you’ll check out in the future?