I had been hearing about this foundation all over YouTube by different beauty gurus and my curiosity got the best of me. I had to give it a whirl. To be honest, I had walked by this foundation for years, never tempted to give it a try. Not sure why, but if I had to give a reason, it might be the packaging. Nothing to get too excited about, and to me it resembles the packaging of many tinted moisturizers (which I am not a huge fan of). I am more of a full coverage, matte finish, long wearing type of gal and for those reasons I haven’t ventured too far from my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation or my MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. Those 2 bad boys have always done the trick and anytime I’ve strayed, I find myself coming back to them. Buuutttt…. I did decide to give Miss Laura Mercier a try and I am sure glad I did!
Its described on her website as:
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation is a rich and luminous foundation offering full coverage while hydrating and protecting the skin. The long-wearing foundation evens out skin tones and increases skin luminosity and clarity for a radiant glow. Its rich, creamy texture glides over the skin effortlessly giving you ample playtime for perfect application and blendability. Perfect for rosacea and hard to cover pigmentation. Oil-free and ideal for all skin types.
Here’s what I found:
After a few days of wearing this foundation, I can’t dispute any of the above claims. I find it to be medium to full coverage, with impressive wearability. I would describe the finish as semi matte. I did feel the need to set it with a powder because I like more of a matte finish on my skin but I didn’t find it to be “too glowy” or “too shiny.” I’d probably skip the powder in the colder months when my skin is a little more on the dry side. Its very rich in consistency, and my favorite way to apply with to use a wet Beauty Blender and blot the product on freshly moisturized skin. The only thing I experienced with this foundation that I would warn you of, is the first squeeze from the tube, there was a bit of separation in the product. It could very well be that I got an older product maybe?!? Not sure, but a quick shake of the tube resolved the issue.
Overall Rating of this Product:
Pros: Excellent Coverage, Long Wearability, Pretty Finish on the Skin, Nice Consistency in Product
Cons: Wish it came in different packaging maybe with a pump?, had to shake my tube to prevent separation (could have gotten an older product)
1.18 fl. oz. / 35 ml