I've definitely had a love/hate relationship with this foundation. I'm a big fan of Laura Mercier products. However, this foundation is not her best. Primer is a MUST with this foundation, without primer or a good moisturizer it can be a bit hard to apply. To be oil free it made my skin look very oily so powder is a must as well. However, with primer and powder it looks beautiful and there's a great variety of shades. I wouldn't buy this product again though I'll definitely just stick with MAC Matchmaster.
Bought this foundation from a Laura mercier counter after being colour matched, got it home and was quite disappointed as when I applied it in daylight the colour was a tad off. Tried to wear on several occasions but didn't find the formula easy to work with and the coverage wasn't brilliant either.
Had high hopes for this product but it clogged and broke me out terribly. I think the coverage was great and the staying power was lovely but not worth the breakouts for me.
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.