Beauty 10 days ago by Liz Adams

Tips from the Pros for a Perfect Complexion

This post is sponsored by Blue Mercury.

You all know that I’m a huge fan of Bluemercury! It is my favorite place to shop for all things beauty related. Their products are well curated from brands that we all love (Hourglass, Nars, Trish McEvoy, Chantecaille, La Mer and so many more) and their team members are so knowledgeable of what certain skin types need to look their best. This weekend (February 14-17) and next weekend (February 21-24) they are having their Complexion Event which I was lucky enough to sneak a peek of early! I learned so so much and I’m so excited to show you the products I came home with!

So let’s be honest, makeup isn’t my strong suit. I get by with the basics and apply very little effort to my daily makeup routine. The biggest issue I have is that every product I apply is usually gone mid-day because I’m not layering correctly. I learned so much from my appointment with Jacqueline at Bluemercury in Hinsdale and walked away feeling like a real life Instagram filter

So you must start with a primer. Jacqueline showed me an application of foundation on a primer vs. your skin and the difference was kind of mind blowing. If you don’t use a primer your makeup will slowly just be absorbed by your skin, leading to your makeup wearing off half way through the day. A primer will allow you to build your products on top of each other and create an even complexion. Game changer! Here are the products that we used to create this natural, long lasting beauty look:

Tips from the Pros for A Perfect Complexion

As soon as Jacqueline applied the Chantecaille HD Perfecting Loose Powder I knew it would be coming home with me! It seriously makes your complexion so even and glowy – a MUST HAVE. This entire makeup routine will take you from day to night and is sure to last through whatever the day brings. If you feel like you’re in a slump with your beauty routine, I highly recommend booking a 30 minute appointment during their Complexion Event! When you spend $125+ can receive a free complexion kit containing 5 free deluxe samples including a REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream, Lune+Aster RealGlow Primer, Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Foundation or Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, and a Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in stores and online. You can find out more about this event and schedule an appointment with your local Bluemercury here!

Who doesn’t love to get their makeup done anyways? The perfect excuse to plan a date night! 

A big thank you to Bluemercury for sponsoring this post!