An excellent foundation for normal to dry skin that provides medium to full coverage and leaves a lovely, dewy glow. I've been using MUFE Face & Body foundation for years but have reached the point where I needed more coverage than that product could offer. I am also extremely fair with pronounced pink coloring (for reference, I'm shade 36 in MUFE F&B)which causes any foundation with the slightest tinge of yellow to turn bright orange on my skin within fifteen minutes. The SA at Nordstrom recommended Blush Ivory for me. At first, I was hesitant because I thought the foundation looked a little yellow. However, the color was a great match that left no line of demarcation on my neck. I use a slightly dampened foundation brush to apply, and it goes on quite easily. However, a little does go a LONG way. so unless you want a full coverage look for evening, it's a good idea to start with a pea-size amount and build it up gradually. It does a great job of covering up my undereye dark circles: used with my LM Secret Concealer, they completely disappear. On humid days, I set the foundation with translucent powder but find that I can happily do without it the rest of the year. Expensive - and the glass jar makes me a little nervous - but definitely worth it.
All the other positive posts say it all! I love it!
I love this product! It is the best foundation I have found up to now for dry skin. I actually apply it with my fingers, and a little goes a long way. It gives me a very natural, slightly dewy look and and good coverage without looking caked on. I actually think my skin has improved since I have been using it. The only real problem I have with it is the price - it is very expensive! Despite the price however, I would buy this again.
I am not easy to please where foundations are concerned, but would definitely recommend this to anyone who has a more mature, dryer skin like myself.
i ordered this from the laura mercier website since my local sephora doesnt carry it in the stores, i ordered blush ivory, big mistake..it looked pink on my skin, so i exchanged it for porcelain ivory..its still a little too light so i may need to try out the warm ivory..ANYWAYS..this is the best foundation ive ever used. it goes on smooth and last all day(i use a face primer as well LM or UD) it feels so good on my dry skin and doesnt flake and doesnt feel heavy at all. After using this ive taken back all my other brands of foundation to sephora. my only problem is that im having a hard time finding my perfect ivory shade.
I was online visiting the Laura Mercier website. I wanted to get more information about the Moisture Supreme liquid foundation. The sales rep explained they didn't have the MS in my shade so she suggested I try the creme smooth foundation. I have dry to normal skin, normal during the summer. She did recommend and ask if I had a moisturizer. I had a moisturizer on and she applied a little primer. She used very little amount of the foundation and applied it with a sponge. The coverage was light and a perfect match(rich sienna). She set the foundation with a very light dusting of BB basic brown loose powder and the I hooked.
I absolutely love the finish of this foundation and my skin feels smooth and light with it on.
A little goes a long way and it is a buildable coverage foundation. For those who say it feels heavy on the skin than you are applying to heavy or using too much of the foundation. This foundation looks best with a light to medium coverage.
This foundation is for those with dry to normal skin. This is not a foundation for combo skin(normal to oily) or oily. Also, why type of moisturizer or primer you use underneath the foundation will effect the coverage and wear of the product, i.e. using a oil free moisturizer, then oil based primer or vice versa. Stick to one base type of moisturizer and primer(water, oil or oil free). I think this rule should be used with all foundations.
I simply love this foundation and its now on my favorites list. I'll be using this foundation alot.
I got a sample of this w/ some boots I ordered from Neiman Marcus, so I didn't have to shell out 50 bucks to experience it. I put some on my chin. Pimples by the end of the day. This coming from someone who never, ever gets acne, & has only broken out from one other foundation in my whole life. Thick, heavy, greasy. And it comes in a jar w/ a spatula of all things. So, you're guaranteed to contaminate it & spread bacteria to your face, no matter how often you wash that silly spatula. Maybe for more mature, very very dry skinned women who don't really care about germs...??? Tossed the sample.
I really don't like this foundation for my skin type. It really clings to to the dry patches I didn't even realise I had! None of the primers help its lasting power contrary to the sales assistants ideas. It is very heavy, in terms of the packaging and the formula is very thick. It covers well. As with Laura mercer foundations it turns yellow on me.
I have been using this product in the color blush ivory. Which is the perfect color for my skin. Its the perfect blend of both yellow and pink undertones. Its a thick, mousse like texture and has full coverage. A little goes a long long way. However the only problem I have with this stuff is that it is EXPENSIVE. Its about 60 bucks at sephora. I just go in for a sample of this stuff about once every month, and it lasts and lasts.
OMG, this foundation is my Holy Grail (and yes, it does deserve the capitals!) If Laura Mercier ever discontinues this i may never go out in public again lol. Seriously, i love it. A little really does do your whole face, and once blended it sort of becomes so natural looking and lovely :D
Ok, it is expensive (£41.50 for a pot) but it's going to last ages and it's sooo amazing.
It's thick and creamy and perfect for dry skin like mine which usually flakes. Nor does it irritate my sensitive skin.
And even my Mother complimented me on it, and she NEVER does this. It's always too pink or too powdery or too watery or too streaky or the wrong bloody colour! So this is perfect for me.
I was so excited to try this after reading these reviews, it seemed like everything I could possibly ask for in a foundation.
Well, first of all, the price is shocking, £41.50 in the UK! This is quite unfair in my opinion (for example, Dior Airflash is £33 and $60 which is quite a fair exchange rate, whereas this is only $50 dollars in the US!). However, I can get past the price if something is worth it and I think this could be.
The formula is a very thick cream, it seems like it might be difficult to blend but it isn't. I like thicker formulas as they seem to provide better coverage (which I always look for) and in my opinion give a much nicer finish than a runny liquid or dry powder.
I apply it with my fingers as I feel it kind of warms it up a bit more so you can blend it in better. It might be too thick to use with a brush (and I hate having to fork out for fancy brushes anyway, I think a foundation should be good enough to look nice no matter how you apply).
The coverage is really good, I wouldn't say it was completely full, but near enough if you build it. You can also sheer it out if you desire. I do love that it never seems to look cakey, always smooth and dewy. If you have oily skin this may be a bit too dewy, as sometimes even I think so.
I have combo skin to the max, however it is my t-zone that is extremely dry and other areas can be acne prone and oily. This is the one thing I don't like about this foundation - it accentuates flakes. I was extremely disappointed because it is really moisturising so I thought my flaky nose wouldn't be a problem. I don't really know how to fix this as if apply a really rich moisturiser the foundation will just look shiny on top.
However, despite the flaky nose, I really like the finished look, my face looks smooth, dewy, natural, my redness has gone, a couple of acne scars remain but they aren't noticeable unless close up. Sometimes I can't help but check out my face in the mirror as it looks so nice. It is just such a shame that if i go a little closer my nose lets it all down, especially in the bright lighting of my workplace.
Oh and the colour match is brilliant, I got the lightest shade, Porcelain Ivory, which doesn't make me look washed out (like some pale shades do even though they match) for reference I am around a MAC NC15, Colorstay in Buff, Double Wear in 1C1 Shell.
Overall I would say go for this if you like cream formulas, good coverage, the dewy smooth look, or have relatively dry skin and don't mind parting with the cash. If anyone figures out how to solve the flaky skin problem I would love to know!