Review - Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation


After having the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation on my wishlist for what seemed like forever I popped down to Space NK, got colour matched and left the store a happy little blogger. It's a foundation that's highly raved about in the blogging world and with glowing reviews I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Anyway, I've now been using this foundation off and on for a good 6 months and it's taken me this long to decide what I actually think of it. Some days I love it and some days I hate it, it's a weird one.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

I've tried a few different ways to apply this foundation; buffing brushes, the RT expert face brush, good old fingers and finally a beauty blender dupe. Although I love the initial finish the brushes give I find it doesn't take long to look heavy and cakey. I found that using a brush gives fab coverage but the natural your-skin-but-better finish just isn't there. The Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation is raved about for giving a naturally flawless finish but with a brush i just couldn't achieve this, maybe it's my skin? However, I do find that using my fingers works well when I'm in a rush. The warmth from my fingers blends it in to my skin well and although this way doesn't give the best coverage it's great for a really natural look that covers what I want to be hidden. By far my favourite way of applying this foundation is using my beauty blender dupe. It really helps to leave a natural finish that isn't too heavy and doesn't look cakey. It covers all my imperfections, including my redness, which I find a lot of foundations don't do well. I have dry skin and find that the slightly dewy finish works really well, staying put and looking fresh pretty much all day. One thing that I don't really like about this foundation is that there seems to be a fine line between building it up for more coverage and it looking really heavy, it's just something to be aware of. The majority of the time it looks fab, but you can really tell if you apply a little too much. It's a really great foundation but I found that you really need to play around with methods of applying it and find what suits your skin best.

Unfortunately I was colour matched slightly too dark and although it seems to match my facial skin tone once applied you can see it obviously doesn't match my neck! However, luckily a bit of bronzer down the neck seems to fix this and if the sun makes an appearance for more than a day hopefully it'll be fixed by a natural tan too!

Have you tried this foundation?

Kelsey xx


  1. Great review! I want to try this but don't want to splash out incase I don't get on with it... I need to get hold of a sample xx

  2. Big fan of the Laura Mercier primers, but liquid/cream foundations have never been my friend! Powder all the way!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland


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