Luxe & lavish: Holiday staples from Laura Mercier

The countdown is on guys.

With Hanukkah starting yesterday and Christmas tomorrow night, if you’re still looking for some great last-minute gift ideas in the beauty world, then take a look at what Laura Mercier has in store.

In case you aren’t familiar with Laura Mercier, the luxury cosmetic brand can be found in Sephora and department stores and is known for a variety of products. Not only does she have a full makeup line (their foundations are incredible), but she also has a line of bath and body products as well.

If you’re stumped on what to get, there are so many great sets available for a good price. Here are some of my favourites.

Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set

Aside from her foundations, Laura Mercier is also known for her Caviar Sticks.

I got my first ever Caviar Stick years ago when I was in Edmonton (or it may have even been Calgary). I was browsing through the Holt Renfrew beauty department and this gorgeous turquoise colour caught my eye. The Laura Mercier rep insisted I try it over my black cat eye and I instantly bought it.  Although it’s been years since I first purchased it, it still remains ultra creamy and smooth.

For the holidays, the brand has come out with a few different sets that revolve around these Caviar Sticks. The Caviar du Jour Caviar Chrome Mini Set (C$51) is a limited-edition collection of four mini Caviar Sticks in a variety of different shades.

In case you aren’t familiar with what this product is, it’s a cream eyeshadow that you can use as a base for your powder look, by itself, as an eyeliner, or even as a highlight (depending on the shade). These glide smoothly on the skin and deliver pigmented colour that is so beautiful.

This particular set has four shades in a chrome finish (Magnetic Pink, Intense Moonlight, Metallic Taupe, and Intense Amethyst), perfect for that holiday metallic eye you’ve been planning this season.

Caviar Duet Eyeshadow & Mascara Set

If you like the idea of the Caviar Sticks but only need a neutral colour, then take a look at the Caviar Duet Eyeshadow & Mascara Set (C$50).

This limited-edition set contains a full-size of the Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara, as well as a mini of the Caviar Stick in Rosegold.

I’m actually new to her mascaras, but the Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara is a voluminous mascara that is designed to give you sky-high lashes that are soft to the touch. The brush glides through lashes to deliver intensity in one stroke for holiday-party lashes, no falsies needed!

The Caviar Stick in Rosegold is the perfect neutral base for any eye look, or can be worn alone or as a highlighter for an extra festive look.

Make it Glow Setting Powder + Brush Set

Another cult classic from the brand is their setting powder, and special for the holidays they have a few different limited-edition items that include this standout item.

The Make It Glow Setting Powder & Brush Set (C$51) contains a full size of her iconic setting powder, as well as a special curved brush to help apply it with.

This set is available in two shades, translucent and medium/deep, and is a lightweight powder that gives a natural glow and helps set and extend the wear time of your foundation. I love baking with it and have definitely found that it’s a softer powder that glides on the skin and absorbs nicely into it.

Limited-edition Translucent Setting Powder

If you’re already a huge fan of her Translucent Setting Powder and are looking for something really special, then take a look at the limited-edition Translucent Setting Powder (C$48).

Released just for the holidays, this is the same version of her cult-classic, but in a special-edition packaging.  This powder sets makeup for a 12-hour matte, weightless wear. Like the glow version, this one is the same formula but mattifies the face. This is also perfect for photoshoots as it won’t make your face look white and it subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections.

You can find this powder in both translucent and medium/deep.

Luxe Ultime Body Butter Duet

Although it may not be one of her cult products, Laura Mercier’s body butters are incredibly divine and have a following of their own.

Every year the brand comes out with some sets that feature these delicious moisturizers and this year is no different. The Luxe Ultime Body Butter Duet (C$71) is a set of two of her body butters in the Almond Coconut Milk and Ambre Vanilla scents.

What really sets these body butters apart is the formula. Not only do they smell delish, but they are enriched with shea butter and Illipe butter to provide intense hydration.  There is also grade seed oil and jojoba esters to help condition skin, as well as honey and aloe vera gel to soothe skin.

Très Rich Hand & Body Collection

Finally, if you are looking for a great gift for a boss or teacher (or friend… or really anyone), then take a look at the Tres Rich Hand & Body Collection (C$48).

This collection of four hand creams will definitely come in handy this season. Included in the set are scents Ambre Vanilla, Almond Coconut Milk, Creme Brûlée, and Tarte au Citron.  These creams are incredibly decadent and help to nourish hands even after they absorb into the skin.

Laura Mercier also has a ton of other holiday options available this season. You really can’t go wrong with anything from this line and I love how it’s not just makeup items as there are a variety of great bath and body ones to choose from as well.

Is Laura Mercier on your gifting list?

Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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