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!
I have the most complicated skin situation and have tried a ton of foundations. This is the best I've ever tried in the 14 yrs I've worn makeup. My history of foundations I've tried includes: Clinique, Maybelline, Max Factor, Cover Girl, Loreal, bare minerals, sheer cover, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Clarins, Dior, Chanel, Cargo, Stila, Hourglass, YSL, Rimmel, Too Faced, DuWop, Elizabeth Arden, Pur Minerals, Fusion Beauty tinted moisturizers, Makeup Forever, Studio Gear, Benefit. AND MAC. Every single formula they make. Every. One. I cannot express the frustration I've experienced. Everything seems to break me out/give allergic reaction that end up with a steroid pack from the derm. Also, in MAC I've tried all shades from NW20-NC43. I change color constantly because I self tan regularly and sometimes lay out. I tried going pale once just to see if I could find a match. Nothing worked: NC shades were too bright/chalky/yellow, and NW were way too pink. Now, I know I do it to myself because of my tanning situation, and my face is always a little lighter than the rest of my body because of my acne cleanser, but still, I just wanted a foundation that was at least a happy medium. I happened upon Laura Mercier Silk Creme. It wss dreamy, but I'm a little oily so it rubbed off too quickly. Then one day, frustrated I went to Sephora, grabbed the LM Oil Free foundation in Golden Beige. It gives the best coverage of anything I've ever tried. Doesn't get oily. Is hands down the best color match no matter what stage of tan I am. FINALLY!!!! I use a primer bc I find I don't have to use as much foundation which I great bc it IS $42 a pop. I use Murad matte primer. If you have trouble blending, try a #130 brush from MAC, its the best to use. You can even blend it around going in little circles which helps with "filling" large pores. A flat foundation brush or sponge doesn't work as well, I fell like you don't get ideal results and it also kind of just scrapes it across the skin which can make it difficult to blend. It's better to "airbrush" it on with the #130. I use about 1&1/2 to 2 pumps, depending --right onto the face of the brush. If I'm a little darker, I'll finish it with Too Faced Amazing Face powder in Warm Honey(?), and if I'm faded a little I'll use Med/Dark Blot from MAC. Both with a fluffy powder brush. Neither make the foundation oxidize or cake or go oily. Also, this stuff has aloe in it, and it helped clear up some acne places that were hanging around not wanting to heal. Also, it photographs beautifully, no white-faced kickback from the flash in pics. Lastly, Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean foaming cleanser in the tube melts this away at night. Girls, I've spent years and $100's on foundation and this is a dream come true. If you have any of the same problems with foundations as me, I hope this helped!!! continued >>
Very impressed! My oily skin is always shiny by noon after applying makeup at 8 a.m., but not with this foundation! I lightly touched up after work about 6 p.m. - but even then I didn't really need to! (just did it out of habit I suppose). This foundation goes on smooth, not cakey and fake looking like a lot of matte foundations. It blends easily and gives great, long-lasting coverage. The shine-control factor is phenomenal!!! Great packaging, too - nice, clean and easy pump dispenser.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have been outdoors in VERY warm and humid weather for a good part of the day...and this foundation STILL did all that! ^^^
Lately every foundation I've tried to use has broken me out or gotten oily for no apparent reason. My husband was on the verge of commiting me because of my obsession for a decent foundation. When I finally realized that silicone was the culprit generating my breakouts, I tried this new foundation from laura mercier. Great medium coverage finish. I also don't need to set it. It lasts 6 to 8 hours for me and I'm very oily. The finish reminds me of guerlains lingerie de peau but without the oxidation. I am 02 biege claire(guerlain) nc/nw 20 in mac and I wear blush ivory in this. I mix merle normans energizing concentrate with this to thin it down when I want less coverage, they blend well.
Update: I may be having a reaction to the koalin clay not sure yet. I hate my skin.
This is a hard one for me to review - on one hand it looks flawless upon first application but it wears very badly, is transferable and by the end of the day I look a mess! I'm currently trying to find a way to extend the wear with various primers and by switching up morning moisturisers as I believe the effort will be worth it. It is hard to blend but you find that with most oil free formulations. Overall I'd say - great coverage, flawless skin but best for special events rather than an eight hour working day! I'd try and sample this first.