Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition

Claims
–Lasts up to 12 hours
–Full coverage
–Luminous, radiant foundation
–Hydrating
–Blends seamlessly
–Comfortable on the skin

Price
–$48 for 1 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com

Shade Range
–16
–My shade: 1N0 Vanille Ivory

Pros
–Packaging
–Fragrance free
–Full coverage
–Weigthless
–Longwearing
–No parabens or phthalates
–Non-comedogenic
–Easy to blend
–Radiant finish
–Buidable

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability (online or specialty stores only)
–Shade range
–Cruelty free status unclear

Final Thoughts
I love the coverage this foundation gives. It’s full coverage with one layer and builds well too. I didn’t need additional coverage, but I wanted to see if would layer without caking and it did. I tried it with the Coty Airspun Powder and the elf Halo Powder and I prefer it with the Coty. My skin looked flawless, smooth, and filtered. The pore reducing primer and powder played a part, but my pores were basically gone. It didn’t make my skin look dry or cakey when set with powder. I had to use white mixer to make the shade work though. I LOVE the formula, but they need to work on the shade range. If there’s a shade match for you and feel like splurging, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. However, there are cheaper foundations that actually match me and work just the same.

Primers: CYO + Pretty FreshRevlon Pore ReducingHard Candy Primer Spray
Powders: elf Halo Glow, Coty Airspun
Sprays: Pretty Fresh Hydrating, Morphe Continuous Setting Mist
Tools: It Cosmetics Superstar Foundation Brush (limited edition), Tati Beauty Blendiful

swatches

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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