Summer Bright Red Lip Tutorial | The Video

Here’s my first ever venture into the make up tutorial world. I know it’s not perfect but I promise to get better as I really loved filming and editing this.

Tell me what you think of this look by tweeting me @laurenaalice, if you recreate this look please tag me on twitter or instagram @laurenaalice

The Make Up Edit| Laura Mercier Metallic Gold Cream Eyeshadow

Here’s a look I wore recently out to dinner. As it wasn’t an overly fancy dinner and I always plan on being in a food coma afterwards. I wanted to keep things neutral as always, here on LA!

I started of with my base which is NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Sante Fe, (Is it too soon to call it love)

The Make Up Edit| Everyday make up


My everyday make up routine is pretty simple. I am in college 9-5, yes it kills me so I like to keep my make up simple and quick because who doesn’t love an extra 10 minutes sleep.

For my base I alternate between Dior BB cream ,MAC Prep and Prime BB cream and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. As you can see I am a lover of tinted moisturisers and BB creams. Thanks to the lovely Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup for all her recoomendations which then lead to purchases and my bank crying! After applying my TM or BB cream of choice I always use my Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder to set it and add a bit of coverage. To define my chubby cheeks I use MAC Harmony as its easy to blend out and that is pretty much all I do for my base.

Onto Eyes, I usually sweep over MAC Cork which is a gorgeous yellow toned brown which just adds a little bit of definition and then I use my Shu Uemura Eye lash curlers and lots of Maybelline the Colossal Waterproof Mascara. For my eyebrows I use MAC Wedge to define them and that is pretty much all I do for my everyday make up. I always throw on a nude or a pink lipstick before I go out the door.

What do you use everyday in your Make up routine?

The products mentioned can be found at:
Shu Uemura
Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder

My first taster of Mineral powder foundation’s was when there was all the beauty hype about the Bare Minerals Mineral Powder. I liked the powder hated the brushes but I didn’t love it enough to repurchase it. That was this time last year. 

After a trip to Scotland, I thought I would treat myself as I was in Holiday mood but in reality I was just visiting family and shouldn’t have been shopping but anyway I bought myself the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder just so I could try it seen as I love there tinted moisturiser so much. 

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder has SPF 15, is oil free and contains amino acids which are meant to break down toxins in the skin and delay the ageing process! Sound good non? Now with my recent mahoosive breakout that is going on in my face and my acne creams drying the life out of my skin. This probably wasn’t the best  time to test this product so I am keeping that in mind. 

So this morning I sat at my vanity, Swirling and buffing this mineral powder into my skin. For a powder foundation I was very surprised with it’s coverage. It’s medium but easily buildable. It covered my redness just as well as a liquid foundation but felt lighter on my skin. At first, this looks amazing on the skin. Literally like I am wearing no make up it’s flawless. But a few hours later, the powder starts to cling to my dry patches around my chin (thank you acne cream) So if you have any dry patches This is not for you.  But overall it lasted well and looked great on all the other areas of my skin that weren’t dry.  So I will be saving this foundation for those days when my skin is finally behaving Please be soon.

But all is not lost before I tried this mineral powder out as a full foundation I used it over my Clinque anti blemish foundation review here which I personally think it looks amazing over. It works really well as a setting powder. I rather pricey setting powder but at least you have the option of using it as a foundation or a powder.

Have you guys tried the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder? What are your thoughts on it ? 

Love x