The weather is heating up and with that, so should your summer beauty routine. I reached out to Laura Mercier makeup artist Talia Shobrook to get her take on summer beauty trends, effortless-looking makeup and who she thinks wears it the best in Hollywood.
RCR: What are your favorite makeup trends for Summer?
TS: I love a sheer pop of color on the lips such as Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango. Also, I love how soft blush in sugar toned pastels give the skin a fresh look – try Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal.
RCR: How should a woman transition into Summer makeup from the colder months?
TS: Change the consistency of her foundation. For example, go for a full coverage to tinted moisturizer such as Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 or Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20.
RCR: How can one achieve the effortless makeup look?
TS: Focus on your best feature – whether it is your eyes, cheeks or lips – and wear complementary makeup to help accentuate it. For example – if you love your eyes, wear colours that make them stand out.
RCR: Who, in Hollywood, do you think has consistently amazing makeup?
TS: Cate Blanchett. Her skin always looks fresh and luminous and her makeup always looks clean - never overdone.
RCR: What should every woman have in her makeup collection?
TS: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage because it helps to conceal a multitude of sins and leaves the skin looking flawless.
RCR: What is your favorite beauty product?
TS: An eyelash curler as it’s easy to use and helps to accentuate the eyes.! I’d recommend Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler.
RCR: What is the best way to get hydrated, dewy skin?
TS: It’s important to find the right products that work best for with your skin type. I’d recommend Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating as it is specifically formulated to nourish the skin with moisture-rich ingredients and contains vitamins to condition the skin.
RCR: What is the best beauty tip or trick you have learned in your career?
TS: Less is more!