Glam popped along to the glamorous Savoy Beaufort Bar to meet make-up legend Laura Mercier,who took time out from her hectic schedule to talk us through her A/W12 launches. An inspiration for taking her time to create products that will make women look and feel their best, Mercier painstakingly develops her products until she is personally satisified.
For this month, Cinema Noir hits the shelves, inspired by the movies of the 40s and the subsequent transition from black and white movies into colour. The two colour duets of moody colours have been formulated to offer the perfect smoky effect. Mercier said one of her favourite product developments in this collection had been the nail colours which had been “fun but challenging” to get it perfect. Another exciting launch from this collection is the Shimmer Block, Mosaic, which creates a pearlised sheen across the face.
Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer
Creme Shimmer Lip Colours
Laura Mercier Mosaic Shimmer Block
The charismatic Mercier was happy to talk about the industry’s latest obsession with BB Cream – the alleged one-fits-all cream designed to fix everything. For her, as close as it gets is her tinted moisturisers, telling us that “no one product can do everything but this one comes close”. Oil-free, this water based balm comes in a compact so it is perfect for carrying around in your handbag and the 12 colours means you can get a near perfect colour match.
She left us with a tip on how to wear red lipstick, the perfect one of which will be in the September launch of her Creme Smooth range that has taken 3 years to formulate. Not just for looking sexy, Mercier believes that there are many ways to wear red – so whether you are a matte, gloss or stain lover, make sure you have barely there make-up and eyes to dial it down a little.
Read more about Laura Mercier and buy her products here