Friday, December 6, 2013

Product Review- Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation Review

From the Brand:
What it is:
A rich, long-wear foundation that gives skin a professional, full-coverage finish.

What it does:
This creamy long-wear formula glides over skin effortlessly for perfect application and blendability. A special collection of silk proteins, tea extracts, and treated mica blend together to create a luxuriously hydrating foundation that leaves skin softer, smoother, and flawless. Advanced light-reflecting ingredients work to make the appearance of fine lines and imperfections disappear. Even the hardest-to-hide pigmentations are covered to look much smoother and more even. Providing full coverage that lasts for up to 12 hours, this foundation is ideal for special events or photography.

What else you need to know:
This dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic product is free of oil and fragrance and perfect for all skin types.

Retails for:  $43.00

Where to Buy:  Sephora stores and online at, Laura Mercier counters at select department stores,

My Thoughts:  I purchased this foundation from with my yearly VIB 20% of coupon (along with a ton of other products of course), and so far it's been my favorite buy of the haul.  I've seen so many people raving online and in Youtube videos about this foundation, that I figured at 20% off, there was no reason I should pick some up to try out for myself.

The formula itself is really thick, but not in a bad way.  It's nice that it's in a squeeze tube, so measuring out the right amount is easy to do.  If you check out my video review for it though, you'll see that on first try I did use a bit too much.  A pea size amount is all you need for pretty much full coverage over your entire face.  If you need more, you can always spot conceal with concealer, but I didn't even really need any except under my eyes.  (Who doesn't really though?)

I had some trouble with matching the foundation color, but I think that's really because the woman at the Sephora store was a bit of an idiot and wouldn't let me do it myself.  I bought it initially online with the discount, but the color I selected was too dark and a bit orangey.  I'd check out the store first if you're interested in buying it online (if you have coupon codes or ebates type rewards for buying online like I do) to test the color on your jaw line first.  Also, it may have been from my dry skin but it did oxidize on my skin after a bit, so make sure you leave it there for about 5 minutes and then double check that the color is still good.  If it turns, go a shade lighter.

Final Verdict:  If I'd had time to do a favorites for November, this would have been right up there.  It's been my go to for the past few weeks, and I haven't even made the slightest dent in it. 

**Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products. All the opinions expressed in this article are my own. These items were purchased with my own money. For more information on my policies, please view my Let's Chat page.

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