In September 2018, Laura Mercier revealed a new brand logo and identity, and shortly after, opened a standalone boutique in Ngee Ann City, and launched their now iconic Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation that comes in 30 shades — all of them available in Singapore. This liquid foundation boasts 15 hours of moisturisation and wear, looks and feels like a second skin, and has a finish that is really smooth and soft. During the store’s opening event, I had the pleasure of meeting with Suhaini Putera, one of the brand’s makeup experts, who determined my exact shade of the foundation just by taking one look at me. That day, I brought home a bottle of the new foundation and it promptly became a staple in my makeup box. This is a foundation that is very easy to use; it glides on skin smoothly and is easy to blend, but what sells it, is that it disappears without a trace. After a single light coat, skin appears more even and definitely smoother than before; and as its name implies — more radiant and quite flawless. There’s also vitamin C in the formula, which after just a week of use, will boost the skin’s natural luminosity. And after four weeks of constant use, even the appearance of dark spots are reduced.
In this tutorial, Suhaini shows us the basic steps to achieve a truly flawless complexion — which of course includes the Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation.
Our model, Tara’s skin was prepared with the following skincare products from Laura Mercier :
1. Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist, $65 : A hydrating lotion that tones skin and can also be used as a makeup setting spray.
2. Flawless Skin Infusion De Rose Nourishing Oil, $98 : A lightweight face oil to moisturise the skin at areas that are dry. This oil can be mixed with a moisturiser as well for an added boost of hydration.
These Laura Mercier makeup items were used to create the flawless base in this tutorial.
3. Foundation Primer – Hydrating, $70 : A smooth balm that soothes and conditions skin.
4. Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation, $80 : A liquid foundation with a lightweight, second skin finish and feel. Coverage is medium to full, luminous and very buildable. This gives a moderate glow that isn’t overpowering; instead it showcases radiant, healthy skin.
5. Flawless Finish Makeup Sponge, $28 : An S-shaped sponge that hugs the contours of the face, and gives a smooth, even application with minimal product absorption.
6. Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer, $49 : A medium to full coverage cream concealer with a blurring effect and 12 hours of crease-free wear.
7. Finishing Pony Tail Brush, $55 : A fluffy brush good for eye makeup and concealer.
8. Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $70 : This award-winning and best-selling powder has a silky-soft feel that is unrivalled. It effortlessly and beautifully sets any makeup without adding weight or texture.
9. Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Glow, $70 : The iconic loose powder with a “glow” finish that looks healthy and radiant.
10. Velour Puff, $24 : A puff used for setting loose powder. It has a soft, luxurious texture and molds easily to the skin.
11. Secret Brightening Setting Powder for Under Eyes, $45 : A light powder that instantly brightens the under-eye area and doesn’t settle into fine lines.
12. Glow Powder Brush, $76 : A large powder brush with the S-shape that fits the contours of the face.
Photographed by Adele Chan using the Leica M10-P + Summarit-M 50mm f/2.4 lens.
Makeup and tutorial by Suhaini Putera, Makeup Expert.
Hair by Justin Javier from Shunji Matsuo using Shiseido Professional.
Modelled by Tara L from Ave.
STEP 1: PRIME
STEP 2: BASE
STEP 3: CONCEAL
STEP 4: SET
STEP 5: GLOW
Laura Mercier boutique and counters:
Ngee Ann City, 62192814
Robinsons The Heeren, 67320618
Sephora Bugis, 63419386
Sephora Causeway Point, 67602532
Sephora Great World City, 62351290
Sephora ION, 63419017
Sephora Nex, 31631032
Sephora Plaza Singapura, 62386690
Sephora Suntec City, 63371543
Sephora Takashimaya, 31631032, 67351039
Sephora Tampines, 66344255
Sephora The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands, 66887713
Sephora VivoCity, 63769791
Sephora Westgate, 31631032
TANGS At Tang Plaza, 67375500