Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation review and launch announcement

Laura Mercier has announced that they will be launching a new, oil free foundation on April 1, 2012. This exciting new make-up product is in line with Laura Mercier’s “Flawless Face” collection. The new, Oil Free Supreme Foundation is going to be available in twelve shades and includes vitamin-rich, soothing and anti-aging ingredients. Love that!

Laura Mercier was sweet enough to send me a sample of the new Oil Free Supreme Foundation so that our readers and I could see for ourselves how fabulous this foundation really can be. I tested the foundation and loved it! As someone with combination skin which is exposed to the outdoors on a daily basis, I found the foundation long-lasting with ample coverage. In addition to fabulous coverage, my face stayed matte-no afternoon shine! Love it!

Here are a few key points about the Oil Free Supreme Foundation by Laura Mercier from Laura Mercier!


-Oil-free, non-drying, lightweight formula glides on evenly on to skin and does not settle into fine lines.

-Visibly minimizes the appearance of pores for smoother skin.

-Buildable coverage, from moderate to full, evens skin tone.

-Provides a soft matte finish.

-Longwearing formula (lasts up to 8 hours) feels lightweight and comfortable on skin.

-Silicone-free, fragrance-free, non-greasy.



Aloe Bardadens – soothes and refresh skin.

Green Tea Leaf Extract – provides antioxidant and astringent properties.

Vitamin E – provides moisturizing properties.

Vitamin A – provides antioxidant and moisturizing capabilities and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Panthenol – a hydrating agent that improves skin’s natural moisture balance.

Silica – porous mineral absorbs oils, visibly smoothes skin.



Laura’s Technique:

Shake well before using and apply to face with Laura’s Foundation Sponge or fingertips. For best results, use with a Foundation Primer.

SKUS: 12 (Porcelain Ivory, Blush Ivory, Warm Ivory, Sunny Beige, Vanilla Beige, Golden Beige, Shell Beige, Tawny Beige, Honey Beige, Suntan Beige, Toffee Bronze, Rich Sienna)

STATUS: Permanent (all shades)

SRP: $42.00

SIZE: 1 oz./29 ml

*The verdict is in. Laura Mercier’s new Oil Free Supreme Foundation has earned five out of five stars for a flawless, shine-free face. Fabulous!
Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Supreme Foundation can be pre-ordered from Laura Mercier’s website atlauramercier.com.


*Bay Area Fashionista received a complimentary sample for consideration. We were not required to write a review of this product due to receipt of a product sample. Receipt of this sample did not influence our opinion. For more information, please read our disclaimer.

Chanel Frenzy for fall 2012: the IT polish from the Paris runway

Chanel Frenzy is new “IT” nail polish spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runway for fall/winter 2012/2013. This lavender-meets-taupe-meets-grey nail polish color is similar to nude and neutral nail polish hues spotted in New York and Milan. This shows that dark, vampy nails are now a thing of the past as nudes and soft neutrals move into the forefront of nail polish stardom for the fall 2012 season.

Although the current “IT nail polish Chanel Attraction, from the iconic Paris design houses’ spring 2012 runway is a metallic white, the majority of nail colors at the forefront of nail trends for the spring season include bright corals, reds and pinks. The move for fall towards neutrals and nude polish marks a new turn in nail trends for the end of 2012 and moving into 2013.

Chanel Frenzy is cool version of nude as the shade has grey undertones and compliments cold colors such as blue, grey and black. The nude colors shown in Milan and New York offered warm undertones, making them the perfect color for autumn’s brown, mustard and orange hues. Every season Chanel’s runway nail polish hue sells out within a couple of weeks after being released to store shelves. If Chanel Frenzy is already sending you into a “Frenzy,” run, don’t walk to the store when this runway hue is released to Chanel counters everywhere. Happy shopping and stay fabulous 

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