Very shocked at all the negative reviews of this product.
I've used it for years now. I have terribly terribly dry eczema prone skin on my face and almost always foundations would start to form dry patches on my skin.
With this, it moisturizes my face beyond what my moisturizers do. Like a double-attack of moisture.
I find that it has great coverage for what I need (I don't really have acne or anything that needs major coverage) and I don't need a concealer -- this foundation is enough.
I guess it's a little bit pricey but the bottle always lasts me 6-8 months so I feel like it's a pretty fair price.
I would say that if you have severely dry skin you should give this a try. Definitely changed my life and my face. I've even had people comment on how nice my skin is. Totally unheard of comment before I started using this foundation.
My holy grail foundation. Flawless natural finish. Looks like a second skin NOT a mask. I have both oily and dry patches and this foundation covers beautifully. Def worth the price. Bottle pump allows for easy dispense of product. Controls shine. Just apply matte primer if you want a complete matte finish. I apply Ben Nye banana powder over top of this foundation for an immaculate finish. Lasts all day. Feels light on the skin. Strongly recommend. :)
I've never in my life used such a bad foundation!! My skin usually takes great to any foundations from the cheapest ones to the more expensive ones so I don't kno what the hell is in this foundation!!! I applied it with my makeup brush, travelled 25 mins to wrk and in that short time it's like it all gathered in to clumps of muck on my face and looked like I didn't even blend it on to my skin!! Vile vile product!!! I went straight to boots and bought rimmels lasting finish foundation and its flawless on my skin!! Do not buy this foundation!!!!!!
Inspire of all the negative reviews and the average rating, I decided to purchase and give this product a try. The first couple of times I've used it, I wasn't sure how I felt about the product. It was kind of a love/hate relationship. But I've gotten a bunch of compliments on my skin when I wear this foundation which made me decide that I do like the foundation. It is no Chanel or Ysl, but I like it for everyday use. The staying power is just okay and it transfers a little but it is lightweight and build able. You do have to use a good moisturizer and a primer if you want it to last longer. I'd say it lasts about a good 4 hours maybe more with a primer and a setting powder. I'm not sure if I would repurchase. I will have to wear it for a bit longer to decide whether I love it enough.
You have you apply a good moisturizer before applying this foundation, otherwise you may notice uneven coverage. This isn't a problem for me because I always moisturizer before applying makeup. The coverage is perfect for me, and makes my skin look fresh (not too matte and not too glowy). Also, a little goes a long way, and I love that this uses a pump to dispense the product.
This is my first time to give a comment for a certain product i used here in makeupalley. To start, i have a dry and flaky face... And been hunting for a good foundation that can hide the dryness - but i dont know, i just feel that the coverage of this foundation is ugly, although i will continue to use it and hoping that eventually i will fall in love with this product. But for those who are planning of buying one i would suggest try it 2x before buying :-)
I really dislike this foundation. I had heard amazing things about laura mercier and her foundations and concealers, so iam super disappointed. I thought that if i splurged a little bit to get this foundation that it would be worth it. I have combination skin, but since its getting warmer my skin is getting oiler. The foundation felt heavy on my skin and looked really cakey. when i went to the department store i was returning the laura merciers illuminating tinted moisturizer because it didnt look right on my skin, and the coverage was too sheer for my liking. I told the lady at the counter that i wanted the creme foundation, but she gave me the moisture supreme instead. She told me that the supreme foundation would be better and that the creme foundation was too much coverage. I thought she knew what she was talking about so i let her do her thing. Then when she gave me the foundation, she matched me all wrong!! i got back home and i looked at how dark and fake it made my skin look.. i continuously have the hardest time finding foundations because all the people at the department store match me wrong... they always give me a darker shade than my skin tone!! needless to say i am majorly pissed because i spent 43 dollars on a horrible foundation.
I have been a member of this site for over a year and never wrote a review. I try so much makeup (I feel like I live at Sephora) so I thought I’d help out others by writing reviews as they help me!
I have tried soooooo many foundations, you name it I’ve tried it; Makeup Forever, Stila, Korres, Bobbi Brown, Becca, Lancome, Smashbox etc! I have combination - oily skin but found during the winter I’m more targeted to combination - dry. I tend to break out daily ugh! I tried a sample of this foundation last week and I am far from impressed! This foundation made my dry spots so noticeable!!! I know you should pick your skin but I do and this foundation totally made my dry spots stand out! I will definitely not be buying this!!! Not only does it not last long, cling to dry spot and made my t-zone totally oily … it’s $$$$. I’m going to try the silk crème foundation by Laura Mercier and see how that works! I will admit however the colour matched really good ... i am about a NC15-NC20 and porcelain ivory matched good but quality sucks.
I am always surprised when I read all of the bad reviews about this product, just goes to show you that nothing is the same for everyone. This is my everyday foundation, it is so easy to apply and the finish looks amazing on my skin. I would say it is more towards matte, but my skin does always have a really nice glow. I apply with my Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 and usually use the Laura Mercier primer first and use a setting powder after. It lasts at least 6 hours while still looking great. Coverage is buildable, but a little goes a looooong way!! I use the sunny beige during the winter and vanilla beige during the winter.
UPDATE: After using this product religiously for about 8-9 months it has lost most of its appeal, and has ended up far in the back of my draws... Not even in the makeup box anymore! Started to notice that the color was never as good as I thought, for some reason I could not get it to last throughout the day anymore. It would start to come off in strange patches, turning orange after a few hours. I tried switching up my routine but nothing was helping. Was starting to dry out my skin A LOT as well. Will keep it at two stars because I was really pleased for a while. Guess the honeymoon is over.
I love this. It is medium coverage. Its smooth, moisturizing, and matte. Not too heavy and not too thin. Not dull, and not shiny. Perfect! I have in tawny beige which is a new color. I am so impressed. This makes me feel so good and hides my skin flaws without a heavy look. It stays fresh looking and professional all day this is amazing!