Q&A with National Artist Rhea le Riche

Discover Laura Mercier's 20-year secret!

Fenwick Bracknell spoke to Laura Mercier's National Artist, Rhea Le Riche. Take a look below as Rhea discusses the newest launches and make-up trends for this season, as well as a few of her favourite beauty buys.

You are National Artist for Laura Mercier- what attracted you to the brand?

I love the brands ethos, it's really about enhancing women's natural beauty and uniqueness.

Laura Mercier has been around for 20 years, what's the brands secret?

We have some great secret weapons, Translucent Loose Setting Powder is still the number one selling powder, it's been the same formula for 20 years. The quality of our products brings us the longevity.

What are your hero products that you couldn't live without?

Currently for summer, it's the Foundation Primer- Radiance Bronze, its one easy step to a luminous healthy bronze glow. I love it on all skin tones. And I can't live without Velour Lovers 'Foreplay' this brilliant rich, bright orange red lipstick-it screams chic.

What's your one hero makeup application tip that everyone should adopt?

Apply less, work up to it, whether its base products or a red lip liner or lashes. Don't go straight in with loads of product, you'll only make it harder to get it to where you want it to be.

Tell us about your own make up routine. 

I love not having to reapply throughout the day; a redo of lipstick I can handle and really enjoy but apart from that I tend to follow a few quick steps in the morning to keep this at bay. Using Secret Camouflage, a highly pigmented concealing product, on any redness and blemishes, I know my skin is perfected and I can play around with a quick easy bold lip, it makes me feel like I've actually done way more to my face than I have- quick morning cheat!

I also only carry a lipstick or five on me.I don't like this idea of my face always looking perfect and freshly applied.

What exciting launches and trends should we be looking out for this season?

Laura Mercier is launching a super exciting Oil Free Longwear Foundation, 'Flawless Fusion' so definitely look out for that, its water resistant, swear resistant, Matte finish and great on all skin types, come to the Laura Mercier Counter and try it out for yourself.

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