How do you TLSP? Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier

I never was a translucent loose setting powder kind of gal. I use my Chanel VitaLumiere Foundation, a little bronzer and Hourglass highlighter and I am good to go. I recently received Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Thank you Influenster and Laura Mercier for the complimentary product!) and let me tell you, this setting powder is EVERYTHING. I highly recommend using the “baking” technique to set the powder under your eyes- your makeup does not move and looks great from day into evening. You simply let the powder sit on your skin for ten minutes and then brush of the remaining powder with a fluffy brush. I would definitely recommend this makeup product to any beauty gals out there. The TLSP absorbs oil and reduces shine all day so you’ll never have a shiny forehead in selfies!

Using it is super easy. Simply use the TLSP after you apply your foundation, and then go on to apply your bronzer and highlighter. Boom! You are ready for a night on the town.

Application Technique:

  1. Load your velour puff with TLSP
  2. Fold puff in half, work powder into puff, rubbing both halves together
  3. Tap off excess powder
  4. Fold puff into taco shape. Press and roll, puff onto skin to set foundation.

If you haven’t tried TLSP yet, you should try Laura Mercier’s! I love trying new techniques and when I want a more matte look, this is my jam.

Have you tried it before? How do you TLSP? Let me know!

XO.

Lex

Sweater: H&M

Photography by Brittany Benson.

Let’s Play with Eye Shadow Clay by Laura Mercier

I seem to go through phases when it comes to eye shadows depending on my mood. Lately, I go for a peachy sparkle all over my lid for a toned down day time look or a flared smokey eye and shimmery browns to transition from day to night. Recently, Laura Mercier’s Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays showed up at my door to play with and the palette is just as dreamy as I imagined.

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What I love most about these six highly pigmented clay-textured eye colors is that the colors are easily blend-able and you can soften or heighten them depending on what kind of look you are going for. All of the colors are soft and go on as almost a liquid shadow, if you will. Personally, I think they are super smooth and easy to work with- exactly what you want in a palette.

I loved when I first put on the Metallik Platinum color as a base- my brown eyes quickly became bright and fun, a more natural look, but just right if you want a little color on your eyes.

At first glance, I was concerned that the Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays  shades would be too shimmery or overpowering, but was quickly proven wrong at my first test blot on my arm. I really honed in on blending the darker metallic shades (Metallik Pewter and Metallik Rust) in my crease and on the outer edges of my eye to give it that smokey, intense look. (If you aren’t a pro at blending- here is an easy one brush tutorial that I find easy to follow!) swatch2

I then used the matte clays, Blackened Black Clay and Blackened Blue Clay just in the outer corners and lined the bottom of my eye with the Blackened Blue Clay. It went swimmingly with my NARS Larger than Life Long wear Eyeliner in Rue St. Honor. I used to only wear black on my water line but wanted something a little less intense so I went with this navy blue liner. It sways towards black but when I put it with the Blackened Blue Clay, it has a navy glow and different than the black smokey eye.swatch1

I ended up mixing all of the blackened clays in the corner of my eye by pressing my fingertip into the clays and applied it in a tapping motion onto my lid. I applied the metallics in the crease and outer edges by using a crease brush. As a final touch, I used the Air-light Setting Powder  to prolong the colors and avoid creasing.

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I would recommend a deep berry lip color like “Love Bite” from Kylie Cosmetics  or even a dark red/brown to compliment this makeup look for fair skin.

I had so much fun playing with this palette and would recommend it as a versatile palette to create an abundance of looks! You can easily find the Editorial Eye Palette Intense Clays at Nordstrom or Sephora.

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XO.

-Lex

 

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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