- Oil-Free Foundation Primer
- Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Secret Camouflage in SC-4
- Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- Creme Cheek Colour in Oleander
- Eye Basics in Wheat
- From the eye and cheek palette, eyeshadows in African Violet, Rich Cocoa, and Buff Pearl
- Long Lash Mascara
- Sheer Lip Color in Kissed Lips
- Lip Shine in Naked Apricot
I talked it over with some of my favorite Laura Mercier sales associates, and we agonized over which product was where. (I wish I had an even bigger/higher resolution version of this image.)
We finally decided that it must be Rich Cocoa on the lid, blended with African Violet in the crease (because what else could create that shimmer). Tawny Apricot isn’t in the official product breakdown, but my artists said they would probably use it to blend and soften the edges of the African Violet — why not, if you have the palette. The brow highlight and the highlight at the inner corner of the eye are Buff Pearl. And the model has to be wearing eyeliner, even though they don’t include it in the breakdown. My artists said maybe Black Plum was used as the top liner, and softly smoked out on the bottom. That would account for the touch of purple on the lid and below the eye. (I’d probably tightline with a pencil liner in addition to the shadow.) And if you want to create that just-so sweep of shadow on the outer corner of the model’s eye, blend as normal, then clean up the edge with a q-tip.
The artists commented that SC-4 is an unusual choice for someone who wears Tinted Moisturizer in Nude… we wondered whether the Secret Camouflage might have been used to contour her cheek. And for a shorthand glow without a camera flash, they suggested Laura’s new Radiance Primer.
As LeVar Burton used to say: you don’t have to take my word for it. Anybody want to take a stab at recreating the look?