Raised in Provence, France, Laura Mercier enrolled in painting school in Paris at age 17. With some coaxing from her mother, she decided to shift her talents to a new canvas, leaving her easel for the face and it was then that she attended the prestigious Carita Beauty Institute, specialising in makeup application.
A diligent student with an innate eye for makeup artistry, Laura excelled in her classes and subsequently represented Carita as a makeup artist and makeup teacher, working closely with renowned makeup artist Thibault Vabre. In the mid-1980s Laura moved to the United States and began a revolutionary career in the magazine industry, working on the launch of American Elle and editorial spreads for Allure, Vanity Fair, Glamour, W, and InStyle, among many others.
Laura’s search to find the products she craved professionally expanded into a desire to help every woman achieve her full beauty potential, and in 1996 she launched Laura Mercier Cosmetics. As an innovator, Laura changed the makeup industry forever with her introduction of the first foundation primer to create the perfect canvas for makeup application. Those who work closely with Laura know that she is deeply passionate about the idea of a “no makeup,” healthy, radiant glow — or bonne mine in French.
Laura Mercier products are lauded throughout the industry and have won numerous awards, including the Tinted Moisturiser, which is frequently named in Best of Beauty Awards around the world.
Following Laura Mercier’s exit from the Australian market in June 2018, MECCA is very excited to be welcoming the brand back into the country exclusively in-store at MECCA and online at meccabeauty.co.nz on 26th February, 2019.
Details on some of the product range can be found below