Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

A Flawless Foundation

A Flawless Foundation


I am very big on basics. I like having a drawer full of perfect tee shirts and tanks so I always have layering options (more on my preggers picks for these later!). I own more nude and black heels than I care to admit. I crave the same green smoothie each day. I use the same skin and body products morning and night. From my wardrobe, to my personal care, to my food I like to keep it simple (hence the name of my blog).  

Every great makeup look starts with a base of flawless skin. In this latest video, recently featured as part of a series on Belle Belle BeautyRebecca Casciano shows me how to get perfectly prepped skin using some of our favorite clean products. If you follow these easy skin prep basics any makeup look you follow with is sure to be flawless!

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How to Prep Your Skin

Spritz face with a hydrosol like Jane Iredale's Balance Antioxidant Hydration Spray.

Apply a moisturizer like Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener by Jane Iredale.

Lightly tap on an eye cream or serum under eyes. We love Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum!

Apply lip balm liberally! We used CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm.

Fill in eyebrows with a dark brown eye shadow like Tarte Powder.

Apply foundation with a brush or fingers to even out skin tone. We used Jane Iredale "Glow Time" BBCream. A little goes a long way!

Add a concealer on lids as a base for eye shadow. Youngblood Ultimate Concealer does the trick…

Set everything with a pressed or loose powder like Smooth Operator by Tarte. It will extend the wear of your makeup!

Brussels Sprout and Avocado Salad

Brussels Sprout and Avocado Salad

In The Spotlight- Eco Chick Starre Vartan

In The Spotlight- Eco Chick Starre Vartan