This is my must have foundation! I am OBSESSED with it. It's easy to apply whether you use your fingers, beauty blender or a brush. It has the best coverage and staying power. I get so many compliments when I wear this foundation - I am a shift worker and I do night shift and honestly it stays put all night! I find it must be set with a powder to give it that full coverage look. I love a matte finish and this foundation is just amazing! I have used this for years and I will never ever end my love affair. I have tried so many other foundations...you name it, I've tried it and I just cannot find anything that compares. Make sure you get matched at a counter for the right colour because it's too expensive to have the wrong shade. I think it's worth the price because if you wear makeup every day then you definitely get your moneys worth from it. Plus, you'll get a million compliments too!
This has to be THE best foundation I've ever tried, I'm already on my third tube! My skin's very temperamental - either really clear or really red and blotchy after I've applied my moisturiser. When it's good I don't bother with foundation and just stick to bronzer. When it's bad I need something heavy duty, with great coverage - this is just the thing! It goes on really smoothly, covers up every blemish without being too heavy and leaves a beautiful glow. I also have quite dry skin and find lots of foundations can leave my skin looking flakey by the end of the day, but this doesn't at all. The colour (Sand Beige) is also perfect for warming my medium-toned skin. Only negatives would be that it is pretty pricey, and I don't feel like I'm getting everything out of the tube towards the end - but these things definitely wouldn't stop me purchasing again.
Pros of this foundation! 1) it's super light weight so u dont have to worry about it being Cakey! As opposed to my Chanel Matt Lumiere which was sooooo thick, this foundation makes my skin looks healthier n cleaner, I would say, and I love it. A little goes a LONG LONG way, I set it in with my bare minerals mineral view powder and it looks amazing on the whole day! :D the cons-> hmm, no SPF In built the foundation!:(( continued >>
This is basically the foundation I run to, time after time. I've tried MANY and yet I always come back to this one. It is a great all-rounder for most skin types, except for very oily and very dry. I am very picky about foundation, as I have a combination skin type with larger pores in the center of my face, an oily T-zone, but with random flaky bits around my cheeks, nose, and eyebrows. No, this is not going to have the durability and lasting power of something like EL Double Wear or Revlon Colorstay. However, the beauty of this product is the flawless, creamy airbrushed finish this gives, especially paired with a damp Beauty Blender sponge. It sets to a satin finish. It does have quite full coverage, so I wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for a super natural look. Set with powder, and I am good for a few hours before I feel the need to touch up. If I need to wear foundation for more than 8 or so hours, I usually will just remove this from my nose and chin and re-do it, but it remains flawless everywhere else. When I set this with powder and setting spray, I am good for most of the day and I get many compliments on my skin when wearing this. I also get NO breakouts from this which is unprecedented, if anything my skin looks better at the end of the day. My only complaint is the rather limited shade range, I have to mix Rose Ivory and Soft Ivory to get a neutral fair color with beige-ish undertones, since the Cream Ivory is too yellow for me. I am NC15 in MAC, MUFE Mat Velvet #20, Revlon Colorstay Buff. I hope this review helped someone wondering whether to get it, I say do it. =)
Possibly THE worst foundation I have ever used. Granted, this foundation is amazing to apply. It's smooth, creamy and very easy to blend. It is easily layered to full coverage without looking too cakey. One of the few high coverage foundations which gives a very natural finish to the skin, not matte but not dewy. But that's where the good things end for me, unfortunately. This is the only foundation that manages to literally MELT off my face. I live in quite a humid climate which might be the reason, but this foundation caked and melted off my face within 10 minutes of being outside. I wouldn't mind if maybe only the top layers caked and only after a good amount of time, but every single layer I diligently made sure to blend into my skin melted off to leave my bare skin exposed underneath before I even left the house! It was absolutely nasty and I had to rush back in to do my makeup all over again. I tried a couple of times, changing the way I applied the foundation, how much I used, primer/no primer, etc, but to no avail. I was not oily when this happened, it was merely the heat and humidity that caused it to melt off. For a foundation that only looks flawless when just applied, you could not pay me to use it! Possibly only good for dryer skins or colder weather.
Cashew beige is the perfect color for me (I'm NC35-NC40 depending on the time of year). It is yellow toned without being peachy (a problem I find with a lot of MAC's NC colors) and beige without being ashy.
The coverage is full but flexible. A little goes a very long way, and just a pea-sized amount gives me enough coverage that I can get away without using concealer on my rather dark post-acne pigmentation.
I find that applying it with my fingers keeps the finish looking natural. When I use my RT buffing brush the coverage is much fuller. I haven't tried using at traditional paddle-shaped foundation brush, but I can imagine it might get a little streaky.
When I wear this with a primer I only get a little shiny a few hours into the day, which is a bit of a miracle for my incredibly oily skin. But what makes this foundation really special is the way it handles my oiliness. While a lot of other foundations separate on my face and become patchy when my oils break through, Silk Creme continues to wear evenly and smoothly- I just look sheeny. A couple dabs with a blotting sheet and I'm good.
Packaging is a plus as well. Squeezy tubes are my favorite- easy and hygienic.
Overall: worth the money! Highly recommended.
So I have read some really good things about this product and I really wanted to try it. I was running out of my Kat Von D Lock it foundation and so I thought why not. I went to Nordstrom and she matched me to Sand Beige. She applied it and said use your fingers or a sponge. I always use my Beauty Blended anyway. I loved the way it went on and right away thought this was a score. It does have GREAT coverage and such a natural feel on. The reason I gave it a 3 is because it gave me little tiny bumps all over my face. I haven't done anything different in my daily regimen other than this. I would have wished this could be my HG foundation but no. :(
Unfortunately I will not be repurchasing.
Love! Love! Love! This foundation has the coverage to cover anything but still looks natural. It works well with dry skin. It last all day with minimum touch up.
Only cream foundation that I owned. I had a hard time figuring out the best ways to apply this. However, after reading many many reviews, I think I had find a way for it to work on my skin.
After moisturising, using LM Foundation primer as a base, I squeezed out a drop on my fore and middle fingers to warm it up by rubbing together then rubbed it onto my skin. For my whole face, I used about 4 drops. (despite many users said that they only use one drop, it simply not enough for me).
After rubbing it, i used beauty blender to lightly bounced off my face. Finishing it off with my Chanel loose powder.
I am very happy with the result as it last me till mid afternoon (in the humid singapore weather).
LM Creme Foundation in Medium Ivory
I just don't care for the finished look of this foundation. Although it feels luxurious on, the final results weren't what I expected. This foundation gave me a pasty look even though I used the correct shade for my skintone. I totally love Laura and what she has done for the cosmetic world, but I think it would be great if she'd give the formula another try. Her tinted moisturizer rocks, so maybe she'll hit it with her next foundation.