13 May 2012

Product Review: Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation

I'm sure you know how much of an avid Estee Lauder Double Wear fan I am, it's my go-to foundation and the one that I choose over all my others. This month however I decided that I really should get into the habit of using my other unloved foundations, so I pulled out my Laura Mercier Silk Cream and I thought I would do a quick review now I've used it again for a few weeks.

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation Review

Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation

I bought this foundation over a year ago and at the time I wasn't that impressed, I didn't really see a difference in my skin and I couldn't really understand all the hype. Now, at the time I was using a duo fiber brush to apply it and I think that's were I was going wrong, so this time around I decided to use a different brush to see if that made any difference.

I'd read about people using the Sigma Round Top Kabuki to apply this foundation and apparently it worked very well, so I decided to give this combination a try and see if this brush could change my impression.

Well to say it did was an understatement, I was amazed, before I really had problems blending it in and it seemed to cling to any dry areas, but the round top kabuki made the foundation glide over my skin and gave me medium coverage with an airbrushed finish, it looked lovely not at all patchy like before.

This foundation also has amazing staying power, I gave this foundation a true test as I wore it for a whole day of shopping and normally my oily skin mixed with hot shopping centre lights is not a pretty sight at the end of the day, but this foundation lasted really well. It was still intact at the end of a 7 hour shopping marathon, I did have to powder my t-zone a few time during the day, but I have to do that with all my foundations anyway so it's not much of a problem for me.

It feels so light-weight on your skin you can barely tell you're wearing anything, I normally tend to go for pink toned foundations as I have pink undertones in my skin. But this one is actually yellow toned which I was a little worried about to begin with, but it worked really well to even out my redness, I was quite surprised.

It is the most expensive foundation I own coming in at £33 for 30ml, which is pretty pricey, but you only need the teeniest amount, so it will probably last you quite a while. Overall I really like this foundation and it just shows that you really should try products a few different ways before deciding it's not for you. I'm so glad I gave it another go.

Let me know your opinions of this foundation, does it work for you? Have you tried any other Laura Mercier foundations? As always leave any recommendations in the comments.

XOXO Claire.


  1. cool review :P


  2. Laura Mercier Foundations & Tinted Moisturisers have been on my to try list forever but for some reason buy something else each time. Great post hun xx http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

  3. I'm between trying this and Nars Sheer Glow next. Will definitely be trying this sometime soon though:)

    1. Ooh I think I definitely prefer the Laura Mercier one :-)

  4. Really great review!! I love laura Mercier products - some of my favourite! I am yet to try the foundations but the primer and tinted moisturiser are lovely, my favourite product is the secret camoflague concealer!

    I have just come across your blog - its great, I am now a follower!

  5. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  6. Now I'm intrigued! Everybody seems to be loving this foundation! I promise to try this before the year ends! :)

    I'm a new follower by the way. Hope you could follow back!


  7. Great review :D i recently purchased this and a lipstick and i've fallen in love with the brand. Can't wait to try more :D I just did a review on the foundation too if you want to take a peek :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


    1. Thank you hun, your review was fab too :)


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