Todays post is going to be a detailed review of my Laura Mercier Silk crème Foundation in shade Hazelnut Beige with swatches and photos.
This is the very first high-end foundation I have ever bought. I have had plenty of samples, but I’ve never put blind faith into a product before.
The packaging is definitely unique. I don’t think there are many foundations that come in plastic squeezy tubes. At first I was undecided as to whether I liked this style. However with careful thought I’ve decided that it is actually an amazing idea! Especially if you are a makeup artist, this packaging is very easy to keep clean, it’s lightweight and you don’t have to worry about it smashing if you are carrying it around all the time. When squeezing the tube to get the product out, the product didn’t squirt out too quickly and it was very easy to control the amount dispensed.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Hazelnut Beige : Pigmentation and Shade
This has to be the most pigmented foundation I have ever used. A teeny tiny amount is needed to cover the entire face in an even medium coverage. I have the shade soft ivory which is the palest shade offered. One of the things that bugs me about this however, is that it doesn’t cater for deeper skin tones. The darkest shade offered would suit dark olive skins, there is no shade for deep or black skin tones. This surprised me as usually there is at least one or two shades catered for dark skins.
Avery small amount of this product is needed for a good medium coverage. The way I use it is to put a tiny, pin drop amount on my face and sheer it out until my full face is covered. The best way, I’ve found to apply this is with a buffing brush. You could also apply this with a wet sponge to get an absolutely flawless coverage. It can easily be built up for a full coverage if needed, which I love for those bad skin days. The finish of this is more matte then glow in my opinion, I was expecting a dewy finish from what I heard from other beauty bloggers/vloggers. However I barely need to powder at all.
Longevity and Wear
Another thing I like about this foundation is that, with one coat, it feels very light and comfortable to wear. It lasts all day without moving or wearing in my oilier areas. It says that this is suitable for all skin types. To some degree I agree with this, it isn’t too matte and isn’t to dewy. However like most foundations, it will stick to very dry patches. I would advise people with dry skin to moisturize thoroughly before using or put a good primer underneath.
With flash :
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in Hazelnut Beige on my face With powder and blush :
It isn’t my HG foundation product that’s for sure. I like it and feel that it would be perfect for bridal makeup as it photographs beautifully. However I do find it a little bit thick and hard to work with sometimes and the colour is a little yellow for me. The coverage and pigmentation are amazing! At £33 I would expect it to be. I do feel the price is a little steep considering the packaging is only plastic, I would expect this factor to make it a little cheaper. Overall a great product.
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