If you’d told me two years ago that I was going to be a face in the windows of 65 UK store windows, and 25 US, for a HUGE beauty brand, I’d have laughed you out of the room. This moon face?! Not a chance. Fast forward to March 14th, 2017 and it appears, however that even my spherical face can scrub up to ‘model’ standards.

When Space NK contacted me about potential involvement for a Mother’s Day inspired campaign for the launch of the Laura Mercier Spring/Summer’17 collection, I was overwhelmed. Not only to be shortlisted for two incredible beauty brands I had long been a fan of, but also at the chance to shoot with the most inspirational, supportive and aspirational woman I’ve ever met, my very own mother.

Having been a beauty journalist for 5 years, prior to turning to blogging full time, I frequently attended product events, reviewed lipsticks and makeup samples and shot editorial shoots for magazines, selecting beautiful model after model. Being behind the camera for the day was a totally different kettle of fish though…

Arriving on the day (back in sub-arctic December), I turned up to see my mum having set up shop already, with her laptop balanced on one knee, mobile phone in her ear whilst chatting away to the makeup artist and stylist. This is my mum. Total workaholic, unbelievable ball-buster, businesswoman and all-round multi-tasking marvel. She’s survived on an average of 3 hours sleep a night for over half of my 28 years and I think you’ll agree that our campaign is testament to the fact that she looks amazing for it still.

Whilst the brief for mum was ‘all about the eyes and sheer, glowing skin’, I was told my ‘strong brows’ would be leading the way with a darker lip. With my failsafe look being a smoky eye, heavy on the smoke, you can imagine my apprehension at being told I was swerving the eyeshadow. Thoughts of “holy crap, my eyes are going to resemble pinpricks” followed onset.


Products used:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil Free: http://bit.ly/2mS0lb4 

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation in Cashew Beige: http://bit.ly/2nw9MtQ

Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Lychee Parfait: http://bit.ly/2mDsLFk

Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara: http://bit.ly/2mpLMuD

Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder: http://bit.ly/2lTjBWo

Laura Mercier Sketch & Intensify Pomade & Powder Brow Duo in Brunette: http://bit.ly/2mDuFFY

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Products used:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance: http://bit.ly/2nfJTmd

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser: http://bit.ly/2mBThgv

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst: http://bit.ly/2mScNYz

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Daiquiri: http://bit.ly/2nfMvjV

Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder: http://bit.ly/2lTjBWo

Laura Mercier Flawless Contour Palette: http://bit.ly/2nfJBvn


With makeup being headed up by wizard Caroline Young, Director of Artistry at Laura Mercier, I kept schtum about my reluctance to go sans eyeshadow, and the finished result was actually a pleasant surprise. I loved how wide-eyed I looked, and the lip colour was great for olive-toned skins like mine. Winner, so far. Hair up next, and I opted for textured, messy waves. Shock. I love hair that feels ‘lived in’, not too done and after several hundred spritzes of sea salt spray, that box was definitely ticked.

Next, onto the shoot itself. Never have I tried to hold a cheshire cat, cheesy grin for so long. Mum was a natural, smiling away like she was born to model for Colgate, whilst my cheeks went numb. Cue a lot of laughs later, we’d got the shot and called the day a wrap. Fast forward 3 months, and here we are, staring at a 10ft long poster in the Space NK flagship store. SAY WHAT?!

Fancy having your makeup done by one of the Laura Mercier experts too? Then here’s your chance… 

Book onto an experience taking place in one of two pop-up Laura Mercier studios in Space NK stores. The appointment includes an express hairstyling session as well as champagne and refreshments. Not only will you take home new makeup techniques, but your session will be captured on camera too – so get your best model pose out! A £20 booking fee is fully redeemable against any Laura Mercier purchases made on the day.




Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th March

various times

020 7581 2518                      




Thursday 30th March

10am – 4pm

0113 245 6612

Read more about the campaign here: SPACE NK