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September, 16, 2015

NYFW with Laura Mercier…

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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to meet with the Laura Mercier team at their Headquarters in NYC to get my makeup done and talk beauty tips and skin advice! We started by having a quick chat about my skin so that they would know which products would be best for me. I already have their Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen and Foundation Primer Radiance in my makeup drawer so I was excited to try more Laura Mercier products!
Gabriella (global makeup artist apart of Laura’s team) told me makeup is like a manicure, you need to apply your base coat (moisturizer, primer, eye cream) two coats of polish (foundation, bronzer, blush) and your top coat (powder). Laura Mercier is known for her speciality of creating a flawless face and that’s exactly how I felt my face looked once my makeup was finished! The thing I loved the most was that I didn’t feel like I had makeup caked onto my face, everything blended and looked so natural. The products enhanced and complemented rather than transforming and covering my face.
Xo, Rach
Here are a few of the products they used along with more of my favorites…
Brought to you by Laura Mercier.
  1. glamdevils says:

    Love your cute dress. The makeup looks beautiful!

    xx Mira

  2. Natali says:

    You are such a natural beauty! Laura Mercier has some amazing products for face and body that I simply adore!

  3. Samantha says:

    Your makeup look so good Rachel! I love that she kept it natural and didn’t go over the top. Ps–the braid is adorable.


  4. Such an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous dress!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. You look gorgeous…their makeup really is the best!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  6. I am a huge fan of the Laura mercier tinted moisturizer! Just wish it was spf 30 which is the minimum recommended spf in our dermatology clinics.

    Check out my simple 3 step AM routine for the face here:

    And my foolproof night time skincare regimen, passed down through generations:

    A doctor’s guide to health and beauty!

  7. Bags says:

    Simple, adorable make-up and really cute dress :) Everything is fitted just perfect :)

  8. Grace says:

    Gorgeous! Such a pretty braid, and I’m loving the makeup! Too sweet!

  9. Sophie says:

    Looks like an amazing experieince! Love their products.

  10. tiffany says:

    Love Laura Mercier products!!
    Please check out my blog here:
    Flaunt and Center

  11. Alyssa says:

    Love that braid and lip color on you!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

  12. Rach says:

    That is awesome you had the opportunity to meet with Laura Mercier team!

  13. Casey says:

    You look beautiful, Rach!

    Xx Casey

  14. Eden says:

    Your makeup look flawless, love this look!

  15. Brooke says:

    What a fun opportunity!!

    Brooke du jour

  16. Amanda Adam says:

    Sounds like so much fun at NYFW! That lip shade looks great with your skin tone. Very flattering and natural.


  17. Emma Walker says:

    How pretty! I have been loving following along on snapchat this past weekend

    Emma | With A City Dream

  18. Kimmie says:

    Your makeup looks gorgeous! I love Laura Mercier’s loose setting powder so you should try that out if you haven’t already. Usually powders leave my face looking really matte and cakey, but the loose setting powder leaves a dewy, glowy finish to my skin that’s gorgeous! xo, Kimmie

  19. Shae says:

    I have only tried one of her products, but I liked it! I love how you said this didn’t make you feel like your makeup was caked out. . . I hate that trapped feeling that comes with having a lot of makeup on.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  20. Anna says:

    Love this post! Laura Mercier products are the only makeup I’ll use. I’ve noticed such a huge change in my skin since switching to her products!
    xx, Anna

  21. Love the post! You look beautiful!

    xo, Laura

  22. Katy Amezcua says:

    So fun! Laura Mercier is one of my favorites!!

    xo, Katy

  23. Liz says:

    beautiful! I love your hair also

  24. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    The secret is makeup never has to kiss & tell … Wearing makeup does not need to translate into a made up face. I adore the natural touches of makeup accents from the look. Simple and beautiful. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  25. Danielle says:

    I like that natural makeup on you very much! Have a great day!

  26. Your makeup looks beautiful and very natural. Thanks for sharing about this cool experience!

  27. Such a lovely post. Saw snippets of this on your Instagram… that dress is so pretty. I don’t really wear make-up… but sounds like you got some great advice!

    Today’s Post: Grey Crossback Cropped Top

  28. Sara Kate says:

    I love that last sentence! That’s when you know you’re using the right type. Great post! Can’t wait to hear what tips and tricks you learned.

    Sara Kate Styling

  29. Jillian says:

    Your makeup looks fresh and bright, so lovely. I swear by their tinted moisturizer!
    xo, Jill

  30. Jamie says:

    Gorgeous! I love how you styled your hair, too.


  31. Lindsey says:

    You look gorg! Sounds like a fun makeup session :)

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

  32. Diane says:

    All that makeup is heavennnn. You look so gorgeous!

    xx, Diane ||

  33. Dominique says:

    Loving the makeup, but the dress is my favorite! Is that going to be a separate post?

  34. So beautiful and i am LOVING this dress on you!! Xo


  35. teajae says:

    Rach honey are you standing next to Laura herself or is that one of her team members? Either way you all look amazing. How exciting for you :)

  36. Aubrey says:

    This makes me want to get my makeup done ASAP!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  37. Jalisa says:

    I love the makeup look, Rach! I always prefer a natural look rather than a complete transformation. She simply enhanced your features and gave you such a flawless finish.

    Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope your day is as fabulous as YOU!



  38. Paige says:

    I love Laura Mercier’s translucent setting powder! It’s the absolute best!


  39. Katy says:

    Their Oil- Free Tinted Moisturizer is pretty much my favorite tinted moisturizer ever. It goes on incredibly smooth and doesn’t wear off after a few hours like most tend to do.

  40. Audrey Adair says:

    Your makeup looks gorgeous and so natural! Loving your hair, too. xx

    Audrey Adair |

  41. sahara says:

    I love Laura Mercier makeup and your hair style

  42. Allie says:

    Really gorgeous and simple hairstyle! If only I had the talent to do that, haha <3

    Isle of Style

  43. Rachel says:

    You look gorgeous!! I love your hair as well :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  44. Phyllis says:

    I love love love Laura Mercier!

    Phyllis |

  45. Make-up Heaven!!! I love your dress too!

    Sarah Jessica
    The Laws of Beauty

  46. Ann-Louise says:

    You look super pretty in your makeup and I love your dress!

  47. emynia says:

    Great post :) Love Laura Mercier products :)

  48. brett says:

    love that free people dress! so cute!

  49. Cindy says:

    What a beautiful look on you, and I adore your hairstyle! Wish I had enough volume to recreate it :)

  50. Andrea says:

    Oh,I love their products! You look beautiful and love your dress!

  51. So so beautiful!And love that dress on you!

  52. Hayley Larue says:

    I love your hair styled like that! Such a pretty a fresh look! <3

  53. Loved the idea of make up being compared to manicure.. suits perfectly!! & as usual You are looking pretty… :-)

  54. Soraya says:

    This is so cool! So exciting you had the opportunity to do this!!! Thanks for sharing– Soraya

  55. Pauline S says:

    Great post! I’m currently searching for makeup products and these sound amazing! natural and no-makeup feeling is exactly what I was looking for, so I’ll be definitely trying them! thanks!!


  56. Michelle says:

    What an experience! I can’t wait to see where you go on your next Fashion Week adventure Rachel!

  57. Adele says:

    Stunning make up on you Rach!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  58. emily says:

    you look so beautiful & i love your dress! xo

  59. Jennifer says:

    Hi Rachel can you please tell me what lip color you are wearing?
    thanks so much!

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

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