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On the quest to find the perfect foundation I stumbled upon this new-ish release by Laura Mercier and decided to give it a go. Here are my brutally honest thoughts. 

I have been a massive fan of Laura Mercier for a very long time - and I still am. From her concealer to the Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation (reviewed here) I do really dig this brand, however I was bound to find something I didn't particularly enjoy at some point. 

I finished my Lancome foundation a couple of weeks ago and I went out quickly with my mum to purchase a new base. I usually take someone really honest with me because I need a second opinion when it comes to shade matching. I need to make sure I don't look orange or pink so the best and most brutal person to take with me has always been my mother. 

I wanted to go back to LM because it has sort of become tradition; every September I splurge at her counter and leave Space NK happy. I picked up this little number in Cream Ivory after being told that this
is an updated formula from the old silk creme foundation and from the packaging to the perfect colour match I was in love. 

The obsession, as you can imagine, didn't last long, as after being out for five hours the first day, it was flaking badly and showing on my dry patches. I thought that using only moisturiser wasn't good enough so I pumped it up with a base - The Body Shop glow boosting primer that I mentioned on here a billion times. That didn't really work either so by the third day I went with my Nyx Pore Filler primer. The situation did improved but it still didn't make me go "Whah love this! Look at my flawless face!"- and when you spend £35 you really do want that effect. The little tests went on and on for two weeks.

The other day I was trying another primer from a brand called Kiss X that I found in Wilkinsons, and it did work pretty well with the foundation - FINALLY. I can say it's a three out of five star kind of result, acceptable for everyday wear and best applied with a sponge. It does stay on - you can still see blush and contour by the end of a dreaded 9-hours shift but it rubs off on clothes easily and it's just a little too slippery so I would definitely be careful. Keep the moisturiser thin and fast absorbing and use this base if you aim for a satin to matte finish look. 

Overall I will use this foundation but I certainly won't go back to re-purchase it when I'm done with it, mostly because it literally took me two weeks to find a base that worked. (You lose enthusiasm after the fifth day)

If you have any other foundation suggestion let me know in the comments! 


  1. I can't believe that Laura Mercier have a disappoint product, what a shame as they're so expensive too :( It sounds horrible and totally not worth any money D:

  2. I need a light all in one foundation for sensitive skin . I am sorry you have had this disappointment .

  3. Wow! It's quite refreshing reading a negative review. I still think I'd try this though.

    Emily x

  4. I think there's been a mix between this version and the more dewy one - it's probably going to be a mixed base situation!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  5. I didn't like Silk Creme to be honest and have been wary about LM foundations since

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

  6. That's such a pity, especially as it isn't cheap! xx


  7. I think I'd go for the original one if I was to ever purchase, especially if it takes that long to make it work!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  8. That's a shame that this turned out to be so disappointing. I have to admit that I don't know this brand, but will avoid it from now on...

  9. Wow that is sad. I use MAC studio fix or Mary Kay foundation sometimes and I love them both.

  10. Ah what a shame! I like a foundation that works straight away or I lose interest straight away. You did well persevering with it haha. I like her products too, but will give this a miss x

  11. That's a very high maintenance foundation! I'm glad you found a primer that it's ok with eventually. I've never tried anything by Laura Mercier before as it's rather pricey as you say.

  12. I'm too on the hunt for a new foundation but find it so hard to find the right one

  13. That's a shame! I can't use LM because I react to a lot of their stuff. I do love their lipsticks and a few other products though :) | A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog

  14. I hate it when products don't live up to expectations. Especially when they are pricey too! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

  15. It's really disappointing when a brand you love has a product that falls flat, and at that price you would expect it to make you glow! I am a massive fan of Dior forever foundation, I've been using it for years.
    Joey x


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