Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation £33

Happy Sunday everyone! Today, like most Sundays, I am taking it easy doing some blogging, pampering and in general just being a bit lazy and decided it was about time to give you my thoughts on the much coveted beauty product that is Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. There has been a lot of hype around this foundation over the blogosphere for some time now and I had been wanting to try it for so long but with it being one of the pricier foundations on my hit list I had been putting it off, however I eventually got my grubby paws on it a couple of months ago and here’s what I think of it…
What Laura Mercier says: “An innovative full coverage foundation that makes the skin look luminous and rich. By combining a special collection of silk proteins, tea extracts and treated mica, Laura has created a luxurious formula that leaves skin hydrated and protected with a radiant, timeless glow”.

Despite being a medium to full coverage foundation, the formula is surprisingly light and mousse-like. It’s unlike any other foundation I’ve tried and because it is super pigmented, the smallest amount covers my whole face. I was a bit dubious when reading reviews that this would be the case but it blends amazingly which is great because I can see it lasting me quite a while. The coverage is great, evening out skin tone and covering blemishes and dark circles incredibly well. I find the best way to apply this foundation is using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush because this helps spread the foundation evenly and helps create a flawless/airbrushed base. The best thing about this foundation, I’d have to say, is the glowy look I get whenever I use it. It’s a different type of ‘glow’ from Nars Sheer glow foundation (review here) because it is more ‘dewy’ (if that makes sense), and leaves my skin looking and feeling healthy and fresh.
The packaging is great. I love how it is so simple and practical, not too heavy or clumpy to carry around in your makeup bag but also still quite sophisticated. I also love how there isn’t any waste with this product, and the squeezable tube means that you get a lot of control over how much you use and can get every last drop out before having to re-stock (and trust me, I will definitely be squeezing every last little remnant out before re-buying!)
The one thing I would say about this is if you have quite oily skin this might not be the foundation for you because it does leave my t-zone a little more oilier than usual about 5 hours into wearing it but it’s nothing a bit of powder can’t sort out for me, and to be honest it’s a price I’m willing to pay because the foundation is so beautiful (FYI, I have normal skin with an oily t-zone).
The only other downside is that this foundation only comes in 10 different shades. I was fortunate in that I managed to get the perfect match for my skin – Cashew Beige, which I think is the second from darkest shade they have so you might not get your perfect match.
All in all I am so glad I bit the bullet and tried this foundation because it really is a lovely foundation and has reminded me why I was head over heels for so long with the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser many moons ago!
If you would like to see how this looks on, I wore this on a little trip to Edinburgh recently which you can see here.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post, I really do appreciate all comments that you leave me and I love reading them! 🙂
Have you tried the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? What do you think of it?

Chantelle xx



    • 21st April 2013 / 4:54 pm

      You should definitely give it a go, I find that a little goes a long way so you can easily get a medium coverage out of it using the tiniest amount and a buffing brush! 🙂 x

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