Test Drive: Laura Mercier

Makeup savvy as we are, there are some products that even we haven't tried. One example: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20, a creamy, semi-soft tinted moisturizer housed in a sleek case. Designed for easy application, the sheer formula evens out skin and masks blemishes and redness without feeling heavy. Plus, the sponge applicator makes it easy to cover ever contour and blend away any lines. To demonstrate, we asked four extremely willing Birchbox staffers to help out with some conclusive before-and-after shots:


Jenieze Shields, Discovery Specialist

A pea-sized dab of the soft balm in Walnut helped to even out Jenieze’s complexion and cut down on shine. A touch of Laura Mercier’s crème shadow in burnished copper and full blown volume lash building mascara completed the look.


Lyndsey, Senior Financial Analyst

Beauty newbies, consider your base makeup qualms quashed. Despite being a little product shy, this number cruncher had to agree that a thin layer of the moisturizer in Caramel gave her skin a subtle, even glow. No clown faces here.


Erin, Discovery Specialist

Take your eyes off Erin’s perfect coif and you’ll notice a marked difference in both complexion and shine. To smooth over any imperfections, we buffed Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact in Porcelain onto her skin. Next, we paired Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour in Lagoon with the Illuminating Eye Colour in Earth Glow for a smoldering, smoky effect.


Whitney, Senior Manager, Brand Campaign Strategy

Whitney’s shots are proof that there’s always room for improvement—even if you're blessed with a magical, pore-free complexion. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact in Nude brightened Whitney’s complexion, while the guru’s thickening and building mascara to amped up her lashes. The finishing touch? A bit of Laura Mericier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum on her lids and Lip Glacé in BonBon on her lips.

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