I purchased this in the lightest shade, and it was just too orange for me.
I had purchased after watching a youtube "expert" saying how nice and full coverage it was. I am not sure how much she had to have been applying to her face, but when I used this, it was little to no coverage. I have clear skin, but a lot of redness in my cheeks. It did absolutely nothing to cover the redness.
I guess, I could have really piled it on to see if it gave better coverage, but at $45, it wouldn't last a month applying it that heavily. If you need a full coverage, there are much better products out there, especially if you have redness.
This is much more like a BB cream - light and sheer coverage.
Definitely one of my favorite foundations! I wouldn't recommend it if you have super oily skin! The coverage is amazing - just be sure to find your true shade.
Bought this as I wanted a SPF free foundation. Colour - Cashew Beige
- I have dry skin - feels and looks silky when applied and gives me a light luminous looking application of makeup (not cakey)
- Good coverage, medium-buildable (might need concealer for troubled areas for total cover)
- Lasts all day (I don't set it with powder, only light spray with moisturising setting spray)
- bit pricey however I am prepared as it works for my skin
- colour could be a tiny bit pink for myself (golden, yellow undertones), have to apply some bronzer to blend to the neck, don't think I could get away with not blending.
I will buy again, however might need to test a few colours to get the perfect shade.
I have always been the one to use compact foundations. However in the winter, it began to make skin look dry. I went to sephora and the representative recommended this foundation. I am absolutely IN LOVEEEEEEE with it. You only need to apply a tiny amount. It provides excellent coverage. I have combination skin and it is very red. This foundation covered every red spot and the staying power is excellent. I wanted to go for the more dewy look. This made my skin glow without making it look oily or too shiny. It was simply radiant. I tend to produce a lot of oil in my t-zone. I did use the mac oil control moisturizer in that area. This combination worked perfectly. I would buy this product over and over again. I am so happy I have found my HG foundation!!
New holy grail foundation. I had seen so many rave reviews on this foundation, but they always seemed to be from drier-skinned girls so I never bothered to try. However, kind of on a whim (with some very effective tactics from the lovely Laura Mercier sales rep) I was convinced it would work for me. I already loved the oil free primer, and invisible setting powder, and the three together are basically a holy trinity.
The feel of the foundation is exactly how it is marketed - so silky. There is no obnoxious or noticeable scent, and it blends like an absolute dream. It does dry to more of a satin finish, so girls with super oily skin are going to need a good primer and a few touch ups. I do have oily skin myself, but with primer and powder I easily get 5 hours with no excess shine, which I've never really had before. Even with powder though, it still manages to glow in the prettiest way.
I'm basically obsessed. Buy this.
Love this foundation...great colour (medium ivory) and fantastic coverage. Not the best longevity in the Australian heat, however I think it'll work great for me coming into our winter.
Would definitely repurchase...love the squeeze tube.
This foundation is my new holy grail product!
I have never used a foundation that has made my face look so flawless in my whole life. You use very little product to cover your entire face/neck. I first put on my moisturizer and Benefit's Porefecting Primer, then I apply The Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and really buff it in, Then i add my Mac Prolongwear Concealer in NW15. I set it with my NYX Studio Finishing Powder. I have NEVER received so many compliments.
I will buy this time and time again.
I purchased this in soft ivory and it's a great match for my skin, actually the best match that I have found so far. I orginally got this because I heard numerous people say that it has amazing coverage and looks like skin.. umm not for me. A little DOES go a long way but I dont find the coverage amazing, I still need to use a concealer. The texture is almost greasy and just feels gross on my skin. I also this this foundation broke me out (I'm not sure because I have been using a few new face products). I don't find this lasts long either and it can look cakey VERY easily. I probably will come back to this in a couple month and try to get some use out of it as it was quite expensive ($55 CND). As of right now I don't like this and won't repurchase.
My regular makeup, estee lauder double, was running out so I decided to purchase something new. I heard this foundation provided good coverage and had a nice finish, so I bought it. The shade soft ivory was a great match for my skin, however this is where the pros of this foundation ends. I could not get the foundation to sit right on my skin despite various methods of application. I also found it would come off if I accidently rubbed my skin the wrong way upon applying. I found that it took a long time to set, which is unfortunate as i like to blend my makeup out and to get a decent coverage with this foundation, multiple layers are required. I also found that it settled into my skin a bit. Overall this foundation isnt too bad if you've a lot of time to apply it, which often isn't practical. I have yet to see how it lasts over a day, so I will most likely update this review
I'll start off by saying that the coverage is amazing! High coverage with a beautiful satin finish. Now for the negatives: Clogged my pores like crazy. Being oil free, I thought I was in the clear but I was wrong. OILY SKIN gals beware!! Your makeup with slip and slide everywhere and you will look a shiny hot mess.