|Photo: Laura Mercier|
Laura Mercier is my favorite makeup brand, I’ve been obsessed ever since I went to Blue Mercury literally 4 or 5 years ago. A Laura Mercier rep was there and begged me to let him do my makeup. I loved everything he did and ended up buying almost all of it, including some brushes. It was the first time I ever really paid attention to the quality and application of my makeup, and I was thrilled with the results.
One product that has become a staple in my everyday makeup bag is the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer. I have gone through so many of these little pots, it’s ridiculous…but necessary. It is by far the best concealer I’ve ever used, Benefit’s Erase Paste is a close second…but I’ll save that for another time. In my opinion, concealer is (next to mascara) is the most important part of any daily makeup routine.
I use the Secret Concealer in #2, and if I’m darker than that, like in the summer, I just make sure I have bronzer on. This formula is very dewy on the skin, and while it’s recommended for under the eyes only, I occasionally use it to cover up a breakout (it’s a thick formula so it covers everything perfectly), but I make sure I layer a little extra finishing powder on top. Anyway, I really only use this for under the eyes, and trustttttt meeeeee it makes a huge difference in your overall appearance. It makes me look alive and bright whether I was up all night from studying…or partying.
Layer this concealer on after your tinted moisturizer or foundation, it settles and looks much better this way. I usually apply with my ring finger (FYI: this finger applies the least pressure, so try to only use your ring finger around the sensitive under eye area!) by gently pressing and blending the concealer into the eye area.
I really love this concealer, but it needs to be applied correctly in order to make it work. It can be thick, so I always remember that less is more with this product…seriously. If you’re looking for something new to try, I suggest this product! Go to Sephora or any department store to try it out first and find your color.