Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation: Lovely for the Chosen Ones

It's like the make-up gods came to personally make sure my experience with Chanel Vitalumiere foundation would not be repeated. Also, I don't think it's possible to find a match in Laura Mercier's Silk Creme foundation unless you have a whole arsenal of divine beings holding four-leafed clovers. Here's my love-hate relationship with this glorious but exclusive-to-so-few-skintones.

Laura Mercier's Silk Creme foundation is a glorious medium-coverage foundation which can be sheered out or built up very easily depending on the desired coverage. The foundation itself feels so light and it spreads and blends in smoothly.

The finish is the most perfect dewy look I have ever come across (along with Aveda's Inner Light tinted moisturizer) and I can easily add some highlighter and look like I swallowed a soft-focus light and therefore am glowing from within, or I can mat it down with some powder for a sophisticated velvet finish.

The foundation wears really well throughout the day and does't settle into pores thereby avoiding the 'moon craters on earth' look, which is never a favourable light to show oneself in.

By this point, I'm sure you're sick of me waxing poetically enough to make Romeo serenading Juliet look like a mundane text message. However, the foundation has a serious drawback: the colour choices suck to the nth degree. I was lucky enough to find a colour match but if you're darker than me, you are pretty much out of luck.

I think this foundation caters to so few desi skintones that it makes me really disappointed. However, it photographs amazingly and looks flawless. Just make sure you ask a few of those elusive make-up gods to hold a bouquet of four-leafed clovers in trying to find a colour match.

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Ranjani said...

Hey Anu!
Good to see you back after ages! I have 2 of the LM tinted moisturizers in 2 difft shades, the both lookd awesome for precisely 2 mins and then oxidized like crazy..unfortunately for me I losat the receipts and couldn't return them:( Ever since..I've strayed clear of LM (although I've heard fab things about secret camouflage)because of color match issues. Now I'm looking to get some new foundation (but I don't wear any on a regular day and I have pretty oily skin) would you recommend this for someone like me? I'm Mac NC43/42 in the winter...and I'm a liquid makeup virgin, I've only used powder foundation in the past, please help!

2:25 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi Anu,

I'm nc45 (same shade as you I believe?) so I was wondering, what shade do you use in this foundation?

Thanks alot!

5:28 PM
Kajal Couture said...

I have heard good things about the LM tinted moisturizers...sorry to hear it did not work out for the other reader Ranjani. How does this new foundation compare?

11:55 AM
Apsara77 said...

hi there,
i just came aross your blog today and it's fabulous! I just had to post on the laura mercier foundation. I have been using the Laura Mercier tinted moiterizer in almond for almost 3 years right now and it's truly perfect for my skin color..i also have the same foundation that you posted and i am personally not a big fan of foundation in general, and i find that the color does turn a bit ashy on me but is the smoothest application and with some blending turns out quite good...what i like about this line is that i have combination skin on the t-zone and their oil free line keeps me from sweating my make-up out...

8:41 AM
nupur bhatia said...

where can i find it in New Delhi ? plz help

9:09 AM
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