|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I just bought this recently, on the strength of the reviews here and a very helpful SA at my local department store. This is competing with my La Prairie Skin Caviar concealer foundation, I cant decide which I like best. The La Mer is a lot cheaper here (UK) than the La Prairie, although it is still, IMO eye-wateringly expensive.
I use La Mer in Ivory and it is a pretty, if not perfect, match for my skin. I can get great coverage with this, it hides my pores and looks flawless. It looks very, very natural even when I have put on a couple of layers to get the coverage I require.
For reference I have combo skin, with enlarged pores in the t-zone which still gets quite shiny even though I'm in my mid-40's.
I find La Mer slightly harder to apply than La Prairie, it just doesnt glide on quite so easily, and I always use a foundation brush with this.
I was put off by the formulation at first, but the SA assured me it would suit my combo skin and she was correct. She also gave me a generous sample of the liquid but the shade is not the same, as the review below noted. I also cant get the coverage or the same finish with the liquid. The creme seems to set almost to a very delicate powdery finish.
I wish it didnt come in a pot, I would prefer a tube. Having said that you do get a little spatula with it.
I've been using this for just a little more than a week, and so far I am loving it.
I'll update in a few more weeks.
UPDATE- August 2007. I still adore this foundation and have not found anything I like better, except as already discussed, the LP. However, it does not work so well for me in the humid summer months. I am pretty oily in the summer time and I find I have to blot very frequently. My pot of this has lasted very well, so the initial outlay does not seem so bad. If I used it every single day I think it would last 6 months, and I usually reapply my make up twice a day.
Love it.Nothing can match this. It makes me look 5 years younger, which is great at my age. Something happened to my skin between the ages of 42 and 44 and in those two years I suddenly noticed all the signs of ageing . I am aware that good skincare is the way to go, but this make up really does help to knock a few years off my face.
UPDATE: June 2009. I'm still loving this. I've been trying to find a way to make it work better for me in the summer months (I get shiney very fast in the summer). I have the La Mer Powder but it does very little for my shine in the warm weather. What's working? La Prairie Powder foundation pressed over the La Mer as a setting powder. Yikes. I think I've found two of the most expensive products in their category and now use both of them together! Still...My love for this foundation is so great that I don't care. I use the LP in Ivoire and just a tiny bit of it at that. It hardly changes the colour of my foundation and it is really helping with the oily T-zone.
EDIT-29 JULY 2010- Still loving it, although my skin tone is becoming a little lighter as I get older and so the colour match, or lack of, was becoming more obvious. But it was still fine with good blending. However, this product is now discontinued in the UK. So the search for a replacement is on. I have about a half pot left which will probably last until the end of this year.
To sum up my 4 years with this product - great product, if you can find a match to your skin, for ladies with mature skin who want good coverage, pores hiding and fine lines seemingly airbrushed away. This was also long lasting on my skin, which is rare, foundations always melt off in a few hours.
Very disappointed that it was discontinued.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in ivory. I had samples of the liquid foundation in ivory, which was a good match. I am very dry in the winter and Chicago winters can be brutal so I bought the creme. This is one of the worst foundations. Because it is more concentrated, it was so much more pink than the liquid. It looked like I had calamine lotion on my face. And the texture... It is very thick and I could never get it to look smooth. I tried a brush, a sponge, wet and dry and my fingers. I tried patting it on , rubbing it in and no matter what I did, I looked like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. It was scary. I took it back. I would get a sample before you plunk down nearly nearly 100$ (I'm including the tax) for this foundation.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got a generous sample of this foundation in Buff #3. It's o.k to nice, light-med.coverage and pretty smooth. But I much prefer Giorgio Armani's hydra-glow (amazing), Chanel's vitalumiere cream and even Clinique's dewy smooth to this foundation. And this foundation is very expensive more than the one's I use or have used. But you can get a generous sample at Saks. It's worth sampling to see if it works for you rather than purchasing and not liking it and going to the hassle of returning it. I however will not purchase, as I like other foundations much better. And there is not such a great color selection besides.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Much too thick. Difficult for me to spread around my face. I tried using a sponge as well as just my fingers. Using my fingers was better, but it was still not easy to spread. It was just plain too heavy/thick for me. I think if you have Normal or Dry skin, like cream fundations and want medium-heavy coverage, then this would be a really nice foundation for you. But if you have oily skin, want lighter coverage, or want a lightweight/sheer foundation, then I would not recommend this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
In my quest for my HG foundation that I have yet to find, but this comes close.
I wouldn't say this a total coverage foundation and that is where it falls short. I can still see the broken blood vessels on my face from Rosacea, so I need to use a concealer on some areas. That being said, if I didn't have Rosacea and didn't need the extra coverage, the foundation would be a 5+ as the texture and application is smooth and creamy and the end result is flawless and radiant. A little goes a long way, so don't be heavy handed in the application. I apply this with a foundation brush, then I set it with the LaMer loose powder and the finish lasts all day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
After converrting from GA's LSF to the la mer fluid teint for most days , I realized there are days I want a little less glow and a bit more coverage... This is a beautiful satin finish. the cream spreads easily and makes the skin appear poreless. i bought the caramel shade 1o, which is a great march to my complexion.
Recently i tested YSL's radiant touch and thought ti was nice, but not as nice as the la mer line
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I tried a sample size of the creme foundation(new version)in the light shade.It went on my skin like melted butter-it was that smooth!That's always a plus for my skin.I loved the texture,it's incredible.I didn't have to use much;in fact,I just barely made a dent in my little sample pot.The coverage was okay,though not as good as I had hoped for.It was great for under eye area,though.If you are in the 40+ age bracket,you will absolutely cherish this product!
I think I will repurchase,but only the sample size as it seems to go far,and is VERY high-priced.(I will keep looking for a similar,cheaper product and pass on my findings!)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Lovely foundation and gorgeous colors, but it made me break out...so I'm returning it. I'm 38 and have combo skin, but usually don't have bad breakouts, so when this made my skin flare up, I knew it wasn't the foundation for me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Ok, I was worried about trying this. I was so disappointed by La Prarie's foundation that I figured this would be a similiar experience. Wow...was I wrong! I have been a big fan of La Mer's facial treatments for years and this foundation did not let me down. Goes on smooth, looks natural, excellent coverage and lasts all day. I did set it with some Ben Nye setting powder which seemed to dry me out a bit around the eyes. I think I will ask the SA next time if this is a self setting foundation that does not require a powder over it. Yes it is pricey!! However, I found a little goes a long way and I have some hyperpigmentation to cover up. This really did the job!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I actually got this as a gift, and I have combination skin so I didn't know if the formula would be too heavy. I tend to wear very light foundations, or tinted moisturizers. I put my Lancome Secret de Vie moisturizer on first, then applied the La Mer creme foundation on top with a foundation brush. This covered very well, evened out skin tone, while still looking very natural, and absorbed into the skin so it didn't feel like it was just sitting on top of the skin. It also doesn't transfer much, which is nice, no one likes their makeup to end up all over their clothes! My skin doesn't feel greasy or sticky, and the foundation actually feels nice and light, not heavy like I had expected. The woman at La Mer told me it can be used for all skin types, and I am currently using the Natural color, and I have very warm undertones in my skin. I would recommend this for someone who has been looking for a nice foundation that actually doesn't look like makeup on your face, and although it is a bit pricey, it beats paying for tons of makeup you won't end up using!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
(Inspired by CrĂ¨me de la Mer, this rich souffle is engineered with weightless color and La Merâ€™s remarkable skincare benefits to transform the complexion. Gemstones capture light energy to create a translucent color palette, optically erasing imperfections to reveal a naturally flawless complexion. Created with a rare blue algae transformed through La Mer's exclusive bio-fermentation process, a Blue Algae Lift Ferment along with precious marine and plant actives immediately add radiance while working continuously to lift the skin, restoring a lasting firmness, clarity and brightness. Skinâ€™s ability to renew itself is greatly enhanced as it is trained to sustain a smoother, softer, more resilient appearance. Flexible medium to full coverage brings skin a dewy finish. Protects with SPF15. 1oz. $85) I tried this foundation in #3 Buff which is a medium yellow based beige. The color range of the new formulation is much better than the original (though most of the colors are still pretty pinkish) and the packaging is much more luxurious. I have oilier skin, so I originally thought the fluid foundation would be better, but found it more slippery than the cream. I've only been using it around my eye area or to touch up (I have a generous sample). The texture is very smooth and gives medium coverage. (Update soon)