Photographed by: Union Photographers

I’m excited to be featuring Laura Mercier Cosmetics in this week’s makeup tutorial.  Her philosophy is to “empower women, all over the world, to express and embrace their individual beauty”.   Through her vision, innovative products, iconic makeup artistry and stylish French heritage; every woman can gains confidence and the ability to create her own flawless face.  I echo Laura’s beauty philosophy and invite you to follow the steps below to learn how I created this Fall/Winter inspired look using Laura Mercier products.

Nadia Albano, Before and After, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Before and After, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Foundation Primer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Foundation Primer, Union Photographers

Step 1: Start with a clean face, then add primer.

After cleansing my skin with Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foam One-Step Cleanser.  I moisturized my skin, then applied Foundation Primer + Radiance all over my face to minimize any imperfections, create a radiant glow and to prepare the skin for foundation.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Step 2: Even out complexion.

Instead of applying a full face of foundation, I strategically blended on a sheer application of Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer to what I call “The Diamond” area of the face.  The Diamond area is located on the center of the face which starts in between the eyebrows, into the bridge of the nose, widens into the inner cheek area, then narrows again at the chin.

This technique highlights and brightens the center of the face, where we naturally find discoloration and imperfections.  It creates a no-makeup-makeup look and is ideal for women who don’t like to wear a full face of foundation but want to look polioshed and refreshed.  It’s also a time saver for women on the go.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Secret Camouflage Concealer, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Step 3: Create a smokey eye.

To dress the eyes, I’m using Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in two tones.  On the eye lid, I used “Coco”, a rich golden-brown shade, to create a smokey eye.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Caviar Stick, Union Photographers

Step 4: Rim the lower lash line for extra intensity.

I used the Caviar Stick in “Plum” to rim the lower lash line and into the water line.  Both shades compliment my eye color and creates a subtle color blocking effect.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Mascara, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Mascara, Union Photographers

Step 5: Apply Mascara.

To amplify the lashes, I curled them, them coated them with Laura Mercier “Extra Sculpting Mascara”.  This new creamy formulation gives lashes built-in memory control for mega lengthening and styling.

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Mascara, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Mascara, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Secret Brightening Powder, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Secret Brightening Powder, Union Photographers

Step 7: Apply powder under the eyes

To set the concealer under the eyes, I dusted on the “Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder”.  This product invisibly brightens and give the eyes a boost of light.

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Second Skin Powder Blush, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Second Skin Powder Blush, Union Photographers

 Step 8:  Apply Blush to create a rosy glow.

On my cheeks I dusted on Laura Mercier Sheer Powder Blush in “Rose Bloom” to create a natural rosy glow.

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Crème Smooth Lip Colour, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Laura Mercier, Crème Smooth Lip Colour, Union Photographers

 Step 9:  Finish with lipstick.

For a hint of pink, and to compliment my cheek color, I applied the new Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colourbalm in “Raspberry Ripple”

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Union Photographers

Nadia Albano, Makeup Tutorial, Laura Mercier, Union Photographers

Happy Weekend, Everyone!