When we hear the brand “La Mer”, the first thing that comes to mind is skincare. No doubt, La Mer is a legend, but not everyone knows that it actually carries a makeup line. Recently, I was introduced to Skincolor de la Mer. It was actually my first time to try the collection, which consists of foundation, concealer, powder and luxurious brushes. Let me present each of them and share with you makeup tricks on how to have the “Look of La Mer” – a healthy, flawless luminosity that renews one’s ageless beauty.
About Skincolor de La Mer
Inspired by the legendary healing powers of the sea and the cell renewing energy of Miracle Broth, La Mer scientists sought to develop the next generation of transformation – where the last step in skincare and the first step in color become one.
La Mer delivers soft skin benefits and an innovative Color Capsule Technology for natural, pure looking color that seamlessly blends five of the most sought after foundation attributes to transform skin in a moment and over time.
Skincolor de La Mer: The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20
La mer captured the stunning texture and benefit of The Moisturizing Soft Lotion, making this foundation weightless yet rich texture. The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 deeply hydrates, softens and smoothes visible age away.
The secret is the potent dose of La Mer’s legendary Miracle Broth, which renews and enlivens skin with energy. Engineered with two supporting, powerful ferments, The NEW Soft Velvet Ferment and The Regenerating Ferment, it creates an ageless look with a smooth tone and texture that comprehensively transforms the look of skin day after day.
The Soft Velvet Ferment
Formulated to renew and re-texturize skin, at the heart of this transformational ferment is a new high-performance Velvet Algae found deep below the surface of the North Atlantic. The Soft Velvet Ferment helps soften the look of skin and enhance translucency for a multi-dimensional finish.
The Regenerating Ferment
Engineered with a powerful plant stem cell blend of algae and marine peptides, the anti-aging Regenerating Ferment helps combat the facets of visible aging. Skin is plumped and renewed with hydration and lines and wrinkles are reduced in appearance.
As mentioned earlier, La Mer has captured the five most sought after foundation attributes.
- Color that stays true
- Color that wears all day
- Color that is humidity and sweat resistant
- Color that protects skin from UV sun, pollution and environmental aggressors
- Color that has buildable and flexible coverage allowing for customization
Here are just some of the foundation shades…
Here’s what it looks when blended. As you can see, its undetectable! It looks real skin, yet still has coverage. I’ll do a full review of this soon!
Skincolor de La Mer: The Concealer
Infused with La mer’s renewing Miracle Broth, The Concealer helps protect and renew the skin.
The liquid crystal formula is designed precisely to melt into skin while providing all day, weightless coverage. The Concealer seamlessly hugs and blends into skin, while treating it with transformative moisture, youth-boosting benefits and anti-oxidants. Perfect for on-the-go use anytime, anywhere.
Skincolor de La Mer: The Powder
This luxurious finishing powder, formulated with Miracle Broth, is so incredibly light, it appears to float. Developed with symmetrically shaped, uniquely coated particles, it is magnetically attracted to skin for an impeccable translucent, radiant finish.
Skincolor de La Mer Brushes
The Foundation Brush
Designed for precise application around the curves and contours of the face, the tapered brush allows for a custom, tailored finish. The luxuriously full and curved shape make application seemless. Use a sweeping motion to create light coverage or a dot-and-release motion to build a fuller coverage effect.
The Powder Brush
The luxe, full shaped powder brush dusts on air light powder to diffuse and set for a flawless look.
The Look of La Mer
During the Skincolor de la Mer preview, make-up artist Jigs Mayuga demonstrated how to easily create the “look of La Mer”. Depending on your preference and skin type, you can go for three different looks: Natural Look, Radiant Glow, and Matte Finish.
Of course, before applying any color to your face, it’s important to start with skincare.
After cleansing and toning, use the right moisturizer for your skin type: Creme de La Mer, which has ultra-rich, dewy finish for dry skin, La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream, which has soft, luminous finish, for normal to combination skin, La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream, which has ultra-light, velvet finish for combination to oily skin, and the new La Mer Soft Lotion, which is perfect for those with oily skin since it’s ultra-weightless and satin.
A few minutes after applying moisturizer, Jigs’ trick is to use a sponge to absorb any excess oil from the moisturizer. This is to ensure that the makeup would sit nicely on the skin.
Then, apply eye cream. Again, use a sponge after a few minutes to absorb any excess oil.
Now, apply The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 on the cheek area, t-zone, and make sure to keep it as close to the hairline as possible. Don’t forget the jawline and neck for a uniform skin tone! Jigs love to use the fluffy brush to apply the foundation. The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 has semi-matte finish. Jigs could attest how long-wearing it is as he used it on a celebrity who had to be outdoors almost the entire afternoon. At the end of the day, the makeup was still on point!
For a natural look, you can also mix the foundation with La Mer Soft Lotion to create a tinted moisturizer. This is a way to sheer out foundation, yet with great coverage still.
For that radiant glow, highlighting is the key! Jigs used La Mer Renewal Oil as highlighter to give the skin a nice sheen. It’s actually a makeup trick that he uses in shoots! Apply where the light hits the face. Just tap using the ring finger. And don’t worry, foundation won’t be removed! I will definitely try this soon!
To cover any blemishes or discolorations, Jigs then used The Concealer under the eye and corners of the nose – if you have any redness. Do the pat and roll motion to blend.
Set the look by applying powder on the t-zone, avoiding areas where oil is applied.
Finish the look by applying La Mer lip balm.
And set the makeup with The Mist! You can also use this to refresh the makeup at any time of the day.
Skincolor de la Mer is available in Rustan’s Makati, Shangri-la and Cebu!