Hello beautiful people! Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate! My family lived in Taiwan many years ago, and I remember what a fun and festive time the Lunar New Year was. Plus, we got to be out of school for like two weeks! On top of just having the American Christmas holiday. Oh, the good old days!
I believe this post on the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation will wrap up the reviews on my recent foundation splurges. And as with the last few newbies I’ve tried out, this baby did not disappoint!
This is my first Laura Mercier foundation. The shade offerings are rather limited at 10. If you are on the fairer side complexion wise, you are in luck. Deeper lovelies, you will be disappointed. I am an NC40 in MAC, and I matched the darkest shade they have, Hazelnut Beige. So, yours truly is as dark as the color chart gets with this one.
Hazelnut Beige is described as a “medium beige with neutral undertones”.
The color showing through the tube is the actual foundation. I personally think it does have a rather yellow undertone, which is probably the reason the shade works for me.
I love, love, love this foundation. It is a rather full coverage formula, but leaves a luminous and dewy finish. It also covered up my redness and hyper-pigmentation, so I did not have to use concealer to hide that ickiness.
It comes in a handy squeeze tube, with instructions to “Shake Well”. A little hard to do with a tube! I just sort of squish it around and attempt to shake it up. And let me tell you, a little goes a long way. You can end up with serious cakeface if you put too much on. You do need to work fast, as it does dry quickly. I am dry (especially in winter), so it lasted all day on me without budging.
My beloved Shiseido foundation brush is my first choice to apply this. Next is the Beauty Blender. It is a tad thick, but is very creamy and applies smoothly, and I prefer the finish my brush gives.
So, another winner to add to my rotation. Hopefully more shades will be added to cover darker complexions.
Are you a Laura Mercier fan?
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Thanks for reading!! xoxo