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It is certainly no secret that I am madly in love with All Things Mercier. Though it has been seven years since I left the company, I still remain loyal to her products, particularly her “flawless face” series; primer, foundation, secret camouflage, and translucent powder.There is an addition to her family of primers and I […]

December 20, 2011

This question comes from Julie, via facebook:I have a quick question, and I’m asking you because you know your stuff, and I trust you. I am in need of some good foundation. But my 42-year-old skin is hard to shop for. Are there any brands/lines that you recommend? Plus I’m on a budget…;)I need fuller […]

August 2, 2011

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“Foundation! I’m in the market for a new one. What’s good out there? You know I’ve been a Laura M. girl for a long time, but now with getting older I’m needing more coverage, more moisture and more love. Any suggestions? Chanel? Lauder? Olay? I’m open to suggestions and down to the last of my […]

January 20, 2011

We girls are obsessed with our eyes. “I want a smokey eye.” “I want my eyes to pop.””I never ever wear lip color, but I love eyeliner.” “I love a super dark eye.” How can you make my eyes look more blue?” Yet you see so many people skimp on perfecting their skin. Very few […]

February 26, 2010

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foundation application by nannobanan on Polyvore.com Items in this set: TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System, $225beautyblender beautyblender, $26ERA Everyday Airbrush Foundation at HSN.com, $30Clinique – NEW Foundation Brush – Saks.com, $21True Match Roller Perfecting Roll On Makeup How important is your application method and does it really make a difference? What formula you use and how […]

February 3, 2010

This request comes from Sherri via our Facebook fan page and is very timely for me. we all get in our little ruts, even makeup artists. I will go for months embracing my pasty pallor, then one day I’ll clean out my bathroom and rediscover a forgotten gem. I starting wearing a touch of bronzer […]

January 22, 2010

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I put a shoutout on our facebook fan page asking for blog topic suggestions and had three people beg for advice with dark circles. (Joan, Melissa, and Julie; this one’s for you!) I am a longtime insomniac, so this is a topic I know a little about. As you can see, no one is immune […]

January 20, 2010

Longtime readers may remember that I got on my soapbox about a year ago about why I prefer traditional foundation to airbrushing. Long story short, I invested a lot of time and money about two and a half years ago into purchasing equipment and product and traveling to NYC to take classes from a highly […]

August 6, 2009

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I love Smashbox, though I don’t have a ton of it in my kit. I was recently given the “o-gloss” as a free sample at Sephora, which inspired me to go back and try The “O-Glow” I had purchased months before and had forgotten. “O gloss” would be perfect for a bride who favors a […]

March 2, 2009

The makeup artist I am today is completely reliant on the happy accident of working for Laura Mercier cosmetics for eight years and being fortunate enough to work personally with Laura. I joke that I used to “stalk” her; before I had my kids, I used to plan my NYC trips to visit my family […]

February 2, 2009

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