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Four Must-Try Makeup Tips

By Nuy Cho | March 11, 2020 | Style & Beauty

Global beauty director of Laura Mercier (, Jason Hoffman, shares his wisdom for local women.


“Sometimes what you don’t apply is more important than what you do,” says Hoffman, who leads Laura Mercier’s creative direction.

1. Always Protect Your Skin

After cleansing, use a primer with SPF. Use a silicone-free one to create skin that feels really light and breathable (like Pure Canvas Primer Protecting, $38, with SPF 30).

2. Skip Foundation

Whenever possible, try to skip foundation by using just concealer on uneven areas and under-eyes to brighten your complexion. This will make your look last longer overall. Try Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer ($29), which comes in 22 shades.

3. Use A Transfer-Resistant Eye Color

This season, it’s all about light and refreshing minimalism. Try an eye color that is designed not to move with humidity or heat. I love the Caviar Stick Eye Colour in copper ($29).

4. Showcase Your Lips

Lips are the best way to show personality. Choose a statement color that has some impact.


Photography by: Nicolas Ramirez