Sunday, March 24, 2013

A personal Makeup Consultation with Benjamin Ruiz of Laura Mercier

Sometimes back, I was invited for a personal Makeup Consultation session with leading Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist, Benjamin Ruiz. And discover a fresh, flawless and feminine new me with their Spring collection!

I had my makeover session at Royal Plaza on Scotts instead of Tangs Orchard Laura Mercier counter - aways from the crowds(which is good in someway.. I think ^^)

And my dear Ming (miwitch) she wanna tag along to help me take pics (That's what friends are for... using each others be there for each others, kekekeke~) 

A case full of Laura Mercier products!!!!

Me with just sunblock and sleepy eyes~

Don't ask me why I look weird, he's (Benjamin Ruiz) explaining what he going to use on me..
type of primer and foundation .....

While explaining he also let me feel the products that he's going to apply on my face ~

He's using Laura mercier top selling oil free foundation primer to prime my skin, follow by Silk creme foundation in creme ivory.

The key for a light natural finishing is to apply little by little.... cos I told him I prefer sheer and dewy finishing. This foundation doesn't feel heavy and it's does brighten up my discoloration complexion.

I told him that I'm concerned about my dry undereye areas - he then apply the Laura mercier Flawless skin repair eye serum (This can be apply before or after liquid founation). The eyeserum is in this glowy pink translucent shade that brighten up the undereye areas instantly and also hydrate the dry skin.

The key for non-cakey undereyes is moisturize the under eyeareas with eye products (eyecream, eyegel, eye serum and ects...)

Follow by Secret camouflage concealer in SC-3 for spots. This concealer is an oil free concealer, and because it doesn't contain any oil, the texture is very thick and not suitable for undereye's areas.

To prevent cakeyness/patchyness - warm the concealer on the back of our hand and light apply onto the skin with a brush.

And he use Secret concealer in shade 2 for my undereyes. and set it with loose setting powder in translucent (it's feel like silica powder) - This concealer is meant  for under eye's area because it's more creamy contain abit of oil and have a hint of "orange tone".

And set my whole face with Flawless face accessories Secret brightening powder in shade 1

For my eye's makeup 
Eye basic in Flax
Caviar eye stick in Orchid (Swatches)
Eye pencil in midnight blue
Arabesque palette (using Bare yoga, satin ribbon and soft cloud)
Creme liner in Cobalt (swatches)
Faux lash mascara in black)
Brow pencil in blonde
Brow powder duo in Light auburn/Dark auburn

Laura Mercier Free Spirit Baked Eye Colour Palette (*NEW* available in March) perfectly pairs five baked eye colours into one convenient compact and includes a double-ended Eye Colour/Crème Eye Detail Brush for flawless application. Create endless looks using each shade dry for a more natural look or wet to add intensity and drama to the eyes.

Oops... I forgot to swatch this palette :( (You gotta check it out at the counter! Sorry about that!!)
Cream cheek in rosebud (I like how the cream cheek feels on my skin... doesn't feel oily nor cakey)

*Crème Cheek Colour – Extentions available on Counter in March 2013
Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour is a long-wearing cream blush that provides natural-looking colour with sheer, buildable coverage and a soft, velvety finish.

Lipcolor in arabesque (S soft pale coral pink shade)

Done~ lolx... Ming very comical lor never wait for me to get ready first!!!

Here come the #epicfail (I forgot to take a closeup selfshot of the eye makeup !!!!!!!)

Alittle bit about Benjamin Ruiz
He has been with Laura Mercier for 17 years and helped to launched the brand.  Having worked closely with Laura herself, Benjamin has been cherry picked to share with media the background and secrets to the brand from his wealth of experience.

A few of his involvements in the past includes:
  • Created makeup imagines for LM campaigns for over 6 years
  • Assisted Laura Mercier on 3 campaigns
  • Worked with fashion photographer Michael Thompson of Allure Magazine
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • TV3 Ireland
  • GMTV london UK
  • Golden Globes
  • Emmys
  • Fashion Week NYC, London, Paris
  • Editorials and fashion shoots for Elle, Lucky, Sure, Vogue, Allure, Tatler, L'Officiel, Instyle, Cosmopolitan in UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, USA, France 

If you wanna know how the products feel like and trying it out on your face or need help in application.. feels free to drop by the Laura Mercier counter at Tangs Orchard.. The MUA will be happy to demo for you ^^