Bold Summer Beauty: Tips from Top Makeup Artistry Brand Laura Mercier

lmercier4The best part about beauty rules these days? There are none — especially when it comes to color. And much like traditional sun-kissed highlights have made way for turquoise dip-dyes and lavender ombré fades, barely-there makeup takes a backseat this summer to usher in a fresh color palette that’s hotter than the rising temps. Surprise yourself with bold blues, playful teals, and on-trend purples. For those ready to embrace a more vibrant look, A-list makeup artistry brand, Laura Mercier (whose coveted cosmetics are on Gilt today), gave us the scoop on how to go bold and pull it off flawlessly.

Start off skin deep:  “Look at your veins. If your veins appear more blue-ish, you’re cool-toned and should pick blues, fuchsias, and pinks. If your veins are blue-ish green, you’re neutral, and you can pick almost any shade. If your veins are green, you’re warm-toned and look best in bronzier shades,” says Alexis Comforti, Laura Mercier Global Makeup Artist.

Colors to crush on: “Blues are in this summer: bright blue, blue-green, jewel-tone blues. Also, sea-foam green colors look good on all skin tones.”

Match made in heaven: “You can match a red lip with your dress, but it should complement the colour of your wardrobe. For example, red lips look great with a white, black, or navy outfit. Or you can try fuchsia lips with an allover bronzed glow.”

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Spring Cleaning for Your Makeup Bag: The Only 5 Products You Need

beautybagThere’s a universal theme of de-cluttering come spring, and it’s time it trickled down to your beauty stash. Say your goodbyes to those long-empty lotion bottles, prehistoric lip liner pencils, and glitter eyeshadows collecting dust — we’ve rounded up the five absolute essentials to streamline your makeup bag.

1. Caroline Chu Anti-Aging Eye Cream ($40)
A lucky few have yet to deal with the woes of fine lines, but for the rest of us, a hydrating eye cream is a must. Rich blends of meadowfoam and cucumber extracts and Vitamins E and B5 keep those pesky lines at bay, while decreasing irritation for the perpetually sensitive-skinned.

2. Tweezerman Full Bling Gold Slant Tweezer ($25)
With bold-browed beauties like Cara Delevingne and Lily Collins stealing the spotlight these days, we’re officially within the age of the statement brow. Keep yours in check with the precision tweezers you’ll find in any glam squad’s arsenal. Gold Swarovski crystals give this pair a playfully glamorous punch.

3. Jouer Instant Chic Collection Customizable, Portable Palette ($52)
Bronzer, cream blush, eyeshadow, and lipgloss in one easy place? Yes, please. This all-in-one wonder features the brand’s signature snap-and-slide packaging so you can tote along whatever palette combo you need for the day.

4. ESUM Face Brush Duo ($42)
These pro-grade favorites are the perfect companions to the Jouer palette, seamlessly applying and blending at once. Better yet? Each brush is handmade from the finest materials: Think natural fiber hair and cured birchwood handles.

5. La Roche Posay Substiane + Firming Moisturizer ($45)
Your complexion would be lost without a top quality moisturizer, and this daily treatment is just what the doctor ordered — literally. French dermatologists created the unique formula with healing thermal spring water to treat redness, wrinkles, and blemishes.

Now, don’t your latest additions deserve a stylish new home? Opt for Jouer’s pastel pink leather bag, which conveniently doubles as a luxe night-out clutch (genius). Get your hands on everything here — plus more of our best beauty steals up to 75% off — in our Skincare & Cosmetic Essentials sale today.

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Designer Fragrances: Find Your Signature Scent

How do you know which scent is for you? Find your personality type and spritz away — they’re available now on Gilt!

For the Girly Girl: YSL Elle, featuring flirtatious key notes like rose, freesia, and pink berries

For the Femme Fatale: Gucci Guilty Black, featuring seductive key notes like amber, pink pepper, and red fruits

For the Modern Bohemian: Jimmy Choo Exotic, featuring rich, earthy key notes like tiger orchid, passion flower, and blackcurrant

For the Trend-Obsessed: Versace Yellow Diamond, featuring playful key notes like orange blossom, mimosa, and ice citron

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Winter Skincare Rx: Unexpected Tips from Top Beauty Experts

From plummeting temps to a serious lack of humidity, the cold-weather months aren’t exactly your skin’s best friend. Who better than our top beauty brands — from Dr. Brandt to Decleor Paris — to deliver the real scoop on how to stay glowing all season? Check out their can’t-miss tips below and get your hands on some of their most innovative and nourishing products in our Winter Skin Rx sale today.

> “Our best friend during the winter months? Facial oil. It helps speed up the skin’s healing process by creating a barrier over the skin, and rebalances and maintains hydration. Mix it in with your moisturizer, foundation or body lotion for an added boost of nourishment.”
– From the Amore Pacific team

> “Your winter skincare regimen all depends on your skin type, but you should always been sleeping with a humidifier in the room and even have one throughout the home.”
– From Dr. Brandt


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