I was browsing through the Laura Mercier website one day, and I came across a shade finder. At first I thought it was just a joke, but then I read the description…
The shade finder will tell you what shades Laura Mercier’s products are in, so that you can get the best results from them. The problem is that there are too many shades available! The problem is that there are too many colours to choose from!!
I have taken my time to choose only 3 shades. I have chosen these, because they represent all of my favourite colours. Also, as a woman who has beautiful skin, I am very careful about what colour skin is going to match with.
Laura Mercier Foundation Shade Finder
In the last few years, Laura Mercier has become one of the most respected names in the beauty industry. And because she is so well-known, there have been many rumors surrounding her products – which colors do they use and what are their ingredients? This site is intended to help you answer these questions by providing a list of every single shade available at Laura Mercier’s store. There are currently 903 shades available, with an average of 3 colors per shade.
The site itself is a simple page that displays the product name and its color on a large thumbnail image. The colors are listed alphabetically — those closest to the user’s eye color are at the top — and you can click and drag to scroll through them all. You can also scroll down to see more information about each shade: its name, its color description, how it compares to other shades and what it does for your skin (especially if you have dry skin).
There are also links that lead you directly to the Laura Mercier website where you can read more about this product from its blog or browse through samples in your local store.
While this may seem like a simple way for someone new to Laura Mercier products (and this blog) to get their hands on samples without going into a brick-and-mortar store, be careful: it is far from perfect — due in part to changes that happened when Laura Mercier changed their wholesale business model as they expanded into other countries (new controls relating to sample size and shipping time). For example, I was able to find only two shades at my local store (a medium pink and a light pink), while then I had seen 15 different shades at another store nearby (a light pink and a dark pink). Furthermore, some of these shades were no longer available on their website; I later learned that they stopped adding new products after several months in 2012 because they simply ran out of stock. So be sure that you download as many as possible!
Laura Mercier Foundation Shades
Laura Mercier has been a household name for beauty lovers for as long as I have been alive. But it definitely wasn’t until last fall when I discovered the Laura Mercier foundation shade finder, that I was introduced to a new way of looking at foundation. Before then, all I knew was that there were two types of foundations: one with SPF, and one without. And that the SPF ones are the ones you need to apply directly to your face and hide all those pesky blemishes by sheer power of sunlight (and alcohol) — while the ones without SPF just don’t matter because they won’t protect your skin against that thing called “the sun,” which is what people think is what causes sunburns.
The Laura Mercier foundation shade finder gives us the ability to see which foundations contain SPF and which don’t; but more importantly, it gives us a better understanding of how some formulas work in terms of coverage and color match (and allows us to shop accordingly).
I recently had a little bit of trouble getting the shade finder app on my iPhone 7 Plus and I sent an email out to my friends on Facebook asking if anyone else had this issue too (apparently not many people do). The response never came back but after consulting my Google Calendar and taking into account that several people reported having this same problem — thanks again in advance for letting me know your stories!
I was already researching possible solutions when my friend told me about a very interesting link she found on her iPhone:
After clicking through it, she discovered that her iPhone had downloaded a very useful free iOS app called iSkinny .
So she downloaded it from iTunes (where it can be found in the App Store) and used its features as directed by its developer (she clicked on “I assume you want this app because you want to look at your skin tone. Apple chose to make skin tone pretty easy too.), then deleted the old iSkinny app from her phone before running iSkinny . A few minutes later, she got an alert that said: “This application requires access to your iCloud account. To use this app visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265 . You can turn off iCloud storage sharing in Settings / General / iCloud storage sharing . You can manage all your files stored on iCloud through Account Settings / File Sharing & Storage Sharing .
Dear laura mercier candleglow foundation shade finder,
I am a brand new friend who was having a very difficult time figuring out what shade to pick. Although there are multiple shades in the laura mercier candleglow foundation shade finder, they are all identical and I don’t know what these differences mean.
In truth, I don’t even know which one is right for me. Well, I think that’s obvious!
So naturally, I was looking forward to this guide so that when I finally found the perfect shade, it would be equally as easy as choosing from a menu at a restaurant. That is why I came to you with such high hopes and expectations.
But alas… your guide turned out to be full of holes, inconsistencies and plain dumbassness. You didn’t provide any insights into how certain shades of lipstick might look on me or why certain shades might be more flattering than others on my face shape. You didn’t even offer any insight into how it might feel to use your product (for example, how long will this particular shade last?) or what other factors could affect how my lips look after wearing it (like my skin color… ahem).
Instead of providing useful information and making this process easier for me (and hopefully anyone else trying to figure out their shade), you’ve made it more complicated than ever with an infinitely complex mix of information that seem unable to make sense of one another (you can tell by the font size). And because the only way to truly understand this complicated mess is by hand-editing each section individually in order to see where the information does not apply — but not knowing whether you will actually read all of them — you’ve managed to turn people into experts on their own products! This has resulted in people spending tons of time and money trying things they do not need or want. Just because you have tried everything doesn’t mean they should have as well (after all, if they can afford your product then they probably already know what works best for them). It also means next thing we know we’re inundated with emails asking us if our product worked even though we did not include any kind of instruction manual or explaination in the first place. Which makes no sense whatsoever when we know very well that there is no special secret ingredient which makes our product work better than everyone else’s — simply because it works better than everyone else’s!
So please stop trying so hard to