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





         

16 comments:

  1. I purchased this from Harvey Nichols a few weeks ago, managed to get it for £26 I think in the end as they had some form of sale on. I picked up cream ivory after being colour matched and it looks perfect, it is the best foundation I've ever purchased. I use the NARS Radiance Primer, the two together for me work really well :)

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  2. I love Laura Mercier foundations (Creme Smooth is my fave) but have never tried this one as it seemed quite heavy when I tested in-store years ago... maybe I just need to try a different way of applying it. Your skin looks so lovely I'm going to have another look at it!

    Nic x

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  3. I just took the plunge and ordered this it is gorgeous I agree!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  4. I just had a Laura Mercier presentation at my job yesterday, and I fell in love with this foundation when it was tested on me! I use the Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer right now, and I love that too. I'm excited to experiment more with the brand. Great review!

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  5. I've just started using this, love it! Bought the wrong shade too ha!

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  6. I love this foundation but unfortunately was colourmatched wrongly in House of Fraser Glasgow :( It was OKish during the summer but way too dark any other time. I think I'll treat myself to another one a couple of shades lighter for Christmas!

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  7. I bought the same shade and its too dark for me to, but the foundation is amazing.

    I will get a lighter shade one day to


    Laura xx

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  8. I bought the same shade and its too dark for me to, but the foundation is amazing.

    I will get a lighter shade one day to


    Laura xx

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  9. I've always wanted to try it but have been very skeptical because I never go for full or high coverage foundations. I will give it a chance once there's a sale at Sephora though :) xx

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  10. I have this in the shade Peach Ivory and it's definitely a tad too orange for me. I literally use a pea sized amount to cover my whole face though so once it's blended fully I can just about get away with it! Congratulations on having such flawless skin by the way, it's looking lovely at the moment! x

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  11. Great review, I've also thought about this product for a while and it sounds so wonderful that I might just splurge - again.... even though I quite recently got the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation which is excellent too. Xx

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  12. I've been meaning to get this for the longest time, especially since I don't have that many fuller coverage foundations. The only thing that's stopping me is how difficult I find the shade selection - I honestly just no clue what will match my skin tone - if anything :S

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  13. I have a rather dry skin with an oily T-zone, so this reivew definitely sparked my interest! I've always wanted to try out one of their foundations, as everyone keeps raving about them.

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  14. You're my source to buying foundations online since I also wear Bourjois foundations in shade 53 so please always write your exact shade in foundations x

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  15. Yeah but you said Cashew is darker and sometimes the name of the foundation shades in the UK are different then in the US

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