My palette of choice for elegant evening wear is Nights Out ($65.00). The sophisticated spectrum features 12 magnificent shadows ranging from light to dark and cool to warm. Use it to create subtle day looks or a sultry smokey eye for the office Christmas party. The versatile pigments are suitable for women of all ages with light reflecting shimmer, silky satins and creamy mattes that define and accentuate. I love the velvety texture and rich color pay off. Even without primer the shadows apply smooth and seamless with minimal fallout, no creasing and excellent saturation.
When you’re out on the town dancing the night away, the Custom Setting Duo ($48.00) will keep your makeup looking fresh. This bestselling set makes a great gift because it comes with the Matte Translucent Powder (one of the brand’s most popular products) and the Glow Loose Setting Powder for a light dusting of luminous shimmer. The powders set makeup to prolong wear while blurring lines, imperfections and pores with a soft-focus finish. They also control shine and smooth skin texture so bronzer, blush and foundation appear flawless. The small jars are perfect for touch-ups on the go.
Glam holiday makeup and glowing skin go hand-in-hand which is why I’ll bee been using Laura Mercier’s Mood Glow Face Illuimator Trio ($65.00) all season long. These multidimensional powders can be used on the cheeks, eyes or décolletage to brighten and enhance with weightless radiant color. The smooth texture applies consistently with no scatter, flakes or chunky glitter and the pearlescent particles reflect light to capture the skin’s youthful luster.
Laura Mercier is available at Sephora, Saks, Nordstrom and online at lauramercier.com