Just...meh. I used this foundation along with the Laura Mercier primer and it just underwhelmed me. It was just barely a color match and sat on my skin and never blended well; I had to buff in powder to sort of make it look like skin. As my skin oiled up dirung the day I could see every pore on my face. I got this at a substantial discount and it still was not worrth it. Will not repurchase. This was my last foray into Laura Mercier.
I hate this foundation. I got fitted for the shade warm ivory and checked it out in the sun, and it seemed fine. It was my fault for not waiting longer and being a bit more critical of it, I was just so excited to try it.
I changed from MUFE mat velvet just to see if there was anything better.
It sticks to any part of my face that is a tad dry, but admittedly it sets to a nice texture on my oily t-zone
Problems: I've used a foundation brush for application which made it streaky, a beauty blender which made it blotchy, and I couldn't figure out why this foundation wasn't spreading. So I finally resorted to using my fingers to try and work it in, and then I realised the problem. The foundation had begun to set within seconds of application. To get it on to a wearable consistency I have to 'rub' my beauty blender around my face to heat the product up a bit and cover my face.
I can't speak for any of the other colors, but warm ivory looks more nuetral in the bottle, but once it's on my face it turns yellow. I'm not sure if the frosted packaging is misleading or the product just oxidizes. Who knows.
One good thing about this is that it is super matte. I don't need to add finishing powder, and it lasts a good day.
I will never purchase this again, I don't even want to finish the bottle. I recommend MUFE mat velvet if your looking for a matte foundation with a perfect finish.
I'm feeling foundation wanderlust after running out of the UD Naked and the associate at the LM counter matched me to this one in Blush Ivory.
The color match is great for my very fair skin (even though it looks kind of dark and orangey when first applied, before blending out). The formula and coverage works well for my combination skin over the LM oil free primer.
I agree that the formula is a thick cream and kind of dry in consistency and hard to blend. I have to work at it with a dense brush (Real Techniques Expert Face Brush). It performs admirably and looks nice from morning to evening on me, doesn't oxidize.
Because of the difficulty in blending this, I don't think I'll buy another bottle.
For the record, I have combo skin that is a little on the drier side in winter. I was looking for something that wouldn't end up making me look greasy for summer, and I really didn't want to have to use a finishing powder. I ended up really liking this fdn, but there are a few things you need to know before purchasing:
As you can see from the reviews, this fdn is a bit tricky to apply, so definitely get a sample first. I have found that using a slightly more damp than usual Beautyblender worked great for me. Using the little Sephora tester sponges dry made for a horrible application. I also had pretty good luck using finger application so long as I had a primer underneath, and I patted it on as opposed to rubbing. Brush application was so-so (kabuki brush did better for me than more traditional fdn brushes). I didn't use a primer for the BB application.
You will probably want to use a primer underneath. I like Benefit's Pore Perfector and Lancome's Visionaire primers.
This fdn does set very quickly. It may help to mix in a little bit of a light moisturizer if you are finding it a little too hard to work with.
What I really liked about this fdn:
It offered nice coverage without looking like a mask.
It kept me from looking shiny for several hours but didn't look too flat (I used no finishing powder). After about 9 hours I needed only a light blotting. If it looks a little flat for your liking I found that a little Guerlain Meteorites works wonders on it.
I didn't experience much transfer onto clothes, etc with this one.
No breakouts so far after about a week.
Would I purchase this? Yes, I'm planning to buy it next time I can get out shopping, as it seems to be a very good summer fdn for me (I think I would need something a bit more forgiving moisture-wise in the winter however).
PS - Vanilla Beige is my perfect summer shade. If this shade works for you but the foundation didn't, check out Givenchy's Photoperfexion in Perfect Pecan. Another excellent fdn. It only became my second favorite because I had to blot it a little bit more than the LM.
I tried this foundation and would not spread no matter how I applied it!. Once I layered it up my skin looked like mud was on my face it just didn't apply properly, came off all patchy and I couldn't work with it. Colours aren't too bad but unless you have really oily skin I would probably say steer clear x
I got a sample of this at Sephora last week in my never ending search for the best foundation for my specific needs - yellow, medium, transfer-resistant, long-lasting, postpones shiny breakthrough as long as possible. This LM foundation in Sunny Beige is a perfect match t my MAC NC27 skin. Other than that, it is difficult to blend in and tends to cake even with light application. Yesterday I used a damp beauty blender. Today, I used a dry flat-topped kabuki brush. I also wore primer today but didn't yesterday. It still didn't spread too well. It's been about 3.5 hours since application and it is gone from the sides of my nose. I've heard of foundation sliding off but never experienced it till now. Terrible foundation for me. The one lipstick is for the shade match.
I've heard great things of Laura Mercier foundations, so I got this oil free one. The coverage is amazing. Provides medium -full coverage. The shade I got was in Tawny beige and it was perfect. The only problem I have with this is once water touches the foundation it is completely gone. Water on this foundation is Its kryptonite. When wearing this foundation you cannot absolutely get it wet. Applying powder doesn't help at all. Everything was great except for its staying power.
I had the 15% Sephora coupon and was determined to find the perfect foundation. After spending a lot of time with one of the Sephora ladies to find a good color match she recomended this one in Warm Ivory. The color was a perfect match and decided to buy it because she said it's a very good foundation. First time I used it with a brush and the finish was patchy and uneven and around my chin looked hideous. The color was a little bit dark and orangey too (maybe because I couldn't blend it well)... I thought maybe it's my skin and exfoliated, moisturized really well and gave it a second try with my beauty blender. Same results....yucky blotchy patchy uneven skin. I won't give it a third try and I'm going to return this as soon as posible. I got a new pimple on my cheeck too but maybe it's just a coincidence.
What a waste of coupon....
HELLO, CLOG CENTRAL!
I used this foundation only ONCE and I had cystic acne breakout the very next day. How do I know it's this that caused my breakout? Well, I only wore this foundation on my chin area. And that's exactly the only area that broke out. Who cares if there's no oil or silicones in this? It's full of other highly comedogenic and irritating ingredients. I should have known better. But I was sold by the hype. I would give this a zero rating if I could.
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE FOUNDATION! It looked so cakey. It was completely blotchy. At first for like the first minute it looks nice, but then it starts to crease and look bad on the skin. Unfortunately, I lost the receipt and was not able to return it.