Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Laura Mercier Silk Creme

Laura Mercier Silk Creme review swatch photo
Laura Mercier Silk Creme review swatch photo
Laura Mercier Silk Creme review swatch photo
Laura Mercier Silk Creme review swatch photo
a new "HG"?

It's funny how you can think you hate one product then try it again a few years down the line and completely fall in love with it. Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation was always something that I wanted to love but it just didn't work for me. When I tried it a few years ago I found it stiff, unblendable and cakey. It just simply didn't do anything for me. Flash forward to a few months ago I went shopping with Emma and Kate and I ended up picking it up again. Call me crazy but Im easily influenced so I bought it again despite this preconceived notion I wouldn't like it.

I picked up the shade Cashew Beige which is actually pretty dark (apparently!), but for some reason it works well on my olive toned skin, even more so when I'm tanned. The finish is a matte satin finish with a sort of glowy (not dewy but luminous) feel to it. It last's so well on the skin and I can actually wear it without the use of a powder which is pretty unheard of with my oily skin. However I do tend to finish it off with a light dusting of the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Real Sand. The coverage is probably medium but could be built up to full. Any marks, scarring, spots are completely covered with a soft natural but luminous finish. To apply I use a Real Techniques buffing brush and a use a pea sized ammount to cover my face. Less is more with this foundation! I do use a touch of concealer around my eyes but apart from that this is all I've been using.

Overall I think this Silk Creme is absolutely amazing, I really cant imagine using anything else. I know I'm a foundation junkie but honestly this is just a dream to use. I've worn it pretty much every single day since I bought it and I haven't suffered any breakouts or reactions to it. It works well on my oily skin and lasts all day long without needing a touch up. It is on the pricey side but I would repurchase this without even thinking about the hefty price tag (even for high end foundation)! Not to be someone on the hype train, but GO BUY THIS NOW.

22 comments:

  1. defo getting this now!! xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  2. I've only heard good things about this product. Need to look into actually purchasing it. x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com.au

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  3. I picked up a sample of this when repurchasing my beloved Tinted Moisturiser and I think I'm falling in love with it too!

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  4. I bought this a couple of weeks ago and really like it as well!

    Gillian x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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  5. This foundation sounds SO lovely (and so many people seem to think so)... I'm definitely going to have to try it out the next time I'm in a Sephora!!

    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  6. I have this in soft ivory and I love it too. It's nice to wear in the mornings when I'm in a rush as it takes minimal effort to get it looking nice! I also really like the tinted moisturiser too when I'm having a good skin day. xx

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  7. I really like medium to full coverage foundations and am a total foundation junkie too! This sounds right up my street, deffo on the wishlist! XO

    Please check out my blog, I've just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3

    dottymakeup.blogspot.com

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  8. I have this foundation too and it really is a joy to use. Even when my skin breakouts I can trust this foundation to make my skin look pretty much flawless.

    mollygracewrites.blogspot.com

    xx

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  9. I'm normally a full coverage foundation girl, but really want to try this!

    http://fashionnesss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Never tried anything from laura mercier and everything sould so nice that when I'm going to buy something from her collection I will not know what! Hah! <3 xo

    http://styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Best foundation ever, so worth the price :)

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  12. I really need to try this!
    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com
    http://youtube.com/user/katiefawcettxo

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  13. Looks amazing on you!!
    Adding this to my need list!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  14. This has just gone on my wishlist! I've been looking for a new foundation for oily skin which gives a more glowy finish and it looks lovely on you!

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  15. ive been dying to try this for so long! :) it's on the christmas wishlist :D x

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  16. I want this so much, I'm scared cos I've had the same issue you had with this where it was so hard to blend! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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  17. it's amazing, but a pitty it's so much money!

    http://blossomeclectic.blogspot.com.au/

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  18. Oowwwhh I went to buy this yesterday but when I tried it on my hand it looked all dry and cakey :( I already had makeup on so I didn't try it on my face but maybe it would work? I really wanted to like it since everyone else loves it!

    Maria

    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. love it but does not last on my oily skin :(

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  20. I haven't heard any bad things about this foundation, definitely next on my list!

    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  21. I'm the same, I tried it 6 months ago and hated it, but now It's one of my favourites :)

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  22. I'm the exact same, after trying this nothing really compares.

    xx

    kaytiii.blogspot.com

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