Our founder

Laura Mercier, pioneer of the “Flawless Face,” is a world-renowned makeup artist and the innovative force behind the eponymous brand’s iconic products and luxe artistry techniques. She continues to make artistry effortless through her intuitive approach to beauty and philosophy: “What makes you unique makes you beautiful.”

 

Youth In France

Laura was raised in Provence, France, and at age 17 enrolled in Painting School in Paris. With some coaxing from her mother, she decided to shift her talents to a new canvas, leaving her easel for the face. From there she attended the prestigious Carita Beauty Institute. A diligent student with an innate eye for makeup artistry, Laura excelled in her classes and subsequently represented Carita as a makeup artist and teacher.

Artistry in NYC

Laura was raised in Provence, France, and at age 17 enrolled in Painting School in Paris. With some coaxing from her mother, she decided to shift her talents to a new canvas, leaving her easel for the face. From there she attended the prestigious Carita Beauty Institute. A diligent student with an innate eye for makeup artistry, Laura

Flawless Formulations

Unable to find the formulas, colours, and textures she wanted, Laura began experimenting and mixing her own formulations to create the products she desired, but could not find. Her signature Flawless complexion was born.

Laura Mercier Cosmetics is Born

Laura’s search to find the product she craved professionally expanded into a desire to help every woman achieve her full beauty potential, and in 1996 she launched Laura Mercier Cosmetics. Laura personally created each and every shade to satisfy the needs of her clients, based on a modern and always – current palette.

Breakthrough innovations

In 1996, Laura established Laura Mercier Cosmetics, and during its 15- year heritage, she has changed the makeup world forever with her breakthrough innovations. Laura has created some of the industry’s most iconic products, including the Allure “Best of Beauty” Translucent Loose Setting Powder, the first foundation primer, the multi-award winning Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, her beloved Caviar Stick Eye Colour and so much more.

 

Who Are We Today?

Laura Mercier Cosmetics continues to be pioneers of the ‘Flawless Face’, and inspires women to embrace their individual beauty – empowering, enlightening, and giving them the confidence to put their best and most confident face forward.