Laura Mercier's philosophy is simple. A perfect face -- radiant, flawless, and soft -- is the first and most important step in achieving your best possible look. For years Laura has been transforming celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, and Mariah Carey with her hallmark Flawless Face method. Her signature product line, Laura Mercier Cosmetics, is an international success, and her editorial work frequents the covers of the most chic fashion magazines. Her products are loved by everyone from makeup artists to real women, people who appreciate straightforward products that deliver what they promise. Now, for the tenth anniversary of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, Laura's handing her time-tested tricks over to you. The New Beauty Secrets presents the techniques that she's mastered and honed through an extraordinary life in beauty in a simple, professional manner.
Alongside Laura's easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice you'll find the straight beauty talk that has made her the trusted confidant of so many. Whether she's exploring the pros and cons of plastic surgery, divulging the secrets of perfect lip liner, or sharing her recipe for the most relaxing bath, Laura's warm, expert voice welcomes you into her world -- a world brought to life with personal snapshots, elegant sketches, and glamorous photographs of renowned beauties wearing makeup by Laura. Read along as Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore, and others reveal what makes Laura such a genius. The New Beauty Secrets is the ultimate handbook for every woman who loves makeup and wants to look her best.
In The New Beauty Secrets you will learn how to:
Streamline your skincare routine to get the best complexion Replicate the Flawless Face Method that Laura uses on her celebrity clients Find the eyeshadow hues that best complement your eye color Prevent your lipstick from feathering, bleeding, or fading Design an eyebrow shape that's perfect for your face Indulge in at-home beauty treatments that will help you glow, de-stress, and detox
Laura Mercier is one of the most renowned beauty authorities in the world today. Her twenty-year career as a makeup artist has brought her from Provence, Paris, and points around the globe to red carpets, photo studios, and movie sets. Laura's work has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Harper 's Bazaar, Allure, Elle, W, and other magazines, plus countless advertisements, album covers, movie posters, and more. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, her beauty brand that has enjoyed great success throughout the years.
Publisher: Atria Books (June 22, 2010)
Length: 256 pages
"Laura is the Rembrandt of makeup artists."
"In Laura's hands, you look like yourself but heightened. Glamorous but real."
-- Mariah Carey
"Laura taught me so much about applying makeup that honestly, after years of working with her, I can recreate it myself."
-- Isabella Rossellini
"Laura loves her work and enjoys creating a look, but she also has the ability to let you look like yourself."
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