I have been on a quest for 2 years to find a foundation that matched my skin tone, didnt change color and stayed put all day. Now that I am 48 my skin has changed and sometimes feels oily, while other times its dry. I have tried Chanel, Lancome, Armani, Lauder...well you get the picture. Nordstroms gave me a sample and WOW. It produces results. Immediately I got compliments on my skin, I felt more attractive and it stayed put without changing color. Price is no issue, I just needed something that worked. FINALLY----
First of all I want to say that I have only been wearing this about a week, and I may update later, but so far I really like this foundation. It fits the bill for me because I do not want a heavy silicone based, long wearing foundation. I love the feel of a tinted moisturizer, but since I am allergic to most sunscreens, I can't wear them as they all have spf. To me this foundation feels and wears similar to a tinted moisturizer but with more coverage. I can see where some of the negative reviews may be coming from since so many foundations now tend toward the heavy side, and if you are switching from one, it may seem strange. I can put this on, and once it sets in five to ten minutes, I don't even feel like I am wearing foundation. This is definitely a step up from the old formula in my opinion. As far as the longevity, I think it holds up fine. I haven't noticed it wearing any differently than others I have worn.
I've never tried the old formula as many people have raved about...but this is my take.
I initially purchased the normal Supreme Foundation along with the regular LM Foundation Primer...which went on AMAZING and LOOKED so amazing and dewey for so many hours!!! I was previously using the NARS Sheer Glow foundation, but as soon as I switched it up, I was getting compliments instantly.
Unfortunately after a couple of weeks of using it, I found that I ended up with white heads by the end of the day. I couldn't pinpoint if it was the foundation, the foundation primer or the new face lotion I was using (some olay face lotion for sensitive skin).
Either way, I returned both LM products and started using a different lotion and returned back to NARS for a couple of days.
Then I went out to purchase the OIL-FREE formulas of both the LM foundation & primer. I thought maybe that was the problem as I have combination skin (but it *is* more dry during the winter).
So I've been using it the past few days and find the finish is too matte - almost similar to the NARS foundation on my skin. I don't like it. If I wanted to look that way, I'd stick with NARS. Also, I wore it on NYE...by the end of the night it looked like it was wiped clean from my face....
I'm thinking about exchanging back to the normal foundation and keeping the oil free primer?
Please note this foundation is new, it was reformulated from the previous Laura Mercier Oil-Free foundation which I LOVED!! The new Oil Free Supreme foundation looks terrific when you first put it on. I have oily acne prone skin with scarring and this covers well but still looks natural. I set it with Laura Mercier setting powder and it looks great. BUT this does not last! It melts off your face within 2 hours. The old formula stayed put for at least 4-5 hours without needing a touch up. The Supreme s also NOT water resistant. One tear and your make up is ruined. This also does not handle humidity well. If it's hot and humid the make up will just get cakey and then melt away. This make up feels heavy even though it looks natural. After a few hours I have to wash this off because it just feels heavy and greasy.
This foundation, for whatever reason, just didn't work for me. I have pretty oily skin but still have some dry patches on occasion (I use Tazorac and it makes my face peel sometimes), and this clung to every bit of dry skin. It also pooled into my pores and made me shiny within 2 hours of wear. The coverage looks good at first, but fades almost to nothing within about 5 hours. If you have oily skin, there are plenty of other options out there (EL Doublewear, Armani Lasting Silk) that work a lot better so don't bother with this. For shade reference: MAC NC 15-20, Armani Lasting Silk in 4, and I wore Porcelain Ivory in the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Supreme.
I have a sample of this product and have only tested this once. The coverage was okay but my face was oily even after 2-3 hours of use. I will probably use the rest of the sample some other time but for now, I'm not impressed.
Ok, the reviewers below weren't kidding when they said this becomes a patchy mess after a few hours. I'm one of those unfortunate people who can only buy oil free foundations because any foundation that has oil, oxidizes and turns orange or darker on me. Even though this foundation did not turn orange on me, it did not stay on. It became an oily patchy mess after a few hours and it emphasized the dry areas on my face too. Not a good foundation in my opinion, especially for the price of $55 CAD.
Absolutely love the new Laura Mericer Oil Free Supreme Foundation! Have been a very loyal Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation customer for many years and the new and improved foundation has certainly exceeded my initial expectations.
Im currently using Golden Beige and the colour is a perfect match for me (i think its now a little darker than what it was before) and the lasting power is fantastic. I tend to get quite an oily t-zone by mid afternoon but generally i just blot or dust abit of the LM loose powder ontop and it just freshens my whole face up again. The look is still very natural and never over the top.
Its also a bonus that they have dropped the price down to AUD59!
It is certainly my absolute favourite foundation to use and will definitely continue to buy!
Ditto reviewer below, horrendous finish. I've just had to go an take this off half way through my working day as I'd rather be bare faced than have this patchy mess on my face, really embarassing! It has settled into my pores in patches, where in other areas it is gone completely and I'm only oily in my t-zone. It's difficult to work with, hard to blend in evenly, yet when on the skin it doesn't set and feels tacky for too long. I've also noticed it washes off with just a little water after I've used the back of my hand for blending, certainly says something about it's lasting power (not suggesting it should be waterproof) but do the same with EL DW and that certainly wouldn't happen! I got this in porcelain ivory and it's quite yellow as opposed to neutral, guess the blush ivory would be too pink. Very disappointing and not a patch on my Teint Idole 24hr which I adore!
The initial finish is spectacular. However, this foundation has NO lasting power at all! I have combination skin and within a couple hours this was terribly blotchy and uneven. It looked horrible!