I think I have a slight obsession with foundation. 🙂
For so many years I have struggled to find foundations that worked with both my skin tone/coloring and my skin type. Either the color was great but the formula wasn’t or vice versa.
I began to see new foundations as a fun “challenge.” Would this one meet all my expectations? Sadly, many of them failed. Lately, I have been in luck with foundations and have found a few that satisfy me.
Let’s see how Laura Mercier’s new foundation performs.
$48 for 1 fl. oz
Available in 12 shades.
What it is:
A 12-hour wear, photo-ready foundation for a flawless, natural-looking finish.
What it does:
The moisturizing, long-wear formula blends seamlessly onto skin, hiding even hard-to-cover imperfections. Intensely pigmented, it provides full-coverage, feels comfortable on the skin, and increases the skin’s luminosity and radiance. It’s infused with a silk protein blend to help retain and deliver moisture to normal to dry skin, leaving a photo-ready finish that’s perfectly photogenic for video, photography, and special events.
I didn’t find this too thick with it being a creme and all. It applied very smoothly and evenly and was not difficult to work with.
As you can see, this comes in a squeeze tube which I don’t mind at all. It gives me great control over how much product dispenses and I didn’t find it to be messy.
I didn’t feel this gave me full coverage with one application-more like medium. I didn’t try to build it up because I didn’t want to risk the product getting cakey. It gave a very beautiful,natural, demi-matte finish.
I did choose this in the shade Suntan which I was afraid would be a little dark. Online it is described as a medium shade with neutral undertones. When I first applied the foundation it looked dark and a little orange. But once I blended it out with my beauty blender and gave it time to set, it had adjusted and was a much better match.
This held up really well throughout the day. I generally have my makeup on for 8+ hours. Of course, there was a little break down in some areas, but it wasn’t really obvious to anyone else but me.
My t-zone didn’t get too oily throughout the day. I did blot once, but that was it.
I did notice that throughout the day I seemed to develop dry spots. I mostly noticed this on my cheeks and chin. I’m not sure if this was from the foundation, but the dry spots weren’t there before I applied the foundation. When applying it didn’t emphasize any fine lines, but did slightly emphasize my existing dry areas.
Did It Cause Irritation:
I did notice a little bit of a burning sensation on my cheeks when wearing this. Again, it could have caused a slight allergic reaction and perhaps the dry spots were a result of that. I didn’t notice any added fragrance which is nice.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I heard the word luminous or moisturizing I stay away. Having an oily t-zone means to stay away from those products right? Well…the last two “luminous” and “moisturizing” foundations I’ve tried have worked perfectly fine with my oily t-zone (this product and the Nars all day luminious).
I will leave the link to the Nars review here: Nars foundation There are two different formulas available. You can purchase the moisturizing formula or there is also an oil-free version as well. Since my skin have been a little drier I opted for the moisturizing formula and my combination skin handled that just fine.
I won’t be repurchasing this only because my skin doesn’t seem to do well with it. Otherwise, the coverage and finish of this product is a winner.
Have a beautiful day!