Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Review



I am pretty sure that this foundation doesn't need an introduction :) It is the one and only Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. Many bloggers and youtubers rave about it and again... I fell for the hype. Even the £33 price tag didn't put me off. Is it worth the money and all the hype? Let's find out...

First of all, the packaging is very practical, but not too fancy. I like gorgeous bottles with pumps, but there is nothing more annoying than not being able to get every single drop of your expensive product out of a glass bottle or worse - smashing the glass bottle. The simple squeeze tube is the best choice for someone as clumsy as me :)

You get 35ml of product, which is 5 ml more than an average foundation and just like I mentioned before, it will cost you £33.00. It sounds like a lot of money, but... you need the tiniest amount of product to cover your full face, so the 35 ml tube will last for a very long time. 

The consistency of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation is quite thick and it has a very silky texture. It is a dream to apply and gives very good coverage, buildable from medium to full. The finish it gives is almost airbrushed in real life, but it also photographs beautifully. I blend it into my skin with a buffing brush or use my fingers, if I don't have any clean brushes left. It also works really well with beauty blenders and sponges.

 I like using it on top of Laura Mercier Radiance Primer and setting it with Bourjois Java Powder or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. You can see the finish I achieved on the photo above. Set with a powder, it lasts on my face all day, unless I exercise :) For reference, my skin is quite dry at the moment, with a slightly oily t-zone and Silk Creme sits on my skin beautifully, without sliding off or looking cakey.

The shade I got is Cashew Beige and unfortunately it is slightly too dark for me. I wish I went a shade lighter, but hey... I can always use a bit of fake tan to make it work. I am very pleased with the formula, the lasting power and the finish. I am definitely a Silk Creme convert and I am dying to buy a lighter shade to mix with Cashew Beige :) I have been naughty though and ordered other products, so I will have to wait :)

Overall, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation is definitely worth the hype and it works really well with my skin type. I am not sure if it works for oily skin, so please let me know in the comments below, if you tried it.

You can buy the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation from Space NK.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in shade Cashew Beige
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation in shade Cashew Beige





         
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